Monday, January 2, 2017

Monday Musings

For the week of January 2nd...Happy New Year!

A few plans for the week

Mostly we're focusing on getting back into our normal groove this week, but not until Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday will be busy with Dad off of work, the kids' grandfather visiting, practices, and several appointments. Then, hopefully Wednesday, we'll start easing back into the swing of things. We will have our Twelfth Night celebration Friday to officially wrap up our Christmas season, and Rose has her very first gymnastics meet next weekend. 

Some homeschool notes

I'm looking forward to getting back to things, though I'm not sure the kids are! We need to start prepping for the National Mythology Exam, and I want to finish up Kidnapped ~ hopefully we can all still follow the story! Rose and I will be starting her next FIAR book, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. I still have some older FIAR adventures to post about, too. 

Out of doors

We got the kids a slack line for Christmas and they have been getting a lot of use out of it. I have even tried it myself a few times, though I am nowhere near as good as they are at it. I need to start walking again now that the holidays are past - we have had quite a relaxing week around here, and I have spent far too much time sitting. It's time to start getting at least 10,000 steps a day again. 

In the kitchen

We made a big spread for New Year's Eve and had a lot of fun eating it while watching movies -The Force Awakens and a Hallmark Christmas movie. I made a ladyfinger trifle for dessert. I love trifles; they are so darn fancy looking but really not much work. I really should make them more than once a year. 

Watching, reading, crafting

I am working on a snowglobe cross-stitch project; I have been following the patterns posted on Country Living each month and have quite the collection by now. I'll have to photograph it soon! Besides Christmas movies, we went to see Rogue One and watched several episodes of Chopped, the kids' new favorite show. Without the kids, we watched Woman in Gold and started Grantchester Season 2. I had to officially give up on completing 52 books in 52 weeks; I made it to 42 though! I will have a post up soon about 2016's reading. Right now I am reading All Things Cease to Appear, which is good, but perhaps a bit too riveting for before bed reading!

A few recent photos

our outdoor tree after a snowfall

New Year's Eve balloon pop - one balloon each hour

our little fake tree on the sunporch

Happy 2017!

Have a wonderful week, and I'll see you here again soon!

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