The past few days around here have been, well, pretty much the same as the several days preceding it! Me on the sofa, kids in the playroom. Day in, day out. Wait! What is that? The kids are coming into the family room to hang out with me! And they brought an activity with them:
The boys love playing with these shapes and with them they created so many things. Boats, two-headed creatures, Pac-Man, fairies, and more things than I can list here. I need to get some more of these because when they both play with them at once we seem to run out of their favorite shapes.
I finally finished the book that Carri sent me, “Julie and Julia”, and I loved it. Usually, I’m a very fast reader but since my surgery, it’s been hard for me to concentrate and stay awake whenever I try to read something. Very frustrating for me so I’m glad I got to finish this book. Right now, Marin is borrowing it and I’ll be interested to hear what she thinks of it, too.
Speaking of Marin, yesterday she and her son Ian paid us a visit. It was short but great and I know the boys were thrilled to see someone other than me! Marin was very sweet and offered to bring the boys some lunch and they were really happy about that, too. Honestly, it was nice for me to have contact with the outside world!
So I think I mentioned that Sean and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this year. You know, it was the same day I had my uterus taken out. Because I don’t talk about that enough. The story of how we got together was a sweet one to me so several months ago I started writing it down with the plan of putting it here in installments. Then the dadgum Pioneer Woman put her story about her hubby on her site so now I’m feeling like a hack if I do it. Proof that the early bird gets the worm, I guess. What do you think? Should I just keep it to myself? Seriously, I’m looking for feedback here.
On the topic of unschooling, my faith in it has been wobbling again. It’s funny because I’m not doubting that it works for others but it just doesn’t feel like it works for us. Part of the problem is that it’s possible that we may have to move to a state that has tougher regulations on homeschooling, where you have to lay out a plan and put together a portfolio and I just don’t know how to accomplish that without doing some form of “teaching”. I’m struggling with it and feel torn between the school-at-home method and the unschooling ideal. Perhaps I just need to get out some of my books and read them to re-energize myself but as noted above, I find it difficult to stay awake these days when I read. 🙂
I took a couple of photos of Ryan yesterday because he doesn’t mind modeling for me and then I ran some actions on the photos in Photoshop. Can I just tell you how addicted I am to damn actions? In case you don’t know what they are, an action is an automated step that you can set up yourself or buy from someone else to perform changes or edits on your photos. Sort of like macros in Excel. It’s a timesaver for those things that you would do over and over again because all you have to do is click a button and the action runs quickly and edits your photo. The thing is, so many people out there have come up with their own actions and I’m freaking addicted to them. In fact, I’ve had to stop looking at people’s action sites because I’m too tempted to buy them! Anyway, here are the photos I took yesterday:
He’s got the head-tilt thing down pat.
So, tonight is another episode of “Lost”. I’m a long-time fan of the show, since it’s debut actually, and am looking forward to tonights show. If you want to get some sneak peeks of what’s going to happen, go here: www.spoilerfix.com It’s a great site and they give tidbits about a bunch of other shows, not just “Lost”.
And finally, because good grief, this is the longest post ever, today is my niece’s 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Makena! I love you and adore your feisty spirit. You have brought such joy to our lives and we just couldn’t love you more than we do! My sister is bringing her over today for lunch and cupcakes and I can’t wait! I’ll post pictures tomorow!