After about 1 year , I finally have my own computer. Yipee!!!! So now I can make more of my confessions public. Its only been a whopping 4 days with my new computer who I have named Providence- only because that is the name of the store where she was created and I'm still getting used to having a new little piece of technology at my fingertips. Since her arrival, my crew has spent more time with her than I have. Already I have had to shut her down and make the dreaded announcement that no one ever wants to hear: "NO COMPUTER TIME!" But that's life. There are always consequences for something or another.
I am proud to say we have got all of our school shopping done. The bulk of it was done at Rainbowresource.com. I spent the last 48 hours filling out forms for 3 out of the 4 rising scholars that I home educate. Registration forms for various sports, enrichment programs, and activities, medical release forms, mailing list forms, commitment forms, volunteer forms, envelopes, checks all the while planning Big D's big Gigantic Milestone Birthday surprise.
Noahkeem starts Kindergarten and he is excited to learn how to read and the to learn the ins and outs of math. I guess I must have had some kind of overwhelmed look on my face the other day because he looked at me and said, "I'll come to homeschool every day Mommy. I'll come to school everyday". The uniqueness of schooling at home is that you rarely can skip class unless you're sick or the administrators take a day off. I guess you could be creative and hide when it's school time or go outside and ride your bike down the street while you're being summons to the school room/area/table.
With all the stuff that will be going on this school year, I will not just be living at home I will also be living in the car, carting everybody all over the city to their different activities. I guess it would make sense for me to keep a cooler in the car complete with granola bars, fruit, and bottled water so that I can keep up my energy level for all the transporting I will be doing. In addition to keeping my gym back packed, I guess it would make sense for me to pack my neck pillow and the current book I'm reading given all the time I'll be in the car. After all I will need something to do after I'm done snacking. Oh! I can't forget the DVD player! I can catch up on movies that I didn't see in the theatre that have gone to DVD before I had a chance to plan a date night. I can feel the business of the season already around the corner, waiting to embrace me and then let me go at the end of June 2011. But I'm okay with that. I have my planner on my desk-somewhere, where I am "planning out"(in pencil) the school year, holidays and scheduled breaks and timeouts- for me to refresh and rejuvenate.