Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happenings and Such

Hello All. I know I have been a little M.I.A. lately. But now I am back. Thought I would give you some quick updates on life around here.

Homeschool
After many years of talking about coming up with a name for our little homeschool we finally settled on one: Eagle Wings Academy. Our scripture reference is Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. I like this verse because I know for myself there are many times during my homeschool adventure that I grow so weary and feel like giving up. You know the days---the house is such a mess you pray no one stops by unannounced., laundry is piled so high the kids are making a fort out of it, you should have gone grocery shopping 3 days ago and now you are piecing together a somewhat healthy lunch, you just can't get your darling child to understand that 4+3 is 7 and not 5, and you think to yourself "maybe school would be better for them". I KNOW I can NOT be the only one that has those days. Sometimes I have one of those WEEKS. But even though I sometimes daydream of the bright colored school bus driving them all away I know it is NOT an option. Those are the days that I hold especially on to scripture and feel God carrying me through. Lets face it....life can be tough.

I have also made some headway on picking out curriculum for this upcoming school year. Now it is a matter of buying.

I am teaching Chemistry this year in co-op. I am making slow progress on that. I plan on kicking that up a notch.

Baseball
Alex is now done with baseball for the year---Yahoo!!!. Zachary is in the playoffs---YIPPY!!!. CJ last regular season game is Sunday and then he starts playoffs. By the time it gets to playoffs I am ready for the season to end (no matter what sport it is). It will be nice to have a break...even though it will be only about 3 weeks before CJ starts 2-A-Days for football. Basically 2-A-Days are what the name implies. He has to be at the field bright and early, somewhere between 7-8 a.m.. He has a few hours of practice. Then a break (they eat), and then another practice. So he is looking at being at the field for about 5-6 hours.

Cooking
I am still enjoying my new hobby. I tried a new recipe last night. Last week I ate dinner at a friend's house. I watched as she whipped up in no time a delicious easy meal. I made it last night. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! Thanks Dulce!!!

Names
A couple of weeks ago I did a post on crazy names people name their children. Well I read a new one today. A child in New Zealand was named....are you ready for this......Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii. Can you believe it!! I couldn't make this stuff up even if I wanted to. In the article I read, it talks about in N.Z. law blocks people from naming their child something that would cause offense to a reasonable person. They blocked the name Fish and Chips, Number 16 Bus Shelter, and Violence. I ask you.....why? Why would you name or want to name your child Fish and Chips?

2 comments:

Angela said...

Oh yes, I have those weeks for sure, I agree with you-it is no option but we wouldn't be human if we didn't think of it once in a while. I hope your enjoying your summer.

Angela

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/byourlove1

Tasha said...

That name thing is crazy!
If they really like the name that much they should change their own...it's wrong to gve your child a name that will surely bring them ridicule throughout life!
I'm so thankful I didn't end up with one of those parents!!! ;)

Love,
Tasha