8/1/2013: Day 133


I’ve been able to sing this song for only about 2 weeks now.  The sad thing is it’s already beginning to morph into “I gotta go back, back, back to school again!” I hope all you Grease 2 fans recognized that one.   😉

Seriously, though, between extended sickness this past winter and our move across 4 states in the middle of our school year, we were very late finishing up.  Now, here we are staring the first day of a new school year right in the face (with the last day of school still in the rear view mirror).  The really weird thing is our girls are ready to start back.  Not me! I need more time!!!

Since day one is getting closer all the time and I’ve had to move this pile of homeschool curriculum from couch, to table, to bed more times than I want to count…


I figured it was time to start getting things organized…again.  I have the strange sense I just did this 5 months ago.   🙂

To make all you moms feel better about your own situations, I wanted to share a picture of what our “school” looks like at the present.


And yes, that stuff is just thrown in there!  We got to the point, towards the end of the year, where it just didn’t matter so much about organization as long as it was put up.  Well, today, we took some baby steps towards getting it all back in order.

When I start projects like this it almost becomes an obsession.  I want to get all these cute little organizers, colorful bins, charts, wall posters, and have everything just perfect.  Then I remember I have no wall space, shelf space, or floor space.  Now my challenge is to get it all together and make it work in this camper.  I remember several years ago, after the stock market crashed, watching a segment on the Today Show about a family who sold everything, bought an RV, and were traveling the country while homeschooling their kids.  I distinctly recall thinking “That would be so hard to do in that small space.  I would go crazy!”  Ha!  Now I’m the one who’s trying to find a way to make that wall map fit without covering up a window!  It makes me laugh (not the mad scientist laugh…the full of joy laugh).  In retrospect, I think God planted a seed that day.  🙂

So, give me a few days and I’ll have it all done and the pictures to prove it!

One more thing to show just how “not together” I have it.

DSC_0397 We seriously had to leave this under Anna’s pillow tonight!  She lost her tooth yesterday and the tooth fairy was a no-show last night!  I want to know who pays her salary anyway???  😉  Thankfully, Anna is a very understanding, patient girl and realizes how forgetful her mother is and that we hardly ever have any cash!  So if any of you have been having a case of “bad parentitis” like I have lately, it doesn’t get much worse than an IOU from the tooth fairy!  Hope that made you feel better about yourself.

Have a blessed night!

“The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”   – David O. McKay


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