I am generally ok with Mondays - they mark the start of a new week that holds infinite possibilities! However, today I am just... bleh. I don't know if it's that everyone in the family is in some stage of sickness (with me being on the "so far resisting actual sickness but feeling pretty wiped out" side of the spectrum), the fact that I've been on the Fit like a fiend lately and am kind of constantly tired/sore, or... that I'm stressed out.
I don't know why I'm stressed out, except that there have been a lot of changes in my life lately, and even though I'm happy about them and have instigated a lot of them, change is hard, you know? All I know is, everything is funny. Everything. Maggie and I went to dinner on Thursday - I cracked up in the restaurant and risked serious embarrassment. We watched "Scooby Doo" over the weekend... I laughed until I cried. I'm suddenly seeing jokes in everything, finding the humorous slant to the most non-humorous situations. I suppose this is a good way to deal with stress, but I feel kind of giddy all the time, and I can't wait for all these changes to become "normal" so I can feel less like snoring. :)
Not much going on around here, except that the kids and I are back to school. For those of you who have always wondered what homeschooling looks like... well, this is it! Not very glam but tons of fun (usually)!
Although I teach Anna (my second-youngest sister) at the homeschool co-op where I teach on Tuesdays, she's mostly a self-learner at 16. This fall she'll start taking math classes at the college I attended - I'm so excited for her!
When I am home, most of my attention is focused on the twins, Allen and Elizabeth (13). We've been doing tons of math lately, which is a stressful subject for me (hey, I'm an English major - YOU do the math! :)), but the kids have really plowed through it with me, Allen especially. Now that we're back in the swing of things post-holidays, we'll be adding our science, history, health, and literature back into the mix. I was super-productive today and wrote out the next three weeks' lesson plans so I wouldn't have to scramble to keep up with them while also getting the hang of my a job.
Today we also spent some time cleaning out the "school closet"... we have textbooks and reproducibles from when I started kindergarden 20 years ago, so we threw out a trashcan and a half of outdated books. Another big bin is going to homeschool co-op with me tomorrow for the "free books" bin.
Today was pretty low-key for me... About the most exciting thing I did was to pack my lunch for tomorrow's day at co-op... steamed cauliflower, hummus & cheese with Triscuits, and some yogurt with kiwi and granola. Not very exciting. :)