We just completed our third week of summer break. That means we only have one week left (sniff, sniff)! So what does summer break look like to us?
The Past Week in our Regular LifeI wish my husband could have been here to see me this week. Even when I say I am on break or vacation or going to relax, I rarely do. I find so much to fill my time. There are things that I should be doing right now … I still have lots of purging and organizing to do. But, I actually spent a couple of days really relaxing this week, laying on the couch getting caught up on some t.v. and reading while the kids played in their p.j.'s most of the day. Now, I have to give some of the credit to the allergy-laden headache I had for those two days. But it was still relaxing, no matter the reason! It felt good.
The Schooling BasicsTick .. tick … tick …. tick …..
That is the sound of the clock ticking down the days we have until we are back to some schooling basics. We are trying to ignore that sound.
The Schooling Fun Stuff
More gardening class this week. The kids planted several of the raised beds with tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, okra, peppers, lettuce and spinach, and watermelons. Keeping the beds watered in an area where there is no water source is going to be a challenge. We are going to have to transport water up there every day. We are certainly hoping for some rain! And we have been lucky and have had some the last two nights.
The Days AheadBrynne had a softball game last night. It was an exciting game and they won … their first! Brynne got the final out by scooping up the hit at the pitcher's mound and throwing the girl out at first. She also got a good hit and pitched awesome! Rick and I had so much fun watching her!
This weekend is Memorial weekend. Rick and I have some projects planned around the house. Hopefully laziness won't get the best of us (so far it has). Kyndal and Collin went to the lake with my parents for the weekend and Dawson is working this morning and then going camping with a friend.
We will be soaking in this last week with Kyndal before she and Collin move to their new house next Friday. It's not like I won't see her everyday .. she is only moving a few blocks away and I will be babysitting Chloe, my grand dog, everyday while Kyndal goes to school. And, likely, I'll be feeding her every night because Collin has a new job that will keep him away from home until later at night. But it will still be strange to not have her here all the time, especially in the mornings while she is getting ready for school.
The Books We are ReadingMom: A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin, Living So That by Wendy Blight.
Brynne: A Surprise for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher (on break from reading).
Eli: Big Nate: Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce (on break from reading).
Read Aloud: The Raft by Robert Trumbull (on break from reading).
The People and the Places
Court went great on Tuesday. But, unfortunately, it's still not over. We only got through about half of the testimony so are on recess until another date can be found, and that won't be until at least late-June. Sigh. Oh well, God's timing is perfect so I am just trusting Him to conclude this thing when He sees fit. It will be over eventually and my kids will get support, so I am not worried. I actually enjoyed spending the day with my dad and Kyndal.
The Savings Jar(s)I put $1.73 in the change jar this week.
The Bible in a YearI have read through Isaiah 48. Love how God's prophecies of 2,000 years ago still speak true for today.
The Favorite Things
A rainy and cool Saturday … watching movies, making the best carrot cake ever, lounging in comfy clothes, reading, fixing a good dinner, and enjoying a glass of wine. Even doing some laundry doesn't wreck the mood. We are hoping to watch the full first season of Bomb Girls tonight on Netflix.
Being so busy enjoying life that I don't even take time out to take any pictures. I am learning to really live in the moment … loving life instead of blogging so much about it.