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Weekly Wrap-Up: Games and Good Times

In my life this week… Grandma and Grandpa stayed almost all week, and we had a wonderful time.  The cribbage board was used for hours every day.   Grandpa and the kids also played Risk a few times and enjoyed many hours of Farmopoly.  We ate good food, hung out together, and just enjoyed each other’s company.

In our homeschool this week…  We did only the bare minimum while Grandma and Grandpa were here.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…  Enjoy each day with gratitude to God.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Places:  the library, judo, catechism, a restaurant, and a pancake breakfast.  People:  Grandma and Grandpa and church friends.

My favorite thing this week was… So many things!  Here are a few:

  • Watching the kids delight in a Chinese food buffet; we almost never eat out and it was a huge treat for them.
  • The joy with which Grandpa and the kids played endless games.
  • How grateful the children were to Grandma for doing their dishes and buying them chips.
  • A bit of sledding with Miss 14 and Mr. 16 who was wearing shorts!  We quit when he got snow on his legs.
  • Watching The Mouse that Roared, a hilarious movie based on a very worthwhile book of the same name.
  • Watching the next episode in Edwardian Farm in which Grandpa encountered forgotten farm memories from his childhood in the Netherlands

Questions/thoughts I have…  Why do so many of us feel we need more than 24 hours a day?  There’s something fundamentally wrong with that.

Things I’m working on

Getting back into a routine of schoolwork, housework (including spring cleaning), reading aloud, and exercise.

I’m reading
John. I finished Luke and am reading The Odyssey (the version by Samuel Butler) , Edwardian Farm, Mindsight, Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes, and Chosen by God. I gave up on Turn Right at Machu Picchu, in which the author is disrepectful to Christianity and sickeningly full of himself, and I also quit reading Eikhoff’s version of The Odyssey, a very unpleasant ‘modern’ translation.

With the kids, we’re reading John and are continuing Kon-Tiki.

I’m grateful for …  Sunshine.  Family.  Garlic.  Vitamin C.  Humor. (Mr 16. is right now lying on the couch chuckling over Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin.) Buttered popcorn.


This post is linked to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal and to Weekly Wrap Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


  1. Lisa says:

    How wonderful that your children got to spend some great quality time with their grandparents. I’m sure those memories will last a lifetime! 🙂

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, I think they will.

  2. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great week. So glad that they could visit for so long and you all had such a great time. What a blessing. 🙂

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Family is such a blessing. We live far from ours, so wevalue these visits very, very much.

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