So even though we managed to get to 99.9% of our work so far (it's 4:45pm on Friday) and didn't have any major meltdowns, why do I feel like this week just plain sucked?!?! I thought about it this afternoon and came up with one possible answer - as much as I don't usually have much time for myself (and I detest that fact), this week I had NO time to myself. No time to unwind, no time to relax. No time to recharge my old batteries. And I didn't work out as regularly as I normally do and therefore I think there were less endorphins floating around in my head. I really do need that stress release or something because I was not in a happy frame of mind all week long.
On a more positive note, here are some things we did accomplish despite being extra busy...
- The oldest girls designed and made their own Scottish kilts (we were learning about Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI of Scotland)
- The oldest girls also baked and served everyone Parkin cake (a tradition British cake - 75% of the kids enjoyed it)
- All of the girls captured (then released) several enormous praying mantids - and managed to see them eating beetles (apparently they ate the head first each time)
- My youngest finished the first stage of the Hooked on Phonics program and could not be more excited about reading
- My oldest took it upon herself to come up with a ceremony for her girl scout troop; she designed, researched and presented it this week in honor of the founder's birthday (Happy 109th Juliette Low)
- My 1st grader is breezing through her literature work and I had to move her up another grade
- I managed to fit in making all the bread for the next two weeks - yippee! I hate to smell the fresh bread because it's the only time I really want to eat bread (I have Celiac) so I'm happier when I get a break from it!
I could write many more positive things, and just writing the few above I feel better already. Hmmm. Maybe I need to start a Homeschool Gratitude Journal... I'll have to think about that.
But how will I fit it in?!?!
Farewell Week Eight - only two more to go and we're done with the first quarter of our academic year. Wow.