I loved this book. I am a hopeless romantic and love, love, love romance novels. I mean, real romance, not trashy- explain every detail -pornographic-harlequin- types. If I wanted that, I would get a subscription to the Playboy channel (which if you know me, you know that I don't.) This was just a fun book to read. There is not any real deep, thought provoking, controversies for me to talk about. It is your typical "chic book" However, the ending was surprising and not what I expected. I can usually predict how these kind of books will end and I was pleasantly surprised. If you are looking for a fun book to read and like romance, this is a good one. I may or may not watch the movie.
I am back from my PartyLite conference. I am on a mission to re-vamp and re-build my business to where it was a while ago. It was the best decision I made. I am now more organized with my time with my office hours and homeschooling. I am pretty much unavailable Mon-Thu all day but Fridays are my free days and I need it or I would lose the little bit of sanity I still have. There is no rule that says children have to be in school 5 days a week and with homeschooling I have the freedom to take every Friday off. I also get the joy of sleeping at the time most parents are getting their children up and ready for school. I can truly say I do not miss the battle of pulling three children out of bed at a time that is not natural for them to get up. This family is not a family of morning people and we would all sleep until past 8:00 most days. (I paid my dues with breast feeding three children at all hours of the night and I am enjoying this time of not having to get up thank you very much) I do not miss the threats of "IF you do not get up now, I am going to..." or having to run out the door, in my jammies, hair all disheveled, throwing cheerios into a sandwich bag for breakfast because my alarm did not go off at the horrible hour of 6:30 a.m. I also save money on hot lunches and groceries because I don't have to pack a lunch for them. I also enjoy not having to spend the hundreds of dollars on school supplies for my child, but alas, they are for the whole class to use. (I home school for about a 100.00 the entire year for all three children) I also don't have to drive to pickup my children from the bus stop in the middle of the afternoon. In August, we will start around 8:30 and be done by 12:00. I just want you to think of me (while you are doing all the things I used to)in my bed and slowly getting up at 7:00, taking my time to get coffee and read my bible (he he he) In case you are wondering, my children are very well socialized and not sheltered little robots. They have lots of friends that are not home schooled and will be doing various activities in the fall(provided the funds are available) Most likely Janessa will do soccer, Abby will do gymnastics, and Hannah, well, she is five and changes her mind every other day of what she wants to do.
I do not want to say that homeschooling is for everybody and I don't feel that everybody should or can do it. I was one of those who said,"I could never do that" I believe that a lot of people could, but fear of the unknown stops them. That was my fear. I had no idea where to start. But, with help from friends and the Internet we had a pretty good first year. It is a commitment and sometimes a struggle with the battle of the wills but I enjoy every minute of it.
I am currently reading All the King's Men. I will blog on that when I am finished. It is a tough read. It goes a little slow for my taste.