This week…


In my life this week…
Besides ranting about no snow and then being pelted by insanely wet and harsh snow-  and catching up on some personal writing- I am attempting to keep things fairly calm and doable around here because our evenings are about to get super crazy, ya’ll… 
In our homeschool this week…
We are finishing up The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in literature. Genny has loved this book and it has been really fun digging out the most random vocabulary words from Mark Twain’s work… 
We are also working on Time management. It’s all part of a unit study. Last week we completed Conservation. It seemed like a good direction to head as we re-dove into the homeschool way of things AND started a new year. 
My favorite thing this week was…
Nothing. Truth be told, it has been a HARD week. Defiance has ruled the roost and I am moody, and tired. This week will not go down in the greatest of homeschool weeks, that’s for sure… 
Questions/thoughts I have…
Other than the open ended “Will it get better?” plea, which just sounds depressing… We homeschooled for three years, then did one semester at a charter school and I feel like everything is all ruined… 
Things I’m working on…
I bought stuff for us to start Smash books. i am really excited to start them, even if they aren’t necessarily educational. I am also working on doing a purity retreat with Genny. I feel like, after the last 6 months for our family, this might be a necessity… BUT also, after the last 6 months we’ve been through and the way our days- with just she and I- are turning out- it might not be such a grand idea to retreat together. hmm…  

I’m cooking… 


I baked fresh bread and am trying to focus on comforting things in an effort to get our family back to a nurtured and comfortable place. Last night was homemade Chicken noodle soup. 

I’m reading…



I am reading, very snippetly, LOST by Greggory Maguire. I want to love it, and be captivated, but thus far i’m not too interested… 

I am grateful for…


Even if things seem hard and overwhelming right now, I am truly grateful that I get to bring Genny back home to educate and connect with her. I might have to remind myself, a few times, that I’m grateful, but I truly am… 


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8 thoughts on “This week…

  1. "Nothing. Truth be told, it has been a HARD week. Defiance has ruled the roost and I am moody, and tired. This week will not go down in the greatest of homeschool weeks, that's for sure… "Oh my, I could have wrote this myself! Or wait, did I? LOL! Attitude, defiance, sassy talk… who would have thought a math worksheet could take 9 hrs. to do?!

  2. What Mama Ruby said! I seriously had NO idea 10 year old boys could be as moody as their 30 something mommies! Sigh.Oh well. Tomorrow's a new day, right?I'm SO glad you stopped by my place…because I got to find yours! …danielle

  3. sorry you've had a hard week…we all have weeks like that. i usually wonder a few times a school year whether i can keep homeschooling (this is our 9th year) :) i love your ideas of baking bread and making soup to bring comfort to your home. hope you have a restful weekend!

  4. We just started "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton! I love Mark Twain so so much. And it must be the season…I was incredibly short tempered and frustrated for much of the week! Love the tent!

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