There have been so many days when I thought, “Hey, I need to post this on the blog” but just never got around to it. Now you’re stuck with one of those lame posts that bloggers put up about how long it has been, blah blah blah. So what’s going on here? Seems like so much and so little all at the same time really. Let me try and break it all down.
For our homeschooling friends, you know we were unschooling for a long time and loved it. Now though, we’ve begun to feel like more structure would benefit all of us so we have moved away from unschooling and have started the boys on a couple of new, schooly-type things. The first thing is Teaching Textbooks for math. Where the hell was this when I was in school?? My god, this curriculum is fantastic!! I am following along with Iain because math has never been my strong suit and this program makes it so easy for me to understand. Both boys really like it, too, so that makes it all worth while. We have also purchased a semester’s worth of Moving Beyond the Page that the boys will share. This curriculum is challenging in its scope but I love its approach. It teaches concepts through literature and two of the things the boys will be reading are John Steinbeck’s, “the Pearl” and Tolkien’s, “The Hobbit”. So, I am a HUGE fan of Lord of the Rings but really didn’t enjoy “The Hobbit” all that much when I read it. I will be reading along with the boys though and maybe I’ll have a different perspective. We’ll see! So far, the boys have been up for the challenge and I’m looking forward to getting more into the curriculum with them.
What’s going on with me personally. Lord. I am in the place I’m always in. One day up next day down. My health has been such a trial for me this year which has really sucked. I think I FINALLY have it all under control though and am committed to spending the rest of this year getting my body into kick-ass shape. Well, kick-ass shape for *me*. 😉 A few years ago I had promised to get myself into shape for my 40th birthday and that didn’t happen. This year, I’m turning 42 (HOLY SHIT) and am much further along in the process to living a healthier life. It feels so good to be able to say that!! Although, 42?! How did that happen? One day, you’re turning 21 and lamenting the short time you have left before you turn 30 (LOL) and then BAM! You’re turning 42. That is just crazy. I do not feel at all like I’m in my 40’s and my husband will tell you I don’t act like it. ROFL That’s cool though. It helps keep me looking young. (cough, cough)
This summer was crazy because I had surgery and that kept us from doing a lot of what we’d normally do. We did get to go out on our boat last weekend though and it was freaking AMAZING. We met another couple we know up there with their two daughters and had the best time ever on the boat. Sailing is still not my bag, baby, but with the wind in the sails like it was that day, I could totally get the appeal of it. Our friends have recentlyl gotten into paddleboarding so they brought two along and everyone (except panic girl here) got on and tried it out. The kids absolutely loved it. Here is a pic of all 4 of them on one.
Aren’t they an adorable bunch?
Well, I swear I have some awesome posts rolling around in my cobwebby brain and they will be “put to paper” sometime soon. Hopefully, this was a good update for now! I hope all is well in your world!!