In my life this week…
I invested hours and hours of time making some changes to my only to loose it all when Blogger went haywire. Ugghhh…I only hope that it comes back up this weekend so I don’t have to redo all the html. My eyes are still crossed.
In our homeschool this week…
Well, I told you what I was up to. My kids were basically on their own. That’s okay – they’re teenagers, remember? We did get together for some bible time and to continue reading God’s Smuggler, a story told by Brother Andrew. If we were consistent about our family read aloud time we’d have it finished by now and have already moved on but we’re savoring this book. We all love it (even if my daughter would rather read it herself).
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We’re heading somewhere very special this weekend! Tomorrow is GAME DAY! Yep, my boys’ are going to play their first football game near Atlanta. They’re really excited. They are also excited that the Jamboree wraps up the spring football clinic. They’ll have a bit of time off until they begin summer football, then fall football. Sigh…I dream of football.
My favorite thing this week was…
Mother’s Day! My kids were so wonderful! They each spent their own money to buy me bouquets of flowers, a scented candle, and decorative keepsake box. I was really surprised. After church my family wanted to take me out to eat but since it was my choice we got carryout from Zaxby’s. We were going to watch a movie but on our way to the theater I got sick. SICK, can you believe that? The kids didn’t even act disappointed, they grabbed a movie from Redbox and some snacks from Walmart and had our movie night at home. I just love my family.
What’s working/not working for us…
This really has nothing to do with homeschooling per se, but I’m going to throw it out there. Having two new drivers in the house is taking some getting used to. I was alright with them driving to the Y which is five minutes away on a clear, sunny day. I was kind of alright when they wanted to drive a bit further and go to the mall down the road. I was not okay when they wanted to drive to football practice by themselves on the Interstate. But I held my breath, said a pray and watched them drive away. I was not okay when they wanted to drop a friend off on the way home from football practice. But my husband reminded me that they’d been driving for almost a year before they got their license. They would make that step sometime. I was not okay when they wanted to go to the movies after football practice and I knew they’d be driving in the dark (even though they’ve done both WITH me in the car)! And I was certainly not okay when they wanted to drive in the dark AND in the rain! Every step forward sent me reeling. And I thought it was hard to watch them ride their bike for the first time without training wheels! Driving is a whole new dynamic. In the midst of one of those moments, I opened my email and found a reassuring message from a dear friend reminding me of Psalm 91 and especially of the verses that she prays over her children- (who happen to be older than mine, some already on their own)-
9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Comforting words from an older sister in the Lord who’s already walked through the steps of loosening her grip that I’m now also facing.
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
I’m beginning to plan for next year. We aren’t quite where we should be in math. I wonder what the record is for how many programs a person could complete in one year. Anyone?
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Where we’re headed….
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Until next week ~ Happy Homeschooling!