Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time flies....


WHoaaaa... time flies when you are having fun!


Not really!

We are into our second week of homeschooling this year and there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. By the time I get schooling done then I hop on the household chores of laundry, dinners, errands to run and numerous other small tasks that seem small yet when you add them up it equals NO FREE TIME! At least no free time for MOM!

If I had a "real" job somewhere then I would at least get a lunch break and I'd get a paycheck! Right????


;0)


Now before anyone makes a comment let me just say that I choose to homeschool because even though I am not a teacher I feel that our kids can get a better education at home than what they do in our public school system. It does take a lot of time and thought on my part to put everything together and to make sure that they are getting what they need in an education but it is well worth it. You just have to listen to me whine & cry every so often when I/we am/are having a bad day.


Yesterday was THAT day but today is going much better.


I am still having a hard time adjusting to "school time". It is so hard to get in the house early in the evening and get to bed early. It seems that by the time we get home from football, do dinner and wash up the dishes that it's almost time to get ready for bed. However, my body clock doesn't want to shut down for sleep till way after 11 p.m. and then when the alarm goes off at 5:30 I feel like I just crawled into bed.


Does anyone else have these problems or is it just ME?


Oh well... all will get better as we get more into the swing of things. It just takes time!


On another note, I have slowly been changing my blog around a bit AGAIN. I am still working on it but I hope to be finished soon. I also have a few new recipes to share with you soon so you'll have to visit again!

10 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Hi dearie -- take a tip from an old teacher -- make sure you have "centers" in your curriculum, as part of each and every day! Otherwise, you will get no rest. And the kids will learn not only the material in the centers, but also it helps with pacing, self-reliance, and self-starting! When I taught, we had centers 2x a day. The students (even in K) could look at a graphic and see what center they were to use. I set a timer and when it went off, they went to the next center...etc...for 1 hour TOTAL (4 centers).

Fit & Flabless said...

No worries....you are doing great. It IS really tough adjusting to new commitments. I can't seem to get a grip on all of the chaos, either. BTW, I LOVE the new decor. What wonderful fall colors! So fresh and pretty. You need to teach me a few things. Happy Footballing tonight. I will keep my fingers crossed that L will kick some major booty.

Cheryl said...

Time does fly !

Love the new look of your blog. And I to like to change mine around.

Country Whispers said...

Thanks Penniwig for the advice. I'm always open to advice. The more the better. I went through this phase last year too. I think it's the "getting back to school thing". No one is ready but we just have to dig in. Until we get settled in a bit there is always a little confusion and frustration.

Nancy M. said...

It's not just you! We had a bad day on Monday too. My son was crying and I almost was too. I'm sure there will be more bad days, but hopefully many more good ones!

Andora said...

I think we all have our days,but you will be fine and you will get back in the swing of things..and I to like the look of what you are doing to your blog,I like doing things with mine to,makes it fresh..looking forward to the recipes..you wouldn't happen to have one for tomato jam or jelly??

Country Whispers said...

Andora...I don't have a recipe for tomato jelly or jam to share. Actually, I have never heard of such a recipe but it sounds interesting. If you ever find one let me know.

Carmen C. said...

Jessica, I think everyone has those days now and then. As far as working outside of the home, yes there's a break and a paycheck, but there's still dinner and dishes and laundry when you get home. I think you have a very important job,you are a mother and teacher to your children, and no one in the world is better suited for that job than you are, and your paycheck will come when your kids are grown and are caring, responsible adults and then they will thank you for all you did for them:) Maybe you can arrange to find a little free time for yourself on weekends, for your crafting?? I'm sure as you adjust to the new schedule too, things will seem less stressful. LOVE the new autumn look here too:)

lisa said...

Jessica, You do have a "real" job. I did not home school my kids but if I had kids in school now, they would be homeschooled..It seems now that my kids are all in college I am busier now...I never get to sit or take a lunch break, that is my fault tho because I don't take the time. It takes time to get back into the groove of things when school starts back up..Your doing great and remember you do have the real job...Lisa

Steph said...

I always feel the exact same way when we get chickens back in after catching. I get a two week "vacation" which is usually more tiring than having actual chickens, then I have to get back into my chicken routine!