Homeschool Mother’s Journal


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I don’t usually post on weekends, and I don’t post on Sundays, but today is unusual … in several ways … so I’m joining Homeschool Mother’s Journal today, a weekend, a Sunday (never say never, right?)  Smile  :

In my life this week…

I found delight in turning a quick, easy supper for our four into a nice dinner for six – with about 15 minutes lead time.  That’s HUGE for me! (Many thanks are due my daughter, who jumped in lovingly, willingly, most helpfully!)

In our homeschool this week…

I corrected my final science test – forever!  Smile  (My second – and last – child graduates next year, sniffle-yay)

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Write everything down.  If you assign an essay, write it down.  If you promise an outing, write it down.  If you present the opportunity to do a chore (tee hee, opportunity!), write it down.  If you write it down, be sure to write down where you wrote it down!

I am inspired by…

The Word of God, first, foremost, and most faithfully.  And by my children.  Watching them grow as young adults with a Christian, homeschooled foundation makes me so thankful for the redeeming power of Christ!  And makes me wish I could be a homeschooled kid and start over!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

This week we’ll have an Operation Art day to create music makers for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  We’re also beginning production on a video series for our co-op’s lower elementary ancient history class.  Older students will be adding humor and highlights!

My favorite thing this week was…

Not panicking when the weatherman said we’re expecting a tropical storm this weekend.  I’m a California girl at heart.  Give me an earthquake and I’m good.  But a thunderstorm?  Eeeks!  My trust level in God’s care must have increased since the last time one rolled through.  Either that or this head cold/congestion/achy/blech has blocked my worry-synapses.  Either way, He’s got it covered.

What’s working/not working for us…

Trying to plan past NEXT summer is just not working. I won’t have curriculum to buy nor will I get to correct math tests. (I love math!)  Yet I continue the attempt to figure out what I want to do after both of my children have graduated, but it’s just not working.  So … I’ll enjoy the coming year and see what the Lord has in store!

Questions/thoughts I have…

So many I can’t think of just one.  I guess one question that is ever present:  What book will I read next?  Again, so many choices!

Things I’m working on…

Increasing the size of the crocheted preschool Sunday School story time rug I am making for our class.  It grew quickly when it was small (working in an octogonal round) but the bigger it gets the less I see measurable growth.  Yet, there IS growth.  Oooh, that could be a deep thought.

I’m reading…

The book of Romans, James Michener’s Texas, and A Survey of Israel’s History by Wood, among other curiosities here and there.

I’m cooking…

Only 2-3 times a week – thanks to teenagers and a husband who each cook once a week.  We also have Snacky Night one night a week.  🙂

I’m grateful for…

God’s continued presence in our lives and His willingness to hear – and answer – our prayers, including peace in the storm (the wind is starting to pick up, but don’t worry, I’m not worried.).

I’m praying for…

At the moment, for protection in the (tropical) storm and continued peace in it.   (The clouds are rolling in.  Oooh, I should take my windchimes down, eh?)  Hmmm, I keep mentioning the storm … am I sub-knowingly worried?

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

“Wonder is the seed of knowledge.”  Francis Bacon

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THIS is how I like Florida … nice, calm, sunny.

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Comments

  1. I can’t imagine looking toward my last homeschool year- nine more years! 😉 Hope all is well with the storm. I am with you on that. I came to California from Ohio. I find earthquakes far less scary than the tornadoes we used to have to hide in the underfloor for!!

  2. Hi Laurie,

    I couldn’t imagine it either, but it sneaks up on ya! 🙂

    Enjoy these years between now and then, and take time to develop your own hobbies. The husband of the author of Five in a Row told us that at a homeschool conference years ago.

    It was SUCH good advice … it’s amazing how “Wow, who am I besides Mom?” a woman can feel – even *with* hobbies and interests. 🙂

    And YAY for a fellow-earthquake-rather-have-er!