Saturday, December 6, 2014


Its December sixth.  The cards are purchased (not addressed or mailed), most of the shopping and wrapping is done, the tree is up.....but that is absolutely all that is done.  I have boxes of decorations that the kids want to put up, hopefully we will get that done tomorrow.

I found myself struggling trying to homeschool and go to college full time so I made a few changes.  I'm getting up a little earlier to try to get some of my reading done before I start their school day and I changed some of our curriculum.  As a history major, I love to design my own curriculum for the kids but it was seriously falling through the cracks.  They hadn't done history in about four weeks so I brought down and purchased a curriculum for them.  Not how I like to do it, but it will work for this year and next.  I just can't juggle it all.

It doesn't help that with popcorn sales in Boy Scouts, I've been really busy with that and thanfully this is my last year being the treasurer.  I'm done.  TL has one more year of scouts and I'll have volunteered for ten years on scouts.  The girls need me with their American Heritage Girls program so that will by my focus.  Christmas program practices have kept us busy also.  I'm hoping to spend more time with the kids but it seems like all I do is housework, laundry, homework, and homeschooling.  We've gotten off of our chore chart schedule so I'm making sure that we get back on track this week.  I'm planning on taking May off this next year (I have two classes right now that end in February and will take one eight week class in March through April).  I'll have five classes after that and will hopefully be done by April of the prize is in sight.  I just have to stay focused and pray alot.  I've been losing my patience with the kids when they interrupt me doing homework.  My other problem is that the little ones need to have a more structured bedtime.  If I get them in bed at a set hour every night I'll be able to do some homework then and not be too exhausted.  Unfortunately, as I get older, I'm finding late study nights are not my thing.  I'd rather go to bed and sleep a good eight hours.  

I'm off to bed for now.  Early day tomorrow with Sunday school.  Have a blessed weekend everyone!


  1. I went back to college to finish a degree as an adult (before my daughter was born) and I understand about the late night studying. Seems like when I was younger I could study all night, go to class, work all evening, and repeat for semesters at a time. When I went back to school it just seemed much more difficult. I can also relate to your homeschooling dilemma. Juggling homelife, homeschool, my daughter's active social calendar, and running some portion of our farm means that there is just not a lot of time to plan rewarding curriculum. Fortunately, we have a great core curriculum (Time4Learning high school) that takes that worry off my plate. All that leaves me to do is plan for music, art, foreign language. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that other homeschoolers are out here, and lend you moral support. Hang in there, your schooling won't last much longer, and your kids are getting not only a great education, but valuable memories. Have a great week!

  2. You are one busy MOM! You are doing so much. I am glad you are taking a break and purchased a history program. It will make it easier on you. What a great idea to take the month of May off. Of course, you will probably fill it with farm work ~ but, I hope you get some rest.Thanks for the update. I was thinking of you just the other day.
    Blessings, Dawn


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