End of an era

Monday, May 21, 2018 marked the end of an era. Actually, 2 eras. For 10 years, I have spent almost every Monday afternoon in our church basement. Why? Because I have been teaching a variety of classes for our local homeschoolers. Most of the classes have been for High School, but I have done a few for the younger kids as well. I have taught Spanish, Biology dissection, Physics, Geology, Geography, Art, writing (we even had a class where everybody wrote a novel), Public Speaking, and several literature classes ranging from Little House on the Prairie to Shakespeare. Monday, we had our last class. We ended the year with a movie and pizza party.

Monday also ended 14 years of homeschooling for me. I have successfully guided all three of my kids through school. An adventure that started with us saying “Let’s try it for a year and see how it goes” has ended with Janelle finishing High School. There were days I thought I was crazy. There were days where I was sure we would never survive. But, here we are. Three adult children.

I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.

Project 365, Days 6-17

Day 6, November 23: This is Shadow. She’s in love with my  husband and is a total pain in the neck for everybody else. The dogs are afraid of her. She pushes cats around the parlor. She’s pushed me down the stairs and chased Greg. She does and goes where she wants to.
Day 7: Happy Thanksgiving!!
Day 8: Janelle decorated a cake to look like a pumpkin for our annual family Thanksgiving. It was at our house this year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Day 9: Playing Rigamarole
Day 10: This is Janelle’s finished pumpkin cake. It looks yummy!
Day 11: What happens when you combine 3 teenage boys and a chemistry experiment? They remind me of “Myth Busters”–have to add a bit more to see what happens. Excess lye added to vinegar leads to 200+ degrees and a partially melted styrofoam cup.
Day 12: Janelle is dancing in both the Sunday School Christmas program and the choir cantata. She’s practicing a couple of nights a week, making our schedule a bit hectic.
Day 13: It’s time to combine the corn
Day 14: Naughty dogs #1: They carried our lawn chairs out onto the lawn
Day 15: Naughty dogs #2: They ripped my boots to shreds
Day 16: A gift from a swap partner
Day 17: Naughty dogs #3: They carried a box of paper towels to the front lawn and shredded them