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Weekly Wrap-Up: Plodding Along

In my life this week… It rained and snowed.  We most likely lost some of our fruit during a few bad frosts.  I don’t know at what stage a blossom can survive over 10 degrees of frost, but I’m not very hopeful.  The leek seedlings came up, and I need to plant the other indoor seedlings.  We slept a lot, coughed and drank tea, enjoyed our fireplace, and learned a lot.  A dear godly man from our church went to be with the Lord. 

In our homeschool this week… Plodding.  Simply plodding along.  That’s how I felt, but the children seem more positive about it.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Plodding along is better than quitting, even though it’s not as nice as sailing along.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Neighbors, library, judo, the cemetery.

My favorite things this weeks were

  • naps
  • the Little Misses’ costumes, made to go with their bows and arrows
  • good food and together time
  • When Mr. 17 and the Little Misses left the supper table on an ‘important’ quest, my husband said to the rest of us, “Let’s hide!”  So we did, and he jumped out at them with a “boo” when they found us.

Questions/thoughts I have… Too tired and drained for thoughts and questions.

Things I’m working on

  • Miss 9 and I finished canvassing for the cancer association. That’s a real relief!
  • Still catching up with the homeschooling records.
  • Trying to get motivated and organized to start seedlings next week and to plan this year’s chicken project.
  • Clearing off my desk; that requires setting up new files.

I’m reading… Galatians. I finished The Discovery (great) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (for Jessica’s Booking It Club–I can’t say I really like it)I feel too dragged out to read, but falling asleep over Hamlet is OK.   Hamlet is our Shakespeare selection for this term, and we will watch a movie version soon.

With the kids, I’m reading 2 Corinthians, Summer Days with the Moodys, L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer, The Story Bible for Older Children, and various books for school. We finished Sebastian Bach: The Boy from Thuringia.

When my husband is home for meals, we read Isaiah.

I’m grateful for

  • Naps. 
  • Stores.  If we can’t get the fruit, veggies, and chickens to work this year we won’t starve.  I think that every year and am so thankful we don’t live in the past when growing your own food was a life and death matter!
  • Family.


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


  1. Aw, it sounds like a bit of a downer week for you guys with the weather and coughing and loosing a dear friend from church. 🙁 Remember that next week is a fresh start! Keep those “thankfuls” close in your mind!

  2. Michelle says:

    I cannot even imagine snow at this time of year! We’ve had to run the AC since the first week of February!

    Love your advice. Plodding is better than quitting. I think I’ll post that up as encouragement to myself.

    1. Michelle says:

      Oh! BTW.. here from the HMJ

  3. Pam says:

    I like naps too! I was so disappointed when my daughter out grew them. I take advantage of them whenever I can or feel that I should. 🙂

  4. JoAnn says:

    Sorry about the sickness and the friend’s death, very hard. I feel like we are plodding along too. Then again I always feel this way when we only have a few weeks of school left. 🙂

  5. Kym says:

    Sorry about the frost and the sickness and loss. We’re plodding along too, but at least the end is in sight!

  6. Rachel T. says:

    Hi! I am just stopping by from THMJ. I hope that you can feel some warm, spring sunshine soon and that next week is better!

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