Blogging. I'm blogging again. :) Yesterday, I woke up excited about posting something. And as I was going through the morning routine, I even came up with an idea about what I was going to post about. My favorite pasta primavera recipe. As I was planning on whipping up a huge batch, I figured I could even include pictures and everything. Well, you know that whole best-laid plans thing...
I had the pasta cooking, and realized I needed to finish washing up the dishes in the sink so I'd be able to drain and cool the pasta. Reaching into the sudsy water, I grabbed a hold of a glass, having no idea it had broken in the sink. Yep, sliced my index finger but good, right down near where it joins my hand. Stupid sucker would not stop bleeding. And while I did have the presence of mind to turn off the stove, that pasta was stuck sitting there in the pot of hot water. So, yeah, by the time I'd finally got my finger patched up nearly half an hour later (did I mention that it did not want to stop bleeding?), that pasta was not looking so great. And I really didn't think that showing off my bloated rotini was really the way I wanted to kick things off...you know, despite the fact that that is the reality of my life. :P
So here we are, another new day. A fresh chance to babble away. And strongly on my mind these days--homeschooling. Most immediately because I just finished Annie's second quarterly report for the year. Which yes, I admit, every time I finish one I sort of have this overwhelming feeling that a true celebration is in order. :D
But there's also the fact that Annie started a new semester of classes at the community college this week...and I'm sort of jealous. Okay, so I don't really want to take her German class. (I'd be pretty darn lost seeing how I haven't taken German 101.) However, I really wouldn't mind taking Intermediate Algebra course with her. I've never been a huge math geek, but I have to admit that I always really loved algebra. But most of all, I really want to take her Evolution class (taught by none other than Rich--and normally she wouldn't take a class taught by her dad, but since he's the only one who teaches it, there wasn't any choice).
But even more than these two things, there's the fact that a couple weeks ago, we finally made the decision about homeschooling Gray next school year. And its a GO! I'm so overwhelmingly excited about this, I can't even express it!!! Honestly, at this point, I think it's the best gift we could give this kiddo. But you know, much of my excitement is purely selfish. I'm going to get to spend all this wonderful time with this incredible, unique, funny, creative person!!!
The rational portion of brain keeps trying to remind me about some of the realities of this situation. There have been times when I thought all the work I had to do in homeschooling Annie would just kill me, and now I'm taking on homeschooling for two. And Gray is so very emotional and so very sensitive, and to be honest, it's sometimes very challenging. Probably more so because I'm so much like him. And despite the fact that Max does not want to be homeschooled (he wants nothing more than get old enough to get to middle school so he can play on every sports team possible--where did he come from anyway?!! :P ), I can see the potential for occasional trouble looming when he has to get on the bus and his brother doesn't. But you know, all the reminders in the world just can't dampen my excitement right now. And that's okay--there's plenty enough time for reality later, right?
Hmmmm...it appears that I have not lost my knack for babbling one iota, have I?