Happy Friday, y’all! I always feel a little less enthusiastic about my “happy Friday” when it comes at the end of a break week. However, while I have enjoyed the week and am a little sad to see it end, our school year has been going so well that I’m not completely dreading Monday.
I probably shouldn’t have said that.
You may have to remind me of that statement on Monday afternoon. I hope I’ve actually got some lesson plans in place by Monday morning. It’s been one of those really busy break weeks – especially the end of it from yesterday continuing on through Sunday. Part of the reason it was busy is because it’s break week, though. We had to squeeze in those hair cuts and check-ups.
This year was the first time in a long, long time that we’ve been off on Labor Day. Brian usually has to work and our break week is usually the week before, so it’s just business as usual for us. This year, though, thanks to the kids’ busy summer schedules, I pushed break week back a week and, you know what? It was nice being off on Labor Day.
Josh had the opportunity to go out on the lake with a friend on Monday and do some tubing. He’s never done that before and he had a great time. Brianna had to work, and Megan decided to spend the day with the grandparents. You know what that means? I was home all alone for the majority of the day. I got so much done!
Tuesday was a work online/housework/laundry kind of day for me while the kids just hung out. Wednesday, I wound up keeping my nieces for awhile and playing chauffeur to gymnastics and music.
Thursday I had a hair appointment, a doctor’s appointment, and a meeting with the manager of a local bowling alley to try to work out some events for homeschoolers. An in-person meeting, y’all. Ugh. You know I’m an introvert, right? Of course, since you’re reading this, you know I survived. And, honestly, he was a super-nice guy and excited about getting some things going for the homeschooling community.
I also had a very brave moment. My doctor’s appointment was finished much earlier than I anticipated – like, seriously, y’all, my appointment was at 2:00 and I was walking out the door at 2:20 – so, I went to Brianna’s cosmetology school and was her first-ever guinea pig for an eyebrow wax.
I won’t lie. I said a little prayer on the way. It went something like, “Lord, please help this to go well because I don’t want to make Brianna feel bad if it really hurts or she waxes too much or something…but I also really want to still have eyebrows.”
Yeah, you laugh, but let me see you go be the first eyebrow wax someone has ever done.
All my worries were for naught, though – or God answered my prayer – because she did a really great job. My eyebrows are still intact and look much better. Plus, it didn’t hurt any more than any other eyebrow wax I’ve ever had done and, honestly, less than I expected. So, score! A little reimbursement for Mom on cosmetology school tuition – free eyebrow waxes whenever I want them.
Today is a haircut for Megan and a social outing at a nearby library. You know how important it is that I socialize my poor, weird homeschooled kids. Tomorrow, Josh’s music school is having a fundraising show and it’s open gym night at the gymnastics center. And somewhere in the midst of all that, I’ve got to get lesson plans done for next week and go grocery shopping.
See? Busy, busy, busy.
Don’t forget that I’ve still got a couple of giveaways open. You can still enter to win a family of homeschool t-shirts and there is a separate Instagram giveaway for that one, so I encourage you to take photos of your kids in their homeschool shirts while you’re out and about this weekend.
Also, you can enter to win a year’s subscription to The World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection, which will really excite the rock hounds at your house or get you set for an earth science study this year.
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