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In my life this week… To reference Harry Potter, I have been anxiously awaiting an owl from the graduate school history department programs I applied to. Reminds me of 20 years ago when I was anxiously awaiting my letter from SIU, hoping and praying I got into their speech-path program. I did then and I am hopeful now!
In our homeschool this week… We are on hiatus the next three weeks. A well deserved break for the kids and a chance for me to clean, organize, and plan the new homeschool year.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… guard the white space on your calendar. Everyone needs downtime to recharge, refresh and renew.
I am inspired by… the possibilities that a new homeschool year bring! and I am excited about re-entering the world of academia again. I am excited about knowing that I have the power to change my life, my career, anything...if I will just lead with prayer and back it up with hard work.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Audrey attended two birthday parties this past week. My friend, Gwen, is a master of throwing fabulous kids parties on a budget, and her daughter's "spa party" was no exception. It was fabulous! The other one was equally fabulous and was my daughter's first sleepover. She was so excited and had a wonderful time. Who says homeschooled kids don't socialize?
My favorite thing this week was… I got a new haircut. Cut off 5 inches and dare I say...I look younger, which is funny since my whole life I have equated long hair to looking youthful. Change is good.
What’s working/not working for us… Sean and Tim had their annual appt with their main Doctor. Continuing to evaluate and change their plan of care has been working.
Our one turkey who continues to fly out of his designated area and hang out on the top of the maypole in the people/canines area of the yard is not working for us!
Questions/thoughts I have… I can't help but thinking that the trick is ...and I am finding this more and more important....the trick is remaining true to your path and your happiness and not letting others detour you or discourage you in anyway.
I’m reading… Reading, with my daughter, "100 words every high school graduate should know". She loves the Harry Potter references the author surprisingly threw in and I keep thinking "great Verbal SAT score" every time we read it together. She's only 7, but it is never too early to enrich one's vocab. We are also reading "HP and the Sorcerer's Stone" and I am finishing up "Emma" by Jane Austen in time for bookclub next month.
I’m grateful for… the chance to continue to further my education.
I’m praying for… our country. I mean, really, what a mess. I wish everyone would
re-read the Declaration of Independence once a year. People don't talk that way anymore. The great leaders of yesterday are not here at the moment, but the great ideals our country was built on still are. Love your country. Love your neighbor. Educate yourself on both sides of the arguments and always express your opinion with civility and manners. God bless our country.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… a new "do" for a new degree
Blessings to you,