YIPPEE!!!! I have completed MissCreativity’s lesson plans for the entire year! I can’t even tell what a wonderful, freeing, organized feeling that is! I usually have a plan in place for a year. I usually have several weeks written out in the beginning of the school year. The problem is that after those first 9 – 12 weeks are up, I usually end up flying by the seat of my pants and looking over what what already written a giving verbal instructions for what’s next. Which isn’t bad, except that the next week, there are no written plans to judge what to do next. It’s not that we don’t accomplish all of our goals by the end. We (mostly) do. It’s just that it is with so much more stress and difficulty and indecision that everyone involved is frustrated. Not this year. 36 weeks worth of plans for 6th grade are written and printed. Today they will be hole-punched and put in a binder and placed on a shelf. Today I will also print MissCreativity’s lapbook reproducibles for her history study (her science stuff already printed.) This is a pretty major undertaking as there are probably hundreds of sheets to print, but again, I want (need?) everything completely ready to go. I am really excited to be where I am with all of this. It was quite a weight on my shoulders and though I still have more to do than I have completed, what remains is still a much lighter load.
Yesterday I mentioned that Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) drove down to share in the Snow’s day. I also mentioned that it was so lovely to meet her. Truly, she is a charming (young!) woman with absolutely adorable, sweet, polite children. We had 5 Catholic homeschooling mom bloggers together yesterday…. well, make that 6, except that Cathy over at Anyone See Where I Lost My Marbles is still taking her running start on her blog. I don’t know what gives. I mean she’s only got 6 kids ages 3 – 15 as well as taking care of her mom. I don’t know what the heck she’s so busy with that she doesn’t keep up with her blog more! (I’ll keep linking to her so that she’ll write more!) Anyway, while Cathy was running around making sure that her our kids were not destroying the place or killing each other, we got a snapshot of the other 5 of us. The photo was taken with my iPhone, so the quality isn’t great (isn’t terrible, either!)
From left to right:
I have one thing to add to the “weird” file. Or the “what the heck?!” file:
You know, sometimes you just want a drink. Or, well, I do, sometimes. I don’t drink much or often, but sometimes I just want a drink. I called Chief to let him know this was one of those days and to ask him to please bring some Bailey’s home for me. Boy, did he! He brought the biggest bottle of Bailey’s I’ve ever seen. If left to me, this thing will probably last 2 years, though I’m sure Chief will help me out from time to time.
In spite of the ample supply, I only had 2 glasses… okay, it was a pint-sized mason jar used as a glass, but it did have ice in it!
God bless you!