Thursday, March 1, 2018


My goal this year was to get back into blogging more once a week.  Here's its been a month.  A short month in the number of days, but very long and busy.  

  • I'm still working part time retail.  I'm back up to 2-3 days a week.  I hope to work three shifts a week, which will give me our spending money for the week and pay for banjo lessons and riding lessons, which start up again next week.
  • American Heritage Girls is very busy.  We are gearing up and planning our summer activities.  As the troop coordinator, its my job to spearhead everything.  We have some fabulous leaders that really step in to help but we have to remain organized.  
  • We had Life Groups at Church every Wednesday this month.  Our last one is next week and then we'll start again in a few weeks.
  • Homeschool co-op is fantastic.  We are absolutely loving it.  I am so glad we are in this group.  The 50 minute drive to get there is totally worth it.  I taught 2 classes, both on the Iditarod.  One to the 4th/5th graders and another to the 6-8th graders.  I'm teaching them both again this next session-The Oregon Trail.  It should be a blast.  Next week, we have a field trip to a Maple Syrup farm and then we start the last 6 week session the week after.  
  • We have managed to get quite a bit of schoolwork done but I haven't gotten back into the geography plans I had for the littles, which was to study a continent a month.  So far, we've only done Antarctica and Australia.  We are starting South America next week.  I'll have to really plan well and kick it down to 2-3 week studies instead of a month so that we can finish up the continents this year. 
  • I'm trying to get some spring cleaning and organizing done.  Really, its purging.  I'm so happy to get rid of some stuff.  We've been here for 5 years which is the longest we've been in one place in a long time so I really need to purge.  We don't have many closets here and can't put any storage in the basement so its a challenge.  Working on it though!!
  • Princess went to a dance at the high school with her friend.  The girls had a great time.                
    Princess also celebrated her 17th birthday.  I cannot believe that she is that old already! We celebrated at a steakhouse.     
  •  After the birthday dinner, we went to Cabella's which is right next door.  The littles pretended to be frightened by the animals. 
  • And here is some of the photos of life on the farm.  We'll be getting chickens again next month (yeah, I really despise the store bought eggs after enjoying the fresh for so many years).  The three "bacon seeds" are getting bigger.  They should be ready to butcher late summer.  And the horses are enjoying the warmer weather.  I didn't have the phone with me to take pictures the other night during chores.  Somehow one of the goats got himself stuck in the arm of one of the plastic yard chairs.  It was hysterical.  I really wish I would have gotten a picture!!

  • And our homeschool co-op, we had a huge Valentine's day party.  It was a blast for the kids!

1 comment :

  1. WOW! You are so busy. What energy you must have. The goat story is hysterical. Tim (oldest son) used to work with goats every week at the nature center. He had some wild stories.
    BLessings, Dawn


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