Monday, August 22, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I can't believe that is has been five months since I last posted on this blog! Where have we been? Quite honestly right here at home. We have just gotten into a terrible rut! With the new school year starting on September 1st, I am ready to start fresh. I am a big picture kinda girl and I have a habit of getting over whelmed very easily because I forget that everything needs to be done in baby steps. I always want to tackle everything all once and get it done. When that doesn't happen I get frustrated and never finish what I've started. My goal for this year is to stay focused on finishing tasks, taking small steps to getting our home and school organized. For the past couple of days I have been working on putting together a household binder. It will be my brain on paper! It will contain a calender, important numbers, finance checklist for bills, home maintenance records, auto maintenance records, the dreaded "to do" list, meal planning, medical info, and all our homeschool records. I have requested that making this binder be a family project, so far so good. Miracle Child made the binder cover using MS Publisher. He has discovered that he really likes designing and building forms and flyers.I may have created a monster but at least everything he does now will look nice! So hear is to a wonderful fresh new start. I am so thankful that God allows me to start fresh and new each and everyday. Hallelujah!
Friday, March 18, 2011
We have done so well this year avoiding being sick. But that is no longer true, for the past three weeks we have been fighting colds. Miracle Child started out with just a scratchy throat which progressed into a sinus and ear infection. That was doctor visit number one. Then My Beloved started complaining that he was feeling under the weather and my ear and sinuses were not feeling so hot either, so off to the doctor again. This time all the Morrisketeers visited with the doctor, I wanted make sure Miracle Child was really getting better, no such luck! We left with eight different prescriptions, everyone but me was prescribed antibiotics. When we left the office I told My Beloved that I was sure I would be back and my cold would be worse. Oh how I wish the doctor had just prescribed the darned antibiotics that day. I suffered for a whole week before going back for doctor visit number three, I have pneumonia! So this week has been really slow for our homeschool.
We have still managed to get things done but it has been really relaxed. Miracle Child has not been able to practice his clarinet for over two weeks because he can't breathe out of his nose. It has been hard to miss band and seeing our friends. However, we did watch the History Channel's "The History of St. Patrick's Day" and ate corn beef sandwiches to celebrated St. Patrick's Day. For extra spelling practice I managed to sneak in playing Scrabble. With Miracle Child being dyslexic finding cool ways to practice our spelling is a goal of mine. And best of all we have spent hours engrossed in conversation. We have talked about history, books we've read, and my favorite subject, Jesus. It has been so nice to take a break from our workbooks and just focus on spending time talking. I guess being sick has had its advantages!Shelley
Question of the Week:
Do you make (or do your kids prefer) to keep their Lego sets separate?
No, we don’t keep the set separate. Half the fun of Lego is the ability to take sets apart and build your own creations.
This is our first entry for Lego Creation Thursday! Last year we visited a granite quarry, this is Miracle Child’s version of a Lego Quarry. He used a gray blanket to simulate the quarry walls, pretty cool!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I have gotten away from updating my blog over the winter and I’m not very happy about it. This winter has been better for my family than winters of the past (cold and flu wise) but for some reason I have just had the blahs. I have tried hard to be upbeat but to no avail. Winter always sucks the life of me, I hate the dark overcast days and cold weather. Miracle Child and I have limped along in our homeschool work. Our excitement has waned some, we just haven’t been really been motivated to do more. That is all changing now that spring is on the way.
Over the past couple of weeks the weather has been so much nicer (not including the cold snap we are currently experiencing here in ATL). We have ventured outside onto the back deck, school books in hand. We laid on the hammock, we set up our picnic table, rolled out a rug, put up a tent and grilled food. Oh how I love the warmer weather! My energy is starting to return and I feel more excited about sharing what the Morrisketeers are up to with my readers. I am so happy to say goodbye to the winter blahs!