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The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In our homeschool this week… As much as I had planned to still do school all of this week, it didn’t happen like I hoped. Mainly because we ended up with a doctor’s appointment for someone every single day this week.  The girls didn’t care, they just wanted to play all week anyway. But we are falling further and further behind our deadline of getting the My Father’s World Kindergarten curriculum before we move at the end of January. Uggh, yes I know we shouldn’t impose strict deadlines on ourselves, but I really don’t want to carry kindergarten stuff with us on top of the preschool and 1st grade stuff too! (We’ll be living in a hotel for two months before our “BIG” move, so most of our stuff will be in storage for about five months or so. Really a logistical issue more than anything.)

I am looking forward to things getting back to “normal” this week. I hope.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…This week it’s been DOCTORS. I swear, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

My favorite thing this week was… Christmas. My girls had such a good time and loved everything.

Questions/thoughts I have… For those of you that have been at this for a while (or not), how in the world do you fit in your own devotional/quiet time each day? Not that this is ever an easy thing to fit in to your schedule, but with homeschooling it always seems to get pushed even further back on the back burner. And it’s getting quite frustrating.

Things I’m working on… Starting next week, I will be preparing for our PACKOUT! We pack up the house at the end of January!

I am also in the middle of organizing our first grade curriculum for our oldest, and to finish up organizing preschool stuff for our youngest. I need to have everything completely organized and ready to go before we pack up at the end of the month. I want to keep our costs down by using stuff we already have while we’re living in a hotel for 2+ months. (Yep, you read that correctly!)

Oh and packing up all the Christmas stuff. Can’t forget that!

I’m reading… For this month, I’m taking a break from fiction, and working through some of my spiritual-type books. Right now I have 31 Days to a Better Spouse and One Thousand Gifts on my Nook to read.

I’m grateful for… Such a patient, understanding husband these past few weeks. I’ve been down with a sinus infection, migraines, and just basically very slow to recover this go round. He has held the fort, kept the kitchen moderately clean, deal with the kids in the mornings, and even homeschooled when I couldn’t function. He’s been awesome.

I’m praying for… My husband. I joined 31 Days to Pray and am planning to work my way through “31 Days to Build a Better Spouse” in January. I am also praying for direction as I plan/prepare my own goals for 2012.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… I’m starting a challenge on my blog – it’s my first ever hosting one! It’s called The Big Organizational PackFest. Basically, it’s a one month challenge – pretending you are about to move and using that as the catalyst to purge, organize, and get ready for the New Year. (You can read more of an explanation at the link above.) I’m really doing the move, you guys just get to come along for the ride! Would love to have you join me!

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