It’s January, which means we are back to homeschooling again.
They needed the break.
I NEEDED THE BREAK.
Wait, did I say that a little too loudly? Sorry. But it’s true. As I told the boys’ advisory teacher a few weeks ago, I am SO over homeschooling. We’re also drowning in snow right now, and I’m over THAT as well.
I had a sweet email from a mom recently (sorry, I haven’t had time to get back to you but I will!!) She was lovely. Very concerned about my desire to stop homeschooling. I get it, but this is where I’m at now.
We had a nice Christmas, crazy as usual but how could it NOT be crazy, considering we had 5 kids + spouses + grandkids + our parents home for Christmas Eve dinner and presents? But it was awesome. The food, the family, the mulled wine (oh I make a REALLY GOOD mulled wine!), the games, all wonderful.
Now we’re back to the books.
The boys surprised me this week. They got up EARLY for school. On their own. Without me tromping down the stairs to rouse them. They were up, dressed, showered, and ready to get their day started on Monday. Tuesday too! And Wednesday! but that probably had everything to do with the fact that they have a full day of classes at the school. And Thursday! But D1 had an appointment in the morning so we had to get up and moving.
All in all they did really well. Yes, I had to wake them this morning but hey, 4/5 ain’t bad! I’ll take it. We covered a lot of ground. They hit the math and English and history and geography and Biology and mostly did all right. D1 is really struggling with time management and responsibility.
We have an intervention plan arranged with the teacher at the school. This involves a meeting every Wednesday afternoon, and accountability for his writing, math and history. It’s helping!
The goal here is to have both boys ready to attend a very cool STEM high school in the fall.
They need to be ready to work, write, and do math. They need to be READY. I am so ready.
After months of nurses at work telling me I should do it, I am almost to the point of deciding to go back to school and get my RN.
Almost. We’ll see. If I do, I will start prereqs this summer. Lord help me! Three years to an AAS for my RN. Then two MORE years of an online BSN program because the hospital requires all RNs have their BSN. So yeah, big stuff coming down the line for all of us!
This week was great. Today was a little frustrating for me with D1, but overall, we had a productive week back to school and I’m happy about it.
Other stuff happened this week too!
A deer literally ran THROUGH the side gate of our yard. The chain link gate. Um. Yeah. Not sure what was chasing it but it must have been scared.
D2 had a consultation with an orthodontist, and there was an arcade version of Miss PacMan in the waiting room.
It was entertaining watching my boys play one of the few video games I ever enjoyed! Okay, I played too. And I beat D2’s score.
After the appointment the receptionist told me that D1 dusted the top of the machine while we were in with the doctor. 🙂 When I asked him what in the world made him look at the top of the machine, he said, “I was just curious. And it must have been in storage for a VERY LONG TIME because it was VERY DIRTY.” In his defense, he didn’t exactly have to get a chair to see the top, considering he is over 6′ tall now. I love that kid.
My husband and I changed gyms.
This is kind of a big deal for me. We moved to the one that my old trainer moved to, and have been back to working out every day. I’ve missed it. I’ve gotten lazy. I’ve gained weight that I can’t afford to gain. So there’s that. My pants size went up and I’m not comfortable with myself again. At least I didn’t have to gain all 55# back to reach this point.
The new Bible I bought arrived this week.
I preordered it from Amazon, and it even came a week earlier than they originally stated that it would! I guess the publisher pushed it out quickly. Not one to jump on bandwagons, but I bought a Journal Edition NIV Bible.
I’m probably not going to dress it up all artsy like a lot of the #journalingbible ladies do. For me, it is a HUGE need because I have always written all over in my Bibles. I take notes there! This one has lines that give me space to do that. Who doesn’t love that?? Maybe it will spark some creativity for me too, but mostly I just want to have a space to write my faith journey.
That’s our week in a nutshell. How did your first week back to homeschooling go?
This post linked up to the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.