It’s going to be a busy day — the girl’s home from school today (staff development day), so we’re going to do some stuff and I also have an appointment this afternoon at 2 p.m. And I’m back on the diet today. Holidays are always so difficult when trying to stick to a plan — we pretty much blew it off, but thankfully didn’t do too much damage. Amazing.
Jami had a little friend spend the night Friday. They were soooo well-behaved. I was very proud. They played school and did art and watched a DVD (Annie). I think they enjoyed themselves.
After her friend went home, I went to Wal-mart (ugh). It was insane. But we needed some groceries and I also wanted to pick up one of those George Foreman grills to be able to grill chicken, venison, vegetables, etc. without having to fire up the bbq pit. I have an uncle who hunts and fishes a great deal. He’s so cute. Just a good ole’ East Texas boy. I was picking his brain for ways to cook venison and he said, “Well, we just season it a little and throw it on the Foreman.” Throw it on the Foreman. I don’t know why that tickles my funny bone so much!
Our Sunday sermon was good. I love our pastor. He’s another good ole’ Texas boy. Loves Jesus, keeps things simple. Here’s the sermon:
1. The blood of Jesus identifies us as God’s own.
2. The blood of Jesus protects us.
3. The blood of Jesus sets us free.
(Scripture reference: Exodus 12: 21-23, 29-31)
Of course, that simple beauty was followed with the fact that we must take action by choosing to accept God’s gift the same way the Hebrews had to take action by painting the doorposts with the hyssop so their homes would be passed over. It was a really good sermon.
Oh, and something exciting and yet rather scary news . . . we’re going back to homeschooling next year. I don’t have time to explain it all right now, but I will in a later post. I think we’ll be using the A Beka curriculum to start out — the work text type format will help in the transition from public school to homeschool, since that’s the type of format she’s used to right now.
HOWEVER, I am attending the Southeast Texas Homeschoolers Association Conference in June and am excited about finding out what all else is out there! I’m a big fan of Susan Wise Bauer and her book The Well-Trained Mind, A Guide to Classical Education at Home. So I’m hoping to use the summer to research things and figure out how to transition to a more classical education in mid-stream (i.e., fourth grade). The awesome thing about homeschooling is WE get to tweak it to fit our goals. And Texas is very homeschool-friendly.
Well, I really better go for now. More later.