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Manageable Monday

Monday, January 21, 2013

My son is out of traditional school as of Friday and I heard from his online teacher. She sounds like some sweet teacher from an old TV show that you'd just want to gobble up! I'm so excited. He's too excited, he's making me CRAZY! Yesterday we put together 2 organizational cubbie things to make room in my office for him and his new stuff. School books won't be at school anymore now they'll be here (-: all day every day. So we got all that done, and rearranged some things. My daughter was super helpful also. I let her do some nailing in an old shelving unit we threw in a closet. I got a few pictures framed.. all and all a good feeling productive day!

No workin out but not because I was lazy. I'll let you know when I've been lazy. LOL

So today, I'm finishing up work with a goal of being mostly done by 10:30 am. I've been here since 5:30. I'll have more to do but it is manageable. Then we are off to lunch, walmart, and to get my glasses checked. I don't think my prescription is right. oh well. Then when we get home, I'm planning for a little run and some studying. Its a good day!

Tomorrow I think will be the first day of online school for my son. He will get to talk on the phone with his teacher and figure out what he can do without his books yet. I think there will be some things he can do without them. He did one assignment on Friday afternoon after his teacher put it into his to do box.

* my inspirational spark friends
* I have an easy button (hahaha)
* Terrific supportive husband
* Great kids!
* God for blessing us so much!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/21/2013 6:56PM

    That is awesome that your son is so excited about online school. Sounds like you did a lot even if you did not work out. Love your positives!
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Keep up the positives!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

That's the goal today.. too much good going on here.. I'm going to keep up the positives!!!

I got a lot of studying done last night, so I'm excited for that. I have more to do for that class today, but I think I'll get a run in this afternoon! I should have yesterday but I stayed up studying thursday night, which made me TOO tired yesterday. And I Know that BUT I just had to get some things checked off that list.. it was stressing me so NOW I'm NOT stressed (-: Lots of good things are going to happen today!!!

My Positives:
* My Jesus!
* My husband.
* My kids.
* My spark friends!
* I'm going to get to run today.
* I'm in a good place with my school work!

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2BEABETTERME 1/19/2013 9:54PM

    Great attitude! Been sending positive vibes your way...know you have a lot of new things happening!

Hang in there!
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PEPPYPATTI 1/19/2013 6:21PM

    Way to go on your studying & so glad you are not feeling stressed anymore! Love your positives!
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Good Friday to all!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Well I have good news and I have bad news. Okay the bad news first. The usual bully got my son again yesterday and the principal actually thinks my son started it! WHAT!!! Well I've been chatting with the superintendent about how things went down last Thursday and how I feel my son is not safe at recess. No one after the girls dispersed asked if he was okay. Had he not been in winter coat, and it had been a warm day and they were in shorts or something, he could have been seriously injured. So I deduce they are unhappy with him. SOOOOO the good news?!!! I got home after picking my children up from school and that happy meeting with the principal, and guess what!!! The online school called and he's all enrolled I can go tomorrow morning (TODAY!!!) and withdraw him from school! because by law he cannot be enrolled in two places yada yada yada.. I don't care why.. He never has to go back there!!!!

Now, I'm feeling sticky that my daughter is still there, but she's pretty happy go lucky and I'm hoping that none of this had a trickle down effect and she will be okay for this semester and I can enroll her in the fall. However, if it does, I'll just have to get her home sooner. I'm just unclear if the online school will take her mid semester. I think they will, it will just make it a little more difficult.

I was hoping to ease him in, work any bugs out of our system here and then be all ready for her. Praise the Lord I only have the two of them.

Pray for my daughter that she doesn't feel too left out. I spent some time with her last night before bed and she was telling me how she feels. Daddy works, you are working and going to school, now brother's school thing and I'm just here. I said well it will calm down soon. She harped on it some more and I said, hey, I'm here right now, lets do something. She wanted me to commit some major block of time to her or make some special concessions or something. I said Honey things have to calm down but in the meantime we will do things. She has a puzzle she wants us to do. I told her we would do that tonight.

Oh what fitness?! Hoping to do a little tonight (-: I've been eating within range. I've been trying to track. I think I only didn't one day this week. I'm hangin in there.

