Sorry about the absence. I was hoping it would make your hearts grow fonder. Ha. Just kidding. I have been staying away to get things done in our homeschool, spend more time with the kids…. and quite honestly, because I’ve had a really rotten attitude lately. I didn’t want to drag you all through the muck with me. I have been working on being thankful despite my circumstances. I thought about posting yesterday, but then thought better of it. We had an awful day. I’ve been spending extra time in prayer and trying to get my attitude straight.
I feel better today. It is such a pretty day. We walked to the grocery store a while ago, and we are about to sit down and do a few Konos activities. We’re working on the Solar System unit right now. There’s a really great video by Carman for his song, “There is a God” that would be so wonderful to show during this unit. My huge CD collection and all our VHS videos are in storage in Texas, however. I looked into buying it from Carman’s website, and would not mind doing so (since the other copy I have was a friend’s TBN home-vhs recording from broadcast television or cable)… but I just don’t want to spend extra money right now when we are trying to pay off all our debt.
We had a Solar System kick off party with our co-op that another mother organized. My kids were Venus and Saturn in the play. You should have seen Morgan hiss at the audience without fear, “MAKE NO MISTAKE! I am DEADLY with all my GASSSSESSS!!!!!” She was a hoot! Kaden did well, also. I enjoyed the party, and we look forward to many more fun activities with our group. It has been a nice oasis in the desert of our exhile from Texas to have homeschool friends here. Of course, we miss our friends from Texas still… but at least we are not crying in our cowboy beans all by our lonesome. Speaking of cowboy beans… I need to get them on the stove. Then we are off (a mere few feet from my bedroom to the living room) to make a size-related model of the solar system and tack it to the ceiling in order of distance from the sun!
Keep us in your prayers. Housing prices are ugly and our credit isn’t perfect anymore after the 8 month wait on our house selling last year and the expensive move out of state last fall. We may be stuck in our little match-box apartment a while longer.