Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Week

In my life this week...
After so much loss, we experienced two more deaths this week.    One was so tragic.   If you live in this area you more than likely saw it on the news.    One of our community's police officers was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident.    I have known this man since I was a teenager.     The other loss was a precious lady from my home church who was 100 years old.    She was our Sunday School teacher when we were little.    We grew up with her grandchildren and used to go to church functions at her son's home.     It was sweet to go to her visitation and just visit with church family and talk about her life.    Those are funerals you don't mind attending.   

Other than that, we are still running.   Little Guy has baseball practice two time a week.   Both boys have 4H shooting practice two times a week.   Hubs has basketball on Monday nights.     Add in church on Wednesday nights.     Whew!

In our homeschool this week...
The boys took their standardized tests this week.   Our homeschool co-op coordinates with a private school to be able to take the Stanfords.     Can I just say that I don't miss getting up at 6:00 and being on the road at 7:00 every morning?     We had to drive to another city for our tests so it was early mornings and long days.    The boys did really well handling the 8:00-12:00 test schedule.    They both are so glad that testing is over.   We didn't take Spring Break when everyone else did so we are off all next week!   Yahoo!


Places we're going and people we're seeing...
As I mentioned, we had a couple of opportunities this past week to visit with homeschool friends. We also had an opportunity to see some race cars this weekend at our church. Some of the drivers who race at our local speedway brought their cars out for the kids to look at and climb into. They loved the cars and also enjoyed getting their flags signed by the drivers.

My favorite thing this week was...

Having lunch with some friends from our homeschool co-op.    After testing was over we went out to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate.   We haven't had a chance to get to know them really well, but we had so much fun and are already planning to get together next week during Spring Break.

What's working/not working for us...
My house.     Right now my house looks like a tornado came to the front door and ran away scared!     Everywhere I look is a disaster.    I plan to work on that today, but my energy to mess ratio is sadly lacking.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
Big Guy is in the 8th grade.    High School looms.   Can I do it?    Is homeschooling him the best thing for him?    We are praying a LOT.   Constantly.     Parenting and homeschooling... it is not for the weak.

4 comments:

Allison said...

Deanna, when I started high school, my parents gave me the option of private school or to continue homeschooling through a video correspondence program with Pensacola Christian School. I opted for the correspondence program and really enjoyed it and it was great for my mom who didn't really feel qualified to teach some of the high school curriculum. Just a thought.

Andi said...

Deanna,
I don't know where you live or what you have around you. I homeschooled my kids for 7 yrs and they went into public school because my health was so bad I couldn't homeschool any longer. I'm glad for that. My friend is in VA and their kids are homeschooled and they have charter schools where the kids can take some classes in the upper grades.

The other option is when we lived in Hawaii we had people in our housing that taught classes and they weren't homeschooling. So you may be able to network together with other moms who are also getting ready to have high schoolers and see if you can't find moms who have strengths in science, foreign language, etc that would be willing to teach a course. I know with my friend they break it up and pay for the classes which help each other out.
Just some thoughts.

Shelby said...

Deanna, I am so sorry for your losses. They hurt no matter the circumstances.

As to homeschooling Big Guy, I have no insights since I never homeschooled. But I will join you in prayer and trust that the Lord will lead you to the right decision for your family.

If you find a way to up the energy to mess ratio, will you please share it with me?

Love you!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Hope things brighten up for ya'll.