Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Working Things Through

I promise we're all still here. I don't know what's happened to my blogging motivation. It just seems like there's nothing to say once I sit down to the computer. Oh, things are happening, but I have trouble believing that they would interest anyone. Life is busy and stressful, but in a good way.

School is going well for the kids. We recently had parent teacher conferences, and everything is progressing as it should, I guess. I love the school that they are going to right now, but we've been talking a lot about what we'll do next year. We're seriously considering homeschool for a while. Even here, I don't feel like I can explain myself, and I know a lot of people would tell me I don't have to, so I won't. Suffice it to say, that it would really just work for us right now in many different ways. We'll continue to support the little Christian school that they're in right now, because I believe very strongly in what they're doing, and they are awesome people.

Every day, though, when I leave the house at 7:30 (late again) and get home at 4 (after having driven all over and done a kajillion things) I think, "Hmmm. Home. Just us." And the thought feels like a cup of warm milk to a midnight insomniac. I don't know what all might happen between now and next summer, but as of October the 26th, 2010, that is my plan for the next school year.

Here are a couple of pictures from this last week. Mim is drawing something on her board, and the first two pictures were cute and smiley. This is the look I get when she's had quite enough of the camera and would just like me to mind my own business for a while.

I recently bought a new game for the kids from thinkgeek. It's called Aba-conundrums, and is a series of puzzles to use with an abacus. It's teaching them how to use the abacus and some basic logic skills. Here's Zaya working on a puzzle.


Johanna said...

I've got some home school stuff if you're interested.

Carina said...

I'll wait until the time comes closer, but as far as I know I'd love to look at it.

Lilibeth said...

Well, Zaya looks like he's just politely taking a break in the thinking process so you can get the picture over with, but Mim's look is explanation enough. She doesn't have to say a word.

Chandelle said...

I appreciate you so much Carina! May the LORD richly bless you as you discern what is best for your precious family. Have confidence in your plan.

I am enjoying reading "The Gift of an Ordinary Day - A Mother's Memoir" by Katrina Kenison. I believe you would enjoy the life lessons and experiences she shares and feel encouraged by them as I am.

Anonymous said...


(Auntie M)

aftergrace said...

It's hard to know what to do when it comes to school for our little ones. I know that you will make the right decision. You have a whole family of teachers who are more than willing to help out!