Four was too easy…four’s for quitters!

I’m discovering a few things about being pregnant after 30: It royally stinks. Deep, huh? Okay, an elaboration would look like this: I am soooo tired. I want to hibernate for the next 6 months. And then 6 more for good measure. My tailbone magically hurts and I blame being pregnant. As I chase my…

Excelsior!!

I am socially inept. I am uncomfortable in social settings because I just know that I will say or do something stupid. I obsessively analyze recent social encounters to check for said stupid things. And if I did do something stupid, I will anguish over it for the next ten years. True story. It seems…

Violin, -lin, -lin!!!

Right now I’m listening to Laura’s CD from her violin book. She has been so blessed to have the chance to learn violin. We are so grateful to those helping make this possible. And I think it’s worth every penny for one reason: behavioral changes. Right now, Laura needs achievements. She needs to see progress….

To Those Tempted To Homeschool-An Open Letter

I heard somewhere that you were thinking about homeschooling. Don’t bother asking where, we’re like the Mafia, we never tell. But since you’re at least interested, take a seat and listen to my spiel. As tempting as homeschool sounds, you’re uncertain; suspicious even. What about socialization, grades, keeping up, and the persistent fear that your…

Manifesto of a six-year-old

Besides some of my own issues involving a very unhappy stomach, we’ve had a good day today. Mutually-Assured-Timeouts only needed to be administered twice before they got the picture that you don’t hit, kick, or sit on the head of your sibling. Yes, there was indeed head-sitting. Max is becoming quite the bruiser. Remember from…

Downloading…

I have shamelessly been missing from my blog for a couple of weeks now.  I’m sorry if anyone was waiting for a post of scintillating wit and sparkling insight.  Or just to laugh at.  I get that reaction sometimes… 🙂 Unfortunately, I will probably be absent for at least one week more.  We are currently…

“I wish I may, I wish I might…”

It’s funny.  I always thought you decided what you were going to be when you grew up when you were…well, not grown up.  For example, I was entirely convinced that I was going to be a Latin teacher.  I was good at it, thoroughly enjoyed both the language and Roman culture, and there are too,…

Homeschooling is selfish.

Okay, before I start: Homeschoolers, put away your tar and feathers (yes, I see you hiding those behind your backs).  Remember that I am starting to homeschool in the fall and hear me out. Everyone else, I hope this enriches your understanding of how homeschooling can be right for some people, even if it’s not…

Introspective…

It seems like when you get one decision sorted, at least three more crop up.  I ended my two-year agonizing over schooling with the simple decision to take an associate’s.  However, any relief I felt was short-lived.  Next I had to figure out our curriculum for Laura’s Kindergarten year, how to fit a newborn into…

Aaaaahhh….

Can you hear that?  That is the sound of the end of a semester.  The exams are done, the prayers over the tests and papers have been said, and you’re just waiting for grades.  I’m feeling particularly relaxed about the end of this semester because I have decided what I’m going to do with my…

Can you dig it?

I know, a hopelessly horrible title.  But I’m excited! “But, why?”  You ask? Our garden will be “go!” next Saturday!  Whether the weather cooperates or not, I will have seeds in the ground.  There are plans to plant the corn in our community garden on the fifth, and Handsome and I will take the opportunity…

But all I wanted was world domination!

It was bad enough I had to battle bitter winds to get to the McKay library.  I clung to myself and kept my eyes on that set of doors.  They promised a warm and windless sanctuary; if I could ever get to them.  These gusts were strong enough to pick up a small child, not…