Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things

We had a wonderful two weeks away, but now I'm trying not to be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done here on the home front. I've got research to be completed, lesson plans to make, a schoolroom to put together, a house to clean etc., etc. Not to mention catching up with all my blogging friends. Yesterday I faced the mess around me with endless energy, today after being awakened by my 2 year old at 4:45 I'm feeling quite sluggish. The rain outside does not help my mood. Is it nap time yet?

Tomorrow I will upload pictures from our trip and share stories of beach, sand, and hermit crabs. Today I am just trying to slowly get back to the blogging world. My sluggishness is showing.

But I do have something exciting to share. We attended a huge homeschool conference in Houston and got some curriculum and direction. WB and I are excited to start this new adventure in our lives. As always we love sharing our goings on with everyone so to celebrate the start of our homeschool journey I will be starting another blog. I thought of just adding on here, but I want the kids and WB feel like their blog is unique to them, not just an extension of mine. I'll let you know when it is up and running. Of course that requires that I get my act together and get my list of chores done. My goal is to have it up by next week.

It is hard to believe the summer is quickly leaving us. Do you have any plans for the upcoming school year or end of summer?

10 comments:

Natalie said...

We got nothing since having a new baby, but I'm hoping later in the fall we can to travel down to southern NM and see White Sands, Roswell, and the Carlsbad Caverns.

Jessica said...

well, my oldest is going to kindergarten so that's kind of gonna be a new thing to deal with.

And what was up with the two year olds? Mine woke up around four thirty and though I put him in bed, every twenty minutes he'd cry. Finally got up for good around six. Hope you get a nap!

T. Anne said...

I've been homeschooling forever! It's not for the faint of heart lol but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Pat's Place said...

Do you remember my story of the woman with 4 children (and another on the way SOON) running wildly all over the church during Mass?? Well, I found out today that she homeschools her children. That made me laugh!

Warren Baldwin said...

We are enjoying having a college daughter home for a week.

Terri Tiffany said...

Welcome back home:) Sounds like you have a ton of neat things to do soon! No real plans here --some friends coming in next weekend.

Aimee said...

Glad you got to go to the convention in Houston. Good luck with the new blog. I tried doing a separate homeschool one once, but I just couldn't keep up. I keep thinking one day I'll do that again!

Anonymous said...

Trying to get two boys off to college next week. After that, looking forward to our daughter coming home for a visit. Haven't seen her since she was in Syria and I am sure she has stories yet to tell!
My Dad (Pat's uncle) is literally counting the days until she visits.
He asks me everyday when she is coming.
Sounds like your holiday was wonderful.
cathy v

Jill Kemerer said...

Good for you! A new school year is always exciting, and it sounds extra exciting for you.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Oh, how times have changed. When I homeschooled my children 20 (yikes!) years ago, it was nearly unheard of, there were no resources, and one was simply "left out" of the school world in any sense of the phrase. My son had attended high school for a few weeks, and his drama teacher saw great potential, so would come to the house and pick him up for rehearsals after school (she allowed him the lead in the school plays on several occasions and supported him for a summer theater scholarship at the local college, which he did get). What a great lady! In general, though, we were on our own -- the only curriculum was what we could come up with based on a list of state objectives and books from publishing companies that sold to schools. The world has changed. A conference for homeschoolers?! Wow! Count your blessings--and those that your children are receiving.