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Thursday, March 31, 2011

long crappy week

Well it has been a really tough week which is why I haven't posted in a while. Baby Waffle is feeling under the weather and I have to admit that this coupled with his frustration from the speech issues is really starting to weigh on me. He was up all night the night before last(a first in a long time) and he cried the whole time. Needless to say I am still exhausted. Baby Waffle is sop tired he took two naps for the first time in a long time yesterday and then today he woke up around 7 and was back down for a nap by 10...who knows what today will bring.
In the mean time between speech, soccer, kindermusik, enrichment day, and gymnastics I have been finding it hard to balance school work too. I have been following a blog for awhile now that has a focus on working with a child Baby Waffle's age that I am starting to think has what I need to get balance. I am going to spend time trying to see how to impliment her ideas and hopefully that will get us some balance. (I will post a link to her site when I am at my computer instead of on my phone.
Lastly update on my school work not much to day here, with everything else going on I don't know where to find time when I am not tired BUT I do have a thesis committee so I guess that is something.
So that's it for now. I hope to have more to say more regularly. Until then...ttfn
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

riding in my car...turn on the radio...

Sorry I wandered. I am in my car and channeling old music as I rock out to the '80s on my satellite radio (gotta love Chevy) as I head down to the Great SouthEast Home School convention in SC. I am so excited not only for the information I expect to gather or the shopping I intend to do but also the fact that for the first tiime in nearly 20 months I will be with my hubby with NO kids!!
I hope to use some of this time to get caught up with so blogging I have been slacking on s expect to be bombarded.
So for now.....
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

why i think home schooling is great

Little Waffle reading while baby waffle plays with his balloon.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today was a good day!

Baby Waffle joined us at the table while I worked on math with Little Waffle. Baby Waffle played with manipulitives while we did our work. We had all of our schoolwork done by 11 am. Then baby Waffle requested a nap during which I was able to do a work out on my new biggest loser for wii game (which I highly recommend btw) and I was also able to get my lunch in. Then he woke up and now we are preparing to go for his speech eval. I will update when we are done!
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Monday, March 7, 2011

i dont think he quite....


Understands how knocking works. The dog wants in and baby waffle is on the inside knocking for her.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

psych.....

I don't really have any thoughts together to post right now but just wanted to leave a little something for a certain friend to read...... hope you aren't as bored tonight!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

one step forward, thirteen steps back....

Yesterday was SUCH a good day for us.  We were up and moving by 7 am, breakfast by 8 and by 10 am we had half our school work done for the day as well as a clean kitchen. We were able to get a couple of phonics lessons in and three lessons in math(Little Waffle LOVES her math and would do that all day if I would let her!) 

Today on the other hand, I didn't even get out of bed until after 8 am.  Baby Waffle had an awful night.  I think it was because we slept with the windows open and it was storming outside.  Now me, this makes for a fabulous nights sleep, the baby on the other hand was curious about every sound, move and wind blow.  It is 10 am and we have just finished breakfast and I have Little Waffle working on some handwriting work.  My kitchen is trashed and I have no energy.  I think I picked the wrong day to skip coffee so I may have to break down and have a cup or I wont ever get moving!  

Get moving I must, I have so much to do and when I get this way I just lock down and do nothing.  I have pretty much decided, whether they will give me the financial aid or not for one more semester, there is NO way I can finish my thesis this semester, the forms alone that have to be turned in were late before I even started, so there is reason in itself.  I will just have to find some way to pay out of pocket if they wont see fit to give me just one more semester to get it done.  That actually helps because I was getting myself so worked up about getting work done that I actually couldn't do anything!  This way I will have the rest of this semester and the summer to get the lit review done (which is good because I am still not fully sure what I am doing for the lit review!) and it gives us more time to get the actual research going that we have been working on.  I am just going to have to find some way to actually get work done with these kids home.  (and for anyone thinking well you could send Little Waffle to public school, well yeah maybe but SHE isn't the issue anyway and I wouldn't so it doesn't matter!) 

Anyway, that is my story and sitting here typing about it isn't getting anything else I need to do done so I am out of here.  If you don't hear from me for a few days it is because I am also trying to sort hang and price stuff for a big consignment sale.  (it has to be done by Sat and I haven't even started! eek)