I hope you had a good week. This holiday-shortened week simply flew by. It was Wednesday night before I could even blink! Now it’s Friday already!
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This Week’s Artwork
Today I chose Helping Hands by Charles-Édouard Frère (1837 – 1894). According to Wikipedia:
Helping Hands was painted in 1880. According to Artnet, it last sold in 2014.
I already shared about the feathering of my office nest so I won’t write about that again. But I’m pleased with the small changes we made. We don’t have the time to paint it and the room is too small to move furniture around. But a few changes made a big difference and were a good pick-me-up. I’m thankful.
About a week ago I started watching some of the videos Southern Prepper 1 is doing regarding the actual real-life situations across the country. He has a fairly large YouTube channel and his followers are writing in and telling him what they are seeing in terms of shortages, supply chain issues, worker shortages, etc. Everything from antibiotics to water treatment plant supplies to basic hospital medical supplies. Some of it is truly eye-opening, even for someone like me who keeps up on what is happening.
I’m not going to embed any of his videos here, but I think it is worth your time to be aware of what is going on. There is much more I could say, but I will put those in a Sallie’s Stack of Stuff. If any of you have boots-on-the-ground info, I’d love to hear it in the comments or in an email.
In any case, this is your friendly reminder to know what is going on and how it will impact you. Not could, but will because we are truly at that point.
I did some mending this week. I’m not sure why I put it off because I always like the feeling of accomplishment when something is fixed and ready to be used again. In any case, I did tackle a few small things and crossed them off my to do list.
Caroline and I had some good conversations this week about what we want to do (and not do) this summer. She must be going through a growth spurt in some way because she is sleeping (hard) until noon and eating up a storm. I firmly believe one of the greatest gifts homeschoolers give their children is the ability to get enough sleep. (I have many posts about sleep and how it impacts every aspect of our lives.)
I also had a good conversation with another homeschool mom about the choices we make, especially as it pertains to what we choose to study. I made an observation about this and we agreed I need to write a post about it! So I’m hoping to do that soon.
My biggest work accomplishment was breaking the inertia and starting up the newsletter again. I don’t know why it was so difficult for me to just do it and send it out, but it was. In any case, I got it done and that was a huge mental load lifted.
David has been swamped with work so he hasn’t had any time to help me update my editable homeschool planners or with any other printables. I’m thankful – very thankful – he’s swamped with work. But it definitely slows down my ability to meet some of my goals. It will all work out, but they still aren’t updated so that hangs over me a bit.
On the bright side, I wrote a few posts and recorded a Sallie’s Stack of Stuff this week. From that perspective, it was a good week. I especially enjoyed putting together Bible Verses About The Humble and Humility. I benefited from the refocus just as much as anyone else.
So what did you do this week? I hope you’ll leave a comment below and share. ♥