I’m a little bummed this Friday. I was supposed to be in Nashville at the Teach Them Diligently convention. Then, the Great Septic Tank Issue of 2013 struck. That is really not how I wanted to spend the money I was going to use to go to Nashville.
I’m choosing to look at the positives, though. First, at least I had the money to pay for the septic tank issues. Second, I got to spend the day with my husband anyway. Granted, cleaning out the garage wasn’t my first choice, but it needed to be done and we did it together. Third, I have a really nice car to drive. Yes, it would have been nice to drive it to Nashville, but driving it around town is still good.
On top of all that, we’re almost finished with school for the year! I love our curriculum and I’ve loved year round homeschooling, but I’m still looking very forward to summer break, even though it will be a short one.
As I sit here, I’m surrounded by reminders of how busy next week is going to be. There is a case of water for my trip to North Carolina. I’ll be at the NCHE Convention in Winston-Salem, representing Geography Matters. Then, there is the luggage that I’m trying to ignore. It’s borrowed from my sister and will be heading to Haiti with Brianna.
I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that my first-born is going to be leaving the country a week from tomorrow. I’m excited for her, but I imagine I’ll be a nervous wreck next week.
Maybe. I might not be, though, because I know it’s where God wants her to be and if He wants her there, I’m trusting Him to take care of her. I think it will be a great experience for her. Just do me one favor…if you stop by the Geography Matters booth next weekend, don’t mention Haiti. Unless, of course, you don’t mind taking the risk that I might burst into tears in front of you.
As for now, though, I’m just looking forward to this weekend. It’s supposed to be warm and pretty. I’m going to relax and enjoy it and not worry about next week until Monday.
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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.