Tuesday, May 20, 2008


(Ruby in our bedroom windowsill)

***updated to include that the cats have all been medicated for ear mites, and I got nary a scratch! wooohooo!!

Yes, TGIW! That means tomorrow is Park Day for our homeschool group and the next day will be busy with getting ready for the weekend. We are planning to install a chain link fence around the pool area on Saturday. Still haven't heard from the pool fixer guy, hope he calls me back, we have issues to discuss. Anyway, back to TGIW. I'm working in the bedroom again today. So far I've decluttered my closet about 85%, reorganized my fabric shelf 95% and got the floor swept. I have a pile of books, yarns, fabrics and so forth on my side of the bed that needs dealt with along with the top of my dresser(ick) and a ton of music cds to sort and I'll be done! We'll try to paint either this weekend or early next week, can't wait to have that part finished, the big gray splotches on the walls are getting old.

Subject change...

Lately I've been thinking about how incredibly LUCKY we are to live in a country where we have the option of not participating in "government school". And, luckier still that we live in Texas where we can teach our kids how we see fit. As Sarah and I were driving home from the park yesterday morning, it occurred to me how much she was NOT having to do by being out of school. No sitting in class from 8am til 3pm(plus travel time), no turning the page when the teacher says, no raising hands to speak(and getting passed up due to teacher indifference), no waiting in line for a bathroom, no being left out, or singled out, no herding around of kids like sheep, no lunchroom "socializing"... Wow! She gets up when her body is ready, makes her own breakfast(unless she talks me into Malt-o-meal), plays with her pets and siblings, jumps on the trampoline, feeds the cats and guinea pigs, gets on the computer to check the weather and her email, draws in her schedule, rides her bike or skates, talks to her friends on the phone, takes videos and pictures with her camera, and SO much more than she'd ever get to do in "school". We have been awesomely blessed by our decision to not participate.

In other news...

I made Mark a fishing blog! Check it out....Fishing Wild. He plans to use it for posting pictures and tales of our adventures in fishing, boating and camping(which we plan to do in the next few weeks). I'm thinking he'll post less than once a week but we'll see. Maybe Ryan can help keep it updated.

And last but not least...

Stolen from Sadira. I think I have done this one before but seems like it was longer.

The rules say you can only type one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Mars?
2. Your significant other? Driven
3. Your hair? Clean
4. Your Skin? Light
5. Your mother? Loving
6. Your favorite thing? Life
7. Your dream last night? Fun
8. Your favorite drink? Tea(iced, green)
9. Your dream/goal? Peace
10. The room you're in? Dining
11. Your ex? Dead
12. Your fear? Anxiety
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Relaxed
14. Where were you last night? Bed
15. What you're not? Organized
16. Muffins? YES(duh)
17. One of your wish list items? Time
18. Where you grew up? Texas
19. The last thing you did? Sipped
20. What are you wearing? Culottes
21. Your TV? Off
22. Your pet(S)? Lots
23. Your computer? non-laptop
24. Your life? Educational
25. Your mood? Content
26. Missing someone? No
27. Your car? Old
28. Something you're not wearing? Jewelry
29. Favorite Store? Thrift
30. Your summer? Hot
31. Like someone? Yep
32. Your favorite color? All
33. When is the last time you laughed? Today
34. Last time you cried? Yesterday(poked a pin under my fingernail, ouch)
35. Who will/would re-post this? Someone?


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Molly, I agree with you 100% about homeschooling. I wish I had homeschooled my kids. I homeschooled my grandson for two years until the fibro made if impossible. I truly, truly believe in it for anyone who can do it.
I like Mark's fishing blog.

Anet said...

Right on!!! Homeschooling is awesome. Thankful that we can homeschool and let our kids actually use their brains. (what a concept!)

Chickenbells said...

Fun Fun!! I am so inspired that you are de-cluttering...how awesome do you feel???!!!

Yay for homeschooling as well...it is so wonderful that people are taking the opportunity to do that for their children. I love homeschooled kids, they are so creative and different...It's wonderful! And kudos to you, I think it takes a lot of time and effort once a parent to makes that decision and then sticks with it...