A funny thing happened in the homeschool. I decided not to do it. Completely overwhelmed and utterly cranky, I felt it best not to continue. I just looked at my daughter who was spinning circles in her seat while I was trying to talk about summarizing a book. I looked at her and said, You know what? I cant do this. It was an epiphany. She said is it me and I told her well, not really. I said you are the little tiny straw that broke the camels back. I said, me as the camel was weighted down by huge crates of stuff and you twirling in the seat was just the littlest thing. I assured her it was really all my doing.
And off she went to school. Last week. Or was it two weeks. It was heart wrenching really because I was so torn over the whole matter. So completely self punitive, seond guessing everything I was doing.
Then it happened. She started to excitedly talk about school. New friends, new projects, new teacher. All that chat with a big old smile on her face. Then I realized she is fine. Happy in fact, to be back at school. All is well.
Now that I have had a bit of time. I tackled the mounds, MOUNDS and mounds of laundry that had been piling up. Started dusting, mopping, cleaning because I just couldn't seem to get it all done before.
To all the families out there that homeschool. I salute you!
With a little more time on my hands I was able to go to a Stash Sale. The woman's Mom had been placed in an assisted living facility. Her daughter is selling her stash. I cam home with 5 grocery bags full. Knits in one bag for pajamas for me and the girls. One bag of upholstery type material for projects around the house. And a 1/2 bag of buttons. yes, a half bag of just buttons. All still on the cards - hand painted, cutie patootie type buttons. The rest of the bags had quilting material. Yeah. Here is a few pics of the loot.