Thursday, May 26, 2016

First Month of School

As of Friday, we'll have finished our first month of the 2016-2017 school year. One-ninth of our work for the year done, just like that!

I can't believe how quickly it passes.

I kept busy getting ready for school up until the very last minute before school started. Is that crazy, or what? I don't even do much lesson-planning ahead of time. But ordering curriculum, tracking down used curriculum, ordering library books, cleaning out supplies and buying new, making checklists and updating documents - wow. It really took the whole summer!

(The bags in the background are books that a sweet friend dropped off for me - about two months ago! Maybe sometime I'll actually get around to putting them away. For the present, they make awesome tablecloth-weights - and sign supports! And when I get the chance to eat by myself, I simply dip into a bag and pull out a book. Mmm, modern luxuries.)

Latin is going well, as is our new reading curriculum. I'm already looking forward to next year's curriculum purchases and plans! It's amazing how fast the year goes and how far my mind immediately extrapolates for curriculum plans.

I'm still unsure if I'm going to continue blogging - maybe yes, maybe no, maybe somewhere in between. Lots of prayer still needed.

Maybe I'll just write a book. I've had a topic in mind for years. (Others have already written on the subject, but I'd love to try my hand at it.)

(Gee, since I don't even have time for blogging, I certainly have time to write a book. Oh, the logic. I'm overwhelming myself here.)

In the meantime, here's to the new school year!

Have a wonderful summer, dear friends!


  1. Looks like a beautiful beginning to another year!

    I am still torn by the lack of blogging I'm doing. :( I want to write, I process things in writing. I have been journaling on paper, so that is good, but I miss the interaction of a blog. We'll see. We just came off a very busy season because my oldest decided to run on the local high school track team (daily practice and meets twice a week for 3 months) and during that time my next 5 were doing swim lessons twice a week too. Plus the usual mayhem and medical appointments. I'm so ready for a slower summer. The whole family is ready for one!

    1. Wow, congrats to M. - what an ambitious endeavor! I bet she would be an awesome runner. And congrats to YOU for surviving a schedule like that - wow, swim lessons for five!! I'm trying to figure out swim lessons for two, and I am finding just THAT intimidating! :)

      Maybe you should write a book! You definitely have the knowledge and experience!! :)

  2. I have been keeping you in my prayers. I wish you joy and wisdom in your decision-making.

    How exciting that you're well into your new school year. :) We're excited to be closing down ours, but the anticipation of a new year ahead is already creeping in.

    Keep up the good work. You're doing well!!!

    1. Thanks, Anne! I pray for you and the twelve as well!! I hope that you all have an awesome summer in your amazing and beautifully GREEN surroundings. Enjoy!! :)


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