So we all made it through the first official week of adjusting to the new coronavirus world. Last week was so surreal in some ways I never even updated my weekly checklist in my planner which I do religiously each week. Nothing. I had a few things to work on and that was what I did. I’m trying to figure out how to turn my brain off from current events for at least parts of the day. Things are happening so quickly now in so many areas of life that it’s hard to process it all.
On the bright side, I woke up to a lovely gift this morning and grabbed the phone camera to take a quick video (no audio).
It will all be gone later today as it warms up, but it made me happy. I love seeing the trees branches coated with white and the lighted garland pretty with snow. They are two of the simple pleasures of my life. We were going to take the garland down yesterday, but when I heard snow was coming one last time we decided to keep it up. We could still get snow into April, but it looks fairly unlikely so I am enjoying the beautiful view out of my office windows while I’m typing this.
I’ve been working at revising, improving, and updating the editable homeschool planners. I decided to start them with March 2020 instead of July 2020 (for an academic year). There are so many people looking for tools to use now so I’m adding them to my shop as I complete them rather than wait until they are all done. I’ve reorganized them, added to them, and simplified them which you can see if you download the preview PDF. I’m pleased with how they turned out. I’ll be adding new versions all week as David is able to work on them with me. The most popular color combination is now available (Lavender and Teal). I plan on adding Turquoise and Orange later today. (Now available!) I’m retiring some color combos and adding some new ones. (Brand new Cottage Pink and Blue now available!) I am hoping the earlier start date will help parents who suddenly find themselves homeschooling.
Related to that, I’m trying to figure out the most helpful content to be adding right now in order to support and encourage people. I have a bunch of posts in the archives from the Great Recession that I had been planning to add back to my site at some point since they fit well with the Prudent & Prepared theme. I think I’m going to republish some of them this week. It was interesting to go back and read what I wrote and what we discussed at that time. Still very applicable to today’s situation. Maybe even moreso.
I have more recipes to add to Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes.
I also have a high school science curriculum to review so I hope that will be helpful when it comes out later in the week.
So that’s what I’ve been thinking about. In terms of homemaking goals for this week, mine will be repeats because I keep putting them off to do other work-related and family-related things.
Goal 1 – Clean all the doors.
Goal 2 – Keep working on cleaning out the basement.
How are you doing? What do you have planned this week?