That I just might start this up again.
It's been over a year, and I actually might have some time again. It's been a doozy of a year. Biggest highlights? The monkeys turned eleven, nine (almost ten!) and seven. We were in several more productions at our local theatre. Our house flooded, and half of it had to be gutted and rebuilt, we got a new puppy, and the most recent change? We've decided to stop homeschooling. That last one is going to get some time here, as I think though my thoughts and opinions about that.
It's a funny thing stopping homeschooling. There really isn't anyone you can talk to about it, unless you come across someone else who has also chosen to put their kids "back" in school - and so far, I haven't. I can't really talk to my homeschooling friends, they are either quietly and sweetly judgmental (how could we even consider this?? gasp!), or slightly jealous of my newly perceived "free time". Let me tell you - it isn't all that free, I just now have time to devote to the cleaning of my house, and other stay-at-home mom adventures. Also, one of my kids is still at home, at least for the next three weeks, then she, too will fly the coop. It's also awkward to talk to my public school friends. They are wholly supportive, but sorta with an air of "see, I told you how much better this would be!"
I won't go into all that right now, but I need a place to work through my feelings about this, and why not here? I'm pretty sure that only a few of my closest friends actually read this blog, and they'll love me no matter what I say. :)
Beyond that...I need to get going again with the weight loss and running 5ks...ever since my gall bladder surgery over a year ago, I've been at a standstill in weight loss and working out. I'd like to blog about that too.
I'll throw in some crafts I do with the kids, and attempt to do some photos of Bee's hair styles...but she is getting older and opinionated about her hair. That opinion usually goes like this - "Mom, I brushed my hair and put in a headband, can I be done?" And I, of course, say yes. I mean, she is a preteen, and needs to not be under her mamas thumb quite so much, even with her hair.
So if I have any readers left, welcome to the journey.
This will just be a place for me to get out my thoughts and give my husband's ears a rest at night.