Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Update: Just a post of where we are! {Thoughts From Me}

I haven't been blogging much this month.  I've actually been enjoying a little time off.  The weather is gorgeous and it's inspired me to do a little Fall cleaning around my house.  By the time I wrap up my daily to-do's around the house, I'm really too tired to be inspired to do much online past my reviews and a quick check-in.

Last year, when I as pregnant, I wasn't into housekeeping much so the house is a real disaster but that's ok!  It's only one season of our life and it passes so quickly.  Then there is the demand of keeping up with a baby, and his siblings - readjusting schedules, homeschooling through and watching him and them learn and grow.  It doesn't allot for a lot of homekeeping time there either.

Add in the baby having reflux, food allergies and Epilepsy on top of it and my time diminishes even more.  Now that he's a year old, and his reflux, food allergies and Epilepsy are somewhat under control leaves me time to catch up on the things I've been putting off.

Last week, I emptied an entire box that's just been piling in my house for four years.  This box was full of my paints, my brushes and anything else related to my hand-painting crafts.  This hobby of mine was sadly neglected and not organized at all but now all those paints are stored behind my bedroom door in an over the door shoe organizer and it works for now.  I can see the bright colors which I attempted to sort them into.  I still don't have a permanent home for the brushes but small steps will get me there.  I want a rolling drawer cart in the classroom so they will either go there or in my cubbies under my kitchen table where I now store my hobby items and review things.

This week, I've been catching up on work that should have been completed months ago but couldn't be since Jackson was sick.  I've also been going through clothes from the building that have piled up.  I missed two whole boxes of 6-9 months clothing for Jackson because I didn't have time to get out there while he was sick.  Those will now be sold to buy him new clothes in his size, which adds another thing to my must get done list.

I've also be reorganizing things throughout the house to make it better work for us and printing things in prep for school lessons.  I just purchased a great set of Eeboo All Around the World Alphabet Wall Cards second hand from Sam @ Sam's Noggin.  I plan to use them with Laycie this year.  I know she's really going to love those!

We also have our set of Touch Math that we will continue to work through with Laycie this year.  She really loves the hands on uniqueness of this program.  It really works well for her.  She will also continue to use her Logic of English curriculum that we reviewed last week.  Another program that she really loves!

For the next few weeks, I plan to clean, clean, clean and organize, organize, organize!  I will do my best to update when I can.  I have a few plans for the blog, too, that I can hardly wait to put to work.

But for now it's just going to have to wait.

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