Weekly Wrap-Up: The Christmas Break, Week 1 Edition

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It’s been another low-key week at our house, for which I am terribly thankful.  The in-laws came and got the kids last Saturday and kept them until Monday, so Brian and I were able to have some time alone together and get a little Christmas shopping done.  We also went to see The Blind Side, which we both really enjoyed.

The kids had a little bit of schoolwork to do on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — just the basics — and then we started our Christmas break.  Yesterday was Josh’s 10th birthday.  He was very excited to be 10.  He’s not one who likes to show a lot of excitement, but we got lots of real smiles yesterday — many of them by simply mentioning the fact that he’s now 10.  He’s got a friend over today, so we’re just hanging out and letting everyone enjoy a relaxing day at home.

In my weight-loss efforts, I lost another 3.8 lbs. last week, giving me a total of just two-tenths of a pound shy of 8 lbs. lost.  I’m very excited about that and happy to be wearing a pair of jeans today that I haven’t been able to get into in awhile.

Those, sadly (or happily, if you look at it from the point of view of a homeschooling mom who was totally ready for this break) are the highlights of my week. How was your week? Be sure to post about it and link up. If this is your first time to join us, be sure to read the Weekly Wrap-Up guidelines.

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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. Oh wow. What a wonderfully relaxing week. Prop those feet up, pat yourself on the back for a year well done 🙂 And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!

  2. One more week to go for us before we take 3 weeks off. Enjoy that relaxation next week for me, I'm ready for break too!

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