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What Homeschooling Looks Like…..on a good day

I get lots of questions about homeschooling. While it’s becoming more popular and socially acceptable, many are still baffled by the whole concept. We home school for many reasons, too many to get into on what is supposed to be a “light-hearted” blog. I will share a verse, though, that completely corresponds to the title of this blog.

“Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
Psalm 37:3
(emphasis mine)
๏ปฟAs a homeschooling mom, that’s what I’m working toward, hoping and trusting God for. I fail so many times, but He is faithful to take my mistakes and turn them for His good. Really if you’ve got time today, and your wondering what God has for you, I’d encourage you to read all of Psalm 37. In my Bible, I have written at the top of the chapter “God’s job description for me.”  Here’s a picture of my Psalm 37.
Obviously, by the underlining and markings, this speaks to me. If you let it, it will speak to you, too.
 
Oh, yes! Homeschooling….chased a rabbit there, didn’t I?  Well, I do come from a long line of hunters. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
One thing I love about homeschooling is that I get experience most, if not all, of my children’s first.  Especially sweet is the light in their eyes as the decoding of letters and sounds evolves into reading.  Just this morning Little Guy was having his reading lesson, and missed a word, he gets frustrated when he is not successful on the first try sometimes.
 
  This is the face of the child who rubbed his head and said, “I think I’ve just had too much sugar, this morning.” Lol!  Wonder where he’s heard that before?!
 

And this is the moment I get to encourage him, that we all make mistakes, and you just gotta keep trying.

He said some more funny things, but I think I’ll save those for a later post, as I will need permission to quote from another blog, for you to get the joke. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you have the best day!  I’m off to enjoy my VERY blessed life. ๐Ÿ™‚  Thank You, Jesus!!!

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*If you’ve been following the blog, this week, you are probably thinking, “Boy, this chick is all over the place!”  You would be right.  Welcome to my life.  It’s a roller coaster around here, might as well hang on and enjoy the ride. ;))

3 in the Morning….and WHAT am I doing up?

Good Gravy!  It’s 3:18, to be exact, and what am I doing?  Laundry.  You know I keep getting these spam emails saying things like, “Adults living with ADD.”  Seriously, who told them?  I had laundry in earlier, towels in the dryer, shirts in the wash.  When I went to get the towels… : P… still damp.  So round two, while letting them dry just a little longer, get the kiddos in bed, a little sewing time, sit down to watch a movie, take a little nap, wake and think…and smile, and say, “You know it’s 2:30, I should maybe go to bed.”  Start to get ready…half way there… Stop! Wait!  You have shirts in the wash………….. You have got to be kidding me.  So, I wait.  Cause I may looooooove to iron my stash, but I will do whatever it takes to keep from ironing those shirts! Hehehehe

Oh, and can I just say, cause I been wanting to express this for a while, and just had no place to do it, so right here and now in this run-on sentence would be the perfect place.  Using an iPhone has just about killed my typing capabilities!  While looking for a computer this summer I asked my brother, “Don’t they have a computer that will fill in the blanks for you?”  He laughed and said sadly, no, there was not a computer that would do my typing for me.  I have an app on my phone that I just speak into….it was free. :-/   On the brighter side, I have had two, well….. one highly (*read probably the smartest person I know*) intelligent person and one moderately intelligent person(you can guess which one you are, cause I know you’re both reading this. Lol! *it really is getting late, I’m crossing over to the silly side, and I do not want to go there*) call ‘me’…, ‘jan’…  “tech savvy!”    What a hoot!!!! 

Words…

Words With Friends…. Scrabble on your phone.  Have you played?  I have. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an experience.  Did you know before Words I did not even know  this whole “Blogland” existed?  Yep, just a mom raising kids, sewing away all by her lonesome.  Until, Words.  It works like this, you have to choose a user name, just like every other application on the iPhone or Internet, logical choice for me was something to do with sewing.  My choice… *sewgirl(a variation of *sewgirl, icon added, if you request “sewgirl” you won’t get me ๐Ÿ˜‰  ).  Then you have to start games.  You can start them randomly, which can be very interesting, either good <3 or badX.  You can search your contacts, or search by user name.  Me, being the dork I am, decided to type in every sewing and quilting term/name I could think of.   You would not believe what came up.  There are a lot of us out there!  I got to play with Jody Burrow one day, you know the inventor of the Square in a Square Ruler.  I was so excited!  Kinda like the time my mom was a telephone operator in 1969, and got to place a person to person call to ELVIS PRESLEY! Hehehe, well, my news might not have been that big, but I was excited! 

In June, I hit pay dirt.  I found my Friend, Melissa, of Sewing Adventures.  I remember her saying, “Do I know you?” To which, I had to reply sheepishly, “No, I’m just a sewing geek, who typed in random sewing terms.  It’s okay if you want to resign.”  Melissa so graciously replied, “No worries, it’s all good.”  From there it’s history.  Quilting friends.  She is the one who introduced me to Blogland.  Many thanks, Melissa!!! xoxoxo

And, as a post script, I’ll just say today was a good day, as I got to put a voice with a face and name…thanks for the chat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to many more and a hopeful visit!  You made my day.

*Secondary post script, the timing of this post is ironic, in that I am currently taking a break from all games but three ๐Ÿ˜‰  FB friends, thanks for the offers to play, I’ll definitely let you know when I’m back. ๐Ÿ™‚

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