I have no internet access.
Being the weirdo that I am, I hate, dispise, LOATHE talking on the phone, so the internet remains my preferred means of communicating with my friends.
So without my beloved internet, I’ve lived an isolated existence, void of all contact with the outside world. Its been torture, pretty much.
I’ve been without internet access because we changed internet service providers recently…and after two weeks of a major headache with our new provider, intermittent service, now it works, now it doesn’t, our service finally DIED yesterday.
I’ve been without internet for more than twenty-four hours.
I know, its so unfair that I should have to suffer so. I truly feel like Ma, a rugged pioneer struggling to survive in uncharted territory. Or maybe a prisoner in solitary confinement.
I’m updating my blog on the Wiggles & Giggles computer, FYI. Just so my friends will know I haven’t died.
I waded through emails that arrived during the past day that I’ve been gone from the face of the earth, and came across one from my sweet, helpful friend, Kitti, a homeschooling pro.
She had emailed me some pictures so I’d know what items to look for as I shop for school supplies. So very helpful…..thank you Kitti!
If you come across one of these items cheap, let me know!
The fifteen-passenger van. This will be a necessity for transporting my 10 or 12homeschooled children to spelling bees, the library, and medieval swordfighting lessons. The fact that I only have two children will not deter me. Room for expansion, you know. And I refuse to be the only mom at the homeschooling co-op who doesn’t have one. Its all about peer pressure.
The ubiquitous homeschooling jumper. There you go, Mrs. Whitman; I managed to work ‘ubiquitous’ into the blog once again, just for you! Denim would be the preferred fabric; you just cannot beat the practicality and durability of denim. Perfect for wearing while I teach, garden, and sew. Once my cotton crop gets established, however, I’ll be able to weave my own thread into denim and sew my own, but until that time, I’ll need one or two starter jumpers.
And what homeschooling family doesn’t have a violin??? Duh. Actually, we’ll need a set of four of these babies, because a quartet is better than a violin solo any day. I figure we can load up our denim-jumper wearing string quartet into our new van and travel around playing for various churches and nursing homes as part of our homeschool ministry.
Really, I can’t think of much else we’ll need. Maybe a butter churn???
If you think of anything else, by all means, let me know.