I am completely in love with these new laundry sheets from Purex. They are a convenient all in one laundry product, that go from the washer to the dryer with little thought. You just drop one sheet into the washer when you start the load and let it do it’s work. The perfect amount of detergent is provided in the sheet to clean almost any load of clothes, no matter how dirty.
I haven’t had much time to update our blog lately. I’ve been working on a full home organizational makeover. I’m hoping to have it all finished soon, if life will stop throwing stones in my path.
Thus far, I have cleaned out the kitchen and reorganized our communication area. I’m using a menu plan for daily meals now. I’ve gone through about 75% of our clothing, put some on Ebay and donated others, as well as putting away the items that Laycie will grow into.
To do on my list is to put the classroom back together, organizing the bookshelves, and going through all of the kids toys. I also want to decorate for fall in the next week or so.
I’m extremely happy that I have a replacement usb cord for my camera so now I can take new pictures for both home and this blog. It’s the little things that keep me happy.
I was sitting around thinking the past few days that I’d also like to get back into reviewing, just to give myself something to do for fun.
So that’s what’s going on with us now. Hopefully, I’ll have some great future updates coming soon.
I haven’t been writing much later because I sprained (or jammed) my middle finger on my dominate hand. It’s healing fairly quickly but it has been a lot of pain!
Currently, I’m sitting in my room waiting for our storage building to arrive (Finally and Thankfully!). It will be nice to have a place to store all the extra clutter consuming our home, to be able to turn it into a normal house again.
Waiting on something to arrive often leaves much time to think and that’s what I’ve been doing today. I’ve been thinking about the past, present and the future.
I was looking at photos on one of my slideshows a few minutes ago, looking and noticing HOW much my children have grown, how much they have changed in the past 6 months. My baby girl has gone from a sweet cherub faced 1 yr old to a strong-willed, intellegent 2 yr old. My oldest daughter has gone from a whiny brat (for lack of a better word! LOL) to a loving, caring, artistic, sweet girl. My son has gone from a needy, unsure boy to a strong, take-charge, though still a little unsure, young man. My world is changing daily for the better and I could NOT ask for more.
This year we will begin our first year of truly structured homeschooling. We worked on this last year but not to the extent I have planned for them this year. Previous years we have ho-humed, flitted along, barely learning but enjoying being a family and allowing them to enjoy being children. This year our goals we are to learn to become structured, learn to balance our daily lives, repair our reading inadaquacies, work our way up to level in both reading and math, but enjoy ourselves along the way. I think we can do this (as the little train says!). I look forward to doing this, to enjoying this road we are traveling on and to loving my children and teaching them to love life and learning too. NOTHING is better than that and I could not ask for more. I’m thankful for these blessings God has given to me, thankful to Him for leading us to homeschooling and thankful for the impact this choice has made in my life and the lives of my beautiful children.
Now, time to get busy getting ready for school and for my soon-to-be-here storage building!