I think I may qualify for the "Most Addle Brained Woman" award! I sign up for a blog of my own, pick a hard to crack password, and the whole deal. I was smart enough to write all the information down somewhere and addle brained enough to have no idea where I placed it, and so I was locked out of my own blog for a while!
I finally found it this morning, so now I'm back. I'm sure no one else is plagued with problems like that.
I have been busy getting ready for a new school term. Since I create my own science lessons I like to get a head start and have lots of lessons ready and waiting by the time we officially start another year of home schooling next month.
I have tried to use science text books and follow their teachers manuals, but it was so ... blah! So now I take the textbook, study the subject and dig through information on the Internet and library and then create my own workbooks and add a lot of fun hands on options. The kiddos love it, and are learning much more than if I would have doggedly stuck to what is available. Who knows, maybe someday I should get them published for other homeschooling parents to use.
On quite another subject... This morning I was doing my normal routine of getting my house under control and swiping energetically at errant dust bunnies in my bedroom, when my cell phone alerted me that I have a text message. I checked it. A message from a number I didn't recognize asking me what I was doing.
"Strange," I thought "but then since we switched over to all cell phone only, and disconnected our land line a lot of our friends have started calling with their cell phones." I wasn't about to say I'm cleaning the bedroom so I just messaged back. "Working." They then proceeded to text more and I kept answering, I still hadn't figured out who it was and apparently my answers were weird enough the other person finally asked if I am Elmer. I had to giggle, as unbecoming as that is for someone my age I couldn't help it. Instead of Elmer, whoever it was, had spent the last five minutes texting a stay at home mom.
Texting is great sometimes, but a call works much better if you have the wrong number. Much more time efficient. (And less humorous.)