Monday, August 31, 2009
Almost had a panic attack in the waiting room.
Dentist agreed with me that tooth needed to be pulled.
He looked in my mouth and poked and prodded. I didn't realize he was numbing the area.
Never felt the shots.
Tooth was pulled quickly- I was surprised.
Next week, another appointment, another tooth pulled.
Sigh. Glad that's over with, at least for a week.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
- I was very pleased with our first week of school. Everything went very smoothly (well, everything related to school, not EVERYthing)
- The schedule I followed helped tremendously. Makes me wonder why I've been so STUBBORN in not following one the past 13 years...
- If you didn't catch that, we are now beginning our thirteenth year of homeschooling.
- I've got 17 more to go.
- I won't be done homeschooling until I'm 60.
- I'm depressing myself. (Just kidding!)
- We found out that our dog Trigger (click here to read Trigger's story) fathered puppies. They look just like him! We want one so badly; however, we already have THREE dogs. Adding one more would be too much. Wouldn't it???
- Paul Jr. started his second semester of college this week. I can't get over the price of his textbooks. One of them cost $200 and another cost $300. That is beyond overpriced- it's taking advantage. He did find one online for much less, and found another at Goodwill for $2. Gotta love Goodwill!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Benjamin was born with an innate need to dance, much like his brother Zack. If he hears any kind of upbeat music, he is dancing to it. His favorite song to dance to is "The Ten Commandment Boogie" and all I have to do is start singing it, and he takes off. His dance moves are hilarious and I find myself wondering where he learned them from. He goes up and down, around and does funny things with his fingers. We love to watch him dance!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today was our first day of school.
It went pretty well.
My hardest student was Ben. (no kidding!)
I have actually written out a schedule for this year. First time ever.
We did everything I set out to do today.
We'll see how tomorrow goes.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
To modern mothers I would say "Let Christ himself be your example as to what your attitude should be. For he, who had always been God by nature, did not cling to his prerogatives as God's equal, but stripped himself of all privilege by consenting to be a slave by nature and being born as a mortal man. And, having become man, he humbled himself by living a life of utter obedience, even to the extent of dying, and the death he died was the death of a common criminal. That is why God has now lifted him so high. . ." (Phil. 2:5-11 Phillips).It is a spiritual principle as far removed from what the world tells us as heaven is removed from hell: If you are willing to lose your life, you'll find it.
Anything, if offered to God, can and will become your gateway to joy."
I found this little gem on one of the blogs I read and I thought it was perfect to begin the week with. Have a great Monday. We're beginning school tomorrow! Yay!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
- Big Canoe is built on a mountain. I have never seen such steep roads in my life. I questioned whether or not a vehicle could actually get up those steep roads, and well, it can! I was very uncomfortable on some of those steep roads, thank you Dad!
- Sam was sick all but one day, and Paul, jr was sick all but 3 days.
- We left a box of cereal and a box of crunch and much. We took (inadvertently) a washcloth.
- It's much cooler in the mountains. Or maybe we just wanted it to be much cooler. Either way, it's been HOT, HOT, HOT since we got home.
- We drove both the van and the car so we could have the luxury of 2 cars while we were there. The first night the brakes started grinding bad on the car (remember the steep roads mentioned earlier??) and we parked the car the entire time we were there. Oh well. With Paul Jr being sick, it really didn't matter.
- A GPS is a wonderful thing...except when you're in the mountains. We followed it the first night and it took us up and down very steep, very winding roads and we ended up just a few miles from where we started.
- If you don't like very steep and very winding roads, avoid roads with the words "ridge" or "view" in them.
- There's no place like home!