crabby, glad we got that cleared up. Moving right along, many pros started just the way are. Phil Ivey comes to mind, just to name one. I think you're ahead of the game already with that plan, whether for kicks or not.
After each home game, take as detailed notes as you can while the action is still fresh in your mind. Beyond win/loss rate, keep a record of what worked and what didn't. Also, pay close attention to your opponents. Jot down patterns you notice about not only their play, but see if you can pick up tells
Read everything you can about poker. CardsChat is a wonderful resource...you could spend hours here just soaking in all the knowledge and then putting that information to good use when you play.
The best news is that you have a perfect opportunity to experiment around without much monetary risk. Let us all know your progress and best of luck!
After all, poker is poker. This sort of record keeping can only help you once you're able to play legally.