Week Recap

Because the school year can’t officially begin without the baking of some chocolate chip cookies, I quickly complied Monday morning, and they turned out perfectly. I use the same recipe every time, but sometimes they just don’t take; why is that? Anyway, I am really glad to have plenty of work to do this year with the children. This may sound crazy, but I am learning that I do best at homeschooling if other people tell me what to do and I do it. Luke has been shopping for curricula all summer, and has me set up with some good history, language arts, and science (him :)). The math we already had and enjoyed last year, and it all totals to a mom’s dream- the week before, I simply open the texts to see and prepare what we are doing next. Nice. This first week was creation with a side of musical instruments, and a tossed salad of truthfulness, nouns, and place value.
Friday Carol canned and froze 8 boxes of peaches. The kids and I were on hand to help, but she and her sisters did most of the work. I’m really proud of her accomplishment. Meredith’s peach cake recipe was just begging to be made, and it turned out perfect, too. I’m on a roll!
Today we went over to Malabar Farm to get me some maple syrup. My desire lately has been for our family to consume less sugar, so I substitute maple sugar or honey in a bunch of recipes, with pretty good results. I’ve figured out that I save ten cents an ounce if I buy it there instead of Meijer, and that really adds up when you are talking gallons! We took a walk up one of the roads on the property. It was a lovely day, and I just kept looking around and breathing deeply. Mmmm.
We’re home now, and I am looking forward to grilled chicken caesar salad tonight. Again, couldn’t get any more perfect. Thank You, God, Giver of all good things.

One Reply to “Week Recap”

  1. Mmmm! Happy thoughts and maple syrup!
    Happy school days!

    Enjoy your weekend getaway surprise! I laughed with you. I would have liked to see all of you filing in…and the look on their faces when you called for 9 toothbrushes. Did you say jackets though? You must already be enjoying fall! I can’t wait to hear about the adventures!

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