Can I just say that it is extremely cruel to expect kids (and homeschooling moms) to go back to school between Thanksgiving and Christmas? The house is all decorated, we’re playing Christmas music, and we are all in a holiday frame of mind – which makes settling down for schoolwork very difficult.
In spite of having to do school, however, it was a good week. Here are a few highlights:
~ Seeing Kevin become more settled into our new home and more optimistic about our prospects than he has been in a long time.
~ Playing board games with the kids and my mom. Especially Pictionary – we laughed so hard at Noah’s impression of a sheep smoking a cigar, prompted by my inept attempt to draw an elephant.
~ Touring the Keller House, a local historical home and museum. The house is from 1910 and was decorated to the hilt for Christmas. The museum has historical displays and also had a gingerbread house contest. Another thing that got us into the holiday spirit.
~ Finishing two terrific reads: An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd and The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay.
Today is going to be low-key: church in the morning, then the Seahawks game, and maybe a movie or some board games. I’m also hoping to get caught up on some Grey’s Anatomy – I’m two episodes behind! If I get a chance to read, these are the books that I’ll spend my time with:
~ Prized by Caragh O’Brien
~ Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara
~ The Time of Women by Elena Chizhova
~ Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
~ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
What’s on the schedule for you today? Are you feeling the holiday spirit? Reading or watching anything wonderful?
Books finished in November:
Under the Dome by Stephen King – 4 stars – my review
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (audiobook) – 4 stars – my review
Lola’s Secret by Monica McInerney – 4 stars – my review
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson (audiobook) – 4 stars – my review
Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien – 4 stars – my review
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd – 5 stars
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay – 4 stars