Happy Friday! We made it through another week. It was hot and humid here. I’m not a fan. Thankfully we are getting back to regular summer weather this weekend where it’s only very warm and not oppressive.
Honestly, it wasn’t a very productive week. Heat, humidity, and sunshine just drag me down. I did what I could, but it wasn’t a spectacular week in terms of productivity.
This Week’s Artwork
The painting this week is The Shell by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It is dated from 1871.
Here is the beginning of his entry in Wikipedia:
William-Adolphe Bouguereau; 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life, he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. He finished 822 known paintings, but the whereabouts of many are still unknown.
I love the expression on the mother’s face and the tilt of her head. How many of us have looked at our young children that way when introducing them to something new?
David’s work really slowed down so we tackled some small jobs around the house. Nothing spectacular, but the little things that make a difference and often get set aside – filling up nail holes on walls and touching up with paint, tidying up the garage, etc. I honestly don’t even remember what we did, but we took care of many little things.
I also made some progress on the basement to prepare for the rolling blackouts I wrote about earlier this week. It’s not done, but I did make progress. Hopefully I will finish that up this weekend.
I still want to clean out and reorganize my kitchen cupboards, but I haven’t had the mental bandwidth lately to make that many decisions. LOL!
We didn’t do anything this week.
Well, that’s not true. Caroline and I had a long conversation about homeschooling.
But I have nothing new to share here.
I finished up my Black and White Floral Editable Homeschool Planners! Woo hoo! Since David’s work was slow, we decided to tackle this. I’m very happy we are finally able to offer these for people who don’t want to print with a lot of colored ink.
- Post: New Editable Homeschool Planner – Black and White Floral
- Product: Black and White Floral Editable Homeschool Planner for March 2022 – June 2023
If you have A Full Year Shopping Pass, you can download a copy with your personal pass code!
I also added Black and White Floral Journaling Pages to the shop collection of Journaling and Note Pages. They are the same pages included in the planner, but available for women who don’t need a homeschool planner.
I did manage to get some posts up this week:
- Sallie’s Stack of Stuff – June 12, 2022
- Preparing Your Home and Family For Rolling Blackouts
- Morning Hope – Mark 5:21-43
- Sallie’s Stack of Stuff – June 15, 2022 (Reading of President Trump’s Statement)
- New Editable Homeschool Planner – Black and White Floral
I continue to add to the comments of this post including a lengthy one I wrote myself on Gab this morning:
I sent out a newsletter mid-week and hope to send another one out today after I publish this. If you aren’t subscribed, you can do so here – Subscribe.
I had my first sale on Made By Teachers (woo hoo!) and continue to try to add at least a few products each day. I don’t get to it every day, but I’m slowly making progress.
I’m working with the people at Ezoic to get the rest of the ads on my site set up. Thank you for your patience with it. Given the way the economy is going, I know I will be happy I made this decision in a few months when the first ad revenue payment arrives. If you have turned off your ad blocker on my site so the ads will load, THANK YOU.
That’s it for now. What did you do this week? I hope you’ll leave a comment! ♥