Friday, August 7, 2009

On A Midnight Train to Jogja

Pronounced (Joe-ja)

Okay so it was actually in a car, during the day, but when I told my mom where I was going she said it sounds like you are saying Georgia with a heavy accent! So the title of this blog was born out of that conversation!
The picture is of "stoplight entertainment" in the city. There are three guys at this intersection who do a dance and then ask for money while you are at the light. They look a little freaky but they are definitely entertaining in a strange, new culture, sort of way!

We drove the two or so hours to go to the big mall and get some school supplies and a few other things for the kids. Barry also got a toy in his new electronic translator, I am not sure he is going to share....he really likes it! Which is saying something because he is not a techie in any way.
Nothing too eventful happened but I also wanted to let you know that despite my kids actually completing only one semester of this past school year, because of our training and traveling, they each passed a grade evaluation test to move up to their next grade! They were all very excited! I was very proud of them, they must have had a great teacher last year! :) That being said, I am finding myself being a little sad over not being their teacher this year. It's a little sad to not be receiving my box of new books or to be getting out old books for the next child to use! I really hope this is a great school year for all of us, I know it will be a very different and busy one!

Thanks again for all the talks to the CEO, they are our lifeline!! Hope all my homeschooling mom friends have a great start to their year and for everyone else may this season/school year be a fantastic one for you all wherever in life you happen to be!

5 comments:

coach02basketball said...

so are the kids in a public school or a private school?!

Kirstin Hesskew said...

Hey,

It's so fun to hear specifics of where you are.............we can envision you being there !!! And the sights you post are all so familiar to us..........makes us long to talk with Dad about your people all the more !!!!
Keep the posts comin.........we love them !!!!

joan said...

tell the kids we're proud that they're moving to the next grade/"level"...didn't have any doubt that they wouldn't...yep, it must've been their teacher last yr. :)(lol)....
we'd started last Monday (one week down)...the extra classes don't start til next month, so we'll have a whole month to be "established" :)

mckinney2 said...

I will be praying for you this year!

Chris said...

you are loved and talked about ... I remember well the hole in my heart my first year of not homeschooling ... but it's only a season and our boss is truly big enough to patch the hole ...