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Can you believe how my teams are doing?
First lets talk about MSU (that's Michigan State for anyone who is confused!).  They look good this year.  I'm hopeful we will have an outstanding season!
Now the team that warms my heart the CUBBIES!  I know, after all they are the Cubs, but we have such a good shot at the World Series.  I've been waiting 41 years for this (I know, not quite as long as other people but hey, 41 years is a long time!).  Waiting and watching without daring to take a breath.....
Now onto other things....
My base homeschool group - we have a meeting tonight.  According to the coordinator there are "a lot" of things to discuss.  Is one of them going to be my suggestion that we abandon the whole Statement of Faith and be a Christian based group?  My guess is probably not - but I already know that I won't sign a statement of faith.  Yes, I'm a Christian, but my religion is not why I homeschool - and a group that is limited in it's membersh…

It's an entry

So, I thought I would be able to post entries here a lot, well, because I usually have something to say and no one to listen!  It's been a couple days which is still better than I was doing before - but hey, I am a busy woman so whatever.
Today I went to an Usborne Book Party.  Don't get me wrong - I love their books - which is the main problem!  Anyway, I didn't have to take CG because my dad is here visiting so I did get like an hour and a half without him.  Very nice.  Love my son to death - just a little tired of doing the single parent thing.  I always get like that though.
We started attending Lutheran Church again.  Today was the first day of Sunday School.  CG said he liked that much better than CCD last year.  He said because it was 'shorter' but it really wasn't- I think they just had more fun in there.  He says the craziest things sometimes.  I like it - the church we attend.  I realize now that my mom would not be offended by me going to Lutheran Chur…

Moving my homeschool blog

I'm moving my homeschool blog.  I wanted to make another blog to rant and vent and well, every name I tried on blogspot was taken - so I made a new homeschool blog at homeschoolblogger.com  So, to anyone who was following our ups and downs all the information for All Saints can now be found at www.homeschoolblogger.com/allsaintsacademy
Hope to see you all there!

Correction

Just wanted to correct myself - we are reading Polar Bears Past Bedtime - not Polar Bears Past Midnight.  Just in case anyone is looking for the book!  I recommend the Magic Tree House Series - they are very grade level appropriate and interesting.

Updates that are long overdue

Well, things are still moving forward at a pretty good pace.  I finally decided on a complete schedule for All Saints - we are doing 45 days on and 15 days off.  It will be a complete year round schedule; pretty much starting in July and ending in June.  CG doesn't do too well with tons of time off - so we may knock it down to 45/10 - we'll have to see.
We are almost completely done with our All About Spelling Level One.  I ordered Level two and it is ready and waiting for us.  As the only program we have not had to change this year I cannot say enough about this program!  It is awesome.  And as a first time homeschooler it's very easy to use.  CG still says spelling is his favorite time of the day!  A very different view from when he was in school!
We still haven't started using Sonlight.  It's a long (very long) story with Core changes - from 1+2 to 1.  I'm expecting the books now on Monday - so we will probably start Sonlight after our first break which is at …