Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rest and Recover

I'm in a rest and recover mode. After a very busy year of homeschooling, running kids to activities, teaching Bible study, and the usual hectic stuff that comes during the months of Sept-May....I'm LOVING the down time. I'm two weeks into our summer break and I'm finally just now starting to feel calm and relaxed. The first week I had a million projects that I couldn't seem to get to during the crazy school year.

We changed my son's bed from a loft bed into a normal bed, and I painted his whole room a new color and we cleaned really well and went through his drawers and closet. I love to get rid of stuff!!!!!

I went through all of our school curriculum and books and got rid of a bunch of stuff we don't need at the used book sale our homeschool group has each year. Then I went through all of my catalogs and planned our next year of school and made a list of the books I need to buy. I'll place my order in the next few weeks. I like to get my school books early so I can go through them, make my plans and set up our schedule early....then I am all ready to start in Sept. This is our 7th year of homeschooling coming up-6th grade WOW!!!!

We planted our garden, power washed our deck, weeded our landscaping, put mulch around all of our trees, cleaned the garage, and I cleaned out our storage closet downstairs. I feel on top of my game now!

This past weekend we duck sat our neighbors ducks. They have a really nice duck condo down by their pond. So we would just go over 2 times a day to feed them and give them fresh water and let them out to swim in the pond.

Yesterday the kids and I went and volunteered at the Humane Society. We took dogs for walks and played with the cats. I love going there. Then we went to the Library. My kids are reading like crazy right now. I love to read too and I have a book I'm almost done with and then 4 more waiting for me when I'm done. I'm also reading the book of Job in the Bible right now.

So, that is the update. Sorry for my rambles. My brain is coming out of a fog of hectic and crazy schedules and we are enjoying a slower pace, days with no place to be, and free time.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I so need to do a thorough house cleansing! Good for you. You deserve to rest and recover.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love this post! I usually mandate a week of rest after school is out just to give our tired bodies a chance to catch up. Part of that week includes deep cleaning for me. I love starting the summer organized and orderly!

Krysta said...

Wow, you've been busy girl! I love it that you took the kids to volunteer for the day at the Humane Society. And Job is one of my favorite books in the Bible. I can so relate!

Lucy said...

Rest and recovery...the words themselves make me feel more peaceful!!

Amy said...

We finished up last week too. We are already enjoying our time off!!!

I need to check with our local Humane Society and see if we could do some volunteering. My little animal over would love that!

Enjoy your summer!!!!

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