Thursday, August 28, 2008

Photobucket WHAT DAY IS THIS???

Yes, I still have a migraine...though I think it may be cluster headaches. I couldn't tell you the difference. Both hurt. I'm nauseated. Off and on my vision is blurry and I see spots. I had hoped sleeping on Sunday would kick it...but it keeps coming and going. The going part and then coming again makes me think it may be a cluster thing.....I've not had a moment to really take the migraine meds.....which knock me out. I'll try that this weekend if needed.

Mike has been working late nights all week. It's always like this when you come back from TDY (business trip) or leave (vacation).

Yesterday, I had the PAC (Parish Advisory Committee) annual planning meeting. I was impressed that we accomplished all the work in 3 hours.

We've begun a rolling start on school. We've done a lot of planning this week.

We've been evaluating where we are and where we would like to be in 9 months. Jamin is a senior. He'd like to go to Taylor University. There are two challenges: 1. the PRICE and 2. the requirements for admissions. If he is to make this work he will need to take two sciences this year and Calculus and Trig.... We're also praying and looking at other options. Mike and I have a hard time figuring out why a person should pay $120,000 for a degree that can be earned for $30,000 at a state university. Frankly, once you get into the workforce you are rarely asked WHERE your degree comes from. At least that's been our experience. ::snort:: On the other hand, I would expect at a private university to have less of the "characters" and "issues" that we've seen at a state university. Who knows? We have begun looking at scholarships and Jamin qualifies for a variety of scholarships. He's praying about his options. He may or may not continue to work towards Taylor. We've got emails out to admissions offices around the country. The thought being that it makes common sense to get as many credits as possible to be transferred into Taylor and thus avoid paying the high tuition for four years. There is MUCH to be said for living at home and going to a college nearby for a couple of years. AND he plans to take a lot of CLEP classes and distance credits from Taylor this year.

We don't test. Jamin's first test was the ACT last spring. He was 2 points away from some benchmarks which would open quite a few doors. I've tried to tell the kids to study for the test - but as a matter of principle they think it's cheating to study for a test that is supposed to see what you "know" and not what you "cram". ::snort:: Jamin has agreed to CRAM FOR THE TEST. I think he can take it now and again in the spring and bring it up at least 2 points.

We're really having fun with this and not stressing. We are relaxed homeschoolers. We've always said that we'd follow our path and the children's interests and when/if they need something we haven't done - we'll do it. YES WE CAN!!!!

Jamin didn't work today and so we spent a lot of the day researching various programs, options, et al.

I was heading to the gym when I was informed that I was supposed to be at a meeting in 25 minutes. I headed for the base. This was a "financial workgroup" meeting.

Jamin watched the littles so I could finally make it to the gym this evening. Jared was at CAP and Mike was working. I had hoped to catch some of Obama's speech but would you believe not ONE of the televisions were on a news channel? Everyone was fascinated by football and the World Championionship Poker tournament on ESPN....POKER?????

Ah well - I got a workout in.

©2008 D.R.G.


Laura said...

I am so sorry you are still struggling with the migraine. I sure hope you feel better soon and are able to get some relief.

Laura said...

I am so sorry you are still struggling with the migraine. I sure hope you feel better soon and are able to get some relief.

Michelle said...

De'Etta, praying the headaches leave you completely.

There are many options available to homeschoolers. Good for Jamin (and his parents) for praying and researching those options. Praying for wisdom, understanding and peace during this period of discernment.

Yvonne said...

I hope you feel better soon, De'Etta. I know how hard it is to function during a migraine. I'm praying for you...

I'm excited about Jamin's ACT test! Matt's taking the PSAT for practice and will likely take the ACT late next year. I'm glad to know that we're not the only ones whose kid's first test is a college test! (And it's equally comforting that Jamin did well on his!)

Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Interesting to note that you were sick after your vacation last year as well, weren't you? I wonder what the connection is? Sounds like this year you ate more "on program" food so it doesn't sound like a detox thing. But, there must be something....

Jodi said...

Sorry to hear that the migraine persists.

I too had the same thoughts as Jen..was it something from vacation? I know you guys brought along a lot of good foods but maybe had to eat out or on the go more than usual too. Maybe a build up of preservatives, colors and chemicals that your body isn't used to?

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you Jamin, De'Etta will pray for your head to not hurt Bless you and your family in Jesus Name

Anonymous said...

Sis: This Mom feels so bad that headaches plague you so often. PRAYING of course. God has the answer and I don't think it is to humble you so believing for healing and a total victory over these headaches.

Praying with you and Jamin and we know for a fact that YES YOU CAN! Our home is always open (as a parents home) for any of the kids. It is so exciting to see what directions the Lord sends them. Fun! Fun! Fun! Glad we are the G'Ps though and not the parents. :)

We found Obama's speach to be interesting and very good. Sure there are things we could say about it the other direction but see no need to do that. The size of the croud was something else again.

We were impressed by the congrats McCain gave Obama. How about his pick of the Alaska Gov. "Palin" as his running mate.

Must say this election is going to be a most interesting one.

Debbie said...

Bummer about the migraine. I don't know how you function so well with these headaches. Hope you feel better soon.

It is hard to know the best course when it comes to college. Thankfully for us, Bessie wants to stay home, at least for a few years, so we are looking at a few community colleges within driving distance.

I think if I was at the gym, I would be more interested in football or poker too...nothing worse than exercise and watching Obama! :-)

Anonymous said...

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