Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No school today...

...it's just not happening. Yesterday was an extememly full, fun day and sadly I took no pictures. We had a great Catholic book study meeting with great discussions and neat crafts for the kids and I am very frustrated that I took no pictures. This blogging obsession has almost gotten to the point where I feel like if I have no pictures it didn't really happen. I also sometimes feel like as soon as an event is over I better blog about it or I feel like I'm hiding something. It's a sickness, right? I think I am definitely addicted. Speaking of sickness I just found out someone who was at the meeting has strep throat which is stressing me a little because Madi has Bridge to Terabithia this weekend. I've swallowed a hundred times since hearing that trying to make sure my throat is OK.

Yesterday continued with a two part Mom's night (Thai food--[I also found out someone who was there may have gotten food poisoning---news travels fast on the internet!!]-- then dessert at my house until all hours of the night) in honor of a dear friend who is moving away! This Mom was one of my first friends here and we have a long history together. It just won't be the same without her and her family!! I took no pictures of that either. We did have four hot air balloons out our front window yesterday in the small amount of time we were home, and Madi did get some pictures of those, but I'm too tired to put them on the computer right now.

So anyway, no school today. Madi did babysit this morning and we did some art, so the morning wasn't a total loss. Jake's school work is on the table all ready for him, but I'm pretty sure we won't get any farther than that. This afternoon Madi and I are going to a presentation on Laura Ingalls Wilder and then all three kids will have 3 hours of Theatre, so we certainly aren't taking a "day off", but as all of you homeschoolers know it is getting to be that time of year where if we give up on our curriculum now, it'll be mid-January before we look at it again...it's a slippery slope! I'm going to try to hang on a little longer.

And just to throw in a little humor that I know at least a few of you will appreciate...Jake was coloring with colored pencils earlier and he was reading the colors as he was choosing his pencils, then he said, "Speaking of light brown, I have to go poop!"

6 comments:

ann marie said...

First, that is very funny about Jake.
Second, I know, I JUST read that email about the strep throat. We have never once gotten it in this family so I'm trying to not panic.
Third, I was frantically looking for my camera yesterday morning and couldn't find it and thought "oh, Julie will probably bring hers." Now that was not meant to make you feel bad! I'm just sayin' :)

cindy said...

I know what you mean about the blogging obsession...it's gotten to the point where I find myself thinking in my mind how I will blog whatever it is that we are doing. I do also understand about not feeling like you've "done" something unless you have a picture to go with it for the blog! So now I'm taking pictures more than ever before! I do find putting them on the blog helps me download the pictures off the camera faster!

bfarmmom said...

I know I am kicking myself about not taking pictures. What were we thinking!!! I was going to bring my camera out but then I thought you guys would make fun of me and be like "Oh she is going to blog about this."
Think positive about the whole strep throat thing. That is what I am doing :0)
I can totally picture Jake saying that. So funny.

bfarmmom said...

Oh and the food poisoning. I just ate leftovers. Please tell me it wasn't the Chicken Pad Thai?

Emily said...

Jake is too funny!

Tiffany said...

That is hilarious that Jake said that!