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The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week… We tried to recover from Thanksgiving . . . and all the Christmas shopping I did all weekend (but I am almost done!) . . . and the decorating I started. We got our Christmas tree this week! I still need to put the lights on it and decorate it though.

In our homeschool this week… My oldest is reading and reading well! We’re working on the letter E for elephant. And I started my youngest on Preschool Activity Bags, for her “school work.” She loved them. I gave notice at her preschool today, so in two weeks she will be home with us for good!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… With our youngest about to start homeschooling with us full-time in just two weeks, I’ve been really trying to figure out how to keep her occupied and busy while I’m working with the oldest. There are some things she can do with us, but while I’m working on reading or math, I’ve got to have her out of my hair for a while. After extensive reading online, I came across Preschool Activities in a Bag. I tried out a few ideas on her this week and they worked out GREAT. These books are B1G1 through December 16th, so if you have preschoolers, I really recommend you ordering them now!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… My aunt came back from her trip this week, and she came and we went and got my Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm! And tonight, the girls are going to be riding a float in the local Christmas parade!

Things I’m working on… Christmas decorating and shopping. I am almost done! Just one more gift to get (which is going on sale on Monday, so I’m waiting), and that’s it! We finally picked up our tree yesterday, so if I can work up the motivation to put the lights on (my least favorite chore), then it will be done! I’ll just have to wait for everything to arrive from Amazon, and then WRAP. (my 2nd least favorite chore).

I’m cooking… This week is leftover week! LOL Thank goodness my husband is still out-of-town. I did make turkey salad out of the leftover turkey and bake some chicken before it went bad. But that is about it. I’ll have to start cooking for real again tomorrow since the leftovers have run out!

I’m grateful for… my husband almost coming home! Just eight short (/long) days and he will be home from Afghanistan for good!

I’m praying for…friend’s little girl who is in congestive heart failure and BACK in the hospital. She desperately needs a new heart soon. Please pray for little Katy, that God provides for her quickly.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…I saw this on Facebook and it was just way too funny!