Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ramblings from a Mad Woman

I've had more than a few ask me why I haven't blogged in awhile, including my own mother-in-law and husband. Sometimes, friends, I just don't have anything noteworthy to say. Of course, there have been many Seinfeldian moments when I have blogged about nothing anyway, but I really just haven't felt like it. Blogging is kind of up and down for me. I try to document the fun and important times in my children's lives, but at the same time, you'll be shocked and surprised to know that, typically, I don't like to just ramble on and on about the mundane details of my daily life.

Other times? Well, why not? So here goes:

I used to blame my lack of writing/lacklustre writing on the fact that my writing energies were being used up on my Write4Homeschool curriculum. Not the case. I'm so behind on it. Someone asked me the other day how it was going, and I told them that, honestly, I don't have a desire to work for a living. I just want to be a princess.

I have the springtime, just-past-the-middle-of-the-school-year, can't-this-year-just-be-over-so-we-can-move-on-to-the-next-one? blues. Am I already looking at curriculum for next year? Of course! Haven't ordered it yet because, well, it's only March, but I have my budget all worked out, and most of my decisions made.

I am nervous for my oldest boy to take the Iowa test this year. He still hates school. I may have made it worse yesterday when we were talking about this test. I pointed out to him that he still has NINE AND A HALF years of school left (and that's before college!) and what could he do to make those NINE AND A HALF years more bearable? "Not take this test," he said. I tell him often that he is perfectly capable of excelling in school if only he had a good attitude and would apply himself. (Don't I sound like the teacher/parent I never wanted to sound like?)

There was a used curriculum sale at co-op today. I told myself I wouldn't take any money and that I would just walk on by. But I drive right by a bank on my way, so I took out a $20 in all ones. I spent that and also wrote one check. But I got a LeapPad for my learning-to-read baby...a LeapPad and SEVEN books with it for $25. That's a deal you can't pass up.

Sunday we did a Kid Swap with our friends. Our girls for their boy. The girls had a magical time playing with their new chicks. I hijacked some pictures from my friend's FB page:



And that, my friends, is all I got.

P.S. ~ You know how I mentioned before that my house was a wreck so it was just about time for a house showing? Wouldn't you know on Saturday we were at Sam's enjoying our free free sample lunch and we got a call. The realtor wanted to show the house in 2 hours. We went home, did a frantic cleaning, and were on our way out for ice cream when the showing got canceled. Hey, at least my house is clean.

7 comments:

5thsister said...

I am having that same feeling at this point in our home school year, too! I am so over it!

tsinclair said...

I know, it gets hard this time of year. Maybe it is time for a few days off. :-)

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I've had some motivational issues myself. I've been all over the map, as my last post (circa late last week) clearly demonstrates. Love the Saturday sample lunch, love that you got "tricked" into a clean house...good times...

Arby said...

I decided to empty General Mayhem’s room into our living room and repaint his room two days before hosting a pack committee meeting. There’s nothing like a deadline to inspire hard work!

CrossView said...

"I don't have a desire to work for a living. I just want to be a princess"...

ROFL! Did you write anything after that?

So mentally you're already on next year? So this time next year you'll be ready for the next one? I stay in denial of the next year. Even when it's time for it to start. =P

The house showing stuff would drive me crazy. Just sayin'...

Amy said...

Are you administering the test?

@nnie said...

hey Kathleen,
i get the same way too.
but looking at the big picture, you are documenting your family history in a way that previous generations have never done before. so glad you are giving yourself a break when you need it!
(though i miss your blogs!)