A Day in the Life...

An Essay By Raine // 6/18/2007

I don't really ever have a typical homeschooling day...each day is ususally quite different, yet equally wonderful. But, here's an example of a usual day in my life.

I usually get up around 5:30 and get ready for the day. I check my emails, reply to a few and write on my blog. At 7:30 I catch a ride into town for an early morning religion class that lasts about an hour. When I get home, I dive right into studying. I'm usually reading four or five books at once...this week, I'm reading The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson, The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman, A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis and The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.

In the afternoons I usually study some more, or go outside and work in the garden if I get tired of reading. There is plenty to do outside!

The evenings I usually spend reading again, practicing music and drama, writing, or lately, listening to old time radio programs with my little sister.

On Tuesdays I go into the city for Speech and Drama lessons, voice lessons and violin lessons. On Wednesday afternoons I have another violin lesson, with a different teacher. Lessons will soon be over though, and I'll spend the majority of my time working outside, reading and writing and whatever else I feel like.

Lately, my days usually look something like saturday.

Saturday, I worked in my rose garden all afternoon, pulling weeds, raking leaves, trimming branches and watering. I read some Louis L'Amour books and some C.S. Lewis in the morning. I listened to old time radio programs with my little supper while I made supper, a concotion of my own. In the evening, I practiced some music and drama for a while, then went for a bike ride. When I came back, I read some more C.S. Lewis before going to bed.

Today was a completely different day though. I practiced my voice piece for my recital tomorrow. I helped my brother practice his piece as well. I then put in some good music and set out to make bread. I made about four dozen dinner rolls one loaf. I then turned my efforts to making some vegetable soup(which tasted great!). I went out to the garden and picked some rhubarb, came in the house, put a bunch of it in the freezer, and used the remainder to make some Blueberry-Rhubarb Spoonbread for my dad. It's my Father's day gift for him. Then I sat down to study, but I got sidetracked and started reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I just finished Volume One. I think I'll probably start the second volume tonight.

So...I guess...I don't really have a regular day. Each day is its own, amazing and unique edition in my homeschooling adventure. Most of my days are full of work, reading, writing, music, and enjoying the lovely weather and my family. I love homeschooling!


And how I love it too!

Homeschooling is wonderful, and I would never, ever, ever want to do anything else.

I loved reading that! I wish my days were half the kind that yours are. Mine are usually crazy, not with going out, but... I don't know, at times they aren't and at other times they are. I think it's the way I feel. But prayer always helps me.

Anyway, I highly suggest all the Sherlock Holmes! (I've read them all) and I am glad you will be reading the second volume! He is wonderful.

Same with C.S. Lewis. Goodness! I love him, and Tolkien, so much.

Well, again I love your writing, keep it up, and may God bless you!

Pax Christi tibi
In Christ, through Mary,

Edith | Mon, 06/18/2007

I just love homeschooling to...

...It is such a great gift in life God has given us. My school days are in some ways similar. Sometimes they are rather crazy days with school subjects rather thrown together, yet in some ways I like the sort of freedom in learning. Not the do this now this sort of thing.

I really enjoyed reading the essay thank you!

Elizabeth | Tue, 06/19/2007


The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

You're very right about each

You're very right about each day being different in homeschooling. Sometimes I didn't even do all my subjects in the same order!
Wow you take violin with 2 different teachers? And voice on top of that? That's amazing!
And on the reading...I think homeschoolers are some of the most well-read kids ever.

Anonymous | Wed, 06/20/2007