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Do you ever just feel uninspired, with nothing much to say?  Yeah, that’s how I’m feeling this week, blog-wise, anyway.  I usually try to get a little bit ahead on my blogging on the weekends, but last weekend presented me with a deal I couldn’t refuse – an overnight date with my husband!

Josh was invited to spend the night with a friend, so Brian and I were going to let the girls stay here while we went out for a bit.  He had just left to go pick them up something to eat, when Megan got a call from her cousin inviting her to spend the night.  It was obviously providence for Brian and I to get a date night because he and Brianna ran into his parents at, of all places, Arby’s.  His parents rarely eat dinner after about 4:00 PM and, even more rarely, fast food.

They invited Brianna to spend the night with them.  Yay!  Date night!

So, instead of working on blog drafts, writing lesson plans, doing laundry, washing the dishes in my sink, or sweeping and vacuuming up my dust bunnies, I went on a date with my husband.  As a result, I’ve felt a little behind all week, but it was totally worth it!

We went to dinner, did a little shopping (I got two new workout outfits and a kettlebell – steps toward getting that last 27 lbs. off), and watched a movie (we rented Inception) on Friday night.  Saturday, we went out for brunch and did some window shopping.  It was great to spend some time along together and reconnect.

So, what’s been going on in your world this week?  Any triumphs to share that might inspire someone else?  Any down days leaving you feeling the need for commiseration?  Any burning questions that I might be able to answer?  The commenting floor is all yours!

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. My oldest daughter just returned to college and left us with the virus she brought home from work! Just uninspired sick days at our house 🙁

  2. Last week was my difficult week, but this one has been better!

    How exciting to have a date time with your husband!

    How was Inception? I've looked at renting it a couple of times, but just wasn't sure. I'd love your opinion on it!

  3. Lisa: It was good. It definitely makes you think. I didn't think it was fantastic, like I'd heard, but it was good.

  4. Feeling uninspired myself. Perhaps it's the time of year. We made a few homeschooling changes that resulted in a longer school day, so I'm not sure that was really what we needed. More pressure AND less time! Ah, well.

  5. We're in the middle of an ice storm here! So, no swim team for the past two days, no youth group tonight, no bowling league this afternoon for my boys.

    My middle son's running a fever today. It's 4pm and we're still not all done – I'm taking a quick break before finishing up some one-on-one work with my boys.

    Take care,

  6. The laundry and lesson planning can wait–glad you got an unexpected date night!

    Good luck on the last 27–I'm working on the same…

    This past week was a bit chaotic because we were kicked out of our house while our floor was repaired. We did a lot of school on the go, and it was fun, but I'm ready to get back to our regular routine!

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