Wednesday, November 7, 2012
My titles are getting far less creative that's for sure. Jake is going to be done with his "break" in a few minutes and will be ready to do his math on my computer so I'm not sure how much time I have. I found myself wondering this morning, is the country divided more than ever or is it just that in this day and age we get to see and hear what everyone is thinking all the time? I'm choosing to believe it's the latter. Jake is now standing in front of me, so I'm going to let him strike while the iron is hot. I guess I had even less time than I thought. Now I'm going to eat some applie pie (I made it last night) it is a symbol that we still live in the greatest country in the world. Ok, I'm back. I've had my pie and done some history with Jonathan. Jake is done with math (and all his schoolwork) and is outside with the airsoft gun he got for his birthday. I am really not comfortable with guns, even toy ones. Jake got this almost 2 weeks ago and today is the first time I am letting him use it. As he was opening it and loading it I was freaking out, "AHHH be careful where you point that," the kids were laughing at me. Now he's back in reloading and I'm freaking out all over again. We do so much talking around here, I know a lot of education takes place, but the jabbering does little to get the curriculm accomplished. I am double spacing these paragraphs, but I'm pretty sure they will be all jumbled when I hit publish. I started out thinking I was going to get a little bit political (very little bit), but that mood is gone. It's chilly out today. It feels really good. I've been meaning to take pictures of fall colors in Florida, they are far more subtle that northern colors, but the benefit is we have color all year and a lot of people with vibrant colors right now (or a month ago) will have to suffer with grey for the next 6 months. We are possibly going to host a Chinese exchange student (a boy) for 5 months in the Spring. It is not through the same program we've done the summer hosting, and he will go to a local Christian High School. I'm thinking that means I will be driving him and to and from school everyday. We are probably about 75% interested in this right now, but we need to come to a firm decision soon because the lady in charge needs to know asap. Madi is doing Wii fit right now. (read: she is watching Friends and doing the wii fit stair step) Jonathan and Madi are both taking PE 'virtually'. The class is actually called Health Opportunities in Physical Education and it involves projects and research etc, but they are supposed to have documented physical activity with each module. Madi does a ton of dancing at theatre and assists at homeschool PE, but she's hot and cold on the documented physcial activity. Now she's found a away to waste time and make it count for something.