July 2008 - further up and further in

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Strange Creature, Indeed

Monday, July 28, 2008 0
A Strange Creature, Indeed
Originally posted on my HSB blog, July 28, 2008 at 4:52 PM
Hi everyone,

I "helped" my cat Tux post an entry on the blog that he shares with my other cat, Chessie. I thought that this was one of the most creative entries I've done from the perspective of my pet, so I wanted to share with you.

Well, it's Tux. For once, I've been doing something other than sleeping & eating.

We have a new human in the house. Her name is *Muffin*, and she's 7 months old. My owners watch over her while her parents work.

*Muffin* can sometimes get annoying, especially when she chases after me! Chessie, for once, is reassuring me. She says that it is normal, and that I should be patient with "the little thing". Where did Chessie learn that, anyway? Maybe it's true... but I can't handle the thought of her getting her slobber on me. At least she can't pull my tail!

Anyway, *Muffin* has been chasing me a lot lately! It seems like every day she comes, she gets faster. My owners call it "crawling". I guess I'm helping them, because every time she sees me, she tries to scoot over to me. All my owners do is just watch in anticipation, and then cheer when *Muffin* reaches me. I don't know why they don't help me get away from "that little thing".

*Muffin* has other odd habits as well. She makes noises that I've never heard before, and she makes them at the most inopportune moments. She, as well as her stuff, has a strange smell, and sometimes she gets stinky. She doesn't walk, and seems to be lazy because my owners carry her around all the time. She scatters toys where I want to sleep. She eats an unfamiliar white liquid from a strange contraption (Chessie says it's a bottle. Again, where DOES she learn this stuff?)

*Muffin* = A Strange Creature, Indeed.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Homeschool Tag

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 0
The Homeschool Tag
Originally posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM

I was tagged by Bluejane with a "Homeschooling Tag". I don't usually do tags, but this one seemed like it was worth it.

- How long have you homeschooled? All my life

- What grade did you start homeschooling? From the moment I was born… every day is a learning experience to me!

- What grade are you in now? It’s summer, but I will be going into 8th next year.

- How old were you when you started? 0 years old

- Do you like homeschooling? Of course! I have more freedom, more possibilities, I can learn what I want when I want (to a certain extent), and I can do school in my pajamas! :D

- Have you ever gone to school? No, not at all

- How long did you go to school? Haven’t gone

- Do you intend to home school your kids when you grow up? Absolutely! It is the best environment for them to grow in.

- What are two things that you like about homeschooling? I love being able to learn freely and not be confined to just a curriculum. I also love having my mom as a teacher – she’s the best!

- Do you totally go against public schools? I am not for them, because I don't think they are a good environment, but I don’t like to be prejudiced about anything. I think that, if you feel that God has called your child to public school, then He will make it work out. He has called everyone to their own path, and I don’t think we should look down on people who are following that path by putting their children in public school. However, I do not support public schooling, and I would strongly suggest homeschooling to anyone.

- Do you have friends who are not homeschoolers? My cousin is not homeschooled, but that doesn’t really interfere with our relationship. We also watch a little girl that goes to school. Other than that, I know of several people who aren’t homeschooled, but they are more acquaintances instead of friends.

- Is it hard to get along with public school friends? Weellll…. With my cousin and the little girl we babysit, it isn’t a problem. I’ve had other friends who definitely are different than me, and it's hard to find things we have in common.

- What is the first thing other people say when they find out that you homeschool? Well, sometimes they just make general comments like "Oh that's neat!" or "Cool!" Occasionally someone will ask me more about it, like what my favorite thing about it is, but not often.

- Who are you going to tag? Anyone that reads this who has the letter "z" in their name.

Please continue to pray for Rachael Kligmann... she is doing a little bit better, and isn't any worse. Go here for more details.