Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with the Party

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Happy Friday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. It’s been a good one around here. Yesterday we finished up the last six-week unit in Trail Guide that we’ll do this school year.

We’ve got a week left to finish out our school year. I plan to read some books on the topics that we missed by started with Paths of Settlement instead of Paths of Exploration (since we’d already covered most of the topics in that set). I’m thinking that we’ll read about Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark. We probably won’t finish the books next week, but, hey, we’ve got all summer to read.


Today was our end-of-the-year party with our local homeschool group. It was our lowest turnout ever. I think that was probably directly related to a couple of things – one, I’m guessing that maybe it snuck up on everyone else like it did me, and two, homeschool graduation is tomorrow and we’ve got a lot of kids (in the area, not necessarily in our group) graduating.

It makes me feel rather old that I know five kids (three public school, two homeschool) graduating this year. It makes me feel really, really old that I’ve known three of them since they were born. {sigh} Where does the time go? I think we’re going to have to take out a small loan to send everyone a graduation gift.

We finally went to see Avengers this week. Well, let me rephrase that – I finally went to see Avengers this week with my husband and son who’d already seen it once and my daughter who’d already seen it twice.

I’m not usually an action movie kind of person, but I’d seen Iron Man and liked it and watched most of The Hulk and thought it was pretty good. Plus, I really thought it was cool that they did a movie about all these superheroes who’d each (well, most of them) had their own movie. It was as good as everyone said it was.


Gus the cat with the early-warning system we installed for the baby bunnies and other unsuspecting creatures – a bell collar. He is not impressed.

And, those are pretty much the highlights of my week, which is nice. I like these low-key weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever gone into summer break so relaxed. The last couple of years I was so burnt out and ready for a break.

I don’t know if it’s the fact that we completely switched curriculum in January, so everything stayed fresh or if Trail Guide is just that much a good fit for our family. Whatever it is, though, I’ll take it. I feel as “together” as I can remember feeling in a very long time.

I even got a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff blogging stuff accomplished – like some guest posts that were due and a couple of other projects. Other than the fact that I really need to thoroughly clean my house and catch up laundry, I’m starting to feel like I might have a handle on things again. And with the light school week that we’ll have next week, I should even be able to catch up those things, too.

I hope your week is going smoothly, as well, and that you’re looking forward to a good weekend.

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  1. I love your sign! And relaxing into a break. We are breaking too after a good finish. Happy summer!

  2. My daughter really wants to see Avengers. We watched Captain America last week and then Troy this week so we would be up on all our superheroes. Can you give me some specifics on what it was like? It will be my 13-year old and I going to see it. We've read the Plugged-In Online review, but it's always nice to hear the opinion of others who have seen it!

  3. Yay for end of the year parties! And also, thank you for jingle-belling your cat; I say I don't like cats because they stalk our birds, but really I guess I'm mad at the cat owners who don't do everything in their power to keep their cats from doing that.

  4. Just letting you know that I've linked up this week – even though I didn't realise that I should of done an end of week post and put in a jump link to the link party – will remember for in future though.  :o)  Thanks so much.

  5. I haven't seen Captain America or Thor, so I can't say how it compares. There was a lot of shooting at aliens and a bit alien battle scene, but it wasn't gory at all. There was only one part where the violence was fairly graphic. I took my 12-year-old son to see it and never cringed. Megan (10) is wanting to see it and we've decided that we'll most likely take her.

  6. Oh man! I'm so glad you figured out I meant Thor and not Troy! : ) Thanks for the info.

  7. Perhaps one of the reasons you feel more together this year is that you're so much healthier and more active?  It's just a thought, but it would make sense.

  8. Gotta love the weeks that are relaxing and you get everything done!  Congrats on finishing your year :).

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