Sorry to be MIA for so long. I was totally wiped out after last weekend’s festivities. I guess I’m getting old.
This was a long week of school here. I have switched Andy from Life of Fred math, which I adore to Saxon, which, surprisingly, he adores. Saxon is WAY more time-consuming, but at least it’s all making sense to him and that’s the point, right? But . . . I’m kind of burnt out. This is my fourth round with Saxon 6/5. It’s a great program, but I’m thinking I’m burnt out. And, thinking I’m burnt out is stressing me out. A lot.
With the older boys, it’s a struggle to keep them on track with their college studies and their online work and keeping up with what we’re doing here. I keep reminding myself that they’re doing VERY well in college classes, but I want them to do better. I’m not feeling like much of a success in this department lately. It’s frustrating yet, I have to keep telling myself, it’s not me. They have a solid foundation and I cannot provide them with motivation. But, GAH! BIG GAH!
And, as an added bonus, I have to show up for jury duty in the morning. I’m sore tempted to take my brother’s advice/theory and show up with an 8″ string hanging out of my mouth – for the whole day. He swears they wouldn’t pick anyone with a string hanging out of their mouths. It cracks me up just to think about it.
But, I believe in the process and, inconvenient as it will be, I will be happy to serve on a jury if they want me. That’s a lie. I won’t be happy at all. It will make a disaster of this week. And, still, I think it’s worth it.
Cross your fingers that I can behave tomorrow and make it through security and not do anything stoopid.
I’ll keep you updated – jury duty???? That could be fun. Lots of people to watch, huh?