Yesterday, I totally overdid it in regard to my ankle, which is still not in working order (I am so over it by now!). By “overdid it” I don’t mean I used it – I still can’t – but that I was up and about on my crutches, doing dishes (leaning against the sink on one leg), wiping the bathroom counters (again, leaning on one leg), and even sorting laundry (um, on my knees, but it had to be done).
As a consequence, my uncooperative ankle flared up and swelled like a stuck pig (wherever did that awful saying come from?) and I was miserable.
Very late last night, in my miserableness, I emailed myself. This morning, I opened my email to find that note, which I’d already forgotten (memory is not in the list of talents I think I possess):
To Do Today, Wednesday:
Have kids catch up on laundry
Work on new blog
Have kids wash all blinds
Think about writing a book
I followed my own advice today. As a result, I am very excited to tell you all (you’re first!) that I created a new blog called FreelyEducate.com, and you get the first peek, here.
FreelyEducate is not a replacement for this blog. It is a replacement (I hope) for a Yahoo! group, FreeHomeschool, that I started in 2006 as a sort of “pay it forward” kind of thing. When we went through a rough patch the year before, a few generous souls helped us out with educational materials for our kids (either through pointing the way to free materials, or through giving us a book or two).
The next year, things were okay for us, and I wanted others to be blessed as we were. So I started FreeHomeschool, a group for sharing extra educational items with others, and for sharing educational finds on the internet with others.
A blog is easier for me to maintain and offers more organization than the Yahoo! group. And, I admit, it allows me to put up a few ads which hopefully helps make a few pennies for our family (the insurance companies are smooshing us with the weight of their premiums this year! Hurricanes Smurricanes. I appreciate every click on the ads, and for allowing me that bit of graphic-ugliness on this blog).
If you would, visit FreelyEducate.com and then let people know about it (anyone teaching children, including any parents, not just homeschoolers!). I only allow links and offers of something of value for free, and am rather picky about that. I hope, soon, I can drum up some freebies and giveaways from companies who want access to educators. That would be cool!
Nintendo? Microsoft? iMac? Are you listening??