Outside my window...sunny and bright and beautiful with a nice breeze. Gorgeous. I love this time of year!
I am thinking...about the park. And acorns. And that I would really like to find some of those giant acorns at the park. But when do we go? Sandwich it in between school and soccer? Do I have the energy for that on a Monday?
I am thankful for...homeschooling. Really. It is a lot of work and stress and sometimes makes me crazy but I cannot imagine our lives without it. It gives us routine and a lot of stuff to work on together.
From the learning rooms...wrapping up what is left from "b" week last week and trying to get going on this week. I still feel a little "discombobulated" (is that a word? did I spell that right? hmmm) about our school details. We've got math and phonics and geography down. But I still feel a little fuzzy in my head about the rest of it. It will all meld eventually but until then, we just push through. We start our art class this week and the two oldest boys started PSR at church on sunday. So it is going to be a whirlwind for the next, oh, six weeks or so: four nights of soccer, games on saturday, art on tuesday, gym class and piano on friday, PSR and mass on sunday, all added onto normal housework and schoolwork! Whew! I am really really happy we chose to take this year off of co-op (even though we miss seeing everybody).
From the kitchen...easy stuff. Ken is out this week and trying to get everybody fed and out the door for soccer on time means we are doing kid-happy, easy-peasy food this week. In no particular order: spaghetti and meatballs, oven-chicken nuggets and fries, tacos, and pizza.
I am wearing...a teal t-shirt and black shorts. Ponytail and no earrings (yet). Fashion maven? um, no. And, I admit it--half my children aren't dressed yet either. Two of them aren't even wearing pants. Confessions of a homeschooling mom!! ha!
I am creating...educated children. I think.
I am going...crazy. I just can't wait until it is freezing cold and snow on the ground and we get to stay home all the time. But until then, I will enjoy this time too. Because as crazy as I feel some days, it is fun too.
I am reading...the kids schoolbooks. :) Really, I am. I just finished Beorn the Proud (which was listed as a book in the MODG curriculum) and decided that I am going to hold off on having Nathan read that one as of yet.
I am hoping...to get through the week with grace and have some fun! And I have a long list of prayer intentions for friends and family that I hope to see resolved this week.
I am hearing...the sounds of busy, happy kids. Playdough and hard workers.
Around the house...I'm trying to get to some touch-up paint here and there. Lots of little spots that never got painted (in large part because there was no electric/lights and no tools to remove things like towel bars) before we moved in. Trying to finish those things up now that the air is off and the windows are open. I would like to paint the stairwell and the bathroom downstairs as well, if I could only find the roller covers.....
One of my favorite things...fall! I love the weather, I love the colors, I love the apples and the pumpkins and all those good things.
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