M-Cubed (Monday Morning Musings) for August Twenty-Sixth, Two Thousand Thirteen...a random smattering of thoughts that end up here on Monday morning.
- Welcome to the last week of August 2013. In our home, the "seasons" of life switch as school buses begin to roll again, homework becomes the norm, and bedtimes for the kids actually matter. On the good side, I will welcome the re-introduction of 'routine' back into our lives.
- To homeschool or not to homeschool...that has been the question. Much more than me, my wife has investigated this path heavily. There have been days where we were totally sold on it then others in the polar opposite direction. Ironically, our kids have literally begged us to homeschool them. In the end, they are heading back to public school...at least for now. We continue to do the best we can and make the most wisdom-filled decisions we can and hopefully, we are on the right path. I'm sure the option will be revisited again as well as alternative schooling options but for now, it's back to the buildings where their mom and dad once roamed the halls, too.
- See the MTV Music Awards last night? We cut the cable a year ago so I did not and I wouldn't watch it, regardless. But, the social media feed was buzzing this morning with Miley Cyrus' performance. Isn't seeing her these days like watching a complete disaster in the making...in slow motion? Once the innocent Disney girl and now? Sex, skin, and zero self-respect of any kind. Trainwreck. Here's one of many headlines from last night. I know it's too much to ask but it would be great if someone close to her that knows better would step in and reign her in.
- I got my funnel cake. I got my sausage sandwich. The 2013 county fair is a rap. Thursday was kids' day so all kids got in free. We got an all-day ride pass for our kids and my wife and I tag-teamed morning and night to maximize the number of rides they could enjoy. It was a great time and I especially enjoyed watching them on the ferris wheel. Giggling, having fun, and just being sisters. Nothing can buy that! We stayed until around 9pm when both girls took one final ride: back to the big wheel where they squeezed into one seat with their grandpa. Not too sure they'll fit next year!
|That's them...one row up from center. :)|
- If you hear a boom today, that's our 3' in diameter tree crashing to the ground in our backyard. Rotting on one side, it's height, width, and power worry me every time a heavy storm rolls in, especially given its proximity to our home. Hopefully by days end, it'll be firewood and the house un-touched. Here's to a tight winch pulling it in the correct direction, little to no wind, and safety for all!
Have a great week, everyone, and Run Happy!