This week has definitely been less crazy than last week, but I’ve gotta ask…Seriously? More snow? We never get snow, so I should be thrilled for the kids, but I am so over the messy junk…and I just got my van washed yesterday. *sigh* At least this time it’s not sticking to the roads…yet…so travel shouldn’t be so difficult. But, did I mention I just got my van washed yesterday?
This week was such a relief after the last couple of crazy weeks. We did nothing exciting — no fun, hands-on projects. It was just such a relief to get back into a somewhat normal routine again. We got more than just workboxes done this week — we got back into chemistry, history, and composer study, as well as getting our silent reading time going again. I did have a fun, hands-on project for us to do for chemistry, but this week, although much more routine than last, wasn’t all a perfect schedule, so we ran out of time for the project. We will get it done next week, though, and I’ll post pictures.
I got a couple of review products in the mail this week that I’m really excited about. Both are for Brianna and I’ll be sharing more about them in the upcoming weeks. One of the products is an art instruction book by Artistic Pursuits. It got me excited about drawing again, something I was really enjoying but simply haven’t had time for lately. I’m planning on working through the art book with Brianna, so hopefully I’ll learn some things, too.
The other product is a self-guided history study for middle school and up from Pandia Press. It looks really interesting, it covers the time period that Brianna is currently interested in, and I think it will help add some continuity and guidance for her independent study. I love that its basis is in great literature — my favorite way to study history. I’ll let you know what I think of it as we get into it in the coming weeks.
The kids and I have been going to the Y several days a week. I think I might have mentioned that I signed up through a “get fit” program sponsored by a local Chick-Fil-A and YMCA chapter. We’ve really enjoyed it. Brianna and I workout while Josh and Megan play in this fantastic indoor playground at the Y. A friend of mine is doing the program, too, and her kids are friends with my kids, so they all get to hang out and play together. We even went swimming in the indoor pool last weekend.
On the weight-loss front, I’ve lost 24.2 lbs. so far! I picked up one of Brian’s 25 lb. free weights today and was amazed at how much less weight I’m carrying around on my body. It’s no wonder I feel so much better.
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