That was the question this week. How to get back into a routine after a couple weeks of sickness. The answer? A hodgepodge. A mixture of these: Lower expectations. Do just the basics. Then, fall back into your habits. Leave room for spontaneity. Lower Expectations I reminded myself it was ok. Really it was ok, to let the laundry go. At least it was all clean.
Why do I love paper plates? Two doctor visits. Three dental visits. A trip to the bank. A stop at the library. And that was just by Monday afternoon. Two more doctor visits and another stop at the library by Tuesday. One more doctor visit on Thursday. Despite all those visits, it was a missing-it sort of week. No drama troupe, no choir, no piano.
Many years ago we needed some art work for the family room. There was a big, empty spot over the mantel that needed just the perfect, happy, family-friendly piece. The flag was Nana’s suggestion. Back when we it was just the older three children, they all joined in the process. We got out a long piece of paper from our newspaper roll and the three
Former, wonderful, overflowing and overused bookcase in our most central location. My husband and I have been blessed with hand-me-down furniture. There is just an abundance of pieces on my side of the family. And, in the almost seventeen years of our marriage, this furniture has served us well. However, never, in the past, has this furniture had to bear the abuse of five children
I thought it was about time for an update on the Hodgepodge workboxes! As with all aspects of homeschooling now and then, our workboxes needed a makeover. See, I was quite taken with workboxes about this time two years ago. I still, very much, appreciate their usefulness. When my friend Angie first introduced me to them, they were perfect for our Winter Olympics unit study.
Favorite photo of the week – on our nature walk in the backyard. We stayed close and really got to learning this week. You know, those afternoons when all of sudden it’s time to make supper? Yep. Whew! One highlight – the two older girls tried out for the spring Drama Troupe production of The Jungle Book. Auditions included performing both a monologue and singing
Hold your hat – it’s a real Hodgepodge this week… Why did this girl deserve an Oreo McFlurry? Another ER visit. All because of a whiffle ball. But you won’t believe it. So I have to tell you. It was deserving of a whole ‘nother post. And was the biggest lesson we learned all week: The Accident and the Amazing Answer. The rest of our
Making a salt dough map of Italy as part of our Tapestry of Grace geography studies. This was another one of those weeks when the layers and levels of unit studies were the highlight of our homeschool. There were many subjects that we enjoyed together – all ages. Plus several subjects that overlapped and complimented nicely. I love it when that happens – which is