Wednesday, May 16, 2007

First Post

I feel like I should post something profound about what I want my blog to be all about here, but I'm not feeling a bit profound at the moment, so I'll just make a list of random thoughts for the day:

I don't love the actual day to day of homeschooling. That's okay. It's still my calling. I will do it with joy because the Lord called me to teach my kids.

I read a quote the other day that Drew Barrymore said. Something about how she felt the most beautiful right after she has worked out, when her face is 3 different colors, she is sweaty, and gasping, because she knows she just did something to help her body be beautiful and healthy. Something to remember, because I have this weird hang up about not wanting to sweat and breathe hard in front of anyone because it's not lady like. Silly me!

More Homeschooling:
Tests. I have never really cared about testing my kids. I know what they know, and am blessed to live in a state that doesn't require testing. The other day I gave one of my children a placement test to see which math program to order. She panicked and missed things that I KNOW she knows. Lesson learned? Test the kids for THEM, not for me. They need to learn that testing isn't a big deal. Next year will be a bit different around here, for sure.

Personal Grooming:
Who decided that women are more beautiful with shaved legs? I wanna talk to him...

Here it is, the middle of May and we don't have our garden in yet. We are getting a load of Llama manure this weekend, so next week it will be done. I'm glad we have a loooong growing season.

Yesterday I met a charismatic Catholic. I never heard of such a thing. I tell ya, the more I learn the less I know.


Charity Grace said...

Hey, how did I miss this?! Great to see you back online! Looking fwd to more...

Charity Grace said...

Oh, yeah, was so glad to hear you say that you don't enjoy the day to day of homeschooling. I don't either. I thought I was the only one. It's fun to see those lightbulbs come on, but there are a lot of other things I'd rather be doing. You're right about the joy though...I do laundry with joy, too LOL...Knowing God has called me makes it great anyway.