Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-Up, the final edition of 2011. There will be no Weekly Wrap-Up on December 23 or 30, since we’ll all probably be too busy enjoying our families and the Christmas holidays.
Speaking of being busy, you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been around much. That will probably be the case for the rest of the year. I figured if I’m too busy to find much time to blog, most of you are probably too busy to find time to read blogs, so we’re good, right?
This week was pretty much par for the course for the first week of a long break – we were so busy cleaning house, doing laundry, and running errands that the week flew by, leaving me wondering how in the world we get it all done when we’re doing school, too.
The tiny little salamander that visited us today. I should have put a penny next to him so you could tell how small he was, but I was afraid he’d take off before I could get a photo.
Monday, Brian was off, too, so we all went out and finished up our Christmas shopping for the niece and nephews. Tuesday was laundry and housework. Oh! And, I won a great running shirt from One More Mile! I had already ordered one running shirt with a hilarious logo for Christmas, so I ordered my second favorite as my prize.
Wednesday was a pretty exciting day. I took Brianna to get her learner’s permit. She was so excited to pass the test and get her learner’s. Brian took her out for her first driving lesson that very night. Somebody pass the Valium.
While we were at the DMV, I made a decision. I had planned to get a new license once I reached my goal weight, so I’d have my new weight and new picture on my license. I’m less than six pounds from my goal, so I decided that, rather than make another trip to the DMV (because the closest one to us is 20-30 minutes away) and wait in that long line again, I’d just go ahead and get it.
So, Brianna and I both got a new license. I went ahead and put my goal weight on there since I’m so close. I figured that’s closer to my actual weight than what was on there and I can work to make it official.
Thursday was a pretty exciting day, too. The UPS man brought me a homeschool mom Christmas present from Geography Matters – their complete Trail Guide to Learning set (Path of Settlement) – as part of my quest to find the best history fit for our family…except, this is more than history.
It’s everything but math, which meshes well with the “unit study mindset” with which I like to approach learning. Not only that, but it uses great historical fiction and biographies as the basis for its studies. Sounds like a great fit, no? Be looking for updates as we resume school in January and a full review later in 2012.
It was like Christmas going through that big ol’ box of goodies. The books were even wrapped in green tissue paper, so it was just like Christmas day for me.
Doesn’t this look like homeschool mom heaven?
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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.