This week ended up being mostly time-off, and I feel like I haven’t gotten anything accomplished. Oh, sure… we cooked dinner for a friend, met our co-op moms for a play date, got a few worksheets done, cleaned the house, picked up Daddy’s truck that is finally fixed, took photos at an old local park blooming full of azeleas, and spent a few hours at a roller rink today for a birthday party…. but as for my lesson plans? Forget them. Our weeks run from Thursday through Monday (with most of Sunday off except for reading and Bible). So, this is my third day this week feeling like a homeschool flop. I thought I would come in and encourage you if you were feeling the same (it helps to know you aren’t the only one struggling to get it all done).
Not only the lack of “directed schooling” this week, but I am antsy about our upcoming trip to Texas (wishing I was already on it), and I’m really having a bad attitude about being away from home in general. It doesn’t help that one of my cousins got married today and the whole family was together in one spot – gathered together from all over the Lone Star State. I couldn’t be there to see everyone. I go through phases with missing home (sometimes more than one in a day), and today’s phase is not a happy one. I asked the apartments today if they had a three bedroom available (since it’s not way-too much more money), and how much month-to-month would cost when our lease comes up for renewal pretty soon. I’m leaning towards just staying here in my two-bedroom… and trying to have a good attitude about it. The hot (“Texas”) weather and sunshine today just made me angry… like a kid stomping their feet with their bottom lip stuck out in a pout. I guess it’s a good thing today that I have no extra money in the account to head for the border. It was God’s way of keeping me from wasting it.
So, please excuse me for my lack of sparkle today… and for being so grumpy. Maybe I should get out of bed (I took a nap after our roller rink trip today because the kids were tired and cranky, too)… and clean up the apartment so I can sit down in front of my Bible and catch an “attitude check”. Sure couldn’t hurt. Then I’ll get out my lesson planner and try and re-claim the last two days of the week. Or maybe I’ll just call it “Spring Break” and get caught up on grading papers. Who knows? I know that staying in this pity pot is not where I need to be.
Hope your day is going well! 18.5 days until the Arlington Book Fair (note the new ticker at the bottom of the browser)! I can’t wait!