Friday, March 26, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Just Keep Swimming. . .

For several reasons, this week was lighter than normal.  This was not my plan; it just happened.  For a good part of the week, I was, as I described it in yesterday's post, wallowing in a cesspool of angst and indecision, and -- surprise! -- that put something of a damper on my attitude.  Then there were numerous activities going on this week, some of which were atypical.  Apparently, all of this is going around, if any of the blogs I've been reading are an indication, and I'm guessing they are.  Kris, from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, wrote an excellent post in a similar vein.  Ah, 'tis the season!

We managed to focus on the basics, however.  For math, I put aside our regular curriculum, and the girls completed addition, subtraction, and multiplication worksheets.  They actually enjoyed the change-up.  For copywork, they continued with their choice of verses from Psalms, and they did their spelling workbooks.  And they read independently.  A lot.

That's about it.  We did do a few of our family readings and a touch of Latin.  They also practiced piano.  Today they have their homeschool science class.  Right now, Miss Priss is working on a project for a Girl Scout badge.

Thankfully, I was able to cut myself a little slack yesterday while I thought about our situation and drank my Lady Grey tea.  (Today, in case you're interested, I'm drinking PG Tips.)  I still need to set aside some time to review my plans for the rest of this year and get a better handle on everything.  I'll do that this weekend.

In other weekly news, Jasper is doing great!  His second puppy training class (a contradiction in terms if there ever was one, but it's fun) is tomorrow afternoon.  He's also discovered the joy of chasing squirrels.  He's a good reminder to me that life is made up of little things, small joys to be savored.  I keep forgetting that.


  1. ...that's about it? So what do you do in a highly productive week, ladies?
    I tried a Tazo wild sweet orange tea that was superb.

  2. Sounds like a good week to me!!
    I'm a coffee not tea drinker. :0>

  3. Thanks, ladies! We did the basics, but we did hardly any history, no geography, no French, barely any Latin, no art or composer study. . . And since my dc are nine and ten, we're moving into upper elementary years (one dd is already there!), so the basics, while still foundational, should not be our only focus during a week (to my mind, at least!). But weeks like this happen and have happened with great regularity the last couple of months, much to my dismay!

  4. Hi, new to your blog from weekly wrap up. Sounds like you do enough to keep busy, even on the weeks that aren't that busy. Have a good weekend.

  5. You always accomplish so much, I think a little hiatus is okay. Sometimes just the basics are all that need to be done :)


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