Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Day Complete

It was a long one. I'm working on *my* schedule and I woke up at 8:45 am.....I know....I know.... that is late to many of you but for me, its bright and early! I knew we'd have plenty of time to do everything I had planned. I love planning. It's so exciting! However, if I'm not careful I end up planning and having too many things left undone and the feelings of excitement quickly turn to feelings of defeat.

Then this scripture comes to mind: Romans 8:37 "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."

Habits can change.

Habits do change.

So imagine my excitement when the Lord woke me much earlier than usual!

My girlfriend called, actually she is my BEST friend, and has been since I was 3 years old. She needed a sitter, her mother in law was in the hospital and she didn't want to take her kiddos in. So, I kept her 6 month old and 3 year old little girls. Needless to say there went school and there went the schedule!

They left around 2ish and we picked up where we had left off. We finally finished everything around 7 pm this evening. It was hard pressing through and I had the thought-more than once-to just put it away for tomorrow. For the ordinary or even new homeschooler there is nothing at all wrong with that. Actually that is a sweet bonus of homeschooling, but here for me, this year, it would have been falling.

Falling back into bad habits.

So, we pressed in and we finished.

It felt good.

We got a lot done.

I've almost completed Sky's work schedule for next week. I'm going to have to shorten some lessons, I can see I'm expecting too much. I'm working towards a fair goal. I don't want to burn them out!

Our second week of school, finishing week 20 of My Father's World Exploration to 1850's is ending quite nicely.

I'm so glad I can do all things through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who strengthens me.

(And I must add it was sweet having the little ones here today. I'm amazed at how quickly you forget what its like to take care of babies!)

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