I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I checked in with the blogosphere, then again, maybe I can! Kurt & Kristen had soccer camp last week & it really kept us running. The weather cooperated better than expected (it was still hot & humid, but Tues. was downright cold & windy & Thurs. had a nice breeze). They had fun but I doubt they will want to do it again. That’s okay, too!
Karra had a good time at camp & the further we get from the experience the more we hear about it. She would have enjoyed it more if one of her close friends had gone, but it was still a good experience for her.
Joel is off work this week as we kick off our official summer! His brother will be here on Friday and the two of them will take Kristen & one of the cousins & go 4-wheeling at Wayne. I’m not sure what the rest of us will do. Last year we went to the Zoo, but it’s a huge zoo & I don’t have my +2 membership anymore. We might check out the local Indian Caverns. Friday night kicks off Campmeeting at church & company will go home on Saturday. Not a lot of time to visit, but it’s nice to have the mid-summer family visit & then look forward to Thanksgiving with everyone here. Joel’s niece commented in her graduation thank-you note that she hopes this year’s Fear Factor does not include saurkraut!!!
As I settle in to summer vacation I can’t get away from being the teacher. I had hoped to take at least 2-3 weeks to just do other things & not think about school, but I’ve already ordered foreign language, testing & Kurt’s English & history books for next fall, and our Sonlight (I have to start pre-reading as soon as possible, or I won’t be able to discuss things with Karra). I still have the big Rainbow Resource order, but that will wait until the end of July. I have IGs done for Kurt & Kristen (minus the workbooks from Rainbow) & have the fall planner started I still need to figure out what days off for several of the months & what day we’ll be going to the Quarter Horse Congress & when we’ll take Kristen’s birthday trip (ssshhhh!!! that’s a BIG SURPRISE!). So, as you can see, the teacher can’t let go of school. Ialso need to start a form for Karra’s transcripts – I know it’s early, but I’d like to have that ready so that I can fiddle with it before I need it next fall (2011).
The garden got watered Sunday night by a furious rain storm. The grass is growing so nicely in it that I hate to pull it out! Life Group meets tonight so no weeding today. The temps are going to be cooler for a few days, so I’ll get after it. I got two rows of corn replanted, but need to get the rest re-done by this weekend. I bought a fast maturing corn seed, so we’ll hopefully get a crop. It’s already time to plant the pumpkin seeds & my corn isn’t even in! My zukes & summer squash got drowned, but my friend, Lana, has plenty. I only needed them for fresh eating, so I’ll just get some from her.
And That’s What’s Happening on the Homestead!