There are lots of things I need to be doing, but a rather unexpected lack of clean undergarments has me somewhat housebound for the moment.
Really, there is so much I still need to do around here that I don’t even know where to begin. I appear to be one of those people that looks at a massive project or accumulation of projects and curls up in the fetal position.
Or forgets to do a load of whites and winds up blogging in her bathrobe when it is almost lunch time. Whichever.
So I told the kids this morning that we need to spend some time making a list of what we want/need to accomplish and a list of fun things we want to do this summer, otherwise none of it will ever get done. I then told them that I think I might start getting our home school curriculum one subject at a time, and we can start doing a little bit of school each day and work our way up to the full schedule gradually.
I thought this sounded like a good idea because we have pretty much decided to keep all the kids home for school again this year, and we are pretty much starting from scratch as far as figuring out our curriculum because we can no longer used our virtual academy. A~ thought this sounded like the most evil idea ever to escape my lips.
Whatever. I’m going to do it anyway.
I’m thinking of starting with something potentially fun, though. So is anybody at all familiar with Piano Wizard? At $549.00 for the most complete version it is a bit pricey, but if all of my kids can use it just think of how cheap it really is over time? If we got Midge started in piano lessons this fall and put the oldest two back in piano this fall, we’d pay that much in just a few months.
So I’m dithering. Because what if Piano Wizard teaches them how to read and play just enough to master Chopsticks and nothing else? I mean, looking over the website it makes it sound like it can teach them a lot more than that, but we call that marketing and, as we all know, marketing is not always completely synonymous with honesty.
If you have any experience with this system, or know of anyone who does, please let me know what you/they think of it.
And the money all of this independent home schooling is going to cost us is making me want to suck my thumb as I’m curled up in that fetal position, but that is another topic.
Right now I need to focus on the things I need to be doing and make my list. *whimper* So hows about I make a short list of a few simple things, throw it out here in the blogosphere, and you all can help hold me accountable. Okay? Please?????
1. Continue researching home school stuff for the oldest two and make some decisions (I think I’ve already got it all figured out for children 3 and 4).
2. Refinish/paint the book case which as been in the garage for two years. Well, not this specific garage, but, you know. I need it for my bedroom.
3. Call the reupholstery place that was recommended by the local furniture store guy and get quotes for getting my furniture done and then make a final decision on what gets re-done and what gets replaced. (More expenditures! *suck, suck, suck*).
4. Get the master bedroom and bathroom picked up and as put together as humanly possible under current circumstances (lack of book case and bed frame).
5. Order bed frame? I really want to do this one. I know what bed I want. But? *whimper* More money.
6. Oh my gosh! I can’t believe this wasn’t at the top of my list, speaking of more money. Get my Canada South driver’s license so I can . . .
7. Open up a local credit union account and deposit money that should have been deposited somewhere other than our gun safe a couple of weeks ago.
8. Finish planting garden and weeding flower beds (once sunburn on my neck is healed and I don’t scream like a [non-Twilight] vampire in the sun)
And that right there is going to end my list because I’m already starting to hyperventilate.
You know, I used to be, or at least used to think I was, one of those people who could just break life down, conquer it one task at a time, and get it done. Now I am just a quivering mass of Jell-O or something.
Once I complete the aforementioned “to do” list, I will make another list which must, must, must start with “send in very overdue post-placement report.” Don’t let me forget that one, will you, because I have to put it out of my head right. now. or I might break out in hives.
Interesting factoid about me, by the by: the only time in my life I ever broke out in hives happened because I was choking on pizza. Weird, no? I thought I was going to die from the pizza, but I could still cough and hack and take in some air, so my mother was all calm and saying things like, “You can still breathe and you aren’t turning blue, so you’ll be okay. Just keep coughing.” Like I had a choice of whether or not to cough and hack at that point. Anyway, it continued for a rather prolonged period, and when all was said and done I had broken out it hives to boot.
End of interesting factoid.
I suppose I should go get lunch together for the kids (why do they have to eat three meals a day, anyway?) and then get moving. I think I finally have clean and dry foundation wear.
And George, if you’re out there Tewt the Newt could go for some Oreos right about now.