Friday, June 1, 2012

The Homeschooling Mother's Journal

In my life this week:  I'm having a hard time doing anything but racing to the homeschool year finish line.  I just want to get finished and have a nice long summer break.  Does that sound bad?  We always start out the school year lazily and then with vacations and breaks here and there, we find ourselves too far behind and the last few months of our school year are always a mad dash.  Next year I want to do it right.  It may be my last year homeschooling, as Robyn may be returning to the Christian school she attended through fifth grade for high school.  We'll see.  Anyway, I have lots of ideas and plans for when school is over but I don't want to start anything until we are finished with school.  That's just me.  So, stay tuned to see what I get into this summer.

In our homeschool this week:  Ditto above.  Working our butts off trying to finish.  As a reward, today, it is 12:30 and we still have yet to start school, but we are going to go to our local bookstore, for a change of scenery, and do our lessons there.  I have already printed off the lessons from our SOS and we are going to spend the afternoon in the cafe and enjoy a nice refreshing beverage.  I can peruse the bookshelves while daughter does her work!  Sounds like fun.  We are done with Science and will be finishing up History tomorrow.  The end is in sight!

Places we're going and people we're seeing:  After being gone two weeks in May, it is nice to be back home.  I don't plan on anymore trips until November, but daughter and hubby are going to Ireland in July.  When we finish our school year, I may do some nice one day excursions with daughter.  When it gets too hot, we don't go to Dollywood, so we may not be there for a while.

My favorite thing this week:  On Monday, Memorial Day, we ate dinner at Calhoun's on the river and it was so nice to eat out at a nice restaurant and visit with family.  Afterwards, we walked down to the river bank and watched the geese and fish fighting over food being tossed to them.  It was fun.

I'm reading:  Did I tell you I read the first book in the Hunger Games series?  I was on the fence about this one, as the subject matter seemed kinda icky to me, but decided to read the first one to make up my mind.  Hubby put it on my Kindle and I have to say I really liked it.  I read it very quickly.  But it is a quick read.  Daughter took my Kindle from me on our last week out of town and she read it very quickly as well and we are both looking forward to the next two installments.  So yay me and daughter for finishing a book.

I'm cooking:  Well, last night, I made a lovely dinner of Chicken Enchiladas and Refried Beans, and I think they were just as good as any we would get in a restaurant.  I just love Mexican food.  Tonight it is Italian as I am making Lasagna Rolls and making a pan for the freezer as well.  I enjoy cooking, just not the cleaning up.  LOL

I'm grateful for:  Yesterday my hubby went whitewater rafting as a team building exercise for work, and he fell out of the boat and was pulled back in.  Well, actually, the boat was filled with so much water, that he floated out, but anyway, I am grateful he wasn't hurt and he got home safe.

I'm praying for:  A friend who's father just received a very bad cancer diagnosis, but his continued good mood and improved health, enough so that he is leaving on vacation with them to Florida.  It will be good for them all and a nice memory.  I'm praying for my family members as we lost my Aunt Dot this week.  She has been in bad health and in a nursing home for some time.  She has gone on to glory and for this we can rejoice.

A photo:

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Kym Thorpe said...

We do the same thing almost every school year - take a few too many vacation days and slacker days and then wind up dogging it at the end! I always vow to do better next year. ;-) Interesting photo!

stopping by from HMJ - have a great week!

Polly said...

We moved this year, so we will probably be going until the end of June. I'm just thankful our homeschool days are short,usually done before lunch.