Monday, January 25, 2010

Rainy Days

It's been raining really hard since yesterday. I couldn't sleep last night so I didn't get up as early as I had planned and that set our day back a little. I worked right through, we've had to school this evening but that is okay. School is getting done.

So is house cleaning. We've gone through and dusted, swept, mopped, vacuumed and put everything in its place. I love how the house feels when that is done. I still have a little work left in the kitchen where we still need to paint. Hopefully we can finish that soon. I've been procrastinating. :)

I'm working on getting us through the general basic subjects and trying to get back into our history studies with MFW. We still have state and president sheets to finish along with our study of the state birds. No hurries. We have plenty of time but I'm ready to get started. I loved the history reading that I blogged about in my last post. I don't think the girls were as keen on it as I am but I suppose if you don't have history lovers that is to be expected.

I have found someone that is selling both years of My Father's World that I need for next year at 1/2 price. She also has some English, Science and odds and ends that I was looking for also. I'm quite thankful. The Lord continues to bless us in small but yet great ways.

We give love offerings to God's Word for the Nations and I order any extras that are missing from My Father's World to make sure we are still financially supporting them even though I am purchasing used curriculum.

Taxes are filed and I can't wait to place my orders for new school! It's an exciting time in my home.

Sky and I are getting ready to read The Hobbit and I'm going to order the audio cds to this. I can't wait! She could. Sigh... but thats okay.

Tonight I was sitting here on the couch calling out spelling words from Spelling Power to Meadow while our lovebird Mary sat on my hand. Tony was on the loveseat with his hat pulled over his eyes and Meadow's friend Brittany-who is here for a sleepover- was sitting beside me. I had such a sweet feeling. I am so thankful that the Lord has called me to homeschool. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to really be with my children. I love the closeness, the talks, the time. Priceless.

All the money in the world couldn't bring a better life.

Highly blessed and favored!

I'm looking at a neat virtual homeschool group online that has live classes for two of Sky's subjects next year. They don't have schedules up yet but if they offer Apologia Physical Science and Saxon 8/7 or Algebre 1/2 (pre algebra) then I'm going to let her take those classes through them. They have real teachers and those teachers will grade her work. I'm praying this works out. It will help me out so much and I feel it will help Sky as much me. I'd feel really good having someone else look at her work too. Many pluses here so be praying that this works out for us!

I'll be sharing all my new buys soon. :)


Alicia said...

It sounds like your getting a lot acomplished!!! I love hearing that your really enjoying homeschooling and your getting into it! Its a great opportunity to learn a bunch of stuff your self and your daughter might actually learn something too, hehe. Plus you get to disciple her too :)

God bless!

These Three Kings said...

yay!! I found your homeschool blog again! LOL!!
soo glad!
hey how did you get those links on the header of your blog?? I have a new layout and I am struggling in making it work

Jenileigh said...

Nicole- I had a blog designer do this for me. I'm not so talented at fixing them. I know there is a way to add a navigation bar but I'm not sure how. I did have a blog that taught how but I never tried. If I come across it, I'll link it.