A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
I sat down 15 minutes ago thinking that the post dinner play time would give me about 1/2 hour to type up a nice blog post for the day. No such luck. Instead, I sat at the other laptop while it rebooted itself; whirring and whizzing and sputtering like the old computer it is. *sigh* Then I gave up and came to my other computer. I can also never escape the 'MOMMY!!' of someone who desperately needs me right at that moment. If I ever get to have another laptop, I will hide it away so no one else can use it so that it doesn't turn into the 'laptops' we have now. Both of our laptops are 'grounded'. One is grounded because it has no working battery, so it must always be plugged in. (That is the OLD one that turned itself off earlier today because it overheated.) The other is grounded because the cable connection is loose and Devin is afraid that if we continue to unplug and carry it around that it won't be usable anymore. So, our laptops have turned into old desktops. I'm not complaining (much), since they DO function (most of the time). I'm just saying that sometime it would be nice to hide in the bathroom and type a blogpost.
On to bigger and better things: It's the first day of a new week. Oh, hooray. Devin left this morning for his three week training. I'm oh so sad. I can't help being a little freaked out every time we're separated, but we were just reading and discussing the 'lost' airline and it makes it way worse. On top of the fact that I am just not a good 'single' mom. :/
The kids and I had a nice day, though. We did lots of school projects. We made a rocket and shot it off a few times (until the construction paper disintegrated from all the water and alkaseltzer). Claire went to activity day with her little friends. I couldn't help but sit and muse about what a blessing that is. This is the first time she's lived at a place with a group of girls about her own age that have really accepted her and loved her. I love watching it. I'm so grateful we get to bask in it for another year and a half!! As we've been researching all the different posts, I keep wondering about the most important aspect of a new place: friends. Will there be good friends for my kids? That's not something you can find out from Wikipedia or post reports (no matter how detailed those reports are)! It's all a matter of prayer, then following where the spirit leads, and hoping for the best. I guess it's always that way, whether you're moving to a new neighborhood across town or a new continent. It's all the same, really. People are people, and you just hope you find some kindred spirits along the way to make the way easy.
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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