The alarm went off at 5:30 am. Actually, two alarms went off, so we'd be sure to wake up.
My boy has a robotics competition today at a science museum downtown. His ride came by at 6:30! They have to be there early to set up. We're going down at a more civilized hour to watch the competition. They're "battlebots" so I'm picturing a robot demolition derby. I hope I can get some pictures.
Yesterday while reading the Weekly Wrap-ups I was amazed, as usual, at all the cool stuff homeschooling families are doing. But I started wondering about the moms. Are they pouring all their creative energy into their homeschools, or do they have some left over for themselves? What about moms of schoolkids?
What are the moms doing apart from their kids?
It's that "mother culture" idea again. I know I was just talking about this the other day but I can't stop thinking about it. Well, I can, and do, stop thinking about it for large chunks of time. But I come back to it, often.
So tell me about your Saturday plans and (or?) tell me what you are doing when you are not fulfilling mom duties. A Mom's weekly wrap-up, you might say. I know Kerri paints and draws. Some of you do a lot of reading. There are great knitters out there, and seamstresses, artists, builders.
Of course if planning cool homeschooling projects is your thing, I'd love to hear about that too. Leave a comment with a link to your own post, if you like.
Now, while the rest of the family is still asleep, I'm going to read my Bible a bit (I'm in the book of Isaiah) and then some more of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. After they are up and I can make some noise, I might work a little on a quilted wall hanging that's been kicking around for about a year. It's fall fabrics and I'd like to get it done and up before it's time to decorate for Christmas!
Later I might mess around with the Facebook page a little. Oh, and that book review I mentioned the other day? Well, turns out the book and I were mismatched. It was sort of a review/promotion idea and I found I couldn't promote the book. So my career as a book reviewer is over, at least for now. It was fun while it lasted!