Bring on Monday! Let's get this year started. I'm ready to dig in and move forward. This weekend I spent time cleaning my room and thinking. I had a lot of cleaning to do. It is actually embarrassing how much and that it's not even done. I love my little work space though. My desk is tidy. Papers are organized. Ok, so I do have one massive pile yet to sort. But I have the files labeled to do it!!
Tomorrow my oldest has her first seriously major assignment due. It's worth 30% of her grade. She hasn't even asked me to look at it. I think I make her feel like she's not good enough. So tomorrow I'm going to offer to proof it if she wants but no matter what she answers I will be reminding her that I think she's amazing!!! She is so courageous. She dove into taking two online high school classes and has tackled it with grace. Except at about 1:30 this afternoon when she thought she had lost all her work from the weekend, then there were tears, but still just a little bit. Her amazing daddy came to the rescue and found where she had saved it. Then there were more tears because it was saved!!
I anticipate a battle with #3. I may start calling her the Noisy Noodle. Nah, that's not very nice. Several hours of my time this weekend were also spent researching options for how to change her learning. I haven't come to any satisfying conclusions. Money is a pain, or rather the lack there of is. Tomorrow she will be back on Xtramath.org and Kahn Academy as well as the SOS Science & Geography we were given. Bless that family, Lord!! The Principal will be out of the building. Hopefully the day will go well anyway.
Daughter #2 has been ready to learn and I am hoping her compliance and even eagerness will continue. She will be reviewing basic multiplication on Xtramath.org too just because she needs it. But the time has come for her to move on, so Kahn Academy will be in play for her as well. Time to tackle what she has passively resisted for over a year. Here we come long division, decimals, fractions and percentages. This might get ugly. Hopefully it won't. I have resources. Now to use them. She has happily immersed herself in the Sonlight reading and I anticipate that will go well. The answering the questions and writing may be a hiccup we have to overcome. We can do it though, I know we can!!
And back to Daughter #1, well, Science & Math have lost priority a bit over the Fall Semester but it's time to put those back into play. She and I will be learning time management skills together. Her paper route, volunteering, church volunteering, free time, and youth events all need squished in there. Can we do this? Yes, but it's going to take work to figure out how.
Then there is Baby Girl. The schedule is working PRAISE GOD!!! Sleep is happening for all of us! She is a much happier baby for sleeping longer and more. She has much happier parents too. Yippee!! Now the trick will be to keep her schedule working while life happens. Teens and toddlers are an interesting mix. Tim and I rarely have time when we are awake and someone else isn't too. Next on our agenda is working Daughter #3 back into sleeping in their shared room. I sure wish we had enough rooms for them to not need to share. I am thankful though for the pull out couch in the basement and that we have that space for her to use in the meantime.
The latest work schedule at my part time job has me booked for a few more hours and there are some daytime shifts in there. I am thankful for how God is providing for us. Tim and I are still praying, thinking, and researching about the future. It blows my mind how much things cost. In some ways I just don't fully understand it. $400,000 is more money than my brain can fathom when it comes to property prices and yet that's where the ones that have what we need start, start. YIKES good thing God is a big God!! Too bad we can't ask Him to invest cold hard cash. Can you imagine the bankers face if we listed God as a partner??? That thought makes me smile.
Speaking of smiles, my Thirty-One business has so much potential for this coming year. I get excited thinking about it! Over the next few months I can work towards earning this summer's conference almost FREE if not completely free. And if things continue to go as they are I may even see Director after my name!! Wouldn't that be cool? It's so much fun having a team of people in this with me. I've met some amazing people through this opportunity already. It really is my favorite thing to go on my Downline Tracker and watch them reach goals and earn rewards! There are whispers about a leadership trip happening this fall for Canadian consultants. The mere thought of a vacation and a paid for vacation at that??? *Swoon!*
The girls are wanting music lessons and Thirty-One is about the only way I can see that happening. It's over $200 a month!! I need to have some parties!! LOL We work this business as a family and I am really hoping and praying God will continue to bless it and us. We have also taken on an extra paper route to put towards this cost. It's crazy to think about adding that expense and yet I feel so strongly about it needing to happen now. I will keep praying about it and Tim and I will keep talking. We haven't made any final decisions yet as it really isn't in our budget. The decision needs to be made very shortly as lessons begin again this week.
That's about all for now. It's officially Monday and I'm ready to head to bed. We have a meeting to attend at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning for Tim. I just loooooove mornings. *insert rolling eyes here*
Thanks for reading!