Wednesday, May 22, 2013

i am {not} consistent


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There are many words that could be used to describe me. 

But I don’t know if I’d use the word consistent. 

At least that’s not how I would describe myself as a blog writer.

And I’m not always consistent as a parent.

Or as a follower of Christ.

Or as a homeschooler.

Or as a ________ (fill in the blank)

But it is my goal to be just that especially as a parent and a follower of Christ.  Work in progress here…

I have spent the last three days at the Classical Conversations practicum as I learned about Classical, Christian education and was training to be a tutor. 

That’s three days of waking early, getting dressed  (make-up, hair, and clothes…you know…dressed up, dressed up), and listening to lectures & talking & planning & laughing & taking in more info than my brain could actually hold.

Tired does not even begin to describe how I have felt these past few days.

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But the word thankful would. I haven’t a clue how I ever spent those days {way back when} teaching 25+ students, getting home in the evening, and taking care of my 2 sons family.  My hats off to those who work outside of the home.  I had forgotten how incredibly hard that was.  And I’m thankful that I am at home.  And even though that in itself can be tiring…it just seems like it isn’t quite as tiring as these past three days of 9 – 4 have been.

Or maybe it’s because I’m about 13ish years older than when I did work outside of the home.  That could be the ticket to my tiredness.

(Please no ugly comments on my opinion above.  I’m not saying one mom works harder than another mom.  We all work.  And we all work hard!)

And I’m thankful that my children were with their grandparents these past few days because I don’t know if I could have mustered the energy to make food for them.  Ok. You know I would have fed them.  But it may have been a piece of bread and peanut butter every.single.night.

So as you can see from my very rambling, totally pointless, all over the world blog post - I am not consistent. 

Not only am I not consistent, I haven’t a clue what my point of this blog post is…so now I’m clueless & pointless too!

And in keeping with the inconsistency theme, the {lovely} pictures above are of a gingerbread man that we had in the garden to deter Snowball the dog from…{ahem} killing the plants. It worked (which is a funny story in itself).  And it was the source of many laughs as Gingy { the older boys name for him} began to appear in various places like outside our bedroom window, in the van seat, sitting on the back of the toilet, etc.  It got kind of creepy too.  *smile*  And then Gingy met his demise during a bike ride.  Poor Gingy…

And that, my friends, is the end of this crazy blog post.  See you soon with a little substance.  *smile*


  1. I most say that with every post I read of yours..I find us to be more and more a like.
    I am so not consistent with homeschool, Bible reading, Parenting, life in general. I must have some people fooled though..because they will comment that i'm organised. I do my best to stiffle a belly laugh and say. 'You really think so?'
    we are on Summer break as well and have been reading A LOT of books.
    As always..Love your blog!

    1. I get the "organized" comment a lot too. (my brain always goes straight to an area of my life that is a mess and I think "if you only knew"...) And I am organized to an extent. But I get kind of tired of it sometimes. Some days I want to just fly by the seat of my pants. :D But that's usually short-lived. haha! I guess that's why I like summer so I can hold the schedules and such a little more loosely. But I can see in the big areas (homeschool, Bible reading, parenting,etc) where I truly have much room for improvement. I am forever a work in progress.

      And thanks for the comment...glad to know that we are a lot a like. I bet we'd have much to talk about!

  2. *organized* sheesh..never post comments after 1AM. *facepalm*


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