Thursday, January 1, 2009

Silence is bliss!

I am not the kind of woman who does well with noise and chaos. I am almost sure that God gave me four children to teach me to deal with just that! LOL! But even though I am slowly getting used to constant talking, singing, falling, screaming, dancing, losing things, etc, I do still need a moment or two of quiet.

So dh offered to share his fabulous office with me for a couple days so that I could work in peace on my lesson/schedule planning for the next 2 terms of school. His office is a spacious room that his company rents from the upstairs resident. It is well lit, stocked to the max with great coffee and has a great laser printer/copier!

But most of all.... it's QUIET.

I feel like I can relax, gain momentum, and actually complete a thought! So far I've gotten Jefferson's math, FLL, spelling/phonics, cursive planned with only SOTW2, science, and Explorer's Bible to go. I also want to get his memory work log set up in a more useful way for these school terms as well as improving his use of his reading log (we're terrible at remembering to log what he's read). I am updating the Homeschool Tracker (and VOWING to be totally consistent in printing our weekly assignments) and photocopying anything that I'll need for lessons, in advance. And although Reagan's kindergarten work doesn't really need lesson plans or assignment lists, I'm going to print something out that give her a sense of responsibility as well as accomplishment.

So - no more blogging. My Christmas post (and photos) will have to wait. I've got to soak in this blessed silence and keep plugging through the planning that will save my sanity in future weeks.


Mrs. Edwards said...

I'm in full-blown second semester planning as well--minus the wonderful office space! Sounds like a dream. Happy planning.
Mrs. Edwards

argsmommy said...

I do much better with quiet too. I had to get up at 3am to find some quiet around here though. :(
Just think about how glad will be that we did all this planning once school starts again.


Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

That is a truly thoughtful thing for your hubby to do! I hope you're blessed with much productivity and enjoy the quiet.

Momma Roar said...

Sounds wonderful!!

If you need some time away, but want some company, let me know and maybe we could schedule a "teacher workshop" somewhere! ;-)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

How wonderful for your husband to give you such a gift!

Must be in the "air" for homeschooling mommies - getting re-energized and organized for the new year!

Monica said...

Nothing like some extended time to actually complete a thought or two:) I pray that your semester gets off to a great start.

jennie said...

I also love the silence. My little ones go off to school in the mornings and I love the sound of the house once the chaos of getting ready is gone. I just have to sit and be still for just a moment.

Sharon said...

I have just a few weeks until our new school year actually starts. We are going away this weekend and leaving the kids with their grandparents which will be lovely, but I'm not sure we'll talk about homeschooling. Although, now that I think about it, it's probably a good idea. And I think I might ask Jeff if he can spell me for a day or two to work on some planning stuff as well.

I somehow lost my first comment (having troubles with DSL at the new house) but I just wanted to say hi. When does your new semester begin? I will be praying for you.

~ Sharon

sbharnish said...

Hey woman! Did your spaceship orbit out of the blogosphere???? Where've ya been? How bout a post! :o)