Friday, March 18, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ Joining The Journey

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
Linking up with The Homeschool Chick and The Homeschool Mother's Journal today.....because Homeschool Moms are my favorite kind! ; )

In my life this week...

CHAOS.  Frustration. <------Not School-related.   Productivity......and not.  Fast food.  : (   Busy days.  Sleepless nights.  Migraines.  Tears <------Also not School-related.  Laughter. Smiles.  Songs.  Friends.  Sweet notes of encouragement. 

My house feels like it's been turned upside down.  Furniture piled up against walls and items that could be moved to other rooms have been moved to make room for new flooring and new paint.  After living this way for a week, I'm starting to go crazy!!  Flooring is still not down.  After several days of fighting with it, it has been decided to do something else. 

Aggravation.  Claustrophobia.

I have Sweet Diva orders to complete and very little room to move!!  I can't think when there's chaos.  When there's no room to move.  Must. Take. Deep. Breaths......Often.

The painting, however, is looking great! =)  It's going to be worth it.  When it's over!!

In our homeschool this week...

Due to some of the above, we have done a half-school week.  Co-op subjects were done.  Science, History, Writing.  Math and Language Arts ~ we'll catch up on when most of our friends are taking their Spring Break.  Or add a little to each regular day until we're caught up.  It's a freedom we relish.  =)

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

Lowes. Walmart (yuck).  Target.  Grocery Stores.  Yes, I know.  The excitement of running errands is overwhelming.  ; )

♥ Hobby Lobby ♥ Church ♥

Co-op. =)

My favorite thing this week was...

2 things: 

~ Watching my 5th grader sing with his choir in church Wednesday night.....for the last time as a 5th grader (except for our children's musical coming up) while praying that he will not lose the song in his heart, his devotion to the Lord, and his sweet, sensitive spirit in the years to come.  Bittersweet. 

~ On the way home from church that night, my 3rd grader says, "Mom, I got the words to my solo that I'm singing next time we sing.  Do you want me to sing it for you?" ♥  There is nothing sweeter than a child's voice singing songs to the Lord. ♥  And yesterday, when I wasn't feeling well, "Mom, do you want me to sing my song for you?  It might help you feel better."  And so he did, repeatedly throughout the day. = )  Did it make me feel better?  Oh, did.  Every single time.

What's working/not working for us...

Not thrilled with the writing program at co-op.  Will def. be adding to it next year.....trying to decide what that will be.  Love, love, love Shurley English, but afraid that both will be too much.  I can't decide on anything right now.  Because of the chaos, clutter, and claustrophobia.  They cause my brain to short-circuit.  Really.  I have issues. ; )

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

Will I ever reach a point where I'm not second-guessing everything I/we do?  Will I ever feel I am successfully balancing all of my resposibilities?

Can I take a nap?  For a week? 

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

from my 3rd grader ~ you can enlarge the pic by clicking on it if you care to read it =)
Maybe I'm doing something right, after all.


Tia said...

Phew~ I understand trying to homeschool in the midst of chaos! We moved at the beginning of this year and everything was everywhere (shhh don't tell I still have boxes in my closet!) But you are right the freedom to adjust and rearrange is awesome!

Aurie said...

Whoa. That's a whole lot of everything going on - {{hugs!!}}

Hope that things settle down soon!!