I am sitting here enjoying the best, most beautiful Friday. I hope you are, too! What makes this Friday so great? Well, it’s a sunny, seventy-nine degrees, for one thing. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow and I’m not even disappointed about that because it means some of this insane pollen that drives my allergy-ridden family (I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t suffer from seasonal allergies) will be washed out of the air. I am sitting here in my new pair of Capri pants that are five sizes smaller than the pants I was wearing in November. I’ve just enjoyed a delicious salad for lunch. My kids are done with their schoolwork for the week. It’s a great day!
I’m not even going to think about the fact that I’ve been so busy each evening this week that I haven’t checked the kids schoolwork for the week. I’m totally choosing to ignore the fact that I have five days worth of work, multiplied by three kids, to check later this evening. It will be a good reminder of why I should make time to check everybody’s work every day.
We’ve had a busy week of doctor’s appointments, musical recital practice, and music recital. I gave the kids a light school schedule this week — which means all independent work in their workboxes. It has been, for me, a sneak peek at what I can expect in the next year or two as they start moving toward independence.
I like it!
I’ve met everyone at the kitchen table each morning for our Bible lesson. Then, I’ve gone over Daily Grams and Easy Grammar with Josh and Megan, just to make sure that they understand the directions. Then, I’ve been free to do other things (on the two days that we haven’t been running hither and yon), just keeping myself available for any questions or explanations. Nice!
The music recital went well. Josh graduated from the program, so it was a little bittersweet. My baby is growing up. It seems like I’ve only blinked since his class was performing for the first time. Megan has only one year left and she’ll graduate, too. Where on earth does the time go?
Monday begins our four-week countdown until we’re finished with school for the summer. Woo hoo!! I think we’ll plan on wrapping up our Native Americans study and resume early American history in the fall. We’re definitely going to have to get back into our nature study, as well. It’s too pretty outside not to get out and learn by exploring God’s beautiful handiwork.
I hit 45 lbs. lost this week! As I mentioned, I’m wearing Capri pants five sizes smaller than the jeans I was wearing in November. If I can drop 2.5 lbs. this week, I’ll be exactly half-way to my goal weight. Although I developed my “do or do not” attitude shortly after beginning this journey, when I very first began, I never really expected to be where I am today. It feels so good and I am so happy to have made it successfully to almost the midpoint of my journey. Thank you all for your amazing support!
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