Okay, be honest! Did you sing the title?! hehehe.... I sang it while I typed it out. :D In sunny Florida, we have been having *notsosunny* weather! We have had rain falling non stop in my corner of the woods and I am loving it! Of course, it wasn't as thrilling when I went tearing out of the house yesterday with two children in tow!
My eldest, who I call my steel trap because she never forgets ANYTHING, reminds me at 10:35 that they have haircut appointments at 11:00. O.O And we live 20 minutes away. !!!!!!! Holy Moly, Batman! We met all sort of Olympic records as we got ready and jumped into the van. It was a gold medal showing, I am telling you! Of course, not if we were judged by our style. I was looking, let's just say...relaxed! hehehe....
An- Neee- wayz.... we got there just in time and let me say I am glad we did! JC Penneys is offering free children's cuts at their salon and we walked out of there without spending a penny! Love it!
Back to the rain... I love hearing the rain fall when I am snug as bug in my comfy clothes and working around the house. I have watched the rain and noticed how clean the air feels and how green nature looks on days like today. It is as if each raindrop is washing away a bit of the past; all of the residue the hot, sticky days seem to leave behind. It reminded me of this new school year that is before me. To be honest, I have had a bit of apprehension of starting a whole new year! It will surely mean new challenges, and questions always seem to come into play. Am I doing the best I know to do for my girls? Is there something more I can do? Was last year a failure?
As I sat and watched the rain, I thought of how important it is to let what has happened in the past wash away so that I can embrace this new year with a clean, fresh start. No, I didn't get to do everything that I wanted to and, yes, there were a few areas my girls didn't excel the way I would have liked. However, there was so much accomplished! I must not dwell on my shortfalls, but at what has been done! My girls may not be able to complete a world history timeline to perfection but they are fantastic readers and writers! They may not be able to name every bird of North America, BUT their musical abilities astound! I have taken note of what they need this year, and we will be doing a great deal of focus in these areas.
So, I am allowing everything I have seen as my own shortcomings to be washed away, and I am starting a new year with zeal and excitement! We are using some new curriculum and we have a new classroom with a new theme! Sounds like "all things have become new!" ;)
Speaking of NEW.... don't forget to enter my Bloggiversary giveaway here! You could win $20 to Amazon so that you can get a few NEW things that have been languishing in that shopping cart. Come on! I know you have some because I do, too! The raffle closes Friday when a winner will be announced!! Good luck!
Happy Blogging! And here's to a new year!