Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was rather quiet. Caroline is still trying to shake her cold once and for all. I finally took her to the med center yesterday where we were happy to be told there were no infections or anything troublesome. Just the lingering results of a virus. We’re hoping for a rather quiet week. We could all use several days of mostly puttering around the house, doing schoolwork, and working.
If you haven’t joined us yet in our Simple Living This Week, I hope you will today. If you need inspiration or ideas, you can find lots of it in A Quiet Simple Life Planner and Guidebook.
I’m hoping to finally start working on some Christmas things this week. I do have my Christmas cards and a list printed out, but that is it. I haven’t purchased any gifts yet so I hope to get started by the end of the week. I enjoy seeing all the pretty presents wrapped under the tree for at least a week or two before they disappear.
In addition to the general Christmas stuff, my goals for this week are going to be manageable and include the following.
Goal 1 – Thoroughly clean to top of the stove
Goal 2 – Spend fifteen minutes going through recipes, etc. (ongoing project)
Goal 3 – Spend twenty to thirty minutes tidying up in the basement
What is on your hope-to-do list this week? Feel free to share any goals, big or small, in a comment below and then come back on Friday to let us know what you got done so we can celebrate with you!
First week I’m organized enough (or not sick) to come up with a plan.
Here are my goals:
1. cook Christmas cookies
2. finish decorating for Christmas
3. wrap already bought presents
4. clean/make progress on my bedroom (this is my bonus goal)
I hear you on the sick front. I’m currently coming down with whatever Caroline has had for the past ten days. Super.
I hope you have a good week!
My goals this week are to continue working on the family room, to put up some Christmas lights, and to mend one of the children’s snowsuits.
1) Straighten, dust, vacuum my and my girls’ bedrooms. Bonus if we get my son’s done also; his doubles as the toy room and and gets extra messy.
2) Make a batch of Christmas cookies
3) Make a list of recipients and a plan for buying gifts
Happy Friday, friends. Well, my week was not at all what I expected. I’ve been sick so just keeping up with the basics was all I attempted to do.
But it’s now December 13 and other than the house being decorated I have nothing done for Christmas. I have cards purchased, but no letter or pictures to go in them. I have not purchased one gift for anyone. I’m still a number of days away from feeling well enough to go anywhere and do anything. Caroline is mostly recovered, but still seems kind of tired like it’s taking her a bit to ramp back up from being sick. I’m hoping David doesn’t get it or that will take us right into Christmas and beyond.
And David found out that officially both of his adjunct faculty classes for spring semester (starting in January) have been cancelled.
So it’s just been a week.
I hope yours was more productive, healthier, and full of better news. LOL!
Ugh. So sorry to hear you’ve been sick.
I know this isn’t encouraging to hear now, but when my daughter was sick at Christmas time as a child (started in Nov. with a broken finger, then flu, then pneumonia, then a migraine that landed her in the ER) causing her to miss EVERY Christmas program, party, and activity, she now as a 36 year old mother of 4 remembers it as the Christmas that really FELT like Christmas, because we stayed in, listened to music, read Christmas stories, watched favorite Christmas movies, and gazed out our windows at the snow. All that to say stay hopeful and joyful and get well!
About the job situation. Major UGH. We’ve felt that one a few times ourselves also. I’ve HAD TO learn that as much as I want to be prepared, and believe that I should do all I can to do so, it seems God is saying to us – “I know the plans I have for you…”
That’s a neat story that your daughter still remembers that Christmas in a special and positive way.
I’m not sick enough to be stuck in bed, but I’m enough under the weather to not feel like doing much. Focus is pretty much shot. I had such a bad coughing spell last night it actually scared me. I think I thew some things out of alignment in my back and neck. I’ve got nerve stuff going on now all over my back and shoulders and up and down my arms and into my head. I wish the chiropractor was open on Saturdays. LOL!
I told David and Caroline a few times this fall that I thought we needed another Hibernation Homeschooling this winter. I’m starting to think maybe God is agreeing with me.
Good to hear from you!
Hope you are feeling better soon.Glad that Caroline is feeling better. Sorry about David’s two classes being canceled. As far as Christmas goes. We are behind this year. Every one is saying the same thing. It is because Thanksgiving was so late.
I got cookies made…..
Most of the others weren’t really completed.
This week here was rough. I have chronic pain and illness with fibromyalgia and other assorted autoimmune things. Lots of time in bed. I am trying very hard to accept this and not go into guilt about all that I cannot do. I need to remember Jesus commended Mary and not Martha. I have copious amounts of time and attention to give to prayer, Bible and worship. I had a definition for years of what my homemaker role looks like….then sickness came and challenged all of it. I always liked to follow the successful models and methods to the Christian walk. Took a long time to de program.
Thank you for posting the video about the UK election results…that was very helpful in understanding the Brexit situation!
I’m sorry you had a rough week. My week felt very rushed and full, but then I looked back at my goals for the week and realized I managed to do most of them.
-Cleaned my bedroom and my son’s–this was quite overdue. Girls’ room undone, we’ll do it this week
-Planned for gifts and purchased some
I’m sorry David’s classes were cancelled, and will be praying that God will provide for your family in other ways.
For my homemaking goals, I did make progress in the family room, and mended the snowsuit. I didn’t hang the Christmas lights where I wanted them, because there was nothing to hang them from.
I apologize for not responding to each of these comments at the time. I’m slowly catching up on all the comments from when I was sick. Even though I didn’t respond, I love hearing what everyone is up to in their home.
So glad to be feeling better and getting caught up both in the home and online!