Saturday, June 11, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - June 11, 2011

I've discovered this link-in over at The Homeschool Chick and thought I'd join.

In my life this week...
I found the best way to begin a diet...get a canker sore on the side of your tongue.  For three-four days, I could barely eat anything.  As I have a class reunion in less than a month, this turned out to be a blessing as it gave me a jump-start my crash diet.  I have had about 10 pounds to lose for a while and I now think I am well on my way. :)

Places we are going and people we are seeing...
It seems that we are ALWAYS going places and this week was not exception.  We had our last CHOICE Kids Club of the school year this past Monday and that ended with a bang as a child pulled the Fire Alarm!  Four of my children, along with my niece and nephew, had their annual piano recital on Tuesday night. Congrats to each of them for a job well done!  The temperatures on Wednesday made it impossible to get anything accomplished, so we packed up and spent the afternoon at a local spray park where we ran into some friends.  Had a great time and I finally got some sun!  Thursday, it was off to do a photo shoot for a great senior.  Friday morning found us at the airport welcoming friends home after 3 weeks in PNG to visit their daughter & son-in-law.  On Friday night, we went to my mom's small town and enjoyed a summer evening watching the Fireman's Parade.  I was able to play photo-journalist and hope a couple of my pics make it into their local paper.  Today, we go to our church's homeschool graduation to support and cheer-on about 7 graduates.  Whew...can't wait to take a bit of a breather this coming week!

My favorite thing this week was...
...just watching my kids run in the water and play on the playground at the spray park while I soaked up the sun!

Questions/thoughts I have...
Does anyone read this blog?

Things I'm working on...
Editing the Senior session I did Thursday and the photos from last night's parade.  I'm also finalizing classes for our homeschool group this coming year.

I'm reading...
My issues of This Old Schoolhouse magazine that I haven't had time to read during the school year.  I have found that I love homeschool magazines as the information in them is equivalent to attending a weekend homeschool convention!

I'm cooking...
Uh-oh!  I just realized I need to get dinner in the crockpot!!

I'm praying for...
Those mothers just beginning their homeschooling journey.

A photo to share...
I just had this one of my daughter printed as a 5x7 this week:



This was kind of fun to remember all we did this week, though  I think I'm ready for a nap!  Want to join the fun?  Head on over to The Homeschool Chick & link up with us!



11 comments:

Ashley Key said...

I'm reading your blog! :) Thank you so much for visiting mine and leaving sweet words of encouragement! My next goal to tackle is some sort of meal plan like you suggested... I don't want to have to stress over meals if it's unnecessary!! Anyway, I'm your newest follower on twitter! I was going to follow your blog too but I couldn't find your followers box.

Victoria said...

Thank you, Ashley. I got the "followers box" up - just for you! :) Looking forward to following you on your journey.

Emily said...

I read your blog :) It's hard being away from home and seeing what you guys are up to makes me happy! You are so inspiring Vicki.

Marcee said...

This was the first time I participated in the journal-so I will be reading your blog:) How I miss living in a small town. Hopefully we will get to move back home this summer! I'm ready to get my next issue of TOS. I wish they came out with monthly issues I love them so much. Your DD is gorgeous.

natebeabout said...

I read it. It's actually a brilliant (or annoying) way for everyone to keep up on eveyone's activities.

Victoria said...

Always glad to annoy my brother brilliantly!! :)

Mary said...

I just found your blog the other day and have been enjoying it. I'm also from Rochester. (Henrietta to be exact)

Peggy said...

I read your blog too, and I enjoy reading about your activities and your comments on certain subjects. I just don't see how you do all that you do, but I'm glad you can. Take care.

Peggy said...

I read your blog too, and I enjoy reading about your activities and your comments on certain subjects. I just don't see how you do all that you do, but I'm glad you can. Take care.

Ted Snyder said...

When the rare occasion comes up that MY computer is not being used, then I look up your blogs! I enjoy how you write and knowing what's going on with our loved ones on top of the world. -Dawn

Ted Snyder said...

When the rare occasion comes up that MY computer is not being used, then I look up your blogs! I enjoy how you write and knowing what's going on with our loved ones on top of the world. -Dawn