Monday, November 29, 2010

Catching Up

Where does the time go? The last time I posted was MAY? Really? This is becoming as bad as keeping up with my diary when I was a kid. Trust me, that's pretty bad. I've always had an interest in keeping a journal, a diary or whatever but consistency is a problem with me, I guess. I think a lot and I often think it would be so good to get these thoughts on paper. The sad thing is I'm so terribly distracted and by the time I get a pen and find one of the bazillion journals I've collected over the years and actually sit down to write the profound(?) thoughts I've been thinking...the thought's gone. It's sad, really. I'm sure at some point I've figured out some pretty important stuff but now we'll never know. Oh well.

So let's see. The whole point of this post is to get you all caught up on the mundaneness, adventures of my life since May. Well, a couple of seasons have come and gone so maybe I'll just stick to a highlight or two.

The biggest I guess would be our foray into homeschooling. Yes, I am now a homeschool mom to my daughter. My son is still in the public school but my daughter had a rough time last year adjusting to the new school. Not academically - she did very well in that department. It was more emotionally, I guess. There were a lot of things she was experiencing that took her from being a kid who LOVED school to one who couldn't wait to be done with it. Plus I had more than a few qualms with the way things are handled there myself. So we decided to give homeschooling a try this year with the idea that we'd take it on a year-by-year basis.

It's been a bumpy start but I have hopes it'll get better. I'd like to say when the school year is done that, at the very least, we have no regrets, made some good memories and learned a thing or two in the process. I can definitely say I enjoy having this time with her. I like her. I mean, of course I do - I love her. But even if I wasn't her mom, I'd like her. She's fun and sweet and smart. And she loves Jesus and I just like the way she thinks. She's got a big heart, full of compassion. Anyway, I'm liking spending this time with her. Not that she's not a pain in the butt at times 'cause she IS 12 and I have to constantly keep on her to get her work done and stop goofin' off. But overall so far, so good.

The other big thing in my life is Bible study. A friend of mine had facilitated a couple of our studies but then she had to move. So, because she flat-left (Love you, Rach!), I've been doing it. I think it's going ok so far - at least I certainly pray so. Our very small group just finished up Beth Moore's "Stepping Up" study on the Psalms of Ascent. With the holidays upon us, we decided we still want to meet but we agreed that anything with homework would be a little overwhelming. SOooo, we're going to gather for the next few weeks to view three videos from Beth's "Wising Up" series. We're looking forward to it.

So how about you? What's been happening in your little corner of the world?

Be blessed...