- Our family is currently short on both cars and drivers, but I put my son Dominic and three of his friends into a rental car and drove them to a talk given by Mark Houck. Mark is co-founder of The King’s Men, an organization for men who, “under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action.” It was worth the effort to get the boys to the Mark’s presentation, which was about “Being a Man in an Unmanly World.” Mark really inspired the boys, who are just rarin’ to attend one of the retreats sponsored by The King’s Men .
- Readers of Faith & Family magazine might have seen my “Notes from the Furnace Room” in the current issue. It’s about a mother’s need to (1) create a relaxation space for herself (which is the easy part), and (2) use it (which is the hard part). This past week I spent time in my relaxation space reading up on circadian rhythm, which is a special interest of mine. I found the material so absorbing that I stayed up far too late reading it, and ended up disrupting my own sleep cycle. But I enjoyed every minute of “my” time, and the following day’s sluggishness was a small price to pay.
- Even though our homeschool year has ended, there’s still school-related stuff to do. This afternoon Rose is attending her orientation at the community college. Vincent is finishing up his reading list. And Clare is talking about her senior year thesis, which prompted this exchange:
Clare: “I have to write a 40 page thesis.”
Helen The Mythology Buff: “Really? I want to go to college!”
Clare (puzzled): “How come?”
Helen The Mythology Buff: “Because you get to study Theseus!”
So what’s the big accomplishment this week? Our homeschool evaluations went well. Hurrah!