Caroline and I took last week off from homeschooling. We enjoyed the break, but the three of us were physically and mentally dragging all week. I’m not sure if it was end-of-winter fatigue, cultural fatigue, or we were fighting something. Whatever it was, we decided to take another week off. Since we decided we like it best to homeschool for a number of weeks and then take a week off throughout the year, this flexibility works for us. (See: Year Round Relaxed Homeschooling and Living By The Seasons)
In spite of feeling draggy, I did manage to accomplish quite a bit in a few areas. The rest of my goals that I wrote about in Rolling Up My Sleeves During Spring Break I’m continuing to work on this week.
On the homeschooling front, I spent hours organizing and planning. I especially took many hours to organize and update my record-keeping in Joplin (which I use in Linux). This was the biggest mind-freeing activity I could have done with the time. I’ll continue working on homeschool things this week, but that was a huge task accomplished.
I did quite a bit of tidying up in my office, cleaning out drawers and files.
During the first part of the week, I pulled dozens of posts out of the archive here on this site (and my other one). They covered a variety of categories, but a lot of them were from my pregnancy and the year after Caroline was born. There are still hundreds more to do, but I did many. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them again. There were many happenings I had forgotten about so it was a blessing to revisit those posts. I know most people won’t go back and read them, but it matters to me. I also know that there are posts I’m going to refer to in future posts so it’s good to have them available again.
I had lots of time to work on these things while also accomplishing another huge task. I uploaded all of my podcasts to my GabTV channel. I had about 20 videos already there as well as the first three Sallie’s Rebuilding America. That meant episodes 4-70 were not on there. I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get it done. It was only time-consuming in that I had to create the video format and then upload it. The hands-on time for each video was literally only about 7-10 minutes. It was the processing and uploading that took all day (morning, afternoon, and evening) for multiple days. As I said on Gab when I shared the news and link:
The great thing was I could do all of my homeschooling work and organizing while this was happening in the background. So I made the most of the time and am so relieved to have this done. Now any time I make podcasts or videos for this site or the other one, I can upload them and they will simply be the next video in line. Another huge mental task done.
The goal I did not make any real progress on was the kitchen. Given that physical and mental energy were low, it makes sense I did not try to do this. So that’s the main priority for this week.
Do you have any spring projects going on? I hope you’ll leave a comment!
I have a pair of old metal chairs that I will be repainting the flowers on, and some organizing to do in the garage, now that I have room to do so. There’s also an old armchair in there that I should de-upholster, and I have a couple of lawn chairs that need new webbing.