Sunday, August 17, 2008

Close of the Summer

I'm trying to adjust my mental thought dials from "on vacation" to "back to school". There's a lot of change going on around here right now.

I just had my gall bladder out on Thursday. It wasn't near as painful as I thought it would be. I haven't had any problems and have enjoyed the pain medication. I still can't sleep on my bed because it is too firm which causes pain. I've been camping out on the couch watching the Olympics every night. Michael Phelps' gold medal sweep has kept me thoroughly entertained.

Monica is going back to school. I will not let her go to the public school here so she will be attending a private school. It was just a high school but they aquired a new building and have added grades 6 - 8. I'm very excited for her. She wanted to go back to a "brick and mortar" school. We've been homeschooling for the last two years. She's not excited about having to wear uniforms but I know that this school will be the best for her. They have thirty children enrolled in the middle school grades and six teachers dedicated to those middle school students. That is an excellent ratio if you ask me. I loved homeschooling Monica and will miss it so much. I just don't want to force her to do it if she doesn't want to right now. Who knows what the future holds? She may decide that she wants to homeschool again. I would take her back with open arms if she hates this new school. I don't think that will be the case though.

Alexandra and Lucianna will be going to daycare full time. Alex has done this before and is excited. Lucianna has never been in daycare outside the home. Everyone keeps telling me she will be fine and it may even be good for her. I hope they are right. I'm always very skeptical about daycare.

I will be starting school with a heavy course load. I am also vice president of the student body. I still chuckle everytime I say it. At first I became involved in school to prove my leadership abilities and be a good role model for the girls. Now I'm having a blast and I like being involved in extracurricular activities. I also hold offices in the Non Traditional Student Club and Phi Theta Kappa. It's a lot of work but a lot of fun.

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