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What We’re Up To

Posted by on 29 October 2008

Things are a bit hectic in our house right now.  We’ve all got something going on and we’re constantly crossing each others paths. 

Miss K will be starting a homeschool bowling league next week.  We had a meeting for it last week.  It’s going to be great!!  She’ll have 2 lessons, then they’ll bowl for 4-6 weeks.  They’re going to be on teams by age and they’ll even have handicaps.  At the end of it all, after the Christmas holiday, they’ll have a competition and a banquet.  They’ll receive trophies and everything!!  She’ll bowl every Wednesday afternoon and then it’ll be a mad rush to religion class.

My religion class is up to 12 kids.  Yes, TWELVE!!  I have alot of planning to do for class now.  I’ve always had to, but it really has to be organized and ready to go now.  I have to make sure there’s plenty for these kids to do.  They need plenty of activities, but not too many.  This class, as large as it is, is a blessing.  They’re great kids and I’m loving this year more than any other.  On top of CCD lessons, I have all my homeschool lessons to do.  K is doing awesome.  She made Honor Roll last quarter.  She’s loving all the classes right now.  In fact, K asked me to make Social Studies a little harder.  She says it’s her favorite class and I’m teaching her new things, but she wants it to be more challenging.  However, that makes it more of a challenge for me because I have her working at grade level as is.  I’m darn well not going to hold K back though and if she needs more, then she’s going to get it.  My housework seems to be piling up.  I have clean laundry everywhere.  Other than that, the rooms are pretty clean.  I need to dust and mop again.  We’re all so busy or stay in just a couple rooms that the rest don’t get that “dirty”.  I just can’t keep up with laundry!!  Oh, and don’t let me forget the classes that I’m taking.  I have a certification class every Saturday until December.  When I’m done, I’ll have certification for Level II and III.  I’ll still have 2 away “retreats” to go to, but then I’ll be done.  I can’t believe it!!  Let me tell you, as much as I love teaching religion, these books aren’t the best reading!!  We had 2 books on theology.  BLAH!!   

The man is knee deep in retirement happenings.  He’s got many appointments to be at in any given week now.  He’s still working a full schedule at work on top of it.  He spent a night in the field and has had 2 night ranges in just the past week.  He’s also pulled 24-hour duty and has it again.  Then there’s the resume and physicals.  He’s got a VA appointment, which is good news, but it’s an all day event.  He also has to register with the state because he’ll actually be able to collect unemployment and they help with job placement.  He’s already got a resume in the system for a federal job, but it still needs some work.  Some times he’s so busy that he’s chasing his own butt.

My baby dog hasn’t been doing well lately.  She won’t jump up on the bed or couches.  I’m afraid she’s actually going blind.  That wouldn’t be surprising since she’s got Chihuahua in her.  One eye in particular looks cloudy suddenly.  For all I know, one of those nasty neighbor cats got her.  They’ve jumped on her back and attacked her before.  Mind you, she’s smaller than most of the cats.  All I can do is wait for her vet appointment and see what they think.  It just might be arthritis too.  She’s only like 5, but at her age and breeds, it wouldn’t be a surprise.  Big Boy is still the same.  He’s loving the cooler weather and constantly trying to get us to play during class….and then he laughs!!

Did I mention the retirement ceremony is THIS month??  Yes, we’re that close to the end.  It’s not official until 1 March, but the ceremony is this month.  We’re having a party that same weekend.  I have shopping to do for that and make sure the right people are coming.  And Lean Green waited to tell me that I was going to have to stand in formation with him in a dress and heels.  It appears that I’m getting a certificate too.  I told him they can keep it and just give him back to me!!  HAHA  Doesn’t work….darn it!!

Alright, so that’s the end of our busy time.  It’s a crazy schedule, but we’re doing great!!  So, if you don’t see me around much, now you’ll know why!!  Catch us if you can….

6 Responses to What We’re Up To

  1. Debbie

    You need that “Breathe” picture on my page. LOL

    I have a question. What will happen when you are certified? Does that mean you can teach other age levels?

    Hey, I’m sure it’s not easy being an army wife. You deserve a certificate! I’d put in for a huge box of chocolates myself. LOL

  2. Elaine

    LOL I just might need that, Debbie!! You know, the certification isn’t good for much more than saying that I’ve been certified. Actually, when I complete these 2 levels, I can actually facilitate the certification classes. It’s something all the dioceses are wanting.

    It’s not easy, but I love it. I’ve had my b*tch moments, but I think we all do. I adapted. It was either that or we were miserable and divorcing like everyone around us. Here we are 20 years later!! Hubby says I deserve it too, but it’ll go in a box in the attic like all my other stuff. However, kiddo has an album of awards and hubby used to have a whole wall, but they’re in an albumn now too. When he retires, I’m going to go through them, frame and hang them.

    Have I rambled on long enough?? LOL

  3. Laura

    When I first started teaching CCD for first grade we had between 18 -22 students. It took forever to do any crafts and such, but at least the lesson plans were shorter because of it. LOL!

    They might have to divide your group soon.

  4. Elaine

    This is a great group of kids, but it’s a constant movement. When I review them though, they seem to be retaining it. I must be doing something right!! LOL They won’t divide it. We don’t have any extra catechists. Besides, I have an assistant and Miss K is my helper.

  5. Dad

    Good show girl.Thats what makes me proud go girl

  6. Elaine

    Daddy!! How nice of you to visit and even leave your little girl a comment!! HEHE Thanks for the suport and I’m so glad to know that you’re always there for us.

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