Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Can you believe it...

...I actually put a picture of myself on here!? I still don't really like it, but at least it's acceptable, compared to most pictures of me. Mike joined "facebook" this weekend, and we've reconnected with some people that we'd lost touch with, who may or may not be reading this. So again it is time to make the request...if I know you and you read this fairly regularly, I'd love it if you'd let me know!

We got completely soaked at EPCOT last night. At one point, I heard this mother telling her family how all winter when she wasn't busy at work, she was checking Disney websites planning for their summer, once in a lifetime, vacation. Then there's us..."hey let's meet at Disney tonight," the thing is I still think we appreciate it as much as those people that plan for it all year (maybe more)!

School has started, and so have the annual conversations with public and private school mothers who are already (less than one week into it) becoming disenchanted with their child's schooling and are considering homeschooling. I'm attempting to perfect my answers to why and how we homeschool, but it is so hard to explain. It is just who we are. The socialization issue is especially hard to explain. Not only do my kids and I have tons of friends, we are so closely involved with so many of them on a daily basis, our friends, too, are part of who we are and what we do. I often find myself sending people to my blog so they can see how much we "get to socialize." To borrow a quote I've heard from others...Yes, socialization is a huge problem for homeschoolers, we do so much socializing, we don't always have enough time to actually school!!

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

That's a great picture of you! You can also put it on so that it shows up when you comment on other people's blogs.
I always feel bad for people who have planned for years to go to Disney only to get rained on or find out that it is crazy crowded in the summer, etc.

Melissa said...

Love your new purple background - my favorite color.

chewhi said...

ah... socialization...

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

if I know you and you read this fairly regularly, I'd love it if you'd let me know!


I don't know if you KNOW me... but I've got you on my google reader and read your fairly regularly. I always like to know who is reading too. Ü

I also do facebook -- isn't that fun? You can click on my facebook banner on my blog to find me on facebook.

cdgantz said...

I know you and read you regularly!

ann marie said...

I've been taking a break from blogging but had a few minutes to get on and check out the ones I've been missing.
I like your picture. I think it's cute.
I like to get comments too but I have resigned myself to the fact that people aren't going to leave them too much...that or they are bored out of their mind when they do read, in which case I am glad they don't comment. Anyway, I try to leave comments whenever I read someone's post, even if I have no idea who they are. It makes me feel less creepy and lurkerish. But now I am just rambling. Okay, bye!

cindy said...

I like the picture! It makes me think I need to see you more often! We're hoping that maybe next summer we will come down.

5Gustos said...

I like your picture too! As for commenting, I like comments too, and don't think I get enough on my blog. (Like A.M. said, am I writing about boring stuff? Oh, no!) I think I comment a fair amount of the time. If I don't comment, it's because I'm not reading much. I think I have a semi-addictive personality. I start blogging and I can't stop. I have to limit myself or I get carried away. I am trying to find balance in so many areas of my life.