Friday, October 14, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Week 6 C.J.'s 8th grade

In my life this week…
We planned on going to see the movie Courageous, but it didn't happen.  I'm disappointed, but am trusting in God's timing.  I've heard such great things about this movie, I hope we get to see it eventually.  It seems like every week brings challenges and I am just working through them one day at a time.

In our homeschool this week…
We took a nice break Monday.  It was much needed. sigh. 

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… emphasis on seeing!
I had another eye appointment Friday. 3 weeks in a row. But it's worth it. I can see again!  I've had some trouble with contacts/glasses the last couple of years and this set is the best yet.  It's nice to go from reading, to computer to TV, to driving and not have to take glasses off or put them on.  I'm so happy!
DS had a dentist appointment Monday. Happy to report, no cavities!  But we have a consultation with the orthodontist next month.  Braces are on the horizon I'm sure. :(

My favorite thing this week was…
We hosted a prayer meeting at our church Wed morning. I work there two days a week as the pastor's admin asst.  My friend and I prepared some brunch type foods to serve. What a blessing to know that our pastor and other leaders around the community are gathering with the local school superintendent and praying for the schools, and the community!
Another fav, please don't judge but  Psych!one of my fav TV shows, came back this week and I have yet to get to watch it!!! But when I do, I know it'll be a fav spot in my week. ;)

Questions/thoughts I have…
Does anyone else still homeschool and yet have to be out of the house regularly to work or to care for others?  I know that God only allowed this in my life now that I only have one and he is older.  I seriously don't think I could have handled it when my kids were younger.

Things I’m working on…
I finally took a break from puppets and made this for my new granddaughter. I had to mail it to her and wasn't able to try it on her, so I hope it fits.  Fitting babies can be tricky!  Especially when I wasn't really using a pattern.

I’m cooking…
Actually I'm chopping.  You know, all those fruits and veggies that no one else will eat unless you chop and slice and package them up in the fridge?  At least that's how it is in my house.  Celery in a bag?  Will just sit and sit until I end up throwing it away. Celery de-stringed (is that a word?) and sliced into sticks?  Will get eaten with salsa or dip.  And by the way, I made a HUGE container of salsa too.  I like to make my own.  We love eating fresh salsa, and I had a recipe or two in the next couple of weeks that calls for salsa, so I just made a bunch all at once.

I’m grateful for…
My fridge and freezer full of food ready to go this week! :)

I’m praying for…
My husband and children one by one.  I have two books called "The Power of a Praying Parent" and "The Power of a Praying Wife" both by Stormie Omartian.  I learned soooo much from these books about how to pray specifically for my kids and husband.  


Melissa said...

YEP! I know how it is to be out of the house a lot. We are in our 6th week of school and I think she may have had 1 full week...well not really even then because we still had drama to go to (not that drama doesn't count cause we are most certainly giving her credit for it as it is a big chunk of her life...but it just leave less time for schoolwork). Thankfully, my mom's appts are less now (not every day like they were when she was getting treatments)!

Oh and Psych is a favorite in our house too! :D

Our Side of the Mountain said...

What a C-U-T-E outfit you made!

It's the same here! If I cut celery, pepper, carrots, and cucumbers into "sticks" the kids will spend the day gobbling them up...otherwise I have to cook with them before they go bad (or give them to our chickens). There's something special about "sticks"! LOL

Stopping by from THMJ!

Donetta said...

Okay, first of all I LOVE Psych!!! We discovered that this summer and we are already almost through with season 5 (via Netflix)! haha! We have season 6 being recorded on the DVR and will pick right up with that as soon as season 5 is finished. That is the best. show. EVER. :)

I'm also with you on the veggie thing - I can't tell you how many packages of celery I've thrown away over the years. ugh.

I like making my own salsa but it never tastes the same after putting it in the fridge - do you have a secret? Or am I just too picky. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm looking forward to looking around yours. :)