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No, really. | Speedkin

No, really.

We’re still alive.  I think.

The new curriculum we got this year is great but we’re still adjusting and it takes a lot of me running back and forth between the kids.  They’re doing great, though, and learning a lot!  This semester is a lot about reviewing basic concepts for everyone and filling in those inevitable holes in their foundations.  Homeschool is no different than public school in that not everything gets covered every year so an occasional overview to cement ideas and find missing info is a good idea.  Most especially after the last, very chaotic year.

The garden is hanging in there for the most part.  Beans are still beaning, tomatoes are still tomatoing, peppers are peppers, melons are meloning, and cukes are cuking.  The rest of it will soon be skidsteered over to make room for the next set of raised beds.  If we get that done in time (or at least one of them), we’ll get some fall lettuce and peas planted.

The stupid meat birds.  *@!^%!#$!!  Steve and his dad are butchering the last of them tonight.  The majority of them are now in the freezer.  ‘Nuff said.

The layer birds are doing wonderfully.  We have a pen full of a rainbow-assortment of birds!  We’ll have to knock off a couple of excess roosters when all is said and done but we’ll have to see how many of what we have first.

Oh, Duke has started a blog.  It’s at DukeWorld, of course.  He’s a goober but he’s a goober with his very own camera.  That’s what he requested for his birthday.  Cool, huh?  Now he’s learning about the camera and editing.  He even volunteered (and was accepted) as the co-photographer for the 4-H group we just joined.

Speaking of groups, the kids have not only joined 4-H but also a homeschool group in Hannibal and the Boy Scouts.  They’ll be taking coop classes with the HS group.  Isaac, Charlie, Duke, and Nellie are all taking choir and art.  Charlie and Duke have also signed up for the American Sign Language class.  All four of them have joined a bowling league as well.  (Some of you know just how much I love bowling.  *barf*)

So, yeah, I’m turning into a soccer mom.

6 Responses to “No, really.”

  1. Andrea Brandstetter September 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    That’s an impressive list of social activities for such an anti-social being…Sure you’re gonna make it through this year? lol

    • Diane September 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

      I may come out the other side with a straight jacket but I’ll make it. I think.

  2. Feather September 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Wow! I love the idea of the sign language class. It should help them when they join the workforce. You are doing so good.

    • Diane September 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      I’ll have to have them teach me what they learn!

  3. Oldnovice September 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    This is more like how *I* remember parenthood. I only had three, but prepare yourself to not be able to be in 5 places at one time when the scout meeting of one coincides with the “more important” 4-H activity of another which coincides with the “mandatory” activity of a third.

    Goodbye Sanity.

    • Diane September 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      Yeah, already there. Prioritizing is quickly becoming a priority.

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