Saturday, August 22, 2009

First Week

We have finished our first week of school.  It went pretty well, I have to say.  It sure is a lot different than when we did this 4 years ago.  At that time I was only schooling one of the three and because of hubby's works schedule, he was home most of the time we were schooling.  This time around he is working days - some LONG days -- and I am schooling all three.  Needless to say Bug's isn't as nearly involved as the other two, but he is flying through that.  I may start him on first grade work by semester.  We are using Alpha Omega, Saxon, and Mystery of History.  In another couple of weeks I will add Natural Spelling in as well.    The beauty of this is that the oldest two work in their rooms when they can't sit at the kitchen table without sniping at each other constantly.

Today is wonderful weather, we have just finished with lunch.  Yes it is 3 pm, we slept late and didn't eat breakfast until almost 10:30....  Anyway, I just got a call hubby is on his way home so after he eats, we are all going to head to the park for the afternoon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Buddy came home from the cabin in the mountains with some bug bites, which he scratched and scratched until they became infected.  A newly discovered allergy to band-aid adhesive didn't help matters either.  Anyway because we couldn't get it under control, and his arm (lymph nodes) started hurting and he just wasn't acting like Buddy (run down, laying around etc,  NOT my hyperactive child) we took him into the doctor this afternoon. 

Turns out it is staph -- yuck -- we have anti-biotics and are under super disinfection protocols with him.  Please pray it doesn't spread.

Thankfully though no work days missed for me nor schooling for the kiddos.  They got all but one lesson done today. 

Monday, August 17, 2009

Catch Up Post

It seems that I have been scattered in my updates and about life in general around here.  I guess the bits and pieces have been scattered so far and wide that it has been hard to figure out exactly what is going on.

As announced back in May, I resigned from teaching, to once again stay home and homeschool.  And in mid July, I discovered that we were going to be blessed with bug number four.  Which means my blog name is now incorrect. But I will work on that in the future.  My due date is the same as the birthday of my youngest child , March 13th.  But with my history, I won't make it that long anyway.  I figure that we will have a late February baby. 

That all being said, our first day of school was today.  It went well overall.  IT finally dawned on Bug this morning that we weren't "going to school" when he came out of his room with his new fluffy blanket saying "I am going to take this for nap time!"  Once he figured out he wasn't leaving the house he was a bit more contrary.  He is in a hard place, knows quite a bit of the material we are covering, so he gets bored.  But isn't quite ready emotionally for the harder stuff.  He is all boy.  We will figure it out.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The long awaited day arrives.  We start school.  It has been a challenge getting lesson plans in place for 3 grade levels, but I am sure I will adapt to it quickly.  We have just got to get into a rhythm of the days and it should flow quite easily.  Keep reminding me of that fact as I whine ;-) 

I have everything but Buddy's math curriculum.  It seems the post office has lost it (and some people want the government to run our health care....).  If I have to order it again, can I charge it and the UPS shipping to the Post Office?

I also have a couple of big projects in the works.  I have a BUNCH of my dad's old T-shirts, which he can't wear but won't part with nostalgic person that he is (wouldn't have a clue where he gets it from).  I am going to attempt to make a T-shirt quilt for him for Christmas. 

My MIL has been posting pics of her recent trip on her blog.  I have been pestering her to get prints made so I can make a scrapbook for her.  I don't know if she will or not, but it is something I want to do for her. 

Well to get off of here and enter assignments for the next week.  Talk to you later.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Felicities


*Children who allow me to nap after a virtual sleepless night.

*Steven working today, after not being routed for the second day this week

*Children being home after a week @ Grammy's and Grandda's

*Imagination of my boys ~ who tried to make a pool out of our sandbox

*Great Friends who reach out to those who are hurting ~ and check up on me when I have been quiet.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Interesting Experience

WE have been getting better and better about using our reusable grocery bags at the stores.  I have quite a collection of them from various stores and in various sizes.  My absolute favorite are the big tan ones from Krogers.  They are sturdy and hold quite a bit in them.  They also have a pocket inside for things like magazines etc.

When we go in they are normally folded and stuffed in one bag that makes for easy carrying and the checker or bagger can easily pull out one or two at at time to use.

I have also discovered that Kroger gives you a 3 cent per bag discount on your total. Not much but hey every little bit helps.

Well, I tonight, I had only Alli with me and we needed a few department store things as well as groceries so, I braved it and drove past two other grocery stores to the SuperCenter.  When we got to the check out she handed the cashier the bags.  I sat there and watched as the cashier picked through all my bags and found my Wal-Mart bags.  The only non-WM bag she used was the tan Kroger bags, which I realized later had NO store logo on them whatsoever only "EarthSound" which is their green logo, but it doesn't say Kroger on it.