Well, the three youngest kids and I have resumed our fall homeschool schedule, Brendan is back at Kamiakin HS, and Melanie has started at Washington St. Univ. - Tri-Cities. Rolling out of bed at 6:30 a.m. is not easy for me, but is good for me. I don't have to function at a high level at that hour - just make coffee, be sure Brendan is up, getting ready, then out the door by 7 a.m., start breakfast, and perhaps sit in my chair for a few minutes with my coffee. Then the homeschoolers begin to rise and come upstairs for breakfast. Melanie and Geoff are on their own. Mom doesn't roust them out of bed, nor do they need me too - hurray!
Here are my homeschoolers at their posts. This year I bought a new table for Kevin and Kyle, bringing them out from their bedroom where they've done their schoolwork for the last couple of years. My desk is right behind them and Kirsten's desk is a wall-mounted unit across from K&K.
Please excuse the mess - it's usually this way as it is in almost constant use. Actually Kirsten's desk looks pretty good, lol. I'm so glad we have the space to dedicate to school activities and not have to use the dining table (but we've done that too!).