What am I doing? Going crazy!!! If I've become anything over the last year of home schooling, moving twice, and transitioning, it is LAZY. I don't mean I don't clean, cook, love the husband, go to church, socialize with friends, and play with the kids. What I'm trying to say is that I have basically had NO SCHEDULE WHATSOEVER! It's been fun, but it is so not me. I need a wakeup time, a bedtime, and a list of things to do and accomplish. With home schooling, I was the complete opposite.
Within the last week, I enjoyed a few days out of town with family, hit a water park, rode a giant Ferris wheel, and then came home in utter PANIC MODE. Breathe Susie, Breathe. I have to find 3 birth certificates for my kids, 3 shot records, finish a substitute teaching application(I think I'm going back to work part-time-Arghhhhhh!), and shop for my kids, who not a single one has a pair of tennis shoes, let alone anything besides shorts and t-shirts that fit. Home schooling was a barefoot, casual dress atmosphere type of environment. Oh, and did I mention I have a huge pile of school forms to fill out in one day, and no earthly idea which box the necessary forms (birth certificates, etc.) are in to turn in by Wednesday. Okay, Breathe AGAIN.
I'm really fine, but during all this chaos, my sweet 14 year old talked me into reading book 1 of the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. I thought, "Why not?" I rarely read fiction and it will give me something to do while we traveled in the car last week. Besides, this is a "teen" type book and I probably won't even like it. BIG MISTAKE! Susie does not do well with fiction. I don't do well because (like my daughter) I become totally obsessed. Especially when it has to do with a love story and lovable characters. I have read three books of this stinkin' series in less than a week. Not good when you have tons of important things to accomplish. Oh well, at least I'm connecting with my daughter's interests, and at least there is only one more book in the series and I'll be done.
This is my silly life as of now, and hopefully I will get to writing something meaningful soon. Can you imagine the stories if I start subbing? Also, I need a new bible study to start. Have any good ideas? I've done just about everything Beth Moore, but I'm willing to continue if anyone has done her new "Stepping Up" and wants to share info. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the last days of summer. As for me, the vacation is officially over.