Friday, September 3, 2010

It's That Time Again

It's time for us to start school again!! We will officially start school Sept 7th. I am still a believer in not starting school until after Labor Day! I am hoping to be on a better schedule this year with the kids. I think the shock of everything with Josh has settled and homeschool can move back to the front burner.

A few months ago, when I was tucking Micayla in we were talking about school and I casually mentioned that maybe I should put them back in public school. She said, "No, Mom, why??" I said I didn't think we were doing enough. She then said, "Mom, how many 4th graders can tell you what Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is?" Enough said. We may not have had the best academic year but they sure got a great medical education this year!!! Where is that on the standardized tests??

Anyway, Joshua started school this week!! It was a major fiasco but we got it done!! Just in case you didn't know... When you have a government agency paying for something, it doesn't always happen on the time schedule you need it to!!!!! We're not complaining, we are very thankful for Voc Rehab, but it sure can be a pain with all the paperwork and red tape.

He was enrolled in classes two weeks ago (4 of them). When we went to get his books, we found out that the college had not received payment from Voc Rehab so they dropped him from all of his classes!!! YIKES!!! Imagine our surprise at that moment.

So after many phone calls, we found out his plan had not officially been approved yet. UGH. We called everyday for a week. (Can you say squeaky wheel??)

The school told us we could enroll in classes up until they started, which was Monday, Aug 30th. Well, his plan finally got approved Monday afternoon. We went there Tuesday morning so he could sign everything. We left there and went straight to the school. Got there around 1:00pm. He started his first college class at 2:00pm. WHEW!!! We sat outside and went over his new schedule (only 3 classes) and got him re-acclimated to the campus and which buildings were where and off he went!!!

So, please pray for him to stay focused on school and get his work done, without John or I having to stay on top of him! That's my desire!!!

I'm looking forward to all of us getting back to a schedule. Yes, I actually said that, scary I know.

Hope you all have a great year!!!

Blessings to you!! I'll leave you with this... one of my new favorite quotes...

"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." ~~Francis Chan