Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with all the appointments

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! How’s your week been? Mine was excellent! A little busy and a little tiring, but still excellent. First, all the stuff I mentioned last week is so much better this week – as in a 180 turnaround. Maybe I’ll tell you about all that some day. Now is not the time, but maybe at some point.

Second, I’m feeling all rested and relaxed from my weekend getaway. I went with a group of 5 other ladies to a scrapbook/quilting retreat – except, you know, I blogged. Because I’m a rebel like that.

The lady who runs the place out of her home (we stay in the finished basement) prepares all the meals, so there is no cooking or cleaning or laundry to distract. And the food? Yum! We’re talking homemade, made-from-scratch, eggs from her chickens, veggies from her garden, blueberries from her bushes, apples from her trees kind of cooking. I’d go just for the food.


But, I didn’t have to go just for the food because I got to spend time with ladies who encouraged me with their friendship, their faith, and their words. Sometimes, just being reminded that you are not alone and the stuff you’re going through is not unique to you is such a huge encouragement.

Monday and Tuesday featured early morning appointments, which is so not my thing, but the Monday appointment was made a bit better by a sweet tea from Sonic (not as good as Chick-Fil-A, but it will do in a pinch) and Tuesday’s was improved by breakfast with Megan beforehand (at Chick-Fil-A).

I’ll confess to sleeping in a tiny bit on Wednesday just because I didn’t have to be anywhere that morning. I don’t know what my excuse was yesterday. We’ll blame it on the fact that I’ve not recuperated from all the resting and relaxing last week. Because, you know, that makes sense.

We’ve made some little adjustments to our school schedule that have made some big differences. (I blogged about that concept once before.) The biggest little adjustment for me has been working on history with Josh on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

Somehow Thursday ends up being one of the busiest, most stressful days of the week and history was only adding to that. Just that one small change has really improved my Thursdays. If you’re consistently seeing one day/assignment/curriculum choice causing stress, consider if there are any simple changes that might help. Just my helpful tip for the day.

I find that I tend to be a soup and sandwich person for lunch most of the time in the winter. Yesterday I made a pot of loaded potato soup (except I’ve discovered the handy shortcut of frozen diced potatoes) to last for a few days. What’s your favorite soup?

Did you miss something good on the blog this week? I’ve shared:


And over at About.com, I’ve talked about:

So, those things, along with the fact that my wonderful husband brought me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on Wednesday, and we’ve had to kill about half a dozen wasps who’ve made their way into our home over the last week are pretty much the highlights for me. Well, except for the fact that the thing about the wasps is much more a nightmare-inducing factoid than a highlight.

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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.

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  1. Oh, I so would move out if wasps moved in. I have no issue with any insect (in fact once had a tarantula crawl across my belly) but wasps I am absolutely terrified of! I am the biggest baby when ever we have just one in the house, I can’t even imagine en masse….Brrrrr. Literally making my hairs stand up as I think of it. I’d move out if I were you 🙂

  2. We’re heading into salad weather over here but I make a really good pumpkin soup. The problem is I’ve made it so often that everyone else is heartily sick of it & I haven’t come up with a replacement yet.

  3. What? No cat pic fix this week? Just kidding. 🙂

    I’m glad that the stuff is better and that you got a chance to spend some time renewing yourself…..I think it’s super important to take care of ourselves as much as we are able if we want to do our job, what? Joyfully? Peacefully? Something like that, anyway (and can you tell I’m stiff un-coffee-d as I’m commenting?)

  4. I’ve never tried using frozen potatoes to make potato soup. I’ll try that next time. I do like to add dried potatoe flakes because we like our soup really thick.

  5. My week is been super busy. We’ve had a lot going. The retreat sounds wonderful with the meals cooked for you and everything! And it is refreshing getting together and sharing hearts with others.

    Thanks for the linkup.

  6. Our toughest day tends to be Wednesday. I will be looking at the day this week to see if a little change might help us too! Love this linkup! Thanks for hosting!

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