Sunday, May 30, 2010

SUMMER OFF

The last several years we've followed a schedule where I would school for 3 months, then take one month off.  Usually we'd take August, December and April off.  Ended up about the same amount of time off -- just not all at once.

Well -- this school year (at the beginning) we decided to do a "normal" schedule.  I threw my dobuts to the wind about my kids forgetting every thing they ever learned (then we'd have to start all over in Kindgergarten in the fall), and are jumping into this new adventure feet first.

You  know what?  I'm so excited for June to be here I can hardly believe it.  We followed our local school districts schedule (loosely), and here we are -- at the end of our school year.  Woo Hoo!!!  We are in the middle of Math books - at the end of History books - and behind in spelling books probably... but we are calling it quits anyway.  That's what happens when you have weird schedules you end up with weird quitting spots.  But -- I'm the boss... and when it's time to quit -- we are quitting.

This summer I'm going to work at selling Scentsy.  (Meet me at booth #20 at the West side of the Knoxville Square!) The kids are going to work at getting a tan in the pool.  My husband is going to work at Pella Corporation.  So -- we'll be busy... just not doing school.  A trip to Colorado is planned -- we will be reuniting with my Dad's family.  Leah, Jini, Ron and Gene and kids and grand kids and maybe a few other stragglers here and there.  Who knows?  Neighborhood Bible Time will be squeezed in.  Junior Camp.  Our kids birthdays start in June -- the 1st of June actually.  The pool is cleaned and ready to go. (many thanks to Dan for that!) And we'll finish up with our church's Family Camp in September and be ready to tackle another school year. 

Now -- I need to make next fall's school schedule -- I can hardly wait.  My left eye is twitching I'm so excited.  But let's not hurry summer!  I want to cherish it.

I usually take a hiatus from electronic entertainment... but I'll need to computer for Scentsy ordering -- so I'll just skip the "official" boycott, and just be on here a bit less.  Who has time for TV and FB when I could be floating on a raft?  I'm not getting skin cancer -- in fact I'm soaking up some vitamin D... I've read a paper once that says people who use sun block actually get cancer at a more frequent rate.  LOL  I'm carrying that article in my back pocket this summer!! (I think it is all about skin types anyway).  We all gotta die of something... so I'm choosing skin cancer... everyone know tan fat looks better than white fat anyway -- that's a fact!

Hope you all have a HAPPY SUMMER!!!  
I plan on it!
I'll be back in the fall with pictures.  (you know me)
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