Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Nice, Slow Week

If you've read a few of my posts here at Home With My Sons,  you'll know we can be a rather busy bunch of people.  Here, there, stuff going on.  This week, however, not so much.  Due to weather Scouts was cancelled and we had no other daytime or evening commitments.  I had my treatment on Wednesday so I was out of the house for a few hours, but the boys were here at home with our babysitter.

How we spent the week....just chillin'.

And really...it was a nice week.  The weather was a little crazy for a few days so we were stuck inside but it was just so relaxing to not have anything going on.  We managed to get some parts of the house organized that had been neglected due to lack of time.  We got school work completed.  I read a few books and we watched some movies together.  It was refreshing.  In the coming weeks, slow and peaceful will not be the words used to describe our lives.

Today, we'll be heading out to a friend's house for a birthday party and the boys have been looking forward to it all week.  Plus, it will be nice to have some adult interaction as I've been lacking that for awhile.



One of the most exciting things to happen to me this week is finally figuring out what to do about childcare during the homeschool conference.  If you don't know, I'll be attending the NCHE conference this month as a guest blogger.  I'm beyond thrilled at the opportunity and I've been anxiously awaiting Memorial Day weekend since I received word in January that I was selected to be part of the blogging team.  Then, I was informed by the powers that be (my husband) that I would likely need to find alternative arrangements for my sons to be cared for during the conference.  The plan was for me to attend the conference solo and my awesome husband to stay home with the kiddos.  That is no longer the plan.  Thankfully, I've secured an awesome replacement and I can still attend the conference.

Now, though, I MUST start preparing for the conference.  I'm not sure why I've waited so long to get started.  Perhaps it's because I wasn't COMPLETELY sure I was going to be able to attend.  Now that I know I'm going, I've got to get moving.  There are a million things I need to get done before I arrive but the important ones are making hotel reservations and business cards.  (Side note: I'm absolutely looking for an inexpensive graphic designer to help me with that as well as coordinating my social media networks...please message me/leave a comment if you know someone!)

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I can't wait to attend sessions/workshops and cruise the vendor hall.  With choosing to participate in a co-op next year, I'll need to pick up a few things for our co-op classes and would like to do so at the conference.  As far as our curriculum, we're not making many changes so I just want to take some time to look into the supplies we will need for school next year.

Really,  I'm just so excited to go and meet some new people.  It surprises people that we're entering our 8th year of homeschooling and that we've homeschooled from the beginning.  I certainly don't have this all figured out (I'll get the hang of it when Jax is graduating) and I can't tell anyone how to homeschool, but I'm ready to be encouraging.  I'm ready to tell  people that homeschooling is not only possible, but it's pretty amazing.

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