CC Meets Me

Today was our orientation for Classical Conversations (CC). I kinda felt like it was MY first day at a new school. I knew about 1/3rd of the moms so that makes things easier. I had a similar mindset to the one I had my freshmen year in college: this was a chance to really be myself with very few people knowing my history. It’s nice when people don’t know all your weaknesses or mistakes from the past. Plus, I love getting to know new people. So, we all had our clothes picked out the night before and our backpacks all packed. I picked something “safe” to wear that would not give much of an impression. (I’ll save my quirky clothes for later.) The kids got to bed early…I on the other hand could not sleep. My mind would not turn off. Ugh! Everything I had to do for the next…bazillion days was racing through my mind. I am in a search for a good planner so I can get all this stuff out of my head. Any suggestions??? Help! Well, I finally got to sleep, and after about 5 hours of pretty restful sleep, awoke and got everyone ready, did a quick lesson, got in the car and we even got there 10 minutes early. That is unheard of here. I have a goal this year since we only have one day each week that we need to be somewhere in the morning that we WILL make it there at least 5 minutes early. We got in safely, and then, once we got through the doors, a calm fell...
First Day of School!

First Day of School!

Wow…my very first post! I thought it only fitting to start this blog on our very first day of home school. Yeah…I’m crazy.  Confession…I wrote a draft and posted it and came back to edit it and add images later. My blog isn’t really out there yet and I wanted to have a bit of a dramatic entrance. There. Now I feel better. Anyway… Today was…good. I moved our first day date a week earlier than planned. It was a soft start… a dry run, if you will. The reason I moved it… well, I was reading my curriculum last Friday and realized that if I didn’t start this week, we would be totally outta whack the whole semester. We start Classical Conversations a week from Friday and I wanted to get through a solid 2 weeks in our curriculum Our Father’s World because it starts with a 10 day intro. I felt totally unprepared for today. The school room was chaos. My middle one, D, woke up early, the baby, Mr. T & big sister, McG slept in. I went to bed late because I was reading “Gathering Blue” from “The Giver” quartet (I know, “for shame!” Self-control, Lindsay, self-control! But the movie JUST came out! I’m a sucker for a good book and a book that is turned into a movie becomes my obsession). Anyway, as we got into things, I realized that in actuality I kinda was prepared. WINNING! So we started by reading the first 5 verses of Genesis (a pretty good place to start anything, I suppose). The kids started their “Creation Book” and...