This week is so lame that I had to make the parts of this post I usually just add in the way of an introduction without "counting" (i.e., #1 and #2) a part of the list instead. How's that for pathetic?
2. Be sure to check out Jennifer's post over at Conversion Diary, as well as the other great bloggers who have linked their posts.
3. How do fellow bloggers plan in terms of a blogging calendar, scheduling writing time, limiting online time, etc? I think I need to be more deliberate with when I write, for how long, and the amount of time I spend staring at my laptop. What kind of routine works for you? Do share.
4. Discovered this week that the Halloween costumes we bought for the girls a few weeks ago, thinking we were oh so on top of things this year instead of waiting until 30 October . . . don't fit. They are waaaaay too big. Now I'm trying to decide if I pin/tie them up in some fashion or come up with a new idea. (No; sewing is not an option.) Of course, it will probably be a good thing if they can be fully dressed in jeans and sweatshirts under their dresses, as it will likely be necessary.
|Agent C, looking for an escape route|
5. Today is library day. It always cracks me up to see the book choices the girls come up with. I select a few based on our homeschooling notes for the upcoming week, and then they each pick 2 or 3 as well. It's always so random . . . I could probably do a whole Quick Takes post on the eclectic pile of books we come home with later today.
6. Thoughts on this article about the direction/focus of ministries for women? Personally, I agree with most of what she has to say, and have not felt comfortable in these situations since . . . well . . . ever.
7. Okay, so I'm all about questions today, but . . . for those of you who homeschool young children, do you do foreign language? We are studying Italian right now (duh) but I intend to expand to other languages in the coming years. I want my children to be interested in other languages, although right now it's mostly singing songs and learning vocabulary for things around the house. I try to learn a little bit of the language of countries we travel to. (At least enough to exchange basic pleasantries like hello, good morning, please, thank you, excuse me, and the ever popular, "I'm sorry. I don't know much _____. Do you speak any English?") I want the Agents to be exposed to languages at a young age so they can chose later on which one(s) they would like to study more in depth. Any great resources you could pass on?