Stitchin', Schoolin' and Stuff

Random musings and down right silly fodder from one extremely disorganized southern gal... no accounting for taste. Homeschooling Mom of 4 and VERY proud of it!

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Love with a Capital L Update!

Here is my baby - I have been working on this for our bedroom. Something has been driving me to do this and hang it in my bedroom next to my bedroom suite that was my brother's...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

~School Days.... School Dazeeee~

133. One hundred thirty-three days. That is the number of days on my roll as of Friday. We have been homeschooling for 133 days. We have made it through holidays, 2 funerals and 1 broken arm. We have laughed, we have cried, we have done experiments and spelling bees... we sailed with Long John Silver to Treasure Island, built castles and completed more Math than I care to mention.

Friday the one that fought spelling tests last year and never got anything above a 70 got a 100. He was also a reluctant reader and now doesn't even use the a timer anymore for his 30 mins of required reading. Why? Because I usually have to tell him it is time to stop. LOL

My studious, book loving, book smart one just keeps exceeding my expectations. He laps up things as fast as I can give them. He also tutors his brother when needed. When he is done with his assigned work, sometimes he even asks if he can go ahead. :o)

And my little one, the one we debated on for so long to bring home from Public School is adding and subtracting like a little calculator. No trip in the car is complete with math facts flying. He is also reading like a champ.

I am truly, truly blessed. And, they want to continue - as do I.

I overhead Big D telling someone about homeschooling on the phone the other day. He was spouting off all of the information I thought he had ignored when I presented him with the facts about homeschooling and how it may be a good fit for us. Then he said "Hey, it is really working for us!" And I smiled - it IS really working for us.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

~Toxic People..~

I am a firm believer in the fact that there ARE toxic people in this world. What may be toxic for one person may not be for another. By nature, I seem to attract toxic people. I love all of my online friends and aside from ONE incident, I have rarely had a toxic online relationship. In real life? Well, that is a totally different story. D says that he thinks these sort of people are drawn to me. I love having friends. I want so much to be close to someone. Someone who I can laugh with, cry with and share with - someone with my same beliefs and family values. Someone who will keep my deepest secrets but not want to totally consume me. That has been the problem. Total comsumption. I can't seem to find a friend that will just stay a phone, visit, meet for coffee friend. I find people who attach themselves to me and want to completely smother me. Then, when I try to remove myself from them, it is all about how horrible I am. I have been told I am not a "girl's girl"- that women need and want total consumption friends - at least one in their life. I don't think that is true. I am in the process of trying to remove myself from one now. I have had a lot happen over the past few months but instead of giving me time and stepping back and letting me come to her when I need something, she has bombarded me. I have even sat her down and explained to her how I feel but it didn't do any good.

D says that I am like that with all people. He says I HAVE to have a way out. He says that anytime I feel cornered and put in a box, I look for a way out. Maybe he is right. I don't know. I worry about not being a "girl's girl" though. How will that affect Miss T as she watches me for how to be a woman? Will I pass this along to her? Will she be a bad friend as I am? ~sigh~ So many questions...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Picture Day...

Me, in case you didn't know what I look like. LOL

Annndddd.... it must RUN in the family. HA!