Reflections on Winter Term, Week 4


Rejoice: I managed my quiet coffee and moment alone five mornings this week. The other two I had crashed the night before, and I needed to sleep in. I didn’t make it to the Y at all this week, and I only hit my step goal once. But, I do feel a little more rested.

Relate: We spent time together flipping through scrapbooks. The boys spent a day helping a friend with a chicken project. There was a birthday dinner. We just hung out together one evening.

Remember: We had our Morning Meeting three days this week. The schoolwork was done.

Reason: Math, check. Science, check. Latin, check. Grammar, check.

Read: The boys read a few more chapters of Robinson Crusoe. We read aloud a few more chapters of Mr. Lemoncello. We also read from or listened to the Bible, Age of Fable, This Country of Ours, and Trial and Triumph. I have a pile of reading material to conquer that is taller than me, but I only finished a novel that I didn’t love but didn’t hate. It was The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, which was decent (aff. link).

Record: The younger boys each wrote an IEW paper about Cathedrals. Micah wrote an essay about To Kill A Mockingbird. I wrote very little. I read very little. It wasn’t my greatest week.


Margin Report: This week, I did allow for margin. We had no plans Thursday evening or Friday afternoon. I planned to just hang out at home. Those hours were occupied with visitation and a memorial service for a precious girl who made the world better with her smile. When our oldest son Danny was alive, she was his best friend. We were honored to stand by as her family said “see you later.”

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