Blogging is many things to many people
and as I've blogged my reasons for doing so have evolved,
but first and foremost it is, and has always been,
a place for me to share my life and the kid's lives
with my family and friends who are far away.
When my husband isn't home, it is especially important for me to blog about the everyday things.
The less than monumental events of my life, so he can still be a part of it all.
So here is a very average slice of a very average day in our lives.
And... so I can play a bloggy game.... Here's what I learned.
My weekdays start out with getting the two public schoolers off to school by 6:45.
I learned a long time ago that....
We live just the teensiest bit too close to the school for them to catch a bus
and too far for me to let them walk all that way in the the pitch black of the wee hours of the morning.
So I get to be the school bus.
And.... I learned that at 6:45 I was not awake enough to take pictures and I'm not so sure that the kids would be all that thrilled if I did so... no photo documentation.
Then there is the quiet hour.
This is when I learn what is going on in the world.
I get to spend this time catching up on blogs, reading e-mail, running a load of dishes, etc..
ruins that wakes up around 7:30 or so with a big smile and a hug for me.
From there it's breakfast, school work, errands and more housework.
On this particular day, Grant had piano lessons.
(I have got to make a new video of him so I can share that with you.)
While he's busy learning new songs, Julia and I like to go to the library.
I've learned that....
I'll never have an empty library basket.
Return three books, check out four.
That's just the way we roll.
On this particular day, I learned that....
After traveling across country during that time when gas was $5 dollars a gallon,
I have become desensitized to gas prices and am not shocked by paying $2.79.
However, I also think that I don't drive as much anymore, so it kind of balances out.
I also learned that...
driving into a car wash isn't all that scary after all.
I have often been the passenger while going through a car wash, but never the driver.
So I was kind of scared.
While there, I learned that...
While I hardly think my car needs perfume,
scented tri-foam polish is very pretty and makes little girls smile!
Back on the homefront...
There was more checking of blogs and e-mail
where I learned that....
Quincy is doing awesome in Algebra!!!!!!!!!!
That's a super big deal, because math was never her thing.
And I was a terrible math teacher for her because we never spoke the same math language.
I would explain how to do something and she would look at me as though I had horns growing out of my head.
So I have learned...
to know your weaknesses
and to let go and let someone else take over when you can't do it yourself.