29 January 2014

It's Been One of Those Winters

It's been one of those cold, snowy winters, even here in Virginia. We got another inch of snow last night and it's about 16 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon. We've had a lot of really cold weather, we've had snow (although it's usually been too cold out to play in), and the public schools have been closed quite a bit this month. We still have February to get through and most school systems have already gone through all their built in snow days. I'm so glad that we homeschool. By this time, if my girls were in public school, they'd be climbing the walls of boredom. The Wii and computer can hold their interest for only so long. Since we homeschool, they've pretty much been moving right along, school as normal. It's a good thing since we've got a firm "finish by" date this spring.

23 January 2014

The Busiest Time of Year

We are now into our busiest time of year. Since mid-December, Sweet Pea has been snowboarding which means that Wednesday and Thursday afternoons she's got to wrap up school and head to the ski slopes for practice. She's on the snowboard team at Massanutten Resort and competes in snowboard cross through USASA. The biggest issue is that we live two hours away from Massanutten. Yes, I do lots of driving this time of year. Besides the Wednesday and Thursday practices, she's also got practice on Saturday mornings. While she wishes for a teleporter, she loves snowboarding, has been learning a lot of new skills (including patience), and can't wait to compete in the next few weeks. Hopefully she'll do well enough to get another invite to Nationals and we'll have a spring break trip to Colorado.

Right now Sweet Pea has something going on every day of the week, between snowboarding, work, bible study, and church stuff. Rosie Jane is keeping me busy as well, when I'm home, with her dance, babysitting, and church stuff. One issue we have right now is that one of our cars is in the shop so I'm back to driving both girls all over. My day is mostly spent helping with school, getting the basics done (laundry, grocery shopping, cooking), and driving to the mountain. Can't wait for April to come when things will slow down a bit.