Take My Advice


Never try to host a crab fest for your husband’s entire company while you are planning a statewide homeschool conference at the same time you are getting ready to leave for a 4 day homeschool camp after which you will be getting ready to leave for 3 months at the beach. Did you get that?

Now granted, we did not need to plan the actual crab fest itself, just provide the venue. The great folks at his company handled all the technical details…like the crabs, the Red Hot and Blue BBQ, the huge tent, the moon bounce, the ice cream machines, the margarita machine. But this still meant that I had to try to have the house in somewhat decent shape. Which is harder then it sounds. Or maybe it sounds harder then I think…

So now tomorrow I just have to pack for 4 days at the Rhubarb Jam Homeschool camp in the Catoctin Mountains (just down the road from Camp David). I am really looking forward to the camp, but have so much left to do! We get to hang out with the Wilkinsons in addition to several families from Northern Virginia as well. This is the second year we are doing this camp and the boys have been looking forward to it all year.

And when we get back, we will be heading down to Ocean City until September! Basically as soon as we can get ourselves packed up we can go. But that means that in addition to the the boxes in the garage of stuff for the crab fest and the boxes in the garage for our stuff to go to camp there are also boxes in the garage for our stuff to go to the beach. Needless to say my car has not been in the garage for some time now…

Oh, and did I mention the VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair? Before I leave I have to get an email announcement and a press release out. They should go out tomorrow (in between the laundry and the shopping). If any of you folks in Virginia want to help get the word out, please feel free to print out a flyer and hang it any where you think that homeschoolers might see it…the library, recreation center, grocery store or even Starbucks! We have found that word of mouth is our best PR and we need your help! We are a bit behind at getting the word out (one of the challenges with a volunteer organization!)

The good thing is that I am still standing. Which is nothing short of a miracle. Believe me. I think that I am going to crash and burn when we get to camp! I am actually looking forward to 4 days without my computer (which will explain while it is going to be very quiet here over the next week!)

Two more days and we are off….


About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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3 Responses to Take My Advice

  1. JoVE says:

    Have a great time! I bet when you reread that first paragraph you had a bit of a “duh” moment. But we all get ourselves in too deep sometimes.

  2. Hi there. My name is Ruth and I have a son who I home school. He and his friend Rhys (9&10)has been allowed to have their own blogs and would like to have contact with other kids around the globe. Rhys usually comes to my home to blog because his mom has another 3 children younger than him and it is easier this way! Would you be so kind as to check out their blogs and perhaps allow your son to contact them? Many thanks.

  3. OOOps! forgot to leave you their addresses! Sean’s is http://irishboysean.blogspot.com Rhy’s is footballfanrhys.blogspot.com and mine is http://ruthsean.blogspot.com Thanks