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
about homeschooling and get back to my regularly scheduled blogging,
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…
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.
but i made a whole trough of salsa last night!

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

I’m praying for…
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.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

the daily grind...

many have been curious as to the daily schedule around these here parts.
how we fit in all of school,
if we have a particular schedule, etc.

if you could care less,
i apologize in advance...

so here's the basic outline:

6 am:  i'm supposed to wake up.

6:30-7: i actually wake up.

i make coffee or tea,
and spend what's supposed to be at least a half hour in prayer and devotions
 (currently, the Jesus study with beth moore)

but then around 7:15 monkey 3 wakes up.

8 am: breakfast and chores

8:45: calendar/ memory work
(we just memorized the Lord's prayer)

9am: mon: art
tues, wed. and thurs. history
(the mystery of history)

10am: HELL for me.
um, that was supposed to say math.
ya, math.

11am: spelling and english,
(we have switched to rod and staff for both the olders, and working through teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons with #3)

noonish: lunch

1pm: mon & wed: science
tues & thurs:geography

we also have a monthly artist study and musician.
i don't make the kids learn about these people, we just (for now) get familiar with their works.

throughout these days there are many breaks, sometimes we get it all done in  2hrs.
some kids *cough, aiden, cough*, could stretch a 20 minute paper into 3 hours...

but all in all i am extremely surprised by how much we can get accomplished in such little time.


p.s. i have made my oldest monkey rewrite many assignments because of his lack of capitalization.  praise report for the day :
thank God he doesn't read my blog!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

solution to our world?

there's a worship song...

one of the lyrics
"break my heart for what breaks yours."

how simple.
what truth.
if each christian in this world,
if our hearts broke,
for the same things that our lovings Father's heart broke from,
each and every time...
i just wonder what a different kind of world it would be...

what are some things that break His heart?
from the simple to the tragic?

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