Well, I feel like we are coming into the home stretch as far as school is concerned. We got two of the physicals out of the way today. I look forward to the testing (all 3 of them), then it will be portfolio time, and after that SUMMER!
Summer is my favorite time of year. I amost never think it is too hot and I love being outside everyday, but I especially love the summer nights when we can sit on the back deck, light the tiki torches and just talk and relax....eehheemm, sorry I think I got carried away ;-) Anyway, those days will be here soon enough and with them will come the work. We plan to do lots of canning and freezing this year as well as the gardening and yard work. I am so very thankful to be able to do all these things, I thank God for that.
Gotta go cause I'm alwaysinarush.
Today is the first day of spring and do all you chickens out there know what the means? FREE RITA'S!!!! I am absolutely completely full of joy over this. I can actually have lots of things on their menu :-) As soon as I finish this post, the children and I are off to Rita's. I'm pretty sure we ditched school so far today, but maybe we can get some reading, piano and bible class work done later.
Side note: Can anyone recommend a 9th grade English course for a boy who adores reading and needs improvement in writing?
This is the time of year when I start to panic and feel a little inadequate as a homeschool mom. I start asking myself, what did I accomplish so far this year. Then I get into over-drive and try to stuff every piece of info I have and think my kids need into their minds before summer break. Then after evaluations I wonder what all the panic was about and realize we did fine. All of mine get tested this spring so I guess I will truly find out in what areas we are lacking.
The eating is going well so far. I need to take some time to just learn how to cook all over again. I have spent a lot of time on the phone with food companies trying to find out if their product is gluten free. I have been pleasantly surprised
several times. A few people have even given me recipes. I look forward to trying them all. It is a very time consuming. So I think I will just set aside some time. I have been getting on the scale regulary because I have had a limited diet just because of lack of knowlege and I am pleased to announce that I have lost 6.5 pounds. Wow, It is almost unbelievable but it is true. I am eating, for those of you who are wondering. It is just that the things I know for sure that I can have happen to be very low in fat and calories. I will be late for piano if I don't go now, and I am alwaysinarush.
Well, just to let you all know, I have an appointment on Jan. 29th. To see the gastro-guy. I am slowly beginning to accept my plight (sp) I had the thought today to start thinking of the things I can have instead of the things I can't, but this is really hard when I know a lot will have to be made from scratch with ingredients that I am not used to. I still feel very funny about the social aspect of it. For example, I went to get my hair cut and my sister-in-law came as well (seperately) she brought and egg-mcmuffin. Now, I don't usually eat such things but it was kind of her to bring it so I ate it. (I won't start the no gluten until after seeing the other doctor). But, I would have felt so weird to say oh, thank you but I can't eat that. First of all I don't want to have to explain to everyone about this problem and second I don't think a lot of people get that you can't just eat a little gluten and be ok. So, I think this is the thing that will be hard for me.
On a happier note we are now 15 days closer to summer, YESSSS!
I have a few resolutions
1. Spend more time with God.
2. Learn not to raise my voice (ever)
3. Loose weight-- which should not be problem now that I can eat
4. Keep a cleaner more organized home.
these are just a few the list is probably too long to fit here so I will stop there.
We are enjoying school after the very much needed break.
I still look very forward to the end of the school year but I am having fun.