Archive for June, 2006

Posted on June 19th, 2006, by Mary Jo

You know it’s been too long since your last blog posts when a dear reader e-mails to ask if you’re OK!  (I appreciate your concern.)

I’ve just been super-busy.  Well, OK, that’s nothing new.   But it’s a handy excuse, and I’m going to stick to it!  🙂

In addition to my usual editing business and kids’ activities, I’ve been extra-busy with homeschool planning.  Next year we’re going to be joining a classical Christian homeschool co-op that meets once a week.  It was really a struggle to decide to give up some of the flexibility and control of setting our own schedule and planning all our own lessons, but I decided the trade-off was worth it.

I have to face the harsh reality that there’s too great a gap between my homeschooling theory and practice, and that my ideal homeschool dreams just aren’t feasible as a single mom working almost full-time.  My oldest son will be in 9th grade, and it seemed like time to call in reinforcements.  He’ll be studying George Grant’s Gileskirk Humanities curriculum for history and learning rhetoric from a lawyer/homeschooling dad, among other things.  There’s also a local doctor who teaches the upper-level science courses (using Apologia curriculum).

I’ll be teaching the 9th-12th-grade literature class and 7th-8th grammar.  I’ve been having lots of fun selecting books and have probably spent too much time reading instead of doing work I get paid for.  (Oh, but it’s class preparation!  Another excuse. 🙂

My two oldest are at Boy Scout camp this week, and the two youngest are at Vacation Bible School in the mornings this week, so the house is unusually quiet.  I’m determined to use this valuable time for serious writing and editing instead of frittering it away in whatever.

I have two  other blogs besides this one.

For readers:

For writers:

So if I stay too quiet here, hop on over to one of my other blogs and find out what’s going on in my other personalities, er, areas of interest.

For that matter, you don’t have to wait until I seem to drop off the face of the earth again.  Feel free to visit right away!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!

Mary Jo Tate

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