Monday, July 7, 2008

Good Moring . . . Some Thoughts . . .

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend filled with family, fun, and lots of love. I also hope everyone took time to remember our troops both home and abroad who have pledged their lives for our country. No matter what side of the war debates we're all on, I think we can all agree that we want our boys and girls home safe and sound. As a former military brat, I know that we sometimes find ourselves in predicaments we never thought we would, but prayers and well-wishing from home is what keeps you warm at night.

We stayed home for Independence Day this year. Since we moved into town, we aren't allowed to do fireworks, although it didn't seem to stop some of our neighbors from setting them off. It about drove Baby Doggy insane. They do broadcast our local fireworks show on television, so we did watch that. We haven't actually gone to see them in a few years, because it's one of those events where you have to get up and get a good spot at about 8 AM even though the fireworks don't start until 9:30 PM. Since we are on our 30 - somethingth day of over 100 degree heat, we just weren't up for it this year. Maybe next year, we'll see.

Baby Boy is finally finished with his Geometry lessons. We are all so glad. We are going to spend this week doing some semi-standardized testing, and after that a few weeks off for summer break. I think we're both looking forward to it; for sure we've earned it.

I'm trying to think through and plan our future studies, and I'm hitting a brick wall. I'm not at a point where I can actually verbalize what I want to do with our homeschool program, so, of course that's limiting my selections as far as curriculum goes. I think next year I would like for our program to look more original instead of so school-at-homey, but at the same time I haven't completely bought into the unschooling perspective. I think I need something in the middle. I need something more relaxed and not so rigid, yet equally effective, with some sort of accountability for both parent and student. If anyone knows of anything like that, please feel free to drop me a line. I'm open for suggestions, and no too proud to beg.

Other than that, everything is going smoothly here. Our grand daughter is growing nicely. I don't have any pictures this week, but you can be sure more will be forthcoming soon.

Thanks for dropping by.

Until next time . . .


Anonymous said...

How about Clonlara's Walkabout program?

kitten said...

Glad yall had a wonderful 4th! Thank you bunches for all your kind words and support! Momma's breathing has got worse, but over all I think things are going to be better, with all that legal stuf behind us. I'll just have to wait and see how she does this week, but so far so good.
What to do next year? MMMMMMMMM! That's a good question. If my brain has a brain fart, I'll let ya know. LOL!

Freakmom said...

I feel for Baby Doggy. Glad you all had a fun 4th. Staying in sounds much better to me too!

SabrinaT said...

Glad you had a great weekend!
I am still looking into school work for next year.

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