Some days…

…are longer then others. And this has been one of the long ones. The Bee had her first day of school yesterday, and her first full day today. Math, Social Studies, Educational Technology, and state test study. Language arts we had to skip, since our text books haven’t arrived yet.

We’ve been homeschooling for years, and it’s been wonderful, but the wee girl is not so wee anymore, and starting to need more academic education rather than the practicum approach we’ve used. We gave a stab at a formal school a couple of years ago, and she just wasn’t ready for it, but so far this year she’s taken off with a bang! It helps that this school is much better organized and the teacher we have is much easier to get in touch with. I’ve spoken with our current teacher more so far in the past two months then I spoke with the first teacher the whole year we had her.

So there was that – and then a dr’s appointment, and the usual fuss with dasHusand having lost X and needing to find it before he went to work. X varies from day to day, but is almost always lost. Occasionally it’s missing parts, and very rarely it’s the wrong one. Then we had lunch – english muffin pizzas are perhaps the quintessential school lunch food to me, and now I get to share them with my daughter!

So it’s half past four now, and I am finishing a pot of rose congou tea, and finally getting to slow down a little. The Bee has bundled off to her room to read Harry Potter, and I have a little time for tea and blogging and chess. Later I’ll have part of a bottle of very good beer, and try to make a little priority list for my personal spending this month. I have a ton of things I want to do – chess tourneys with entry fees, and it’s the World Tour of Beer buy-in season again, and I need some piano books, and there’s my drivers license temps kit to get, and a couple of books I want (okay, more then a couple. It’s always more then a couple.), and I’m getting a quote on a homebrewing kit, and I’m low on oolongs, and and and.

All in all, a good start to the new year, if a long one.


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