Monday, October 10, 2011

Regroup and Start Again Tomorrow

     Today is Columbus Day and most schools were out today.  Things run differently at the Mitchell Home School Academy.  So today was a normal school day as usual and no I did not do anything special for Columbus Day. I wasn't trying to intentionally omit it from our learn process today. We were just having a difficult time getting through our regular assignments.  Also when dad is home on Mondays things are a little crazy for some reason.  As I sit and type I have a child crying because he doesn't want to read about koalas for a project of which he chose koalas.
     It can be really frustrating at time while trying to teach and find out how he's motivated and the best way that he learns.  We are apart of a homeschooling co-op where the parents teacher a few classes of our choosing.  For the animals class the kids (6-8) learning how to research and put together a project.  Things are not going so well for my child and I as I try to help him instead of doing the whole thing for him.  He's crying and I want to cry and just be done with the whole thing.  So tonight I am regrouping and going to give it a go again tomorrow with a different strategy.  That's the great thing about home schooling. We can move at our own pace with the room and time to regroup if we need to.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


     Its been a long time since I've posted something.  Life has been busy. Homeschooling the kids, joining new groups, quilting, dinner, laundry, the list goes on and on.  There are also times when I have felt like I was on the verge of a mental and emotional break down (I'm sure I'm not the only one).  A lot of time is spent thinking about things that I want to do, should be doing, and making excuses about why its not happening. It seems as though one commitment is made only to find that I've begun to neglect some others. Homeschooling and quilting were the two new things that I committed to this year and so far I'm still committed.  However, there are old commitments that seems to fall by the waste side from time to time.
     When I started this blog my intent was to share and learn while I journey as a quilter.  When I wasn't quilting I didn't share anything and when I was quilting, I was to busy quilting to share.  I was reminded today that my life consist of three very important variables, God/my family/myself.  I think my family had become first, then myself, the God.  This order of things left me frustrated and angry a good portion of the time.  So today, I commit, again to share this quilt called my life. I will share something about my relationship with God/Christ, my family, and myself.  Beginning now.
     No matter what I go through or how hard things seem to get God is always there. When I ask for help it never fails that He helps me.  I'm trying to learn how to take things one day at a time.  God reminds me over and over again that He is committed to me FOREVER, even when I'm not so committed.  This morning while in the car I heard a man talking about his grandmother teaching him about prayer.  I was reminded by his words how simple is while lately for me it has seemed like the hardest thing at times. 

You can't see it from this picture but this quilt panel has a prayer around the edges.

Here is the latest quilt that I made for my cousin baby boy AC King IV

This is a layout of some scraps that I was planning to make into a quilt but didn't like the idea of it being so small so it turned into a pillow instead.

Now about the family, we are all quite busy lately.  My house of 5, myself, Cecil, Josiah, Israel, and my mother has grown to 6 with my little sister Shonda.  There are days when I want to strangle her, fortunately the good days out number the others. 

Well its time to do the dishes. Talk to ya tomorrow.