what’s going on

November 13, 2013

tidbitstidbitstidbitstidbitsAre you bored of every blogger talking about how insanely busy life is? I think life is busy in general for everyone, and those who blog (me included), just like to blab about it. It’s probably monotonous, but it is what it is, and this is where I continue to blab about it… we’ve been so on top of school these days. It makes me excited! And we’re actually ahead in math (we’re never ahead in math). We’ve finished Story of the World: Ancient Times and we’re heading to the middle ages. Brave, my informational text lover, has taken it upon herself to re-read our whole ancient times curriculum. That girl scored high in the informational text assessment test she had to take online, so I guess she wants to up that score even more! I think we’ve been doing so well in our homeschooling this week, we might be able to take Friday off (since we also did do school on Veteran’s Day), and that my friends, is part of the beauty of homeschooling. It isn’t for everyone and it definitely does take discipline, but it’s what is right for our family right now.

Other than school stuff, we’re going to start some Thanksgiving projects and we’ve been doing lots of baking. Ben and I have really been wanting to teach the girls how we can serve others and the community we live in, so we’ve been trying to bake things for others and have people over for dinner. Despite how open I may seem in this space, I am really an introvert, just an extroverted one. My Ben is not an extroverted introvert like me, he’s just straight up introvert.

And while most of you are probably blissfully basking in the wonderfulness that is fall, it was 95 degrees here today. Ugh. Fall, where are you?! We skip out on the challenges of snow, so maybe we’re even. What do you think?

I’m thankful the cleaning we did on my birthday has pretty much stuck around, thus we’re still enjoying a decently clean house. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving week when we have an official week off of school (and I’m hoping I don’t get called in for jury duty), so that I can spend even more time purging. It just feels so good that I think I’m addicted.

Now I’m switching subjects (yet again), the devastation in the Philippines is just so sad. Here I am (and most everyone in the blog world) ranting about too much junk or what junk we want next, and in the Philippines, there are thousands upon thousands who have lost everything when Typhoon Haiyan hit. I’m Filipina and while I’ve never been to the Philippines, my heart goes out to everyone there. My parents are supporters of a missionary group called Amazing Grace Missions and the island that this particular missionary group is located on is near Tacloban, which was the worst hit city. The pastor lost his home, along with the schools and churches that were built, and the cottages that were there for other missionaries. My mom was telling me how sad she is and that we might forgo Christmas presents this year because their resources are going to be helping that mission group rebuild their homes. I told her we were way more than okay with that! Seriously. If you’re the praying type, please pray for all those affected, and if you are led to help, I’d say the Red Cross or UNICEF is a good place to start.

Thanks for checking in to my rant and share for the day. Sorry this post was probably all over the place, but that pretty much sums me up lately. xoxo

8 comments on “what’s going on”

  • nikki says:

    love those pink glasses!



  • Bethany says:

    I am so happy to hear that homeschooling is going so well for your family! I always thought you were perfect for it. I am also very upset by the typhoon. I posted a photo of the girl we support there through CFCA (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging) on my blog a couple days ago. There are a lot of people that didn’t have much to begin with, but now they have nothing. This would be an opportunity for my kids to think of ways we could help, especially during the holidays. You had mentioned to me that you cleaned for your birthday and I have been looking forward to a free weekend where I can start purging too! I began with my own closet and rediscovered some things I forgot I had. It was like going shopping without spending any money! Have a good weekend!

  • I’ve never heard of that Missionary Group (though I read up on Missionaries on a regular basis) and am incredibly sad to hear about that pastor. I hope that you can post updates about him and how to help him and his family and community specifically perhaps in the future? I am truly sad about what they are going through. I don’t see many people posting about what goes on in the world in general. On our birthday (Nov. 3) there was a mass execution in N. Korea, where many people were killed for being Christians and having Bibles. It was so hard to learn about because I turned 30 and it was a hard enough day for me as it was, and to hear that our brothers and sisters in Christ were slaughtered for loving Jesus was just heartbreaking.

  • Christine says:

    I think it is amazing that your mom is going to do that.


    My heart is breaking into tiny little pieces. I’ve been stuck to watching Philippine news everyday since and the stories are just unbearable to listen to what more to experience? I cannot even get myself to share it here because as a mother like you and I and people reading your blog, it is too much to bear to even hear about it. How I wish I am wealthy or powerful or even a big blogger and make a difference somehow but I’m just a simple, single mom and I just watch in awe and pray that it gets better soon. One week without food and water after such an ordeal, I cannot begin to fathom.

  • Nicole says:

    Hey there! Question about story of the world. I bought it to use the year with my 6 year old and then wimped out thinking it would be over her head. I’m usually wrong about that. I think your oldest is about Josie’s age, so what was your opinion? Do you think 6-7 is a good age to start? I love history and love adding hands on projects so I’m excited to start it.

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