Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hot Today and Hot Tamale

I just checked email to see if I had any comments-I LOVE comments!!-and then realized I hadn't blogged today or yesterday. That, my friends, is the kind of week I am having this week. Wildly productive, but not getting on the 'puter very often. Amazing how productivity increases when computer time decreases.

My oldest girls are involved in community service this week. They don't love it but their character is growing (I think, it is so hard to tell sometimes!). They are grouchy when I pick them up because they have been working hard all day. That is a good grouchy. (Tired is the new black. ) Lilly has been keeping busy while they are away. She has spent the night with a friend, spent the day with Memaw and Pepaw and tonight a friend will spend the night with her. It's all good.

Today I had a meeting of my homeschool group. I am serving on the board this year and I am excited. Last year's board made the decision to make our group a closed group (in the past we have made all of our activities open to any homeschooler for a nominal fee) and also to require that each member get involved in some way-organizing an activity or helping in some other way. I think that will make this year one of our best years ever. I have my fingers crossed that Erika will change her mind about high school after we have a very active year in our homeschool group. However, I am braced for letting her start high school if she still wants to. I refuse to MAKE my children be homeschooled during high school unless there is some problem somewhere along the way that warrants it.

I have hauled three bags of clutter from the house to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. I have also taken several items to consignment. Later tonight, I am working on getting ALL of the fall stuff put away. I don't think we will have any cold snaps for a while and we will just enjoy the cold if we do!! Oh how we would enjoy a cold snap.

Hula, my lovely summer-lovin' friend, I hope you are loving our sweltering heat and drippy humidity. At last...


E.T.'s Mom said...

Good job with the de-cluttering!

hulagirlatheart said...

LOL. I am loving that it's finally consistently warm. I would be lying if I said I love smelling sour and squeezing the excess sweat from my underarms each day, but I'll take it over winter any day.

"Tired is the new black."--I love that. I'm so using it on my child at the first opportunity I get.

Jason, as himself said...

I also love that tired is the new black, especially for kids, especially doing community service.

If you'd like some cool weather, just come to Southern California. It has been unseasonably cool.

Ann said...

Yep, it's been HOT here too. Beachin' it.