Oh, y’all, it’s nearly Thanksgiving already! Thankfully we are having a small family day here at home, so there’s not a lot to do as far as preparations go. The Boy is mostly excited that he’ll get a couple of days off from doing schoolwork… I plan to spend my day napping and reading, just like most every year. There are other lazy days for me here and there during the year, but not one of them ever compares to the joy of the permitted, drowsy laziness I feel on Thanksgiving each year. The Boy has his second basketball game of the season today, so we’ll be cheering him on this afternoon. We got some new bookcases for the schoolroom (yay for Craigslist!) so I’ll be spending some time organizing in there, and of course cleaning around the rest of the house as well. Joy of joys. The past week was a strange one, busy in some aspects yet slow in others. It was definitely a sloooow week on the reading front; I’m kind of embarrassed to even share my progress (if you can call it that) with you. Here goes…
Books I read this week:
- Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool by Karen DeBeus
- The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
Posts from the week of November 17th:
Upcoming posts for the week of November 18th:
- Review: The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
- …and more!
Two books. Two. I know! So pathetic, right? I was so off my game, it is not even funny. Called Home was… interesting. DeBeus is definitely very intentional about including God in every aspect of her homeschooling process. That’s pretty much what the entire book was – there wasn’t really any concrete advice or information; it was entirely about praying and trusting God and so on and so forth. That wasn’t quite what I had expected, so it was a bit of a disappointment, although it is true that the only reason I even read the book is because I received a free copy. Well, and because of my homeschooling research OCD, I suppose. Gotta be honest, right? The Pieces We Keep was a good read – keep an eye out for my review on that one later this week.
While I try to make a point of focusing on an attitude of gratitude each day of the year, this time of year always bring a special focus for myself and my family towards expressing our thankfulness for each other and the other people and things that we are so blessed to have in our lives. I encourage all of you to reflect on those who are important to you today and allow yourself to feel grateful for their presence in your life. Allowing yourself to feel gratitude on a regular basis can make such a huge difference in your life – it has in mine, that is for sure. Please know that one of the things I am thankful are my readers, who give me something to look forward to writing for. Thank you, all of you. For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving – have a happy one. For the rest of you, have a great week!
Did you read anything good this week? Do share…
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