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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Slowing Down

I am taking a break from blogging for a bit. There is so much happening in the world, and I am exceedingly interested in all of it, but I am tired and need a break.

I wish everyone a very blessed and prosperous New Year. God bless and Go Fred!! Plus - Troll and I have made it 6 days with no smoking.

I would like to direct you to the many home educator blogs on my sidebar.

Why Homeschool is soliciting ideas for a homeschooling carnival graphic.

I will be visiting and commenting on all of my friends' blogs. I am just suffering from severe overload and can't quite get to writing about anything.


Blogger Gayle said...

Happy New Year, Monica!

As you know, because of a houseful of company I've slowed down too, but I'm working harder than ever trying to keep everyone fed. I have done a couple of posts, but can't post every day, at least not yet.

I also made a monumental decision. Although I will vote Republican no matter who wins, I've decided to go with Fred. He seems the most presidential of all the candidates, and I have a video up that I would like you to take the time to listen to. Come over when your rested. It's about 10 minutes long, but Fred really sounds great and makes may points regarding issues that are close to both of our hearts. I love this video!

31 December, 2007 11:19  
Blogger Gayle said...

Arggh! That was supposed to read "makes many points". I need to preview before I publish! Bad habit I can't seem to get out of.

31 December, 2007 11:21  
Blogger City Troll said...

I don't think you should slow down just refocus a little. I love your posts and your comments, and you know what I love you....

Happy New Year
Love your husband The Troll

31 December, 2007 13:28  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Listen to your husband!

I understand the overload issue. I've gotten into blogging a lot more than I had originally intended to. It's time-consuming, to do it the way I wish I could.


Happy New Year!

31 December, 2007 19:54  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Happy New Year! May 2008 be filled with nothing but wonderful surprises to bring you much joy.

It's okay to slow down, you know. All of us get overwhelmed and sometimes need to take a break.

31 December, 2007 20:00  
Blogger J C said...

Happy New Year to all and Have a good time! Jim and Donna

31 December, 2007 21:45  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Gayle, thanks for understanding. I agree with you on Fred, and I too will vote for whichever Republican candidate gets the nod. I love the video - he's great. How is he going to get his message out? That is his biggest problem - he's all OVER Iowa yet I never see much about him in the MSM.

02 January, 2008 11:40  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Awwww Troll. You above everyone knows how whacked I am right now. It's been a tough few months for us, and we still have much to deal with. Thanks for the vote of confidence, hon.

02 January, 2008 11:41  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thank you too, Wordsmith. Maybe after these frigging Christmas decorations are put away.... Dang. I just go over the edge thinking about it and we're starting school up again today. *sigh* Hopefully in a few weeks I'll feel better. As you can see I had to sneak a Fred Thompson video in - I couldn't resist..;-)

Happy New Year to you, too!

02 January, 2008 11:45  
Blogger MonicaR said...

AOW - I'm glad that you understand. This move and then the holidays on top - - all the while trying to fulfill the schooling requirements and get the girls into new activities has just been too much. Looking back, we've done okay. We'll have some make up time to do - but not horrible.

Thanks for the New Years wishes, AOW! Our family wishes the same for you and yours.

02 January, 2008 11:49  
Blogger MonicaR said...

JC - thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

02 January, 2008 11:50  
Blogger Gayle said...

Monica, it seems fairly obvious that Fred doesn't like or trust the press. Who can blame him? It's going to be up to his live campaigning and to his supporters (us) to get the word out, and that's why I'm glad to see that you posted this video! Thanks for doing that. :)

Now, don't feel like you have to visit. Get some rest!

02 January, 2008 12:49  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Happy New Year!
WOW! 6 days without smoking and you haven't killed each other yet?! You're doing good!
L and I have tried to quit smoking together. It just doesn't work for us.

02 January, 2008 16:43  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I don't blame him for not trusting the press - I wouldn't. I also think the press just isn't interested in what he's got to say. It's a shame. Thanks Gayle.

Thank you Tshsmom - Happy New Year to you and your family, too! Troll quits smoking better than anyone I know - lol. He can go cold turkey and it'll last for a year or so. When he smokes though - watch out. Non stop. I've quit many times and never make it more than a few months. It's very discouraging because the longer I go without smoking the harder it gets. So far we're doing okay. He's working a LOT. I'm sucking on Commit lozenges - about 4 a day. It hasn't been too bad.

03 January, 2008 00:15  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I've found that my smoking addiction is more of a mental addiction than a physical addiction. I can easily kick the physical addiction in a couple of days.
The mental addiction, which makes me automatically reach for a cigarette, I can conquer by keeping my hands busy.
The last time I quit was when I was pregnant with Z. I quit for 18 months. You should see the sewing, knitting, and crocheting I accomplished in that 18 months. ;)

03 January, 2008 17:59  
Blogger MonicaR said...

lol, I know, Tshsmom. The hardest thing for me is that many of my smokes were a reward type of thing. Do a chore? Put my feet up and have a smoke. Need a break at work? Take a few minutes for a smoke. I've taken to getting a cup of tea. All in all things are going well so far.

03 January, 2008 19:53  

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