I had a lot more on my mind than I had time for earlier today so here's the rest (or some of it anyway). As I've said before I feel like I sound like Paula Abdul most of the time (for those of you non Idol fans she often has no idea what she is going to say until it comes out of her mouth and she sounds pretty clueless half the time). I really cannot get the most common word out very often, but I'm consoling myself by saying (or at least trying to say) that it is because my brain is going a million miles a minute all the time. In Harry Potter (yes, I know some of you aren't Harry Potter fans either) they have this object called a "pensive" (I've probably blogged this before) where Dumbledore can basically put his thoughts to get them out of his brain...I need one of those, but so far the blog is the only thing I've come up with that is even close.
Since I was last on here I've picked up the kids from PE, eaten lunch with them, done science with Jonathan and Madi, read them 3 chapters of St Pius X, and brought them to a friend's house. I also did a load of laundry, cleaned a bathroom, and closed my eyes for 20 minutes. Actually I also went through three bags of clothes that a friend had handed down to Madi (great stuff!) and watched some of the Brady Bunch. Madi was thrilled with the clothes. It is funny because I remember my grandmothers both used to talk about how embarassing it was when they had to wear hand-me-downs. As a child I was never too keen on wearing someone else's clothes...but it is definitely the "in thing" now! Back to the counter-culture thing. It is often said of those of us that bake bread etc, that we are doing it like our mothers and grandmothers, but really I think you'd have to go back 3 or 4 or more generations to get to where they regularly had to bake the bread they ate. We just read in one of our history books about convenience foods and how more than half of what you could buy in a grocery store in 1970 was not even available in
1950. WonderBread however was available long before 1950.
T-ball is winding down. Jake is supposed to have a game tonight, but it has been raining (Thankfully...we need it desperately).
The homeschool convention is next week. After Christmas, that is generally my favorite time of the year. Also next week is the AWANA awards ceremony, Jake's last game, the finals of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, and the kids will have their yearly homeschool evaluations. There's more going on next week, but those are just the highlights.
We are going to Connecticut this summer afterall, but for a shorter time.
Apparently Jon and Kate are separating. Did anyone else hear that? Rumor has it they have both been unfaithful. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??!!
As most bloggers will tell you, when you get into this, you eventually "think in blog post"...I found myself wondering today if authors do that all the time too. I was actually thinking this way (narrative story form) long before my blog though. Back then I thought of it as composing our Christmas letter in my head all year long. Sometimes when I have a short thought I think in Facebook post instead.
Well, the sun is coming back and so far it looks like Jake's game is on. Better get moving!