Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Refuse To Freak Out!

Ok, tomorrow is supposed to be our first official day of our new school year and do you think I'm ready? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

You see, I'm a bit of a perfectionist in that I like to have everything just perfect and ready before I start anything. On top of that, I'm an all-or-nothing type of girl. If I can't exercise an hour each day and eat perfectly healthy from the word 'go', then I just don't do anything. If I can't deep clean and declutter a room while I'm cleaning it, then what's the point? I just don't clean it because it won't FEEL clean to me.

So tomorrow's our first day, and guess what? Our doctor decided that tomorrow is also the perfect day for Sweetie to be at the hospital at 8 a.m. for a stress test and an echocardiogram. Didn't he check MY schedule first? Doesn't he know that I can't just up and change my plans that easily? And why 8:00 in the morning? Couldn't he at least have the decency to wait unitl in the afternoon so we could get in a decent day of school first? Sigh...

Our school days go SO much better when the house is clean and organized. I can keep my mind on what I'm doing and not be thinking about all the things that need to get done. Oh, and having somewhat of an idea of what we'll be doing for school also really helps.

Is my house clean and organized? HA! Do I have any lesson plans wrote out? Double HA!

BUT! I'm trying my best to not freak out and have a panic attack. This is really hard for me, but, my plan is (after calmly talking to myself and slapping myself back to reality) to simply take the kids to the library tomorrow after Sweetie and I get home from the hospital. What a fun way to start out a new school year, right? (Except I don't have a clue as to what books *I* need to check out for this first couple weeks of school... gotta get a quick list together!). Then, the rest of the week we'll just do a bunch of fun stuff... lots of reading, Five in a Row, Science experiments (Reece Cup has asked me every day since we bought our new experiment book if we can do something in it!), maybe get started on a few math pages, and whatever else comes our way. When our 'lessons' are over each day, then I'll work frantically to get everything the way I need it so we can REALLY start fresh NEXT Monday, while already having an official week in. Besides, what do public schools really get done the first week back? And they get to count their days, so why can't we?

Why not wait and start next week you ask? Well, because that's the one thing I HAVE done. I already have our 175 days laid out in a perfectly planned school year and I can't go and mess that up!

P.S. Your prayers for Sweetie are greatly appreciated. He's been having chest pains and heart disease runs high on both sides of his family. I'll keep you updated.


Marsha said...

Praying for your Sweetie! That is scary, but what a blessing to have a doctor available to check things out.

Ummm... well, we're not officially starting until mid-Sept, per the request of hubby. We are trying to do some math and handwriting here and there. We've been spending a lot of time swimming, doing crafts and just being together (heat and all).

Praying that all goes well tomorrow!


Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Loved the picture---I'm sure all homeschooling moms can relate every now and then!

Many blessings...

Jammie said...

Wow, I thought you were writing about me for a second - perfectionistic, all or nothing gal!

Well, I'm sure we're better than we used to be, though! I have a lot of friends who get many things done, and I noticed they are not into the details like I am. Something to learn about letting go there.

We're not starting our school until after Labor Day. We're utilizing the "dateless planner" approach, which allows for flexibility and unannounced EKGs! lol, god bless!
Jen aka jammie/heartmatters