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Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Calm Before the Storm

It's Saturday and dh has taken the kids on an outing, Jack is taking a nap. I have a classic rock station playing in the background, laundry in the washer, the dishwasher is running, the Christmas tree is up but not decorated, the Christmas cards are ready to be signed and addressed, there are home improvement shows on tv to be watched.

I do not get time like this often where it is just me (and Jack, who needs a bath). I'm going to list all the things I want to do and then what I have to do.

1. Collect books for preschool from our library, put all the preschool books on Danny's bookshelf and create a book basket for him of board books. √
2. Pull decorations out for the tree and figure out if I want a red/white/silver tree or my beloved blue/silver/white. √ Decided on all white this year
3. Collect all our Christmas books to be read and put them in our family reading basket. √
4. Create a traveling bookbag for both kids, filled with stuff to do in the car.
5. Fill up my iPod for travel (CD player in car is broken): poetry, Danny's Classical Kids-Mozart, Tales of Desperaux, kids' songs, french

Have to
1. Wash, dry, fold, put-away laundry (urgh!) √
2. Give Jack a bath- a wet adventure- Will do on Tuesday which is the same day we leave
3. Figure out what to pack for next week after laundry is done
4. Copy recipes to take with me
5. Fill Camille's Daily Folder with reading, math and handwriting
6. Dye my hair.
7. Get a Christmas card list together and dive in- thankfully I have return address labels!

a little later...

A little bit of Christmas came in the mail, I'm getting excited! To see the actual selections in my hand knowing they will soon be in my kids' hands...yes, I am all about the kids! Dh just called and there's an arts & crafts bazaar happening in a town nearby us so after their outing, they'll swing by and pick me up. Have to's are being delayed for good reason! Have a great Saturday!



The HomeScholar said...

Loved your blog. My boys both graduated homeschool high school last year and my wife and I are now trying to help others on this journey. We also used The Well Trained Mind. Check out our site, and link to our blog, newsletter and squidoo pages. If you have friends with older homeschoolers, I would love to be in touch with them.

Keep up the good work.


LisaWA said...

Jessica! Sounds like a wonderful saturday! Hope you had a great outing!


Zelda said...

Wow! Busy schedule. I can commiserate. Hope the crafts fair was fun.

my5wolfcubs said...

The CHRISTMAS TREE?! Well, you did say you were ready for it to be Christmas. :) Did you find anything wonderful at the craft fair?