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Stream of consciousness ahead!

Because my brain feels a little like mush right now, and stream of consciousness is all I’ve got.

And also because this is my blog and I will do stream of consciousness if I feel like it. 😉

There’s only a week and a half until school starts.

Which basically signals the end of summer for me, even though, yes, summer technically extends through part of September.

I know we are super lucky to not already be in school…a lot of people have been back for a while.

But hey, one of my prerogatives as a homeschool mom is getting to choose when we start school.

And I have a thing about not doing school in August.


So we don’t crack our books open until September.

Though Joshua and Lisey will of course be starting their college classes before then.

I haven’t figure out how to control college schedules yet.   Hmmm.

I have a kind of bad summer bucket list report to write.

I have done right around zero of the productive things on my list, so unless I have some sort of miraculous burst of productivity next week, there are going to be a lot of un-crossed-off-things in my report.

an old photo, but useful for illustration purposes at the moment

On the other hand, I have done some fun things that weren’t even on my list.   So there’s that….

I really only  have two kids to homeschool this year.

Lisey’s work is about 80% at the college now, and of course Joshua is long graduated from homeschool.

So that basically leaves just Sonia and Zoe, which isn’t much compared to when I had four kids all homeschooling at the same time.

Two feels awfully manageable, especially since they’re in 8th and 9th grade this year and can do a lot of work all on their own.

I’m looking forward to fall.

I don’t love winter weather or the darkness of winter days, but I do always enjoy the change of season that happens in September…the drier air, the breeze, the tinge of chill in the evenings.

So, I’m just going to enjoy all the loveliness of fall and try not to think about what follows!

<focuses on cozy sweaters and roasting marshmallows>

But I’m not going to rush it.

Here’s to squeezing every last drop out of summer! There are still 90 degree days in the forecast, so we’re going to enjoy that while we can.

Swim while the sun shines, I say.   Because in the cold days of January, you never find yourself thinking, “Wow, I wish I hadn’t made so many trips to the pool in August.”


Are you still in summer mode?   Or does it feel already over for you?

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Friday 24th of August 2018

Summer is my favorite but it has rained for almost a month straight here. So my outdoor to do list hasn’t gotten done and I feel robbed of the sunny lazy dYs at the pool that I love. We homeschool and kind of do it year round, although summer is super laid back. We are enjoying this week at our local fair. Our son’s 4-H group runs the petting zoo and rabbit tent. They provide educational activities and presentations for the kids and a chance to pet farm animals. So this is super fun and counts as school.


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

It' COLD where I live ( we are in the tail end of winter) and I had a roof guy come out today and he was in short shorts, like little blue shorts and all I could think was Aren't you cold?!


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

I'm in denial that summer is almost over and school is very close to starting.

With my oldest starting grade two and my son doing kindergarten (he's too young to enroll, but wants to start anyhow), I'm just at the beginning of our schooling journey. We're homeschooling for now and will take it a year at a time.

I've barely looked at our curriculum and I'm first up to teach at our co-op, so I need to move on that one!

I could really use another month of summer.

Mrs. Picky Pincher

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

I nearly drooled hearing you talk about winter. I'm a winter/fall person for sure. And of course, Texas is 90% summer all the time. :) I'm looking forward to cooler days, for sure! There's something naturally exciting about fall, isn't there?

I can't believe it's almost September, to be honest. If our debt payoff schedule holds out, I'll be working for myself in just under two months. How nuts is that??? :)


Friday 24th of August 2018

Woohoo! That's even better than fall weather, I'd say.


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Our son took community college classes here in our town in NC and there is NO COST to high school students. Even their books are free. Ds also took AP courses, so when he graduated from high school, he went back to the same community college for one year. We just dropped him off at UNC last week where he transferred in as a Jr.

The cost of his first two years of college? Less than $1000 for books and access codes!!!! I can't believe more kids don't do this.


Friday 24th of August 2018

I wish it was free here! But hey, at least 50% off is something.

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