Well, I had different ideas for posting today. I was going to go “back to be roots” as it were-and talk about habit training (quiet time in particular). But, today has different ideas for me.
My friend’s kids will be coming over in…oh 2 hours or so to spend the day with us. I have a slight headache and the house is a bit of a…well, disaster (with everything going on lately, that’s become the norm again 😦 ). So, I at least wanted to be able to say I posted for Q!
Seriously, I could spend hours and hours on here. But, not today!! That’s my “quick post” for Q! 🙂
Okay, confession time.
I’m terribly impatient. Like, chronically so. To be fair, I have gotten slightly better as an adult. However, I’m still seriously impatient.
I don’t like to wait for anything (including Christmas gifts). Seeing unwrapped – anything makes me all giddy and excited. I have to put anything like that out of sight so it doesn’t drive me bonkers.
I also really want what I want right away. I think that is where a lesson of trust comes in, huh? When I was pregnant this last go round, I was miserable at the end. I would wake up almost every morning crying that I was still pregnant. But, I had to trust that God was still perfecting my littlest one.
How often and in how many circumstances do I do that very same thing? I want XYZ right now. In reality, it just isn’t time yet. It may, in fact, not be a blessing to me yet. I’m not ready for whatever it is (job, money increase, more blog followers, another baby, fill in the blank).
So, I suppose one antidote for impatience is trust.
How do you deal with waiting?
Today marks the beginning of the A-Z blog challenge. And it seems fitting that “A” falls upon my first day back to school.
I’m trying very hard to come up with a witty title that includes something about the letter A of course. I guess I would like to make A’s in school, of course. It is the first letter of the alphabet as well – see all the connections I’m making!
In reality, I’m a bundle of nervous excitement. I haven’t sat in a classroom in years. I went to public high school for 2 years. After much drama including a family falling apart (mine), a house being lost, and a bout of depression (mine again), I opted to do school by correspondence. The issue with correspondence school is that one doing said schooling needs discipline otherwise work simply doesn’t get done. I had little to none of any sort of self control or discipline so finishing school was long and tiresome.
After I graduated from high school, I went to a local community college. I really had no direction and at the slightest bit of challenge, I would drop a class. Good grades have come pretty easily to me. I never really had to push through anything before. When the time came, I gave up pretty easily. Eventually, I dropped college altogether.
I turn 30 this year. I haven’t worked outside my home in 5 years. And now I’ve decided to do something a bit different. I’ve found through homeschooling just how much I love to learn along with my kids. I also love massage. So I’m going to learn how to give massages!
So, wish me luck!
I’ve been working on our first grade curriculum for this upcoming school year. I wanted to share what I’ve come up with so far!
Just a note – almost none of this is original. I’ve used many sites and different curriculum as a guide. I’ll put links in where applicable.
The Children’s Bible in 365 Stories by Mary Batchelor
What the Bible is All About: A Bible Handbook for Kids
Window on the World
Reproducible Maps- Charts- Timelines & Illustrations
We’re using the Bible Road Trip – a free, really awesome Bible curriculum. We’re doing the year one, lower grammar track. We’re not going to do most of the digging deeper questions. I don’t think my son is quite ready yet.
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