i think if i picked up my cannon, i'd have to do the same.
things in this reed life are different.
homeschooling is different than not homeschooling.
living in hawaii is different from not living in hawaii.
starting from scratch with relationships and personal connections is different than dealing with them after years and years of history.
and because the is so much work, blogging has lost it's luster for me.
i am still on instagram, with a tiny community of people that i already know, but not wanting to expand it past that since i have a hard time keeping up with what i already have.
but i do feel a pull every once in a while to share.
the things that i've been learning about life and homeschooling and friends and kids.
i don't get my camera out much at all lately though, so phone pictures is it for today....
i may have lost all my blogging friends by now, but i am feeling like i want to try and get back into it, so if you are still out there, do you have any questions that you've been wondering since i've been gone?
my list, so far, for ideas for sharing:
1. why we chose homeschool
2. our teepee that we made
3. the books we are in love with
4. what moving has taught me
5. my feelings/thoughts about living in a place that we know is temporary
6. my understanding with God that he is giving me a time of a sort of isolation.
7. how my kids are swimmers now.
8. how homeschooling will change my outlook on my kids future teachers
9. my trip to portland and bend
10. how it's so awful to have to teach your kids about gross stuff like war and cruelty and hate since it's best for them to be aware of some things from you instead of others and when you send them to school you can sort of distance yourself and be a little mad at the school or the teacher (or something) about telling them, but it's different when you have to choose to tell them....to take a certain amount of innocence.(wow, maybe i should start with that.)
11. how i struggle with long distance friendships since i am not a phone person.
12. food in hawaii
13. discipline, chores, allowance and manners with my homeschoolers
14. the bond that our time here has/is creating between the reed kids
15. how reedo and i have dealt with the stresses that come with his traveling back and forth to the mainland and the move and all...
16. some of our favorite places on Oahu, so far
16. me and my reading glasses, and how i am (only) 34, but i really needed them and didn't realize how much my eyes were straining until my face started twitching and my head started aching....
17. the reed PE class
what do you think?
i can barely even remember what i've last shared...