Friday, August 03, 2007

those anal retentive tendencies

Yep, they're rearing their ugly head again. This time popping up in my blogging habits. (Why can't they just leave me alone?!!) No, I've decided that I'm going to try giving myself a blogging "schedule". It seems as if I've sort of been headed that way naturally anyway...and when that AR part of my brain caught onto that, well there was no stopping things. Mondays are naturally "food" days, thanks to Laura and her gracious hosting of Menu Plan Monday. Thursdays seem to be a good day for all things "book" related, since it's Booking through Thursday day anyway. Words on Wednesday...well, Wednesday, of course. And I kind of like the idea of throwing in Wordless Wednesday with Words on Wednesday. For some reason, I seem to be posting about creative endeavors on Tuesdays these days. And that leaves Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. I decided Sunday would be a good day just to post about what we did during the previous week. Saturday I'll save for "good stuff" or "at this moment" type posts. And Friday, I've been thinking about posting about homeschool happenings.

Of course, I do know myself all too well, and realize that this whole schedule thing will probably last all of two or three weeks before I get bored of the whole concept.

Geez...I sure have been rambling on here. Do you ever get the urge to just delete your whole post and just start over? I feel like that's what I should do...but frankly I'm just too lazy for that this morning. So instead, maybe I should just get on with what I wanted to say to start with.

So, here it is Friday. The day I've set aside for posting about school "stuff". Of course, we haven't even started our new school year yet. And still it takes up tremendous amounts of my time. Yesterday, as Rich had a long day at work, and Gray is petrified to not have an adult upstairs with him at every moment, and I prefer to do my planning in the solitude of my little craft room in the basement...I wasn't able to do much lesson planning. So I decided it would be a good time to go through the seemingly trillions of "educational" websites I had bookmarked and weed them out. And in doing so, I stumbled across this site I thought I would share with you. It's certainly not just for homeschoolers...anyone with girls might want to check it out if you've never seen it before. Girl Power has all kinds of neat stuff for girls. Stuff about fitness and nutrition and body image, games and puzzles, links to lots of science and technology sites, and many more things as well. I even printed out a Girl Power assignment book, which not only has places for writing down daily assignments, but also has lots of blurbs about famous women, quotes, and puzzles. Annie loves it, and is even anxious to have assignments to write down!

O.K...I suppose I've babbled for too long as it is...

6 comments:

Jean said...

At last! An answer to the age-old question "does 'anal retentive' have a hyphen?" It does not. LOL! Good luck! I know how that best-laid plan thing usually turns out for me. In terms of the homeschooling, did Rich ever do the chicken mummy with Annie? Should I mail mine up for a visit so you know that the result is actually not a bad thing? Mine sits on a shelf in the dining room, usually wearing a rather jaunty beret.

kreed said...

Sounds like a cool website. And you'll have to let me know what this "chicken mummy" thing is that Jean is talking about - sounds kind of scary!

Jean said...

The best way to learn about mummification is to do it, to mummify something. I have great lesson plans for it, gleaned from having done it with first graders, second graders, and fifth graders. You can integrate history, science, and math (including some cool graphing) in the process. I typically use Cornish game hens (they're small and easy for kids to handle), but have been tempted to do a turkey one day. My personal mummy, Never-Tidy, Queen of Denial, was done ten years ago, when I did this with a fifth grade class. NT is wrapped in tie-dyed fabric, but that's another fun thing to do.

Carrie! :o) said...

I'll have to look at that website. SOunds like it might be pretty useful.

LOL at your blogging schedule. You're so much like me. My OCD kicks in and these things run through my mind non stop. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm so OCD that I hate posting 2 times in one day because it throws the blog pattern off. Then, on the otherhand, I had not posting for a day because it throws it off, as well. Empty slots, ys know ... you can't skip Tuesday. That's just wrong ... the order should be Mon, Tues, Wed ... 1 post per day. Sheesh. As you can tell, I don't practice what my OCD mind tells me to all the time, LOL!

We haven't started school yet, either. This year we're starting the 2nd week of Sept, I think.

gail@more than a song said...

Maybe I should come up with a schedule....I probably wouldn't stick to it though!

In case it fits in anywhere, I tagged you for a name meme!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like a great plan to me! I totally thrive on plans, organization, routine and schedules. I go nuts if I can't stick to mine at least somewhat. Even with my blogging, I'm the same way. I do certain memes and certain types of posts on certain days too, so you are not alone. My husband calls me Mrs Monk, does Rich call you that?! LOL :)