Friday, January 1, 2010

Get The Heck Out 2009

Dear 2009,
I am sure there are some out there will argue that this year has been a wonderful year for them, and while I can say there has been great moments I know I will not remember this year fondly at all. You see 2009 you were a year that threatened to break our family, almost broke my sanity and pushed our family to the brink. 2009 has by far been one of the hardest years of my adult life, it was the year I went faithless for the majority of the year and have struggled to get it back.

2009 you made me so uncomfortable that even the people who could help me most, I think were puzzled with what to do with me next. And while there are no guarantees that 2010 will be better, I do know that 2009 is now gone and that is a comfort. 2009 if only you would have not been such a confrontational, devestating, and just a "ball busting" year and on top of it the recession made things ten times worse to deal with. The only good things that came out 2009 were a new grandchild, a stronger relationship with my twin and a new found bond and a stronger relationship with my oldest-and for those things I am grateful. 2009 you did not have to be so mean you started out with all the promise of other years but quickly decided to turn wicked SIGH so it is with no regreat that I shred your calendar, and to not look back with any longing to the good old days in 2009.

So while I have never been a resolution maker.. I will promise to not become as bitter has you, 2009 pushed me to become. I will not lose the lessons you taught me, but I will not give you credit either. I will not live under the illusion that nothing bad will happen during 2010 but I will not let it get the best of me as you 2009 did. So in closing 2009, get the heck out. GOOD RIDDANCE, and please let the door hit you on the way out.

Christmas 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

From our Fall hike on Tuesday

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Homeschool Mom Translator

This is so cute and funny!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Day in the Life of Sparks Classical Academy

A typical day
Someone was curious about everyone's day with highschoolers and since I have 3 (two 10th graders and one 9th grader) I thought I would share. But becuase I tend to be long winded I thought I would add it to my blog, so my bloggy friends could see. Ohhh and please keep in mind I am do have sleep issues, so if you see me getting up before 8am I am lying LOL.

9:30 ish wake up and normally at least one of my kids is also

10:40ish kids start their morning chores

11:00 start school normally I start with the Queen to be's math (alg 1) so while I work with her, wacky prince and chef to be work on their assigment sheets. About this time is when sleepless wonder arrives and normally finishes eating he brunch-ish meal.

12:00 I finish math with queen and we normally eat lunch and I start with sleepless and give him is daily sheet and he starts to work away

12:30 Prince to be time for math help with queen moves onto do her indepenedent stuff
chef is normally by this time working on science and doing a project of some sort

1:00 ish I finally decide I am hungry and eat something and start to read for co-op literature class

finish up lunch about 1:30 and I work with Chef to be on his english and the others normally have finished their math and have corrected their worok

normally this continues until about 4 when most are done. I am around to answer questions or help with issues.

when sleepless wonder has finished up for the day (which is anywhere between 4:30 and 5 and if he is not I normally stop him by then) we all go up and play Brawl on the wii... we normally play that for about 30 min. If I am real tired normally I nap

Most of the time by 7 Sleepless has been picked up and dinner is almost ready

my kids play or Queen to be normally work on spanish for our co-op and watches TV (spanish for some reason monopolizes a bunch of time for her). We all kind of hang out for the rest of the day. My kids are told to read at 10pm and lights out at 11pm. We are a very late night family.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

The joy of homeschool teens... ohhh and just so you know my youngest one is on the other side of THAT DOOR wanting to be let out :) of course he was rolling on the ground laughing while asking to be let out.