This week’s Weekly Wrap-Up is up super-early because, well, we’re not doing a single exciting thing. We’re just trying to dig in and get the basics done until we can count enough days to take Christmas break. How’s that for nitty-gritty, in-the-trenches honesty? While I wish the daydream of the kids happily following their own interests and working independently or skipping to the table, ready to start another exciting day of learning was true, for us, many days — especially this time of year — we’re just doing what we have to do because we have to do it. My kids, generally speaking, don’t love school any more than the average kid.
So, was that a gloom and doom way to start my Wrap-Up? I didn’t intend it that way. A lot of times, we’re really having fun with school and loving the projects we’re doing. Aside from the handful of really bad days, I wouldn’t have it any other way than to homeschool. My kids, for sure, have no desire to go to public school. All that aside, some days — or weeks — we’re just ready for a break. This is one of those weeks. We’ve got to get the basic covered through next Wednesday, to keep us on track for getting our 180 days in before Brianna’s birthday in May, then, we’re done until after New Year’s. Woo hoo!
So, since we’ve done nothing terribly exciting, school-wise, this week, my Wrap-Up will be of a more personal nature. First off, I did not win an award in the Homeschool Blog Awards this year, but it was such an incredible honor to be nominated. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for me!! There were so many great blogs nominated and it was an honor to be among them.
I also want to thank you all for showing me such incredible support and encouragement in my weight-loss journey. I lost 4.2 pounds last week!! I was so excited to lose that much on my first week, especially since it was Thanksgiving week.
Guess what I did Monday night? Go ahead, think about it. I’ll give you a minute. Ready? I went to see New Moon again! I hadn’t planned to, but what was I supposed to do when friend called, all sad because she wanted to go and couldn’t find anyone to go with her? Brianna went, too. It would have been cruel and unusual punishment for me not to take her. For the record, it was just as good the third time. I love that movie!
Yeah, that was pretty much the highlight of the week. I did order myself a Christmas present last Friday, with Brian’s full blessing – a BodyBugg. It’s just like they use on Biggest Loser and has gotten great reviews. I never would have ordered it myself, but I was reading reviews on it and told Brian that I wanted one, just thinking “someday.” He immediately asked if I wanted it for Christmas and that was more temptation than I could stand. It’s supposed to be delivered today! I can’t wait! It’s a Christmas present, but I’m going to go ahead and start using it…and plan on having a present of more weight loss by Christmas Day.
Last Saturday, we put up our Christmas tree and decorated a bit. It seems we’re training Josh for his role in decorating. He and Brian (with help from the girls) assembled the tree, added the lights and the garland, then, went and watched football while the girls and I put on the decorations. Brian and I learned, a long time ago, that we’re not about the Norman Rockwell moments when it comes to decorating. He likes to just get the tree up and be done with it. I don’t like anything but putting on the ornaments. We’ve found what works for us, though, and everyone is happy.
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