Where have I been? Well, first I'll tell you where I wasn't. I wasn't on a tropical island sipping fruity drinks from a coconut, soaking up rays on a white sandy beach and snorkeling in the warm shallows (darn). I wasn't meeting with the heads of state... brainstorming (whew). I wasn't visiting my daughter and son in law in their cute little apartment in their pretty city over the mountain (darn again). I wasn't even sick (whew again)!
Busy it's been... and with testing in just 2 weeks, we've been cracking the books a bit wider and keeping a more accelerated learning pace the past couple of weeks. We don't always do it this way. Oregon requires testing in grades 3,5,8 and 10 only. I have an eighth grader and a tenth grader who want to do their best.
Beyond that I've been bouncing around again inside my skin and my head. It's definitely hormones, that and a dog in heat that won't let me get a full nights sleep! This morning Annie didn't get up until 4:50!! I was smiling and singing all morning, thanking God for the gift of an uninterrupted night. I did laundry, cleaned the bedroom and bathroom then began a sewing project. I was humming along like this all morning until I found myself asleep on the couch around 1:30... So, I guess I was still a bit deprived. :)
Now it's well into the afternoon and Larry took the girls to the woods to take pictures and look for sheds (abandoned antlers) for a future project. The house is quiet and I've already had my nap... so, I think I'll head back to the sewing machine. I've missed everybody and look forward to catching up on what's been keeping you busy these past couple of weeks. Maybe I'll do that first. Decisions, decisions. We had a delicious casserole and salad for lunch. Now I'm kinda hoping I can get away with popcorn for dinner... what do you think?!