Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Life is a series of choices on what you will neglect. I find this statement to be true. My life (as well as yours, I’m sure) is full of way too many responsibilities and way, way too many fun things that divert my attention from those responsibilities and as a result it has been a while since my last post. I like writing and sharing glimpses of my life, but to keep both my and my families sanity I have chosen to neglect my blog. This is not to say that now I am going to be a regular poster, but I hope that you will see me posting more often. But, as the saying goes, “Don’t hold your breath!”

So what have I been up to all this time?
Over the past several months I’ve been re-evaluating my teaching techniques and the curriculum I’ve been using, and have come to the conclusion that I needed to make some changes. One of the drawbacks of homeschooling is that there is a lot of on the job training, but this year I really feel that I’m on the right track and I’m very happy at the progress we’ve made so far.

I’ve also spent much of my time on my soap box complaining to anyone who will listen about how much I hate this new digital television stuff. I will not go into it here. Just thought others might want to leave a comment about their experiences with the change over to digital. The only positive experience of this is that I receive a very interesting Japanese channel, which I watch a lot since I can’t get anything else in! Moving on.

We went “Ballistic” with our oldest 8th birthday this year! He received a book from his Grands called “Backyard Ballistics”. Honestly, this was really a gift for the big boys. The morning of his party was spent driving around looking for all the supplies needed to make a Tennis Ball Mortar. It turned out to be a lot of fun for the big boys and the little boy!!!

My husband has started his own blog, “Floating Axe”. It is turning into a great resource for anyone interested in woodworking, it is also a showcase for some of his drawings. He is a very eloquent writer and a very talented woodworker and artist. Check it out!

Now fast-forward to today. The weather has cooled and so the field mice have started to leave their pretty field and live in my pretty home. This week we have caught a mouse and a snake (aggghhhh!!!) and last night I saw another mouse. I think we have been watching a little too much “Swiss Family Robinson” around here. The kids got the idea to design their own mouse traps. Chaim had the idea of luring the mouse to some cardboard tubes with an empty jar that still smelled like peanut butter. Aby is trying to entice the mouse to walk onto her sticky trap of tape with a little crumb of biscuit. We will see if either of these works, but I have my back up plans in place!