Monday, May 19, 2014

What I've Been Up To

I sort of fell off the planet for a while. I mean, not really. I saw that Sandra Bullock movie and that didn't actually look like fun. But I entered a world of obsession called "find a house" (which wasn't a lot of fun either) and I've been there for months. Well, hopefully that was successful. We found a house, made an offer, offer was accepted, inspection is later today. Fingers totally crossed. Seriously, I can be really obsessive. And ultra focused on something so that other things sort of spill out of my brain. It's all good. I still feed my kids and stuff so I'm not too worried about it. I love how Jesus taught Mary and Martha "One thing is needful." (See Luke 10:42) I've been thinking about that a lot lately and trying to focus my thoughts on God. It works. The unnecessary things and the unimportant things (which is sometimes blogging) fall away and I am totally okay with that. So, what else have I been up to? Falling. Ouch.

But today is the first day I'm walking normally for the most part so that's exciting. Another exciting thing that happened recently is that I decided to homeschool my kids beginning this coming school year and from then on. That was a big decision for me. In my mind, it's always been a question of when, not if. I did it for a year several years ago and that was a good trial run. Now I'm ready for the long haul. I thought about it for weeks, read some articles on common core and watched the documentary, listened to my children, observed the classroom, visited two homeschool families, and it is time for my family to take the plunge. I really am so excited. I've watched my philosophies on teaching and learning emerge and I know what I want to give my children. It's going to be awesome. I'm just hoping I still have some time to write books. :)

That's an update for now.

Oh, and I think I've picked a date for the release of Sleeping Beauty and the Beast. How does June 25th sound? Can't wait!!

1 comment:

Camie Madsen said...

Congrats, Melissa! Both on your new book being released and on your decision to homeschool. You are AWESOME! I have never regretted homeschooling. It has truly blessed my family. You go girl! Love ya.