Skip to main content

7 Quick Takes


1. We have one foot in summer and one foot in school.  We do school a few days a week still, but on other days, we just have to go to the pool.  We will officially be wrapping up our school year next week, but plan to continue some school throughout the summer.

2. And I ordered our curriculum for next year already.  Sonlight it is, again.  I am anxiously awaiting Box Day which really should be any day now.  J starts American History next year and since we live in such a history rich area, we will be doing lots of field trips.

3.  And, yes I am planning our school year for next year already.  We are going to have a tutor come one day a week for J so that I can use that time to spend with K and A who are anxious to read.  And, although we LOVED co-op this past year, I am not planning on returning to co-op next year.  Since I would like to do many field trips, I would like the flexibility of knowing that our Fridays are free.  That way we will be able to get all of school work done and do fun nature studies and field trips without stressing about falling behind in our other school work.

4. Potty Training has begun for A.  I think I am up for the challenge.  I will let you know how it goes.

5. I still cannot comment on many blogs.  So, if I usually comment of yours and have not for a while, it is not because I am not reading.  I cannot comment.  I need to delete cookies or something like that.  I am not computer savvy, so it may be a while!  But, I will comment soon!

6. After years of complaining about our kitchen table and the scratches and areas of missing stain and finish, I have decided that I would refinish the table . . . refinishing is more work than I remember.  We are currently eating at a small card table.  I am afraid we will be eating on it for a while.

7.  Zooma Annapolis is this weekend!  And, I am hoping the weather is just like today.  It is perfect.  After much deliberation, I have decided to run the 10K instead of the half.  If you are in the area and want to run it, you can still register!!  I cannot wait to share the fun of the weekend with you soon!  And, if you are running it, come say Hi to me.  I will be at packet pick up in Annapolis most of the day and I will be there Sunday too!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Comments

  1. Starting potty training here too!
    Good luck this weekend, hope this weather holds.
    Hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime glad to know you might still be reading.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We'll miss having you at co-op, but completely understand what you mean about field trips. I could never justify being out of the house more than one day a week so we had to choose between the social outlet of co-op and field trips during the school year. Our kids chose the social out let, but then they are not as close in age and are of mixed sexes, so they don't have as much of a built social network with their siblings as your boys have.

    Have fun with Zooma! Hopefully I can join you next year (fingers crossed)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Fasting and the Current State of Our Church

I love researching diets.  If it is new and popular, I probably have read about it some and maybe have even tried it.  Lately, fasting has gained popularity.  You can find books that will provide research on just how good fasting is for the body.  And, I have been intrigued, mainly because I am horrible at fasting and the thought of restricting myself from eating food completely sounds too extreme. 



As Catholics we are called to days of fasting and abstinence, and for as strong as I like to think I am, I am quite a wimpy "faster."  But, after reading a great deal about fasting and its physical benefits, I started to feel like God was asking me to get more serious about fasting, not for the physical benefits but for the spiritual ones.  My husband and I were out for a walk the other night and I was talking about my new found respect for fasting and how I feel called to do it more, for spiritual reasons, and I started to speak about how amazing it is that fasting has so many …

Settling In

I find it ironic that the last post I posted was about our move that did not happen and how God wanted me to be moldable.  When I typed those words and prayed those words, "God make me moldable," "Move to Wisconsin" was NOT what I was envisioning.  But, sometimes God's will is surprising and unexpected.

So, here we are.  18 days as Wisconsinites.  So many people have called and texted, asking me how we are doing and I often find my words fall short.  I am better at reflecting and writing out my thoughts, so this is for all those who have asked and are wondering . . .


We are doing well.  The move has felt very natural in so many ways.  It feels comfortable here. I haven't felt out of place or a "fish out of water" here at all. The kids all like it here.  Some miss their friends tremendously, which is expected.  One of my "littles" has shown some regression, also expected, but everyone is adjusting so well to the new house and neighborhood. …

Simple Woman's Daybook - Back to School Edition

Outside my window...
It is cold!

I am thinking...
About starting up school again today . . . back the the "grind." I happy to get back into our routine again.

I am thankful for...
Having some time to sit and blog!

I am wearing...
Fleece lounge pants with little green frogs on them! I love wearing these when it is cold.

I am remembering...
All the great times we had as a family the past two weeks.

I am going...
To work on my long to-do list!

I am currently reading...
Nothing . . . I am in the mood for a good novel, but I am not sure which . . . any suggestions?

I am hoping...
That my leg heals quickly so that I can start running again this week. I have something called Anterior Compartment Syndrome in my left leg. I have not run much in the last three weeks and now I have not even been able to workout this past week (by physical therapist's orders). I miss running and working out. I am so much happier and easier to live with when I start my day with exercise.

On my mind...
I am really …