August was Stellar

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In my life this week…

This week was kind of a blur.  I believe I spent part of it continuing to work on my new site.

I also continued reading The Year of Living Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling.  I am in love with this book.  It’s hysterical and actually has quite a bit of information about homeschooling that I’ve never known.

Oh, and then there was Family Game Night.  So. Much. Fun.

We purchased Wits and Wagers Family and let me tell you, that is a fun game.  If you have a family game night, it’s a great choice.

It appeals to a wide variety of ages, it’s fun, and it’s quick.  We played three times that night.

In our homeschool this week…

We wrapped up this year’s first month of homeschooling this week.  I have to say, fourth times a charm.  At least for us.

This is our fourth year homeschooling, and this was the most successful first month we’ve ever had.

We pretty much finished everything we needed to, and Babydoll couldn’t stop going on and on about how fun school is.

Score one for the mommy.

Questions/thoughts I have…

Can I really create my own archaeology curriculum for the year?  Can I really do an archaeological dig with Babydoll?

Sure, I’ve got the help of a book, but I really wonder if I’m cut out for this…

Either way, we get started this month.

I’m cooking…

Well, I’m not cooking this right now, but I’m on a quest for the best short ribs recipe ever.

The braised ones at Cafe Dupont were delish, and I must make them!

A quote to share…

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? – John Lennon

Here We Go Again – Week 1

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In my life this week…

I had a lot to think about.  Work.  Homeschooling.  A family visit.  HOA troubles.

Plus, I was PMSing.  That always makes things loads more fun.

It wasn’t that it was a bad week {we had a phenomenal homeschool week}, but it was long, and I’m glad it’s time to just relax with family.

In our homeschool this week…

It was our first week back to school, and let me tell you:  I think the fourth time’s a charm.

This year already feels different than any other; I finally feel like I really have a handle on things.

I feel more comfortable.  I feel happier.  I am excited.  We got our work done, and we had fun.

Here’s a little summary of most of what we did:

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We had family come visit us this week.  It was a busy, yet fun, visit.  We also took a trip to the farmers’ market; always a good time!

My favorite thing this week was…

I’d have to say my favorite thing was starting school again.  It always feels so “right” when we start again, like everything’s back to normal.

I’m cooking…

lots of stuff!  This Sears food photography course has had us grilling a ton.  It’s been fun, and I even managed to get a great shot of our cucumber salad from this weekend.

Be sure to check out what others did this week too!