Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lazy Summer Mornings

Holly and I have been enjoying some lazy summer days these past two weeks. June was chaotic with moving and a trip to Alabama. July we were swamped with different activities like unpacking and settling in, Vacation Bible School, the Tomato Festival and camp. We are still settling in, bit by bit. And I'm working on school plans. "Working" probably isn't the right word because it's an activity I really enjoy. But our mornings have been rather relaxed; sleeping in late, internet surfing. It's been nice but I wouldn't want that to be our schedule forever. And it won't be because on Monday we begin our homeschool year!

As usual, I think I am more excited about the new school year than Holly. She is looking forward to some of her classes: band, art and even math. We are trying Teaching Textbooks this year. She saw it and fell in love with it. We shall see how long her enthusiasm lasts! The thing Holly dislikes the most is getting up "early". I'm thinking that will be (for her) around 7 a.m. this year.

It's our last year of middle school. Sigh. Speaking of planning, I'd better get busy! What time do your kids get up for school?


  1. Glad you are having such a great summer. I love planning school too and the girls are looking forward to it, except Amber is fearing that I scheduled too much and also we hate to see summertime end. But I think it will go better than she fears and if not, we will tweek it here & there -- but between you & me, I have no idea where I would cut back, lol. Tell Holly not to fear, our girls will be awaking at 6:30 a.m. and out to the barn at 7:00; which doesn't sound bad now, but wait until February when it's -20°. Usually during the summer I let them sleep in however long they want and I do barn chores, but it's about time I share the pain. :)

  2. Okay, so get this Karen. I just found out that my nephew who is starting kindergarten (public school) next Tuesday, will have to be out at the bus stop at 6:45 a.m....and school begins at 8:05 a.m.