August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

Dear Diary,
It’s been such a week!  We’ve been over hill and dale and I don’t think there is an end in sight.  Our biggest news is that we have decided not to do the online virtual public school this year even though that has been the plan for the last year and now I have to figure out and massage into being a curriculum for both boys in the space of two weeks.

Diary, HOLD ME!!!

WHY would I make such a change?   Well, for starters, you know we are self-employed and that takes up a chunk of every day Monday-Saturday.   Then there is the age gap with the boys and the beauty of combined curriculae takes my breath away.   Then, to top it all off…  There was just no peace, y’know?  None!

So here we are.   Peace and panic all in a wad sitting in my inner most bean.  Peace in knowing we are doing the right thing.  Panik! Because I’m not quite sure how to do everything I want to!

Dearest D, pray for me?

But what else is going on…   Gearing up for a family reunion Labor Day Wknd.   Excited.  Nervous.  I know, weird huh?   Well, I’m just not really into family drama and who knows what might crop up.   Maybe I should make a sign.   “Love ya.  Not having this conversation.”   Excited to see everyone together.   And kids.   Lord.  Most of them only barely know each other.   Whoever thought we’d grow up to be THAT family.   Doesn’t seem right somehow.

People are complicated.   I”m not.   I’m very transparent and easy to understand.   Really.  Oh.  Wait… Newsflash, this just in.   The Mr. is laughing hysterically.

I think  I’ll put ExLax in his brownies later.

Teach him to laugh at me.

But seriously… Life is happening at such an alarming rate that my head is spinning and I really could use a prayer or two.

And to top it off?   I bruised a rib/cracked a rib or something and I’ve been hurting for about a week and a half, I’ve got a kink in my neck that is preventing me from kissing the aforementioned Mr. unless I’m standing on a stool!  (He’s 6’1″, I’m 5’2″(ish)  and that is seriously Not O.K!!!

Diary?  I say scrap it all.  Let’s go to the movies.

Ta for now!


  • Joelle

    Ex-lax brownies…. now that is just harsh! 😉

    I think you will enjoy your program-less schooling. Have fun with the adventure! 🙂

  • Deanna

    Goodness. I’ll pray that the peace of God will cover your family day by day. I look forward to hearing how you do it. What kind of combined curriculum? I am having my own challenges in that arena–I’m curious how you navigate it.

  • Eek. Putting together a curriculum and dealing with an upcoming family reunion? I would be a basket case.

    Seriously, though, if there is anything I can do to help, ask!

  • Serena

    That is why I home-educate instead of home-school. It is a different mindset and helps you to not get stuck in the “do it like school” rut. I bet you are going to have a really good year. Do you get the “homeschool freebie of the day”? http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/
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    Love and shalom,