Thursday, July 12, 2018

Can we still call it a field trip?

We went to the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival last night and saw "A Comedy of Errors".  It was great!  So funny.  It was like a sit-com from the middle ages.  We enjoyed it so much.  It was outdoors.  The park was beautiful, the weather was great and the company was great.  Also, the price was right, because it was free.  Wherever you are, check out your local Shakespeare performances and go! 


Friday, July 06, 2018

Trying to find my place.

I'm working.  I'm volunteering.  I'm trying to keep the housework done.  I'm keeping busy.  I'm not one of those people who can just do everything.  I get so tired.  This week I've been working most of the time and have had an event several nights this week.  Last Saturday I volunteered at the hospital then came home and picked blackberries and then collapsed. Sunday, I had to sing a solo at church, go to the grocery, make a dessert and then go to a party for my nephew and his girlfriend, who were visiting from another state.  Then, Monday, I had 8 hours of work and board games.  Tuesday, 8 hours of work and then Tuesday night dinner.  Then Wednesday, I was off work because of the holiday, thank goodness, but then we had a party that evening with some new friends and ended up not getting home until around 11:30.  Then I couldn't go to sleep that night and ended up trying to work 8  hours on Thursday on 4 1/2 hours of sleep.  Not fun.  Last night, I went to bed at 9 pm, after falling asleep in my chair almost as soon as I got home from work.  Today is Friday, thank God and I don't have plans for tonight.  I will be volunteering again, tomorrow, but I may take Sunday as a day of complete rest.  I'm tired, tired, tired. 

I also got some bad news this week, that my oldest son and his wife are moving back to Mississippi next month so I'm trying to digest that information.  It's not helping my feeling of overall world-weariness.  I'm tired.  Did I mention that? 

Anyway, here are some pictures from last week, when I was not having such a crazy week, a pigeon in the parking garage where I volunteer, the 3 stop signs at the pharmacy drive thru (I think they want to make SURE you stop.), and some of my art from when I actually had time to do art.  I don't see how full time working moms don't absolutely loose their minds.  I don't even have little kids, but helpful adult kids and I still can't handle it and the housework and the other commitments. 

I'm trying to find my place here in my post homeschooling life. 









Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trying to get some things done.

We're always trying to do something and home-ownership is a job that sometimes I think we're just not up to, but we try.  We've got the kitchen and bathroom painted and now we have stalled.  The cleaning the laundry room task has been derailed by my son's birthday and getting the Nintendo Switch,   The Switch is their payment for doing all this work for me this summer and I may have jumped the gun and bought it too soon.  :-(  But it was his birthday and I thought it would be great for him to get it on his birthday and then he could use his birthday money to buy games for it.  It's working out great for him, but the work has stalled.  Part of that was my fault due to not having the supplies here that they needed, but it's mostly on them because they could have easily been cleaning the laundry room while waiting on supplies.  All the supplies were here yesterday; countertop paint, paint for the front door, paint for the front porch/deck stairs, wood trim for the dining room wall thingy, etc and they still didn't do anything much yesterday.  I'm frustrated but trying not to nag too much and ruin the mood around here.

Sigh. 

It's a struggle.

I got my list of things done yesterday, but none of my things were very satisfying to mark off the list. 

Ah well.  Today is another day. 


Monday, June 11, 2018

Youngest son.

He's turning 20 today.  It's crazy how fast childhood goes.  Here's a picture of his birthday cake from 10 years ago.  This year, we're celebrating a day late so his brother and sister-in-law can be here. 


Thursday, June 07, 2018

A few pictures this week.

One day we decided to braid Cosmo, not sure why.  

I went to art class with my daughter this week and got to watch her finish this drawing.

It's such a beautiful day today, I just decided to take a picture of the road on my way home.  


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

A bit of light reading.

This is what my youngest son has checked out of the college library for the summer.  It's not for coursework, it's just things he likes to read about, linguistics and ancient Persia/Mesopotamia.

Just your typical 19-year-old.  (He'll be 20 next week!!!)



Sunday, June 03, 2018

Study about Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Children.


Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock, a doctoral candidate at Liberty University, military spouse, and homeschooling mother of three children, is conducting a study in which she hopes to identify and describe the curriculum, instructional methods, and structure used by homeschooling families of gifted and twice-exceptional children.
 
If you have homeschooled a gifted or twice-exceptional child for at least two years, you may be eligible to participate in the research, which will be conducted through online chat applications.
 
To inquire about taking part, contact Bridgette at bwhitlowspurlock@liberty.edu.


Saturday, June 02, 2018

Time to start thinking about Father's Day!

Please visit my store.



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