Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Have No Clever Title to Put Here!

I've been SO bad about updating this blog! I guess it's because we've been in a weird mode of school lately. We're still doing enough sit-down work that I feel like Reilly and Declan are being educated, but it's been a whole lot more unschooling-type lessons lately.

For example, last Monday I found out my dad was in the hospital with pneumonia and, through a series of events in his life, he had nobody to be up there with him. So I packed up The Kids, some crayons and paper, some movies and my laptop, and we went up there to be with him. I figured that the lesson that they were learning is how to serve and minister to people, even when it's not "convenient" or "fun". (By the way, I could not have been more proud of how well they acted while we were there!) A week before that, we had to take Holly to the vet in the morning, so I packed up some worksheets for Reilly to do while we were waiting.

Yesterday, I decided to take The Kids to the Veterans Day Parade here in town. I'm so glad that we went! (I realized that I really love parades.) Plus, it was so emotional for me to see all these older gentlemen and ladies in their uniforms or their VFW hats going by. It really got me to thinking about my grandfather, who served in WW2 and being thankful for all the men and women who choose to join the military. The Kids really loved seeing all the bands and the old cars, waving their flags and cheering. It was a great way to spend the morning!

Today was just a typical day, really. Since we're so close to Thanksgiving, I'v been reading a book called Eating the Plates: A Guide to Pilgrim Manners and Food which is a really fun book. They also made a Thankful Turkey which I took pictures of but I can't find the cord to get the pics on the computer right now, so I'll post them later. We pulled out the "Feed the Pilgrim & Indian" game today and used it to review addition facts (Reilly) and practice letter recognition (Deco). Who would have thought when I made that game two years ago that it would still bring The Kids so much pleasure? Amazing! I think it's the best idea I've had yet for school!

My job is going really well. I love the company I'm working for and the people I work with are really fun. God is really blessing us in that it's not been a hard transition so far! Since I don't go in until 5:00, I still have all day with The Kids and, thus far, haven't had any trouble getting things done around here. The only down side is that, as an employee, I can have free coffee from the deli if I bring in my own cup (or pay 25 cents for an employee cup!) and it's really good coffee!! So I drink at least one cup per shift, sometimes two, which means I don't really feel like going to bed when I get home at 10:30...which explains why I'm up writing a post right now...and bouncing off the walls!

OK, goodnight! I'll try and post those pictures tomorrow because they're really cute!


Sherri said...

I'm glad your transition into the working world has gone so well. How do you manage dinner and all? Do you try to cook before you go, or does hubby take care of that when he gets home?

Lisa said...

Dinner is going pretty smoothly, actually! I get as much done as I can before he comes home and then he finishes up any loose ends. I'm also trying to make lots of things that can feed for two nights so all he has to do on some nights is reheat leftovers.

Troy said...

Hi, Babe. I love you. Ched

Robin said...

Hope your Dad is feeling better!