Thursday, December 22, 2011

'Twas the Week Before Christmas wrap up

In my life this week…
I cleaned off a portion of the island separating the kitchen and living room and dug out a puzzle. This puzzle doesn't come out very often as it is a montage of Christmas cookies. Many of the same cookies and most elaborately decorated.  It is challenging, but only in season for a short time, so I decided it was time to work on it. Adding to the challenge is the pieces are of different sizes. One side of the puzzle has fairly large pieces, but as you move right the pieces get smaller. My children have been joining in, especially my 7 year old who enjoys puzzles, but I think I have done most of it. I think he doesn't care for the smaller pieces as much.

I have also been cleaning house this week in anticipation of Christmas. Also trying to stay on top of laundry so I don't have to do it on the weekend, which is my normal laundry time.

In our homeschool this week…
Must we go there? I had all kinds of fun and exciting Christmas themed learning experiences planned for this week.  Have we done them? NO I just haven't been able to capture and keep the young ones attention. We had two semi good days. At least piano practice has been attempted.

Questions/thoughts I have…
Memo to myself: Plan for a Christmas break, so I don't get frustrated when we don't accomplish all the fun things I had hoped.

I’m reading…
I finished Your Child's Writing Life. This was a beneficial book. I will have to check it out from the library again. I liked several of the unique ideas to encourage youngsters to write.

I’m grateful for…

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Our Tree this Year
;Thanks to Sue at The Homeschool Chick for hosting HSMJ!


  1. Beautiful tree! (Our tree looks quite disheveled, but the kids and cat have had fun. LOL)

  2. Gorgeous Tree.

    I've been homeschooling for 14 years and still don't remember to schedule the break. I need that memo too. LOL. We'll need to remind each other next year.

    The book on writing sounds interresting.

    We love puzzles when I remember to take them out. Thanks for the reminder.

    So with you on all the planning but no action. Been thinking how we can do things differently next year so we don't miss out.

    Blessings on your Christmas.

  3. Yeah I had some schooling intentions for this week that we didn't do either. *sigh*

  4. I've never heard of Your Child's Writing Life...but I'm off to see about it now! Thanks for the suggestion- sounds like something I'd like to read:)