Thought I had better check in here, so you all didn't think I had fallen off the face of the earth...or gone into early hibernation lol. So what has been going on here?
-Tom and I are plugging away at his homeschooling. He is doing really good, despite our "down days" a few weeks ago, where we just didn't get to much in the way of school. We are gearing up too, to meet with two other families starting next month to do science together. We will meet once a week for a few hours.
-I still haven't gotten the garden put to bed yet for the winter. I need to get out there, it isn't going to get any warmer.
-Speaking of weather, I have a sinking feeling it isn't going to be a good winter. We have been chilly since the first week of October. Most days in the low 50's, but it feels colder because we can't seem to get rid of the wind. This weekend will be down around 40, for a high. I have a small ceramic electric heater that I have been running in the living rooom/dining room area to avoid needing to get gas for a few more weeks. It keeps it about 68-70, which isn't bad since it is so small. Unfortunately, Samantha's room is frigid, so she is sleeping in the living room lately. I need a gas delivery, and should be able to get one soon (thanks to fuel assistance). Part of me wishes the landlords didn't convert the wood burning fireplace for the gas insert....could get plenty of downed wood behind my parents. Oh well :) Planning to see if we can come up with another heater in the next week for Sam's room.
-Now that I am home, I have been doing a lot more baking....that is a good thing! No bread yet, but probably this week. Cheated and bought store bought :)
-I am working on a major online project to hopefully get our finances flowing soon, but I know it will be a long road. It won't happen over night. Because of that, I am also putting the word out locally that I am available to do some child care. That should help cover the basics, until the other idea takes off.
-I met someone, and actually had a date:) He is 9 years older than me. He seems really nice, but it's early days. The first time we went out, we met for coffee. The second time, I went to his place and he cooked me dinner while we watched a movie. Part of me is enjoying it immensely, and part of me wonders if I am too stuck in my own ways to be with anyone again. I get tired of dealing with life alone, but then, I have my doubts about sharing my life with someone again. One day at a time, that's how I will take it.
Ok, think that is about it:) Hope you are all doing good!