Sunday, May 30, 2010

Morning Sickness Easing Up?

I've felt nicely free of "morning sickness" for about four days now. I'm hoping it sticks! We had a wonderful day this last Saturday playing out in the sun. And also a good day on Sunday, fellowshipping (and now I actually wanted to talk) at church. Since Sunday it's been an absolute deluge...hardly a moment without rain. I have my official ultrasound later this week and my friend agreed to watch the girls, so my husband gets to go with me. We are excited. I've been doing a little more school lately too, but not quite back to my normal schedule. I also worked my way about halfway through cleaning my desk.

Here is a picture of me about a week ago.


Monday, May 24, 2010

School Done?

It's always been strange for me to read other's blog this time of year, and hear that so many of you are done with school for the year. I have to remember that across the country the school year varies a lot. Many of you start back in August. And, it's my understanding in Alaska, that they just don't have very many days off in the middle of the school year (so they can take full advantage of the warm, bright summers). Here our local schools start after labor day. Our school district's enrichment classes for homeschoolers - run October-May, so we are still finishing those up. And, our baby comes mid August, so I really don't intend on resuming schooling until October.

In the future, anyhow, I think I intend on instituting year round school, not in the scary government indoctrination way where they want our children for more hours of schooling, more days of the year, but just in a count up at least 180 days and document them and whenever they fall so be it. That provides more time for outings during the right time, weather and schedule wise.

Just my thoughts...


Friday, May 14, 2010

The Last Little Bit

Anyone else have trouble remembering anything when you are pregnant? I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday. I'm pretty good on today though. Well, in terms of what I did. I also have trouble remembering names of things and lots of other things (I don't remember what). I always have trouble with that, but right now it's really amazing. Funny thing is that I do my work well. My husband and I switched roles for a couple of hours this morning and I went into our business and did filing and other miscellaneous duties. Filing might seem easy...but somehow we've never been able to successfully have anyone else do it at anywhere close to the speed I do it. Usually, I do web work and basic graphic work at work. But, the filing was getting out of control.

My husband and I recently went to the coast for the night. That was nice. We hadn't gotten away for the night since fall. I know that's normal for a lot of people. But, for me, when it's been a long time, I feel so disconnected with my husband. I think in addition to me getting away from responsibility, I also get a lot of attention from my husband. That's sometimes hard to get at home. My husband gets really intense about projects and work and politics. Relaxing is generally something pretty hard for him to do. Anyhow, it was nice.

I gardened today. I tried planting flowers outside. The weather forcast looks safe now in terms of freezing. At least for the next week, the low is 42 and generally after that it doesn't freeeze. We won't plant our whole graden till Memorial Day weekend though. We've been sorry before when we have. I also have some starts started in my greenhouse and some broccoli and lettuce. Today, when I was homeschooling, the toddler was playing outside with me, and I'd have the other kids go inside to do writing work and outside to do reading work. We had a really great day. It was in the 70's today and it was pleasant out until sunset.

My husband made tacos tonight...his signature dish...and I gardened. He also moved the cows to a new field. If you want to get an idea of the kind of projects he takes on - he recently tilled (well he did that about four different times), harrowed, planted, and rolled a new four acre chunk of field. Then, the weather changed and at the last minute he decided he needed to water it. And, the cows and the farm are just his part time hobby. But, tonight, I enjoyed it. I watched the cows and calves being moved and the older girls went with him and the toddler was happily "helping" me garden. She is such an outside girl. And she just LOVES helping me water things.