Sunday, 18 November 2012

In answer to the, "Why Haven't You Blogged?" question

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back!

Goodness, it's been an eternity since I sat down to try blogging :(

We have been so busy with school, the house, after-school activities, a growing family et cetera, I've just felt too pressed to sit and compose a blog post.  I will admit from the outset, this post will be very short and sweet, but at least it will show I'm still here, lol.

I know that our house construction doesn't interest everyone to see every little "step by step" photograph, so I have waited until we have reached a stage you may find interesting.

Whaiāipo will be building some shelves and cupboards to truly complete the Romankids classroom, plus once the dining and lounge areas are complete, we will return the dining table and cabinet to their rightful place.  Rather than waiting that long however, I have decided to share what our classroom looks like now.  We have been comfortably working in our new area for just over a week and are very happy indeed.  Plenty of workspace, seating et cetera.  I can hardly wait to have a lockable cabinet though to store the stationery and what-have-you.

We have just about finished framing and hanging tamāhine 1's artwork.  Her gallery is around the whiteboard and on the beams.  We just need to find a new clock and that's it until the shelves and cupboards.  As mentioned, the dining table, cabinet and bookshelves in the photos will be gone soon enough, but in the meantime they serve a purpose and don't clutter the room.

This semester is so jam-packed that we haven't really kept up.  The sooner Christmas comes the better.  We need a jolly good break.
  • The online classes will end the week of 10-14 December.  
  • St John, Scouts and Cubs keep us very busy.  
  • The children have another TKD grading on the 1st of December.
  • Birthdays are fast approaching.
  • We need to decide where to put our Christmas tree this year!!
In short:  Like every mother, I spend a lot of my time  washing dishes (I haven't the luxury of a dishwasher); the continuous laundry and ironing; cooking and cleaning.  In my spare time I email a friend or  two.  Luckily one of them enjoys seeing all the silly photos and chat to me about nonsense and share little stories about our days.  With busy households our private online community makes it far easier to stay in touch.  I enjoy my daily contact with my brothers and seeing my dad as frequently as possible.  Speaking of koro, he was out the other day (I did some typing for his forthcoming Lions gathering).  He loves our classroom and loves talking to the kids about anything and everything.  I am so grateful my parents were never negative in our choice to homeschool.

As much as I would like to talk about:
  • Projects the children have worked on;
  • How we enjoyed the US Presidential election;
  • And a whole host of other things ...
I think they will need to wait until next month.  We are still very busy and the next three to four weeks we have a lot to do.  But, I will definitely write something far more indepth the next time, okay?!

Here's hoping for an excellent summer!!!

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