Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Thanksgiving Edition

In my life this week…

It has been a busy week. We had an Avon order come in on Monday, so the girls and I spent Tuesday trying to get deliveries out to my customers before they got busy with their Thanksgiving preparations and celebrations. We were able to connect with everyone and enjoyed some great conversations with each other and my customers/friends in the process!

On Wednesday, we did Christmas shopping for my husband’s side of the family. We’ll have Christmas with them this weekend. It’s early, but it was the only time that worked for everyone’s schedules. I wanted to finish early because I’m not a Black Friday shopper, unless it’s the kind of deals I can get online. (Did you see my Black Friday/Cyber Monday post?)

I also did some baking on Wednesday evening so that Princess Roo would have some wheat-, egg-, and milk-free dessert to eat. The only other responsibilities I had for the Thanksgiving meal were green beans and brown-and-serve rolls. I got off easy this year.

And yesterday—Thanksgiving!

In our homeschool this week…

It was a light week. We continue to read our Heritage History books we started before Thanksgiving, and the girls are enjoying that. They are also doing some review work using online games and programs, but otherwise we have taken a break.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

It’s okay to take a break during the holidays—or any other time you need one. Just make sure it doesn’t extend so long that you can’t meet your state’s requirements and/or your family’s personal goals for the year!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We’ve been all over town this week, but we did have a nice lunch Wednesday with my grandmother, aunt, and cousins. We spent Thanksgiving with my dad this year. (We alternate years with my mom.)

My favorite thing this week was…

Laughter. We all had such a good time on Thanksgiving day. It was a wonderful afternoon full of fun and laughter.

What’s working/not working for us…

Taking time off this week, enjoying one another, laughing, relaxing.

Questions/thoughts I have…

I am blessed beyond my wildest imagination, and I am more thankful than I can express.

Things I’m working on…

I have a list of things on my to-do list, but I have put aside everything that is not critical this week to spend time with my family.

I’m reading…

Ongoing reading/study projects:

  • The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity by Colin Gunn and Joaquin Fernandez
  • Trusting God Day by Day (devotional) by Joyce Meyer
  • Simple Blogging: Less Computer Time, Better Blogging by Rachel Meeks

I’m cooking…

This week, we kept things simple. In fact, we kept them so simple that I can’t remember anything we ate before Thanksgiving dinner except for loaded baked potatoes and spaghetti. I also prepared yummy oatmeal-peanut butter-chocolate chip cookie bars to take to Thanksgiving dinner.

I’m grateful for…

My wonderful family. Friends. Food on the table. A roof over my head.

I’m praying for…

Many needs that friends and family members have. Our nation. The Body of Christ around the world.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Princess Roo spent the morning drawing to pass the time while she waited for Thanksgiving dinner. She created a masterpiece.

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Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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2 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Thanksgiving Edition

  1. Jackie says:

    Princess Roo’s masterpiece was just that, a masterpiece! What a cutie.

    Wow, I don’t think I could have gotten ready for Christmas as soon as you. I think it sneaks up on me. Ha Ha I do love this time of year though…family is precious.

    You mentioned your kids played some online games. Have you ever tried the games at Learning Games for Kids? They have neat games, songs, and videos that are fun, but are also educationally solid.

    Best wishes to you and yours this Christmas season!

    Joyfully,
    Jackie

    • Thanks for the suggestion for the online games! I’m not sure they have tried those, Jackie!

      It was pushing it for me to get ready for Christmas this soon. I still have a couple of presents to buy, but the bonus of doing it early is that I’m almost done already!

      Best wishes to you and your family too, Jackie. Thank you!

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