Thursday, July 31, 2014

When I Say Life Happened, I Mean My Cat Distracted Me

I'm sitting in my bedroom working on planning school. Dea's term ends today. I'm giving her ht emonth of August off school, and then she starts her next term on September 1. So, I'm using this month to finish planning the coming term (because things keep changing or I would have had it fully planned months ago). I'm in the middle of figuring out her Chemistry (because she has decided not to do Thinkwell Chem & instead wants me to find a free online Chem course). I think I've found the course that will be the spine, and I've found some sites with virtual labs we can add in, if the course I finally settle on for the spine doesn't have any/enough. I was finalizing the list of real life labs that we can do with the chemicals & lab equipment we have when the cat came into the room.

Nightmare has been ignoring me all day. He has not wanted to hang out with me, have me pet him, hasn't even looked at me today. However, as I sit here in the bedroom, working on something fairly important, he has decided that now is the time to visit with me. He jumped up on the bed & walked over to me. I was busy, so did not immediately start to pet him. So, he sat next to me, head-butting my arm. I finally reached over to pet him for a second & he started walking all over the place (because they cannot sit still while you pet them). Next, he started flopping himself down on the bed, rubbing against me, sitting on my pillows, and kicking me if I stopped petting him. So, of course I completely ignored my work & sat here petting the cat. He purred, rolled around on his back, hugged my arm, and various other displays of kitty affection. Then, he decided he had enough, got up, and walked to the other side of the bed where he plopped down & proceeded to bathe himself. I, on the other hand, spent 10 minutes trying to remember what I was doing when he interrupted me. I'm fairly certain that, many of the times I don't finish something when I wanted to & say "Well, life happened, that why I fell behind," it was really just that I got distracted by one of the cats being cute & lovey, and totally forgot that I had been working before they told me it was playtime.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sorry for the absence

I know. I've been gone for 2 months. I don't really know why I haven't posted in that time. I guess I've been so busy with self-reflection & deep meditative thoughts about my life, what I want, and who I am that I just kind of pulled away form everything. I'll try to not do that again.

In my absence, I have done some cool stuff, though. Like this:
That is a set of alphabet blocks I made for me niece for her 1st birthday. I'm currently making another set for my nephew, who turns 1 later this month. I cut the wood, sanded it, and then burned the letters into the blocks. I'm really rather proud of how they turned out & hope this next set is as nice.

I watched m oldest niece graduate high school:
Her son is the one I am working on alphabet blocks for right now. I am so proud of her for graduating & doing her best for that little boy. She has blossomed into a wonderful mom & a determined young lady.
Her sister graduated the next day. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to that graduation, but I did get a pic of the two together at the older one's graduation:

I also got to watch  my older sister graduate college. I'm very proud of her.

We've been continuing with school. The current term for Dea will end at the end of this month. She will take next month off, because it would be nice for her to get a break. Jay is enjoying his school this year. He does most of it independently, and never really fights about having to do it. He has finished LoF Beginning Algebra, and is now in LoF Advanced Algebra. He has also finished Latin for Children Primer C, and is now using Rosetta Stone for Latin.

I reconnected with an old friend from high school. We hadn't talked or seen each other in over a decade, but we managed to pick up like no time was lost. I didn't realize how much I missed this friendship, and am so glad that we reconnected.

So, that's some of what has happened since I last posted.