Temperature At This Moment: -16
Temperature Yesterday: -8
Situation Room Reports:
Icicles from in nose immediately upon exiting the dwelling
Dogs refuse to exit the dwelling
Snow crunches unnaturally under feet
Vehicles won’t start
SCHOOLS ARE CANCLED – CHILDREN REJOICE WILDLY
Contact Al Gore to discuss the merits of his opus, “An Inconvenient Truth”
This is not a rhetorical question.
Can anyone who home schools, or has 4th graders tell me what’s typical with regards to the child taking responsibility for his own work?
My son does well in his schoolwork if I take complete direction of his studying for exams and completing course work. If I give him leeway and allow him to set the pace he tanks virtually every time.
Is this normal? When does a kid begin to make the connection about the effort required to get good marks on his tests? He enjoys getting the good grades and is upset when he does poorly, but the cause and effect factor hasn’t clicked yet.
I’m not dieting.
However, I am working on detachment from food that Historical Christian talks about here, and Jen calls the Saint Diet (I can’t find the link). It’s going pretty well.
The overall plan is pretty simple – Don’t be a glutton, work on practicing the virtue of temperance.
I’m finding much greater peace with food.
“Adult toys for $6.95 for all your needs at xxx.xxx.com”
This is what came screaming out of my son’s radio, tuned to a country station this morning.
Are you kidding me!!!! ON COUNTRY RADIO IN THE BOON DOCKS FOR MY 10 YEAR OLD TO WAKE UP TO!!! PLEASE!!!
Since my letter writing to the Social Security Administration for a new number for my son is going well so far. I believe I will begin one to the local country station today as well.
Since I made my Cursillo spring of 05 I’ve been looking around trying to come up with a Spiritual Director. Jen our 7 quick takes hostess posts about the topic here, and she suggested contacting my dioceses. They had no info whatsoever on finding spiritual direction. Well that does NOT help!
It turns out our parish priest does spiritual direction so I’m going to see how that goes starting next week.
Footprints of God Pilgrimage to Israel
The date is set for next January. I can hardly wait. Several people from our parish and our priest are going. We’re still looking to fill additional slots for anyone interested.
I am second guessing taking the boy however. He can’t sit still for to long, not sure it will be a good idea to take him.
We’ll see how it goes, a year is a long way off.
Homestudy Update is scheduled for next week
Some days I want to add more kids to the mix. Some days the kid exhausts me and I think no way.
Still I spend a lot of time surfing around on Adoptuskids where I find kids like Kaylynne.
Kaylynne is a lively and gregarious girl with a sweet personality and wonderful sense of humor. She has a "can-do" attitude and is a lot of fun to be with. Kaylynne is a very active child involved in competitive gymnastics, ballet, and cheerleading. She enjoys playing computer and board games, shopping, and going on family outings. Kaylynne also likes to sing and dance.Kaylynne attends regular classes at school where she earns A's and B's.
Please pray for these kids.