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Monday, August 30, 2010

8 Days and Counting

Counting down to our cruise to the Western Caribbean, including stops at Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize and Cozumel from the port of Miami. This will be the first time I've left the country, although not my first vacation. It is my first vacation not attached to another event unless you count the time I drove down to St. Augustine for the weekend with a girlfriend. We did the tourist thing, IMAX, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, etc. We did drive a convertible Mustang that weekend, which was a blast.

How unbelievably boring I've been. A world of possibilities and I've allowed myself to stay in a cocoon of familiarity. Last year when I met Michael, I decided it was time to live. To make some changes and I realized the ONLY way I was going to do something different was to DO something different. I wanted to leave the U.S. by my 35th birthday. I'm 33. I booked a cruise a year in advance. An entire year in advance. We didn't know if we'd work out and the tickets were non-refundable, non-transferable. It was a risk and now 8 days away from our departure, I'm so glad I risked it.


The kids are loving school, I think that's about to change because Camille has a log for just about every subject. A reading log, math skills log, exercise log and I'm sure a science/observation log is coming. Danny brought home Freddy the Reading Frog (thankfully a stuffed animal and not a live frog) for the night. We read a story to Freddy and Danny tried to write about his time with Freddy in Freddy's journal. Danny picked The Frog and Toad Treasury to read to Freddy. (How cute)

Freddy the Reading Frog has beans in him, like a bean bag. I wonder how washable he is...Michael HAD to tell me that Freddy would be full of germs in no time after visiting all the kids' homes. Yes, just what I WANTED to hear as Danny is hugging Freddy to his face.

Monday today was not a MUHNday, it went pretty fast actually. I'm on the other side now, looking forward to our upcoming adventure. I just have a ton to do between now and then...happy Monday!



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Friday, August 27, 2010


Michael's been working ridiculously long hours this week, he's home an hour after the kids go to bed and leaves for work before I do. It's hard. I miss our time and although I can handle it (all), I miss him...just being around him, having him involved, being able to dissect our days together. He's working so hard and he probably has to work the weekend too.

Guess that means I'll have time to do some organizing that has been put aside. Oh joy. I know I'll feel better AFTER it's done but goodness I know the time it will take. Sounds like a movie rental day with files strewn around me waiting to find their home.

My parents put in a swimming pool at the beginning of the summer and it's been a godsend. Danny's fear of water is completely gone. A few months ago he'd have gone into full panic attack mode if you asked him to come into the water away from the shallow stairs, now he's jumping into the 'deep side' will full gusto and swimming under the water!

Off to another day, have a great one!



Monday, August 23, 2010

Decided to Stay

I don't have the time to create an entirely new blog, this is the space I created (designed) and I'm not going to start another one. *Pout, stomp foot* I would have to 'create' my space again and this is the space I love. So...I will continue to post here but add a label for Life After. Life After homeschooling and I am working on getting my links, files, etc updated here so they continue to help whomever would like them.

*Exhale* This was always our place for our journey, there's nothing stopping me from still talking about our journey even if we switched roads.

Off to start our Monday...Mondays are always a blur.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Checking in

Would you believe I married Michael, we bought our own home and we're blissfully happy? Yep, it's all true. The kids are in (gasp) public school and loving it. We tried private school last year and academically it was great but otherwise we weren't impressed.

The private school headmistress actually uninvited a student to come back this year because she didn't like the child's mother, the child had been attending the private school for four years! The mother was not a problematic parent but a parent who was also involved with the school and worked for the school! Who wants their child to attend a private school like that? I probably wouldn't have been invited back anyways...I was friends with the mother who was banished.

I love my job and I do it well which just makes me enjoy it more. I'm up for another award which I'll receive next week. Michael (hub) wants me to blog, but I don't think I should blog here at Trivium Academy, this should be a resource for other homeschool parents as long as it is helpful. Unfortunately, I don't have all the files I used to have because they are on a different computer, most were created on my Mac. I did upload them to Save Files .com but that site has gone down...bummer.

This is going to be a short post, I have to get ready for work. Have a great day!