Monday, April 21, 2008

Not ready for this week

I'm sitting here in the silence of this morning thinking about how I am just not ready for another week. How can this be? We just came off a week of Spring Break, followed by a week of field trips. We've only had one week of school since then, and I am tired. This week I want to concentrate on our Unit Study, and do our projects. We have such fun projects sitting here waiting on us.

What is it I don't want to do? I don't want to have to sit here and flip through our workbooks an figure out what I am supposed to put on the "To Do" list. But, without the flipping "To Do" list my home dissolves into loud, disorganized, manic chaos. Then I become very irritable.

It should be a pretty fun week, if we can just get to it this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Earth Day and we have already decided that we are going to do our best to go electricity free for 12 hours. We have already discussed those things that will not be included in the unplugging frenzy; refrigeration, stove/oven and telephone. The forecast is calling for clouds, rain and cooler temps.

Yesterday I went out and picked up some green pepper and tomato plants. Also, seeds for the other various produce that I am hoping to get more of than greenery this year. So, all of that needs to be planted this week.

And, finally, Mary has been begging to learn how to sew. Not that it matters that I barely even know the basics to sewing from a pattern and have to re-read the instruction book every time I want to use my sewing machine. So we have a pattern and material to make a tie-around tank shirt and two pairs of capris. And, one child absolutely in a frenzy to start.

Please tell me what has made shorts go out of style this year. Mary only wants capris or knee-length shorts and Katie only wants to wear skirts and skorts. For being homeschooled and under ten, this children are amazingly conscious of what they wear.

So, you can see the projects are oh, so much more interesting than math and grammar. I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe not tomorrow, as I will not be on the computer until after dinner if even then.


1 comment:

Melora said...

Shorts are out? Maybe having three girls makes fashion more interesting -- my Katie often grabs Travis's clothes to wear. I think skorts are cute on little girls, though!

Your week sounds like Such fun! I want to come do school at your house. Our exciting addition this week is Greek, which I already feel completely overwhelmed by (it is the funny looking alphabet letters that are freaking me out -- Travis thinks they are neat & fun!). Your idea for earth day is neat.

A family of six living and learning. You might catch us outside in the mud or working on crafts. We always seem to be on the go, come on and join us.