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Wow! I absolutely cannot believe it is the end of June already. Can I confess that, suddenly, this year round schooling idea isn’t sounding any more fun to me than it is to the kids?

We’re scheduled to start school back on July 9. Ugh! Whose idea was that? Oh, yeah. It was mine.

It’s going to be a good thing. I really do think it is, but right now, I just can’t believe how fast the last five weeks have flown by.

This week has been crazy busy in a “what in the world did I do with the time” kind of way. We haven’t done a lot to be busy, but the time has just gotten away. It’s not been a productive week.


My router went out Monday night. I was about ready to cancel my Internet service or toss my laptop out the window when I realized it was my router. So, Tuesday, after I took Brianna to work, I treated the younger two to lunch out (at Chick-Fil-A, of course), then, we went and got a new router.

It was super-easy to get it set up (setting up the first one, four years ago, was a memorably frustrating experience, so it’s newsworthy to point out how easy it went this time). Then, I had to get my wireless printer back online. Long story short, it involved hooking a USB cable up between my laptop and my computer – the thing that Brian said I needed to do to get Brianna back online with the printer a year ago when her laptop crashed.


Now, she can print again, too. A year later. I hate when he’s right.

And, in case you’re wondering, yes, that does mean that I stubbornly insisted, for a year, that we had a missing disc for the printer and I didn’t investigate any further than searching fruitlessly for the non-existent disc because it wasn’t me who couldn’t print. Yes, I am that much of a procrastinator sometimes. Now you know.

Wednesday, we went swimming for the first time. The kids have gone a few times at camp and at their cousin’s house, but it’s the first time we’ve all gone. It was fun and, miracle of miracles, nobody got a bad sunburn.

Megan and Josh didn’t get red at all. Brianna got a little pink on her shoulders because she didn’t reapply sunscreen when I reminded them, and I got a couple of little strips of pink where I missed a spot or two with the sunscreen. That’s a highly successful outing for our lily-white family.

After we got home, Megan decided that she wanted to go spend the night with Brian’s parents. Apparently, that sounded like a good idea to the other two and, since Brianna didn’t have to work Wednesday or Thursday, they all went. So, Brian and I got an unexpected night at home alone, and I had the whole house to myself most of the day on  Thursday. And still didn’t get much of anything done.

Oh, thank you all for voting in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Homeschool Blogs. I came in 6th place. Not too shabby with the serious competition. Many of my favorite blogs are represented in that list.

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Now, I’m off to get ready for a company dinner tonight. It’s my favorite one of the year because it’s for families, so it’s casual and relaxed…and I don’t have to cook.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Congrats on getting 6th place! That is awesome. I did my best to remember voting every day. 🙂 Would you mind deleting my link for #11? For some reason, it didn’t copy and paste correctly and it doesn’t take you to my blog. I re-did it for #14 and that one works fine. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend. Many blessings, Lisa

  2. Oh, I wish our lily-white family had had the same luck as you after a day at the pool! Ouch- sorry, I think i need to go put some more aloe on…

    P.S. CONGRATULATIONS on making 6th place! You TOTALLY deserve it!!!

  3. Yep, year round schooling only sounds good when it’s far, far in the future. July 9 is still pretty far away, I suppose. Hang in there!

    We’ve just enjoyed our first week off school, and have no intentions whatsoever of starting for a long time….except for a few ‘summer school’ type of things.

    Mr Linky seems to be gone, so here’s my Weekly Wrap Up: https://anniekateshomeschoolreviews.com/2012/06/weekly-wrap-up-holidays/

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Yeah, it’s been a fun blogging day. I had to switch servers last night, so all kinds of craziness has been going on. I think it’s getting back to normal now, though, and I’ve got the linky added back in, so I’ll put your link in.

    1. Sherry,

      You should be able to see it now. I had to move my blog to a new server, so there was all kind of craziness today, but I think everything is back to normal now.

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