Happy Friday, y’all! You want to know something? I am ready for spring! I am just about tired of cold, yucky weather. It’s no wonder so many people suffer from homeschool burn out this time of year. I’m ready to go soak up some sunshine somewhere for a week or so. I don’t think I’m in any danger of burn out on the homeschooling front. I’m just getting really tired of the cold and gloomy clouds.
(Note: This is not the place where people from places where it’s really cold should make fun of me. Just consider the fact that it’s all a matter of perspective and from this Southern girl’s perspective, it’s been cold lately.)
The highlight of our week was Tuesday when we got to babysit my niece for our first “all day because Mommy has to work” day. I’ve got to say, it’s a whole lot easier this time around (I babysat her older sister a decade ago) because:
1) I get up much earlier than I used to back then, so I’m not having to alter my sleep routine to keep Baby B.
2) Instead of having an 8 year old, a 4 year old, and a 2 year old of my own, like I did back then, I have three other adult-sized people at home who are all willing and able to help.
We managed to get all of our schoolwork done along with some basic household chores and still enjoy having a sweet little baby in the house all day. See? Total sweetness:
For those who may be wondering, my younger kids are still plowing their way through Adam of the Road. There hasn’t been as much complaining, so I wonder if they’re finally starting to get into it. I’m afraid to ask!
I’m personally enjoying A Door in the Wall and look forward to read aloud time each day and both of the kids like Beowulf. It doesn’t surprise me that Josh does. I figured that one would be gory enough for him. I’ve been debating watching the movie to see if it’s something I’d let either of them watch. I haven’t gotten around to actually doing it yet, though.
Another highlight from my week is the sort that only other women who get excited about kitchen gadgets will understand. So, I’ve been making a lot of soups lately. (Oh, and I’ve found my #10 for my favorite soup recipes. I’ll post the recipe soon!) Several of them call for blending the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender.
Well, I’ve been having to ladle soup into my blender and, then, pour it back into the pot in batches because I didn’t have an immersion blender – except now I do! Last week, I splurged about bought myself this little Cuisinart immersion blender and I love it! I made broccoli cheddar soup this week and I couldn’t believe how well that little blender did and how much easier it was than dragging out my regular blender!
It’s the little things, y’all.
How was your week? Be sure to post about it and link up. If this is your first time to join us, be sure to read the Weekly Wrap-Up guidelines. You can also follow the guidelines link to grab the banner code.
**Remember, be sure to link directly to your Weekly Wrap-Up post so that others can find it easily when they visit your blog and be sure to post a link back here so that your readers can find the Wrap-Up and join us.
**Was your link deleted? Click here.**