Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I've been gone. I went to a funeral. It was hard, but good....bitter, but sweet.

I've been busy. The kids are wrapping up all the summer projects and programs they've signed up for. It's been fun, but THANK GOODNESS! they are ending.

I've been pregnant. And there is no getting around that until the end of August. The last month is the hardest. Awkward. Heartburn-y. Sleepless. I'm not going to complain about that here, though. It doesn't do me any good.

I've been tired. I don't remember being this tired in the eighth month of my other pregnancies. I can take two naps a day and still not feel satisfied. Of course, that could have something to do with being too uncomfortable to sleep at night.

I've been gardening. You'll see more posts about that soon.

I've been searching. Got any awesome boy names to share? Time is of the essence here.

I've been playing. it's summer.

I've been reading. Lots of downtime + a new ipod touch + google books app + a night reading feature (that allows me to read in bed at night with the lights off without disturbing the Hubby or hurting my eyes) + not being comfortable enough to sleep = me becoming a more cultured person. (I'm currently reading Les Miserables, and I am thrilled with how captivating it is. I thought it would be slow! Go and read it. I'm only 50 pages in, but I already can't put it down.)

I've been laying low. Time to nest.

I've been teaching. How will this year of homeschooling go? (by the way, we don't do regular school years like public school. I don't see a reason to. But we've been scattered this summer, and I feel ready for a more steady schedule.)

I've been LIVING. and I refuse to feel guilty about not doing the dishes. (I can't really reach the sink anyway. )


The Hatch Family said...

Tell me your homeschool plans. I've been planning ours for Ethan. I totally understand the heartburn thing. Thank goodness for Pepsid tablets. We can make it:)

Luanne Hardy said...

I love that picture of Bogey. Seeing it reminded me of the emotion of that day. Like you said, "Bitter but sweet."

I'm glad you're reading Les Mis. I can't do it. I can't. I've tried. So good for you!

So, I always assumed that you did normal years. Do you normally go straight through summer?

Jeigh said...

Ooh, I'm going to check out Les Mis! I miss you guys!

Erin said...

yes, Luanne, I usually homeschool through the summer, but you have to remember that I don't teach according to the public school system (in that we don't sit at desks from 8-3 and do worksheets while I stand at the board. It's a very relaxed, self-led learning process. So, yes I homeschool through the summer, but we have a lot of fun doing it. Except this summer, we've been too busy and our usual schedule has been hit and miss. We're going to get back to it.
Why can't you do Les Mes? just curious

Sarahie said...

I, too, love that picture of Bogey. And the quote to go with it.

I read Les Mis a long time ago and loved it. I think I should read it again.

You should read Phantom of the Opera. That's a great one!

I'm amazed you are still gardening while you are pregnant. Go you! And don't worry about the napping. That's how I was with L...I couldn't get enough sleep, except at night when I couldn't get any sleep.

Did you get the touch working? Is it synced correctly? Why haven't you started a game with me yet?

I love you.

Oh, and it sounds like it is time for Husband to take over dishes duty.