New faces to homeschooling

July 27, 2011|3:12 pm

I’d like to say hello to a couple of brand new homeschoolers who contacted me after I posted my blog in reference to a Tapestry of Grace question on the local MAHE group. It seems like I have had more new homeschoolers contacts this year than ever before. I am excited to see what is going on with all these changes being brought about.

I just wanted to say a warm “welcome and let me know if I can help in any way”. I truly have so many resources that I always welcome them going from my shelves to someone elses for awhile! Eventually they end up coming home and then they get sent off to bless someone else. I once tried donating a bunch of them to the local library but was warned they would only keep one or two popular requests in stock and the rest would end up on the $1.00 sale for friends of the Library.

New look of blog

July 25, 2011|9:01 pm

What do you think? I like it. I asked my at home geek if he would find me a summery theme. I figured that even if it is my least favorite season I should embrace the fact that it is a growing season.

That means delicious fresh foods. MMMMMMMMM. The sight of all those frozen bags of peaches and jars of peach preserves made me go a little crazy and I bought 65 more pounds of peaches. Sometime in the next 48 hours those boxes of peaches need to turn into the preserves and frozen- for- winter- bags they need to be to survive the heat of the summer. I know I’ll be happy we went to the work come January!

What’s your favorite season?

On another note..

July 15, 2011|9:34 pm

I have searched the world over..OK the internet and local stores and homeschool conferences..

for an excellent planner..ok one that just works will suffice!

and I found it! At least I am fairly certain I have. My friend Steph has told me over and over how much she loves her Well Planned Day calendar. I finally took the plunge and bought mine. I am cheap frugal so I bought the PDF version to avoid shipping and make sure I really liked it. Well it is printed, comb bound and already being used. I love that the Westminster Catechism is scheduled weekly, at a glance. all typed out for us to practice ! I also think it is the best laid out two page spread for a week style I have EVER seen. I’ll let you know how it goes as I continue to track and organize.

Just all around frustrations

|9:21 pm

Nothing major.. picnic we are all working on and looking forward to postponed.. Pat calls and can’t come home again this weekend…decide to go to a movie….Winnie the Pooh.. rush around returning 12 bags of Hot Dog Buns and 7 bags of Hamburger Buns……get back.. grab a hot dog straight out of the pan… run out the door.. and the car gives up.. did I mention that even though we got the main problem fixed that the starter or alternator is going?..ummm excuse me… GONE. Cancel plans to go to town…. my brother calls.. lets go grab a bite or coffee.. OK.. then calls back.. needs to cancel… so I run some photos to town to print… machine breaks down.. sorry but could I pick them up tomorrow? Sure.. come home… cleaned a shelf Whooo Hooo.. success.. 

Hope your having a great day! and no that was not sarcastic. I truly mean it.

Picnic cancelled

|3:00 pm

I am so sad. I worked so hard getting ready.. but it is all planned out now so when he hold it in August we will be ready for lots of fun. Maybe time for a movie tonight with the lightning and thunder hitting all around us.

Forgot to mention..

July 14, 2011|9:42 pm

I am so excited about Ladies Day! My  beautiful daughters and I are headed to the Twin Cities on Monday. A day of books, crafts and yarn stores. breakfast with a friend and some or all of her daughters? I feel like I am planning a week long vacation !

How do you…

July 6, 2011|11:25 am

make the plans fit. I am a fairly organized person. I have many people tell me they have no idea how I fit so much into my days. I am asked how I plan my schedule on a regular basis. Yet, here I sit… piles of school projects in front of me….computer loaded with open tabs of various curricula… wondering again.. HOW DO I MAKE IT ALL FIT?

I know the answer is here. It is lurking just beyond my grasp. I need to apply the steps in a logical sequence.

OK step one: PRAY.

Pray about what God would have me do. What He would have each child do. Pray and then listen. Listen again and pray more! OK That is todays assignment for myself.

17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17-20

How is school planning go for those of you who homeschool?

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2011|6:16 pm

May your independence day be a true celebration of our Freedom! Because we all know freedom isn’t free! It comes with a steep price for many families.

everyday stuff

June 18, 2011|12:07 am

In my life this week…. things are slowly getting organized.
In our homeschool this week… Our new curricula arrived!
My favorite thing this week was…finishing a book with my children and having them ask if we can start the next one right away and a chat with my 4 year old grandson.
What’s working/not working for us…having daddy gone so long this time is not working real well. Fortunately he doesn’t read this blog and won’t hear me complain as we really want to support him and not make him feel bad.
I’m reading…the Moody Family series to the youger children and various education books for myself and a Catherine Coulter novel for fun.
I’m praying for….my son’s upcoming deployment and for a friend’s son coming home on leave… that they have a blessed time as a family.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… our new curriculum.

Haven’t been inspired

June 10, 2011|3:14 pm

enough to take time out of the business of life to write lately. School planning.. school doing.. housework… just everyday busy. 

I do however really want to take a moment to pass on a link to a post  about a special little fundraiser going on for some sweet children looking for forever homes.

Miss Bridget

Click on the link to Miss Bridget above and then do some reading about this neat little ministry. Leave $5 or $10 if you can afford it..

Blessings

Julie