Thursday, September 29, 2011

the homeschool mother's journal...

so, i found this fun idea at Homeschool Chick.
like the women's daybook idea, but for the homeschooler.
and yes, i realize many of you would like me to
shut.the.heck.up.
about homeschooling and get back to my regularly scheduled blogging,
but,uh,
this is my life now!
i promise to revel you with some amazing non homeschooling awesomeness early next week ,K?





In my life this week…
i've been fighting a lower back issue for nearly a month.  this last week has really taken it's toll.
particualrly my house.

In our homeschool this week…
we are learning.
it's still a trial and error thing, but we'll get there.


Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
HA!
is that a serious question?

I am inspired by…
another mom i know.
not particularly well, but her constant willingness to get down and just play with her kids.
drinking them in.
i want to be more like that.


Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
we went to the beach today! 
 on a thursday!
on a whim!


My favorite thing this week was…
the beach.
 watching the kids play together in the sand.

What’s working/not working for us…
i need to figure out something for geography...
a system...

Questions/thoughts I have…
how long is this going to take before my son just submits to my authority?!

Things I’m working on…
relying on/in Christ.
asking Him for wisdom each moment.


I’m reading…
blackberry inn, or something like that?
it's by karen andreola, i know that!

I’m cooking…
it's 10 pm.
nothing.
:)
but i made a whole trough of salsa last night!

I’m grateful for…
my husband working his tail off.
constantly.

I’m praying for…
wisdom.
oh,
did i say that already?
ya, i need way more of it.

for my son's heart to hear God's call in His life,
for him to really and truely repent and become a lover of Christ.
(and yes, i  of course want this for all my children.
but this boy is old enough to really start to find his own relationship with the Lord)

for safety this hunting season.


no cats were harmed during this mummification process.
this was for intense historical study purposes only, and actual embalming and organ removal was discouraged
(though most animatedly spoken of).
Drifter, you are a fine cat, even if i don't particularly enjoy you animals,
you make for fine and quite fun live demonstrations.
thank you for sacrificing your comfort (and fur) for the sake of early egyptian class.



blessings,
mandy

8 comments:

Katie said...

Hi there. is it your first year homeschooling? I have been doing it 4 years now and still have days where i'm going "what?". loved the mummification pictures; would love to hear more about that; we have a few little dogs and maybe one or two willing chickens who could be mummies for us when we hit the chapter on Egypt :-) stopping by from the homeschool mothers linky. please come over and say hi. i post new theme units/ideas/activities every thursday and i have a homeschool resources page also :-) blessings to you and one more thing...i love love love the hope you have for your son. I have the same for mine! katie

Dawn said...

What a wonderfully honest post - thank you! Wisdom, yup, looking for that too. "Drinking in my kids", yup, need to do that more too. Thanks for the wonderful reminders. Blessings!

Boo's Mom said...

Great post! I love the pictures! :) Great kitty to be a practice mummy for you. LOL This is our first year and boy did your post read like our home right now. Stop by and hang out if you an...
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Debbie said...

Welcome to the Homeschool Mother's Journal. I love your post, the pictures are great!

Stephanie said...

I love your pictures! And I'm relieved to know that no cats were harmed in the mummification process. ;-)

PrairieJenn said...

Thanks for sharing your week with us! It was great:) Glad to find you through HMJ. My cat would not have been that patient!

heartland farmhouse said...

good to know that no cats were harmed in the learning of this lesson! ;) i am however, slightly concerned for your son? ;)

praying your back & your house are finding some relief!!!

Sue @ The Homeschool Chick said...

I'm so glad that you joined me this past week! Hope your back feels better soon. :)

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