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Weekly Wrap-Up: A Full Life

In my life this week

  • It’s been hot, into the mid-30’s C (that’s the low 90’s F) which is very high for Ontario.
  • Mr. 17 started his first ‘real’ job, doing handyman work for a small construction company.
  • The NaNoWriMo books came!
  • The girls volunteered for a local therapeutic riding group.
  • My computer is getting fixed.
  • The dishwasher broke, we had trouble with the water cooler, and the verandah foundation shifted so much that the door sticks. I’m grateful that my husband can deal with all those issues.
  • We visited Shakespeare in the park:  Henry V.  It was hilariously funny, but the prayers seemed to be made fun of as well.  When I feel my Lord is not respected, I am bothered.
  • We’re needing to water not only the garden but also the orchard.  I pray the well holds out!
  • Miss 9 spent a whole afternoon sewing.  She’s planning to make a quilt.

In our homeschool this week… Since my computer is gone, I can’t really plan effectively or work on marks/transcripts.  So I went through some of our books and curricula.   The consignment shop took two of the three boxes, returned one box of items that did not sell last year, and gave me an envelope full of cash.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…  If you have a homeschool consignment store, pop by to visit.  You never know what you’ll find.  I got Mapping the World by Heart for about $3, as well as a beautiful Bible timeline book, some Sower biographies, and a few other books, including a replacement for The Trapp Family Singers which we had read to pieces.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Friends, church, neighbors, library, and stores.  Fireworks.  A splash park.  Work and therapeutic riding. Shakespeare in the park.  Burnt Lands Provincial Park.

Some of my favorite things this week were

Questions/thoughts I have… May the Lord be with all the people who are suffering from real heat.  Here it’s uncomfortable, but manageable.

Things I’m working on

  • We made our summer learning plans in one busy day; all that’s left is to finalize a few details, but we’re already starting to meet our goals.  I hope to implement the more formal elements (music, languages, etc.) next week.
  • Weeding and watering.
  • Walking 7500 steps a day.
  • Getting rid of homeschooling books and curricula we no longer need.
  • Saving and selling to be able to buy a treadmill before the winter.

We’re watchingLittle Dorrit, at Miss 14’s request.  It is very unpleasant so far.  We also watched Miss Potter again.  What a wonderful movie that is!  And my husband and son enjoyed a Sherlock Holmes movie.

I’m reading… Revelation.  I’m reading Miraculous Movements by Trousdale, and Johnny Appleseed, one of the Sower Biographies I picked up at the consignment store.

Waiting to be read: You Shall be Free Indeed by Ganz, Father Hunger by Wilson, and the Summer Survival Guide mentioned above.

With the kids, I’m reading 1 Peter and Little Britches.

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

I’m grateful for … Cold water.  A hard-working, skilled husband. Not getting poison ivy from our brief walk in Burnt Lands Provincial Park.


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



  1. Jenn says:

    I enjoyed Little Dorrit more at the end. Loved the Trapp book, too. I need to find a copy for Grace. The one at the library is looking well loved, too. Sorry to hear about your computer and all the other fixes needed. Yes, this heat is extreme. It will be 105 again today. We never see such temperatures here. It’s very taxing on my sleep. I can’t sleep when the house doesn’t cool down at night. Thankfully, there is relief coming tomorrow, perhaps. The 90’s will look good!

  2. Annie Kate says:

    Yes, just hang in there one more day, and the cooler air will seem wonderful.

    I’m glad that Little Dorrit gets better! Thanks for telling me that! 🙂

  3. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great week. I hope that it continues to be a good weekend for you, with cooler temps. 🙂

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