January 31, 2008
I took my winter reading list to the library with me and checked through the online catalog to see what they had to offer. I have updated my list with the books that they had available. I also have a friend who promised to offer me a couple of the titles when I see her next time. So far we have completed two books on the list... they are marked in italics. I have been enjoying reading more. I have gotten half way through Educating the WholeHearted Child and truly have been blessed by spending some "me" reading time each evening.
Our homeschool schedule has been going relatively well - with a good measure of flexibility. I'm feeling better about getting things done and not beating myself up when there are interruptions I can't control. With January coming to an end, I'm pleased that we are making progress towards keeping 'resolved' and getting our goals met (for the most part). That's about all I can ask of myself and the kids... I'm pleased.
There have been quite a few posts born in my mind from the sermons and classes I have attended, but without the time to jot them down... they are sadly gone. I need one of those little pocket voice recorders so I won't forget things that are important. Especially now that we are adding more commitments to our schedules.
It looks like we are going to join a Contenders of the Faith group and a Lego Robotics team in the near future. Morgan wants me to allow her to do choir again, too. I'm praying that the finances are somehow available for these things to happen - and that we can fit them in our already crazy week without missing a beat. Sometimes fun extra curricular activities can drag your week down and prevent academic success... so I am praying against that happening ahead of time. It has been a long time since we have done a lot of extra activities (there wasn't much offered in Arkansas the past two school years). Now that we are 'settled in' here in the Lone Star State, I am wanting to venture out some and do some fun things with the kids. We need to add more field trips and extras to our schedule.
Hope you are staying busy and having a great start-back-up to your homeschool year, too! Stay tuned and eventually I'll get some free time to get back to full time blogging (that is in case you noticed that I have slipped in to an every other day routine). We are on our way out of town this weekend to visit family and get some much needed R&R. I'm considering taking along a few books on my reading list, some grading to catch up on, and some of those CDs that my swap buddy sent me a month ago.
Maybe I will find some time to lounge around and goof off... and watch some cop shows on cable. We don't watch TV at home, so I usually zone out in front of the TV when we visit Pop. Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend, too. Everyone needs to have some down time in their week.
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