Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What's New?

With us, you ask? Well, we made it through Christmas. It was wonderful to have my husband home for the first time in 8 years for the whole day! Visiting family was equally stressful and enjoyable. I don't know exactly how that is possible, but that is the best that I can explain it. We were home by 5 watching a movie (Hancock with Will Smith - the boys love Will Smith) and in bed by 8 (dh had worked 16 hours previous - he didn't get home until 8 a.m. Christmas morning). It was relaxing and fun to spend time with just the 5 of us.

Since then, I have been cleaning, storing new items, decluttering old junk and making goals for the new year. I love a new beginning! Today I cleaned my room and bathroom (not the closet, but that is another thing to tackle) and the boys bathroom. Even though the whole house isn't clean (when does that happen???) I feel refreshed and satisfied that all is good in the world. I am baking some cookies that Norman bought from a fundraiser.

If you know us in real life, you know that I have been struggling with a recent decision that my oldest son, Lee, has made. He wants to play football, but that requires him to attend our local public high school. So in 2.5 years, he will begin his freshman year away from home - unless, God willing, he changes his mind. So, I have had my emotions all over the place as I struggle with his decision. I am praying frequently! But I know that God is in control and capable of guarding and guiding my son, no matter where he spends his days.

For now, though, things are the same in my happy little world. I am choosing to go on and not allow this to drag me down. We are beginning a unit study in January that I am very excited about.

I have a giveaway that I will announce on Jan. 1st. You won't want to miss this, so make sure that you come back by! And bring a friend!

Have a happy day!
Carie

3 comments:

Sheri said...

Does your local high school have the 1/2 or part time student option? Ours will let you play sports if you take a certain amount of classes per semester. I know some who want to pursue sports look into that option. That way, he can take fun classes like music, art, gym, and whatnot and still do the core under your supervision. You may want to look into it...also, many church schools recruit homeschoolers to play on their teams...so you may also want to check that option...altho I dunno what the requirements are (maybe taking one or 2 classes a semester or something)....

HTH

Sheri (crewmate)

Mara said...

Hello! I just thought I would stop by and say hi! :D Cookies sound delicious!
--Mara

Crystal said...

I see that my daughter was here. Ha! She is everywhere! Glad to see things are going well for you despite the speed bumps of life. Sounds like you are trusting and obeying. Great to hear!