Catch-up, Creativity, & Cooking!
I decided we just had to take a break and regroup--the house, our schooling, but most of all, our inner selves. When I melt down over little things, that's a sure sign I've got to stop and fill my well. I've been doing too much 'melting' lately, so I made the executive decision (O, wonderful freedom of homeschooling) to have some fun and rest time...and it's been wonderful!
Catch-up on home tasks, paperwork, gifts to mail, raking leaves, phone visits, rest, thinking, reading, talking
Creativity - some space just to play...piano and guitar, writing, jewelry-making, photography
Cooking - I'm having SweetPea shadow me in the kitchen, something that seems to get bumped a lot of the time due to other priorities.
I even had the blessing of attending our ladies Bible study yesterday, something I usually can't fit in. Since most of the families in the church homeschool, the kids do their independent school studies for a good hour, then have a fabulous romp for another while we do our study. Yesterday it was Capture the Flag in the wintry cold--so fun to see the breathless laughter and red cheeks.
And we get to end the week with art class and a Scandinavian Christmas Fair. Too fun.
It might be hard to get back into the rigors of algebra and all the rest next week, but I'd have to say "mission accomplished." I think I'll have to ponder the idea of adjusting our schedule to have a week like this regularly. Just knowing it was out there waiting for me every few weeks would be bliss.