First of all…congratulations to Mandi Gehman for winning my ticket giveaway to the Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit! I am so, so excited to meet you Mandi! I hope the rest of you that entered will still go….it is going to be so encouraging and fruitful.
I have had a few email exchanges with the woman that runs the conference and I am telling you…she has lifted my spirits already. Her kindness and prayerful heart shine through and I can’t wait to get there and see how it spreads.
If you can’t be there, I’d love to know more about how I can pray for you to encourage you in homeschooling. Leave me a comment so we can all pray for each other.
Speaking of school, we finally got back into a rhythm this week. The holidays really throw us off. It’s lovely to be sitting at the table with the kids calling out spelling words or talking about the Roman empire with no Christmas decorations to distract us or parties coming up in a few days. Just us, the books and plenty of time to discuss and share. I love school. My little students melt my heart.
I didn’t notice until I took that picture that I still had the Christmas verse on the chalkboard. It’s off now. I’m Johnny-on-the-spot. Or at least the child that I told to erase the board is.
So NOW all of the Christmas decorations are gone. Whew! Wait…I just saw a vinyl Christmas tree on the platter on the piano. We keep finding random holiday decor. I should probably check the couch cushions before I declare it completely finished.
Speaking of finished (queen of the transition) James’ car has been in the shop since December 18. No kidding. The transmission went out and it is just now, today, ready to be picked up. I have no idea why it took so long; It’s been frustrating just having one car. I don’t mind sharing, but when he goes somewhere it’s generally for the whole day and I can’t leave the house. Since the kids got old enough for me to leave for a few hours, I have gotten into the habit of just jumping in the car and running into town when I need one little thing and this whole car sharing thing has cramped my style.
I am sure many of you will leave comments telling me how thankful I should be to have my own car. I know it. I’m spoiled. I like it that way. So you know, I’ve been with no car and we’ve been poor and I am incredibly grateful not to be there anymore. But I still want my car back.
We’ll be hanging around here this weekend. Some friend are staying with us and we’re just kicking back, filling shop orders and grading school papers. By the way….we reopened the shop and all of our darling Valentine’s Day products are back and they are already selling fast.
Now that I’ve been all over the map with this post, I want to bring it back around to letting you know I do want to pray for you if you are needing encouragement in your homeschooling, parenting, or anything really!
Have a great weekend!