Saturday, July 22, 2017

Week Ending 23 July 2017

This has been a wonderfully relaxed week  with nothing pressing to do. Since I've finished unpacking (the garage still has to be done but that is Dh's domain, and Mr 19's approach is to leave his things in boxes until he needs them - luckily I don't have to go into his room very often) there has been plenty of time to catch up on reading (The Dry, Behold the Dreamers and The Hate U Give - all fantastic in my opinion), get caught up on errands, and plan out the next term's worth of homeschooling, which may or may not be Miss 16's last. Gulp! Not that there is much planning to do any more - mainly just pre-read a few statistics lessons so I'm prepared, select what to read next for literature, order the book from the library, and decide what if anything to do with it beyond reading. It's also been a great week for getting back into routine. Now that we're back home I can easily cook the way I like, clean according to a schedule that (mostly) works for me, resume regular yoga practice (not enough space to practice properly in our temporary accommodation or at home until many boxes had been unpacked) and otherwise feel that I'm living my life again. The past few weeks have felt like I've been in a holding pattern, waiting to get back to real life.

Miss 16 has also been pretty relaxed this week - lots of reading and computer time - but she did start work on the next birding newsletter and wrote her short article for the Young Birders magazine. She was made aware of an exciting opportunity so has also been fine tuning her CV so she can apply. The opportunity is a long shot but if she doesn't apply she'll never know. Fingers crossed.

Miss 16 reading some fun political satire.

The rest of the family had busier or more eventful weeks. The second semester of university has started so Mr 19 is back to lectures and assignments, and Dh is really busy with teaching since his entire teaching load falls in this semester. Two of Mr 19's classes this semester are taught by Dh, which adds an interesting dynamic. With homeschooling they are used to teaching/learning together but the classroom environment makes it different. Miss 22 received good news in the form of a scholarship this week - full fees plus a good stipend. It'll ease her financial pressures and give her more options which is great. My oldest celebrated a birthday - this week his quarter-century! It just seems like yesterday that I was his age and pregnant with him!

Linking to the Weekly Wrap-Up and Homeschool Highlights.


  1. Sounds like a lovely week! Good to hear things a smoothing out a bit.

  2. How nice to have a relaxed week! And interesting that your husband is teaching the classes your son is in. Hope that goes well!