It’s been cold here in the South. And being the Southern Belle that I am, I simply despise the cold. Rain, sleet, ice, snow… all of that stuff is not for me! I prefer the warmth of the Sun, the hot sand on the beach or a nice walk up a mountain trail.
This cold has been keeping us in. Along with the huge Flu outbreak. No one’s got time for that mess!
Thankfully (and knock on wood!) the Flu has not found our house and I hope greatly that it won’t. We have had the sniffles this week and sinus headaches which tells me that Mother Nature is sending Spring on the way! This is the side of Spring that I do not enjoy.
But I do look forward to butterflies and bees and birds, to walking trails and seeing things we’ve never seen before. I look forward to all the awesome weekend events we will be able to participate in very soon. Field Trips are a homeschoolers DREAM! Learning at it’s finest!
So I’m excitedly looking forward to Spring and all the new beginnings that it brings us in our new home. I look forward to bonding together while camping and making smores by the campfire again. I’m looking forward to fishing and seeing my husband catch the “big one” somewhere we’ve never fished before. I’m looking forward to learning new things, seeing new sights and enjoying these years that I have left before my children are grown and ready to move on.
Until next time…
Lately I have had a bit of writer’s block. I am not sure why, just in a bit of a funk. Woke up this morning feeling like I am getting a stomach bug, though I certainly hope not.
The older kids are on Spring Break this week. They are staying with their aunt, uncle and cousin. Things like the park, church and Chuck E. Cheese were on the Fun Agenda for the week, not to mention the Wii and other video games galore, so I’m more than certain they are having a great time. 🙂 I miss them like the dickens.
So, it’s just me and the Laycie Boo, keeping each other company this week. She is currently interested in loving babies, which is sweet to see. She tugs around her little doll and her bear from her hospital stay when she was 4 mths old. She feeds them, holds them, kisses them, tucks ’em in, sings to them and will not go to sleep without them next to her. It amazes me how someone so small can understand so much love and I’m thankful that she has learned that love from me and the world around her.
Starting tomorrow I am taking away the paci again. I had given it back to her when she began developing serious winter colds to help her open her mouth for breathing. For her it works. But now that cold season is over, it’s time to take it away again. Besides she has begun chewing them like crazy. Major no-no.
I’m reworking the classroom/dining room this week too and trying to find some bits of spring to spread throughout the house. I moved the bookshelf from our hallway into the classroom to put all the books in one place and give a little extra room for paper and crayons. I’m threw with the “this is for school” battle I previously had going with Miss Emmalee and have decided to make these things accessible for her creative needs instead so long as she continues to clean up her mess and stay organized (so hard for her and me too). Tomorrow the kids computer desk gets a revamp, poor unknowing thing!
I’m trying to get into Spring Cleaning but this inpending feeling of coming down with something is trying it’s best to prevent my Spring-like efforts and the lovely layer of pollen coating all of our yard isn’t helping much either. I’m a fighter though, so we will see who comes out on TOP in the end of the Spring Wars. Probably, Spring itself – just saying, Mother Nature is much bigger than little ole me! LOL
My mind is running miles and miles a minute. There is a long trailing list of things I would love to write about. It must be the lovely Spring weather.
Spring brings about new beginnings and outdoor fun. It brings the creatures of the earth out of hiding and the flowers into bloom. These are the things the kids enjoy most.
Speaking of the kids: they have been enjoying the outdoors this week. They went to the park while they were visiting their Aunt. They have played outside, riding in the jeep and playing on the slide.