With us being on break this month (which I am loving!), it’s been a fairly slow week around here. Monday and Tuesday, we hung around the house catching up laundry, watching TV (Megan), playing video games (Josh) and loafing on the laptop (I’ll give you one guess). Brianna has been at the in-laws’ since last Saturday.
Monday night was my homeschool group’s Mom’s Night Out. It was so much fun! We had our annual Christmas potluck where we ate, exchanged gift via a “Chinese auction,” and played games. I think we were all on caffeine and chocolate overload, because we laughed, acted silly and had a blast! It’s been awhile since I have laughed so much. In addition to having a wonderful night of fellowship, I wound up with a book, via the Chinese auction, I’ve been wanting to read for several years, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. I can’t wait to read it.
On Wednesday, we were supposed to meet our co-op friends for some Christmas crafts and fellowship, but Tuesday night Megan and Brian both came down with the plague, apparently some sort of stomach bug. I was up most of the night with Megan. We figured that no one wanted us to share this disease, so we opted to stay home from co-op.
It’s a good thing we stayed home, since Josh came down with it Wednesday night. I’ve just been praying that I don’t get it. And, I won’t even lie and try to convince you of some altruistic motive, like needing to care for everyone. I just don’t want it! They were miserably sick.
Yesterday, after Brian got home from work, I was able to go get my hair cut (finally!) and run some errands, one of which was having the binding cut from two of our school books and having them three-hole drilled. This makes them so much easier to use and reduces the shelf wear tremendously.
Since I got that taken care of, I’ve spent some time today planning and getting things ready for when we resume school. I’m hoping to get the first month planned out by the end of next week, including getting copies made and having a list of things we need, so that I can forget about it all for a couple of weeks and still be prepared to resume school in January.
We got our Christmas tree up last week and all the decorations that we’ll be doing this year. We’re going minimalist this year since there’s such a short period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The living room looks so pretty, though. I think Megan must like Christmas as much as I do. She keeps going into the living room, turning on the Christmas lights and music and lying in the floor, just listening to the music and looking at the lights. So sweet.
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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.