I think this past string of days without posts has to be the longest my blog has ever seen since June of 2005 when it was created. The few of you who are left – reading here – please let me apologize to you for the neglect.
And yes. My Christmas tree is still up, too… precariously close to the Jan. 15 deadline I have to get it down.
I can’t seem to sit at my desk (or stand up) for very long any more without wanting to go lie on my bed or the couch. My swollen belly is on the brink of explosion. I can’t reach my feet. My kids are zipping my boots and putting my socks on. It’s rather pathetic.
What is keeping me from blogging?
I’ve been busy keeping…
*my sugars monitored
*the laundry in motion (since I’m down to just a few outfits that are comfortable now)
*the kids on task
*the bills and paperwork up on my desk – since I’m bound to slip some after baby arrives
*the menu plan scheduled and making sure we have food to eat (minus all the wonderful fruits and carbs that I’m forbidden)
*my list checked off when there is energy to get up and down the stairs
*appointments – to doctors and homeschool events… before they have to cease for a while
I’m getting anxious about labor and delivery, changes in our routine and family dynamics… the weeks that are to come…. and soon. Doc says she’ll induce me a week ahead if my body doesn’t do its own thing first. I’d love to deliver on the 21st… but that’s only a week from tomorrow! Not sure it would be the best thing for baby if his due date is right, either. We have birthdays on the 20th, 27th, 28th, and 30th in our family… and I’m sure there are some in early February, too. All I know is that the dates are closing in on the grid – and my hospital bag isn’t packed yet.
SO. I thought I would drop in for a second and leave you with a link today – to a real article – about homeschooling HIGH SCHOOLERS – or preparing yourself to do so. That, and finding a college to plan ahead for… so you can know what they require and make sure your kids have what it takes to get in. That’s next up for us in the coming school years – which makes having an infant all the more ironic!
I’ve always been one to bite off more than I can chew. Thankfully God isn’t encumbered by my abilities… isn’t He awesome?
Stop over at the Post today and have a read. And don’t forget to take your A B See photos for this week! Tomorrow is the day we pick our next 5!