Sigh . . .

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?


3 thoughts on “Sigh . . .

  1. I got called for jury duty a few years back.(SIGH) I took a sick child with me because he got sick at the last moment and I had no babysitter. Well surprise surprise a child with 101* fever was my get off duty card.

  2. When my mom got called for jury duty I told her to go and act super excited to be there, and really thrilled about being part of the whole process. I suggested she ramble on excitedly about how interesting it all was and then ask “now, where does the guilty person sit??” 🙂

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