well, the house is asleep. i’m pondering my three laps (8.3 miles to be exact) – guessing i’ll do them this evening. running can be a sticking point in my house. it always happens, but it’s not always the most welcomed event i throw out there. and Mass, of course, at 11. that’s a given. anywho. i did the 5k for my church yesterday. the temps were WARM – 74 & lots of humidity to start. at 8:00 a.m.! i don’t like small-talk before a race. i don’t do it & i don’t like to listen to it. so, i just get in a “time out” place & get into my own head. i jumped right on the starting line & stayed with a group of about 4-5 other runners. i’m pretty sure i was the first female over the finish line. my time wasn’t a PR, but for the sweltering, moist condtions, i’ll take it – right under 26 minutes. plus, my phone told me i ran my first mile at 8:00 flat & that stoked me. anyway, it was a fun, quick run.
homeschool is amazing. i love teaching my daughter. we are still fine-tuning our curriculum. i know i am not loving our social studies, so i ordered one that i do like from Seton Home School. their site has excerpts of the book and i like it. what we have been using thus far is actually a 7th grade curriculum, and she loves it, but we are getting bogged down. she loves learning, but i find when we are in social studies, which is actually world history, we spend lots of time on the computer looking at things that she is curious about. i don’t want to thwart that by any means, but we need to make some progress. Seton is set out in an easier format. i have also started using their reading program. there are books with short stories, a “thinking skills” workbook and a “comprehension” workbook and i like that. i thought, originally, that we would use novels as our reading course, but that is not giving her everything i want her to have, so we are tweaking! we are, however, toward the end of “Fever, 1793” and we are LOVING it. historical fiction is one of our faves. plus, i want to get through it so that we can read something new. so, we are going to use Fever as “outside reading” and then that will cover what i intend. she is rocking through 6th grade math! and english. forget about my lack of proper punctuation or capitalization. that is only on my blog, y’all. promise! 🙂 and speaking of writing…she is on week 6 of Time4Writing. i LOVE this – online, real teacher feedback extremely quickly – i am already looking for the course that she will do after this 8-week course is complete. really a treasure trove – i currently have my daughter in the ‘essay writng’ course and it has been great.
other life – well, aside from school & running, there is not much time! my wonderful housekeeper is out for a week, so that makes life’s plates in the air multiplied, sadly! soccer, lost dog – this is crazy – my sweet son called me from college on thursday evening to tell me he lost his dog. our dog. neville. long story short – little sleep, lots of tears, placed ads, hubs had 100 posters printed – we picked up 7th grader from school early, drover over to baton rouge to start putting up posters – our daughters had placed a couple of posters in the windows (very tinted windows) of my vehicle – can you believe that while we were stuck in traffic while driving onto campus, a guy on the sidewalk saw our poster, recognized the dog as the one his friend had picked up the night before & called his friend???? thank You, God!!!! we didn’t know it at the moment. our daughter said, “that guy looked at the poster & pulled out his cell phone!” me & hubs looked at each other like, “right!” sure!” but it was true! anyway, about 45 minutes later, while i was trying to add staples to our staple gun, we got a call & our sweet Neville was about a half-mile from where we were that very moment! what a great ending! my son was just beside himself – he had taken Neville’s collar off of him, so the poor dog was out and completely unidentifiable – i’m glad that’s over.
he’s snoozing in our backyard as i type…neville, not my son, heehee…
okay, so i’m alive & well & hope all of you are, too!!!!
i hope & pray all my running friends are killing their workouts & have a race on the calendar!!!! my next one is the cajun cup 10K…last year my goal was to get under 50 minutes & i did. with another year passing, that remains my goal. it’ll happen. i have about a month until.