Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The changing of seasons
It has been such a long time since I posted. Life has been busy.
We are starting a new church up here in the Windsor area. 90 members already and we are meeting in Bloomfield, which is the next town over. Practical bible, real people and real lives. Structure, but not religiosity. Relationships that further your walks with God and hopefully draw you deeper into the Word.
Also, I am avidly researching and praying about homeschooling next year. I am trying to evaluate the support I could find in this area as well as the effort I am making to personally evaluate MYSELF and decide if I can handle it! Will I get lonely? Depressed? Isolated? Those are big concerns for me, and yet, I am driven to do this! It's such a paradox really.
People are asking my why I want to homeschool. For me, it is not a hatred of public schools like some have, it's just that I want to control the curriculum my children learn (yes I said control, haha). When they ask me what a geode is, or what a geodesic dome is (all true questions)....I want to be able to spend some time on it, teach them..now, not when they are in 7th grade. I want to bring the focus back in on FAMILY. With the homeschooling model, you can make education just a part of the family life...they don't have to go away for it, cleaning the house, playing, learning about God, going places, sports and education....all as a family.
My garden is not done yet, amazingly. I wouldn't say I had a really fruitful year. Not sure why. I just went out and hand germinated a bunch of pumkpin flowers. I am going to harvest my sweet potatoes soon and other things. I am drying mint and basil.
God bless! Jenny