Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My 200th Post

I've been blogging here for just a few months over a year. And this is my 200th post. I can't decide if that is too much or too little! LOL

My head is just full of things that I've wanted to blog about in the last month or so. If this post is scattered, please know that it's nothing compared to what my brain feels.

  • Homeschool is going pretty well. Finally. Actually I feel like a poser calling it "homeschool" anymore. My girls are taking classes at an advanced honors co-op. Each class meets once a week (except when they meet twice a week, but you get the point) and then there is more than enough work given for them to finish out the other days. I'm not sure why there is such a challenge and change from elementary to middle school, but I've found that there is with all three of my girls. My girls are bright. I'm not bragging. It's just true. We're very blessed in that way. And because they're bright, they get used to slacking things coming easily for them in elementary school. It's just not that way when middle school starts. It takes more than just paying attention in class. It takes actual studying. And time. And discipline. From them too. ; ) And it seems to be slowly coming together. At least the tears have mostly stopped. From them too.

  • Our church has "small groups". We didn't join one when they first started for various reasons. But we do have a friend of Mike's that comes over most Sunday's for a cookout and we've started having our own "very small group". We pick Biblical topics and study during the week. We present what has been impressed upon our hearts on Sunday afternoon. It's been fabulous. And it's been amazing the things that I've learned. And the things that I've been convicted about. I plan to start blogging about that more as I feel lead.

  • Our dog is getting really old. One of his eyes started looking funny, sunken, to me last Sunday. Mike took him into the vet on Monday and he said it was allergies. Allergies. Unbelievable. So we got some drops and used them for a week. Well, this past Monday his whole eyelid drooped. It looked like either his eye had sunk back in his head or that he'd lost muscle control on that eye. Truthfully, it looked like both. So Mike took him back in and the vet said that he hadn't noticed that they week before (?!) and that it was probably either a brain tumor or he'd had a stroke. His gait hasn't changed. So I'm kinda doubting the stroke. Plus the fact that it started out weird and then got worse over the course of a week. That doesn't sound strokish to me. But he doesn't appear to be in any pain. As a matter of fact, he seems to be enjoying all the added attention. But his is NOT pretty to look at. It's freakish. And heartbreaking. We'll have to watch him closely for signs of deterioration or pain. :(

  • I've have been such a grump lately! I just do not understand people. I do what I say I'm going to do unless there is a reason that I can't. I show up when I'm supposed to show up (give or take 5 minutes). I do what is expected/required of me without anyone reminding me to do so. And I teach my daughters to do the same. And that's getting harder and harder when it seems that NO other adults (much less children) keep the same philosophy. I'm too old and ornery to pretend that this is okay anymore. So I don't. I know it's not my place to be a moral dictator of the world. But it is my place to associate myself and my girls with people that keep the same standards that I do. Or to at least be considerate. What kind of world are we living in?

  • Our "victory" BBQ went wonderfully. It simply could not have been better.

  • I hope to be caught up on my friends list by the end of the week.

  • It's grocery planning/shopping day so I'll stop now and bore dazzle you more later.


Mary said...

Hi Michelle! I can relate to the lateness! My father, and husband were both US Marines. When they say, "We'll be there at 7:03 a.m.) They will be there at 7:03 a.m. Period. I am the same way. Someone once told me that 1 o'clock means 1:30. Um. No. It dosen't.
About middle school, how independent are your girls with the studying? My dd in 6th grade, can't seem to study without me sitting next to her. I know I have to get her to be more independent, but I just don't know how. It probably doesn't help that she's the last child at home and I'm home all the time with her. Any advice?

My name is Michelle. said...

Hi Mary! I'm just *so* glad to "see" you again!

My husband is retired Navy. Maybe punctuality a military thing?

I started to answer your other question, but it got too long, so I hope you don't mind that I'm just gonna do a post about it.

"My Little Wonders" said...

Hey you~
So sorry to hear about your doggie. (((HUGS)))
I totally understand about other people.....The world is going to @@@@. I also have been dealing with those types of issues with friends, family, and total stranger.
It is an EVIL world, but know God is with you and your family.
Love ya Lori

Andrea said...

Wow! When you come back to the blog world you come back in style. :) Really good post. I can relate to that whole wishing people would do what they say thing. Really glad to see you back!!