Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October?

This has not been an awesome homeschooling week. I've been in a bad mood -- angry, sad, discontented -- things are stressful as we prepare for a hectic October, we're missing some of the social activities we were doing last year, and while it's usually wonderful to come back to our routines after a week away from them, this week we never quite managed to get back into the groove of things.

I volunteered at an anti-bullying event, and Joe and Sarah spent most of the day at a Pokemon event. Tomorrow's one of our family days, a day we reserve for stuff we all enjoy doing together -- no rushing around to social obligations or vegging out mindlessly in front of separate screens. I'm hoping a deliberate, cozy day will be just what we need to help get everything moving in the right direction.

My online time has grown out of control again. I'm thinking of taking a break from several of my usual sites until I'm feeling more even-keeled.