I have lab today. I took a quiz for my one class, typical first week stuff, I'm glad they make the first week a get your toes wet week so I'm not SO freaked out. Lots of studying left to do.

God for getting me through this week.
My husband for being so terrific.
My beautiful wonderful kids.
My son is all enrolled in his new school!!! Praise, praise, praise!
I got 100% on my first quiz for school!!!!
GREAT spark friends.

OH and I bought an EASY button! LOL

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/18/2013 8:22AM

    Wonderful. Take care of that girl. You and your daughter!!

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This is easy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I think I need to start telling myself This is EASY! instead of this so SO HARD! I'm having such a difficult time. I think I need an easy button. This is EASY!

Oyi! too much going on but things are moving more smoothly. Praise: I think I have all the paperwork to the 'online school' place. So I suppose its not "home school" as much as it is online school and I still get resources to help my child, which is exciting. (This is easy!). My plan is to keep my kids home until I have to start my daily clinicals for physical therapy which could be as early as fall 2016 or possibly as late as fall 2017. So I get a little more time to pour into them the good things that I want them to have. In the fall 2016, they will be 6th and 7th grade respectively. Not that that's perfect time.. I wish I could skip all of junior high.. but its probably a good time. I'm hoping to send my son to a charter high-school that will deal with some pre-med college courses.. or at least that's been his plan for the last year. I'm sure that's subject to change (-: and I'm flexible.

I've started my college courses this week (this is easy)! I think I need to have more quite alone time. Not sure where that's coming from exactly (this is easy), but I have an idea about how to rearrange my day. Not sure where my working out is going to fit in. I really need to resolve to do 10 minutes every day right?! (this is easy). It should be easy. I'm just going to tell myself that it is and eventually it will be right? The power of positive thinking!!!

I'm so glad to have this blog to toss my thoughts into.

Thank you spark for making tracking my food and talking to my spark friends so easy (-:

Praise: My hubby and kids are so supportive of me going back to school!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/17/2013 7:47PM

    Way to go on the school! When you fall into a routine you will be able to find some time for fitness.
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2BEABETTERME 1/17/2013 10:34AM

    Yeah you for going back to school! It might take a little time to find your groove & the right schedule; but, you will find a plan that works!

If you find an easy button, please let me know...I want one too!
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Home schooling

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We've decided to home school. My kids are super excited about this decision. I am a little nervous as is my husband I think. What's the worst that can happen? The plan is to enroll my son and bring him home as soon as the things arrive, in a week to 10 days. Then I told my daughter if that works out we will get her home too because of course she thinks she's going to miss something and is completely upset that she doesn't get to stay home. Oh HELP!

Running today will clear my head! I have to get to work now.

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STRNGNGRNDED 1/12/2013 7:09PM

    woohoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS.
I'm amazed that two teachers have already posted here. Small world. =) I have seen the public school/private school system through the eyes as a student, parent, volunteer, and teacher. I always supplemented with my older two, because I knew they weren't being challenged. I now homeschool too. (I only have one left at home). We love it.
What are the ages of your children.

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MILPAM3 1/12/2013 9:23AM

  Having been a teacher in the public school, then having homeschooled my younger son, I've seen both sides of the coin. My only advice is to schedule your time for grading (unless you're getting a self-grading system). When it came time to report the course of study to the Board of Education, I would just copy the Index pages from each course book. No need to write up a synopsis of your curriculum that way.
The best part of teaching my son was infusing my love of learning into him. I taught him to observe and wonder and investigate. Tidbits of knowledge are interesting to share at any age.
Decades ago I attended a workshop for Cognitive Style Mapping (Dr. Lee Mulally (sp?) from Kent State Univ), which was very helpful. It shows the types of learners your children are (independent, teacher-oriented, peer-oriented) and if they are better reading or listening to their lessons. You can give some people a positive statement (It is this), others a negative (It isn't this), others an example, and others can assimilate knowledge all three ways. You have to learn your learners, so to speak.
I'm excited for you and yours.

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81MSMITH1 1/12/2013 8:32AM

    Congratulations on the decision to homeschool. It is something that has always intrigued me. I don't have children, or any plans to have children, however, if I did I think homeschooling would be the route I would want to go.

I am a teacher and feel that students do much better in a small class setting or with one-on-one attention. It worked for centuries prior to the Industrial Revolution.

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