Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I've been threatened

Threatened. Because I haven't updated my blog. Petty, people. Petty.

To oblige:

Boyness has another loose tooth, about to come out.

Girliness went to Oregon with MIL and had an absolute spoiled-rotten BLAST.

Toddlerness has been challenging as usual.

I had my last day of GYN clinic yesterday. I have all my observe numbers, and I've seen interesting stuff and learned quite a bit, but I am very anxious to start doing hands-on things. This has been a good, but somewhat boring because of my very limited role, placement. It is interesting but it is not what I want to do, which is probably the biggest reason I was ready to be done with it. I am glad to be leaving the rotation with a fairly decent grasp on the wide array of birth control that is currently on the market and how one decides/counsels between the various methods. And I did get to see some quite interesting pregnancy/miscarriage visits, only one of which would have been possible within the normal scope of midwifery care.

I am enrolling Boyness and Girliness in CVA, a public-school-enrollment program where you get to pick your curriculum and they pay for it. In exchange, you write up your child's learning goals for the year and keep a "teacher" updated about whether they're making progress or not. And now I'm curriculum shopping. Calvert, maybe? Saxon math? Lots of options out there. I am dizzied by it all, and particularly by the fact that I have to find something that is accomplish-able while doing my school and without neglecting Toddlerness. Not that she'd let me get away with neglecting her. Just...if she felt neglected she'd make our lives hell.

We're starting up a membership at the Y. This is mostly about *me,* actually. I want exercise and I want someone to watch my kids while I'm doing it, without taking away from family time (ie Fran at home time). But the kids aren't exactly going to suffer. The play-room at the Y isn't your average converted closet...it's got a multi-level obstacle course, play mats, slides, all kinds of books and art stuff...it looks awesome and the kids are really stoked about getting to play there on a regular basis.

Speaking of the kids (again) they've been bickering and fighting relentlessly. It is driving me BEYOND bonkers. I had to put the nix on a berry-picking trip with the cousins today because they we so busy bickering this morning that they made *everyone* miserable. Anyone know where I can get kid-sized remote-controlled shock collars? Please?


Marie said...

If u fined some let me know. Been going threw the same here. I blame the weather.

Cool your Getting the Y membership. We are so happy with ours. thow your nersary sounds more fun then ours.

Anonymous said...

I really love the Oak Meadow curriculum and would follow it if we were homeschooling. I teach the math portion privately to a student in seventh grade and we both really like it. I've seen the other curriculum materials and they are great, too.

Good luck on all counts.

~L~ said...

Who threatened you? ::whistling::

I don't think they pay for Oak Meadow. They have a list of curriculum which is funded and not funded. Another friend of ours was looking for that specifically which is how I even know that.