I just got home from the gym where I did (most of) the tempo run I was supposed to do yesterday. I probably would have done the pacing a little differently had I looked at the recommendations before I left home. Oh well, next one I'll do better.
Mommabelle, thinking of your friend.
for the boy at your girls' school.
Plady, my TM run tomorrow night will be dedicated to Wendy, and I will be thinking of your new bean and C as well.
Sally, the Love & Logic book I have is for early childhood, ages 0-6. I really think the best thing about it is it helps me keep my mouth shut and keeps my temper down. It's not the most GD thing out there, but it's giving me a concrete way to do something different than what was modeled for me when I was growing up.
I haven't heard from Loftmama in a while... I'm sure this is a tough time. I hope they are all doing OK. There is a picture of EK and Loftmama's D in our playroom from this summer and I think of them every time I see it.
Patti, it's so nice to "see" you. I love your personals.
We are in a much better place and I am so glad and relieved. Thinking of you and Griffin and your mom.
lulu, we like Roanoke fairly well. My parents and I moved here right before my junior year of high school and they have been here ever since (14.5 years). That's the main reason we came back, plus my DH's family is down in Blacksburg and Giles Co. We moved here from Raleigh, and probably the thing I miss the most is lots of other people in my age bracket. Roanoke's population seems to be quite a bit older on average. I often wonder why I waited until we moved to the mountains to get serious about running and take up cycling, but I try not to let it stop me.
I have been following the school discussion with interest. I continue to be on the fence about what to do with EK. Her birthday is 3 days before the cutoff, so she would be 4 for the first month of school if we started her on time. I feel that socially she'd do better if she were older, not way younger, than her classmates, but I think she will probably be ready academically to start school on time. Frankly I think she will be bored either way, so it seems like I might as well at least give her an advantage socially by keeping her back a year. She is the oldest in her preschool class, which is referred to as the "older 2s", even though she is now 3 and 4 months. However, there are a lot of fall birthdays in that class so she is not really that much older than many of her classmates. Anyway,
... it is a very hard decision. I would homeschool in a heartbeat if I weren't the primary breadwinner.
OK... gonna call it a night soon. Thinking of all of y'all. I like when we start a new thread because it's fun to see everyone check in, even if briefly.