Friday, October 17, 2008

We are still here least I am. Jeremiah took the girls and Jed all out. It is just Jonah man (who is sleeping) and I. I really have to take this time to get some stuff done. Our house has totally gotten out of hand! UGH!! Today was a better day of tackling it all. We were out all day on Wednesday. We had to pick up three older boys (to help with the wheat order), drop of Jeremiah to work, go to the park, pick up the wheat, and drop off the boys. We ended up staying at our friends house until it was time to pick Jeremiah up from work. Needless to say that busy day totally overstimulated poor baby boy. It took him an hour to calm down and go to sleep. But we had a great time fellowship. I know I was going to blog about a few other things that went on this week. And I would if I could *remember* them! Hmmmm, maybe it will come to me later. Probably when I am in the middle of something and I don't actually have the time to post! But of course.

Jeremiah and I listened to a great, GREAT lecture/sermon tonight. Not sure if any of you have heard of Dr. S. M. Davis or not. We listened to his talk on how to stop the curse of the rebellious child. I also listened to a talk by him earlier today (as I was eating lunch and cleaning) about breaking family curses. Yeah....I/we needed that. And we will keep needing it. It is definitely something we will listen to again and again. I've been listening to a talk by Victoria Botkin on homeschool. It is great stuff. I was kind of able to breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes I start to I doing this right? Am I missing something? We got some great ideas for the girls schooling and I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the talk sometime soon. Homeschooling is never static, nor should it be. We are always evaluating and re-evaluating what we are using and doing. We've been having some trouble with the history program we have been using this past year. I still think it is a great program, just not with a lot of children, IF you want their literature to match up with their history content. Sonlight takes a lot of time, and there isn't enough time for each child to be in their own level. So we have had Isa and Moira doing the same level. However Isa's literature is American History related, but the girls are in the Ancient civilization level in the history section. So this talk we have been listening to may just help us go the uncharted course. And it is reassuring to know that it can be done, and that it works. I'll try to remember to let you all know what we decide to do about it later on.

Right now I sure of how to word it all. It seems that my mind is just one big muddle right now. I know we need more of a routine/schedule. However in order for that to work I need to have children who are obedient. And that takes time, and a lot of work. In the mean time we are re-evaluating curriculum. And I seem to have a million and one things that I would like to teach them, or do. So I feel like I am being pulled in a million directions. I am thinking part of this feeling may be hormonal. The baby has been doing 7 hour stretches at night. This may be stirring up some hormonal soup or something, as evidenced by my wild dreams I have been having! I'm not sure if anyone else has crazy dreams when their hormones are wacky, but I do. So I need to hang on for the ride and wait for my mind to slow down.

Ok, this post seems totally nonsensical (is that a word?) Off I go to do some cleaning. Oh fun, oh fun!
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