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We took the first part of the week off. Brian was off Monday and Tuesday, so we enjoyed some really nice family time. Monday we took our annual tax-refund-funded trip to our favorite Japanese steakhouse. We’re still cheapskates at heart (well, Brian is, anyway), so we went at lunch. Yum! I was very proud of me — I put half of mine in a to-go box right away so that I didn’t overeat. Even though we went at lunch, everyone brought home enough for another meal later in the week.
Later Monday afternoon, we went to the Y so that I could try to get to the point where I could walk normally again. On Saturday, I took a spin bike class that was designed specifically for the people doing the wellness event through Chick-Fil-A. I got brownie points: I was the only one who showed up. I was so sore, though, that I didn’t walk normally for two days. I went back for more on Monday, just to try to work the soreness out. Believe it or not, it worked! Still, it wasn’t until Thursday that the soreness was completely gone. I’ll do the class again, though. It was a great workout. Have you ever done a spin bike class?
Tuesday — can you believe it? — we got more snow! Thankfully, it wasn’t much and it was warm enough that it quickly melted. So, we went to our favorite used bookstore. Tuesday is the best day to go because they seem to have all the trade-ins processed from the weekend. They had multiple copies of a book I’d looked for, to no avail, on Saturday.
I’m on a new kick. B.T. — before Twilight — my reading genre of choice was historical romance. However, I have a few favorite authors that I’d read over and over. I’m trying to branch out. A few weeks ago, we were in the used bookstore and I saw a copy of Dear John. I’d been thinking that the movie looked good, but not something Brian would like, so I decided to just read the book instead. I really enjoyed it, so I’ve decided that maybe that will be a good way to choose some new books — pick a movie that I’d like to see, but Brian wouldn’t and just read the book instead.
So far, the plan is going well. I’m currently reading My Sister’s Keeper, which I’m really enjoying (though I could do without the profanity) and I’ve got The Lovely Bones on my shelf to read next, as well as a second book by the author of My Sister’s Keeper. I’m also on the lookout for the other two books from the author of The Lovely Bones. I saw them at Target and they both sounded interesting; I just don’t want to pay full-price for them. What good books have you read lately? Like I said, I’m trying to branch out.
Wednesday was back to school with music class. While Megan was in her class, I walked down the hall and noticed a room full of moms and kids practicing for the play that the first grade class does each year at the year end music recital. I seriously considered dropping to my knees right there and thanking God that I don’t have a kid in the play this year. I didn’t have on it in last year either, but I’m still thankful. The play is always cute, but it’s a lot of work and stress for the parents…oh, and probably the kids, too.
Thursday, we finished up Story of the World, Vol. 2. Next week we’ll start on Volume 3 and American history. I had thought that I might part ways with SOTW for American history, but now I’m thinking that I’ll use it — and The Light and the Glory for Children, which I picked up at the used bookstore — as my spine, while picking up some good literature base ideas from Truthquest. I’ve got to get busy and do some planning this weekend, but I’m excited. It’s always fun to start off on a new study for a change of pace.
Today, we mostly tied up lose ends so that we’ll be ready to start new stuff on Monday. Oh, we also finished up All About Spelling, Volume 1 on Thursday, too, so we’ll be starting Vol. 2 on Monday. See? Lots of new stuff to, hopefully, get me out of the funk I’ve been in and see us through the last couple of months of school.
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