Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Farewell Backup Laptop

That's right I killed my backup laptop. How? Let's just say chatting with your HS Lounge sisters after 11pm while sleepy is not wise unless your floor is padded.

Homeschooling is not going smoothly this year in the Mom department.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kid Question of the Day:Why is school called school? And who invented it?

You can just guess how this question came about. LOL

Why is school called school?

The word school comes from the greek word skhole or "lectureplace," but earlier it meant "leisure," "learned discussion," and "study."
Cha Cha!

Who invented school?

"Schools have existed as far back as Greek times if not earlier. The Byzantines were the first to establish a schooling system."
Cha Cha!

The National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kid Question of The Day: Who Invented Chewing Gum?

Ironhide (TS) ask hundreds of good questions daily. There are some that just stop you in your tracks and make you think "Yeah, why is that?". So in an attempt to capture these and possibly help other inquisitive six almost seven year olds I shall document "Kid Question of the Day."

Our reference sources shall be:
Google Jr. aka SafeSearch

But for our question of the day.

Who Invented Chewing Gum?
"W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patented chewing gum in 1869.
However, humans have been chewing various gums, resins and latex secretions of plants for thousands of years. Mastic gum has been chewed by Mediterranean peoples for thousands of years, and Native Americans chewed the resin from spruce trees. "


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moving and Homeschooling: The Aftermath

I knew moving across country would be a difficult transitions for the whole family. However my heart breaks at how difficult it has been on Ironhide aka The Student. He said it best four months ago "Mom I have to leave everything I have known my whole life." That feeling has really starting to sink in now that school has started and he has joined his first official co-op with real homework, yet another change. He misses the constant of flow of friends into our home and the sense of security of knowing his environment. Even his parents are changing because Dad has a new job, mom is still dealing with trying to make this house feel like home and learn her way around.

So many changes in so little time for my little guy, new church, new house, new city, new climate, new doctors, new friends and it never stops. Oh and now glasses on top of everything else. Every day it is something new. I try to wrap it in the theme of an adventure but even the best thrill seeker wants to get off the ride. Even I want to say stop sometimes because I just cannot handle one more new thing. Prayer is constant during this time because we know that God is our true home, but he is only six and it is hard.

We have had a couple not so stellar weeks of behavior issues. Most can be attributed to being six and the rest I think are move related. I need prayer because I am stressed and this is just breaking my heart to discipline him almost hourly. I do mean hourly and things I have never known him to do. Last night I spent the night in prayer and reading because I am at a loss. He is a great child who is going to be a wonderfully blessed human being but how do I get him there?

As a mother of an only child I have those moments of "maybe he should go to school to met people." But as I put it in prayer I have not been shown that path. It would not solve problems but just add more confusion to the mix.

I have never shared this much before but I think this may help someone else because this is not an easy path, but it is our path.

Be Blessed

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Fieldtrip Sunset

National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Details to follow later this week.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Farewell Dear Laptop

My laptop is gone. Over. Terminado! A very pretty silver brick.

My very smart hubby saw the end coming and two weeks ago he purchased a back up hard drive. I of course was deep in denial because I was printing out homeschool lapbook material. "No, we are good. It can last a few more months."
I knew better but I just couldn't deal with another new "something". God love him, Hubby just smiled and backed up my computer without a word. I worked in the computer industry prior to this season of my life so I have been keeping the computer alive via "alternate" means. LOL

Well early this morning the screen remained dark. It's gone. And The Hubby couldn't resist " I told you so." Okay I will give him that one.