It's been kind of a do-nothing week around here. I finally got my Christmas decorations down (with Jackson "helping"). They still aren't completely put up . . . sitting out in the garage waiting for Brian's help getting them in the attic. Brian will also have to work on the tree for me too. Every single year, I fight the tree, trying to get it back in that darn box. I never can get the job done. Guess I'm not good at space planning.
I wrote out a to-do list a mile long and I'm slowly getting things marked off. A bunch of random things that needed to be caught up since Christmas was our main focus these last few weeks. I didn't think I had enough on my plate, so I decided to take on a Project52 photography challenge. One photo a week, following a weekly theme. I didn't think I could handle a 365 day challenge, so I started small with a weekly photo. I'll be sharing those here I'm sure.
Our church is busy this time of year. Upward Basketball starts next week and Brian and I always help in the concession stand (he's the cook, I take the money!). We also start a church-wide Daniel Fast next week. Our church did this as a corporate fast last year as well. I didn't do an all out Daniel Fast, but I did fast from sweets and meats for 21 days. Surprised myself that I could go that long without chocolate. I'm contemplating how I will fast this year. I have been so focused on food over the holidays that I'm having to deprogram my brain on Things to Do Besides Eat Junk.
Over the holidays, I ordered new curriculum from My Father's World. We were in a rut with our school routine and something needed to change for my sanity. When we first started homeschooling, I didn't mind creating all the "material" myself. But with Jackson around I simply don't have time. I just need everything laid out for me. 1. Do this. 2. Teach that., etc., etc. So far, I've like what we've done and Clayton seems to be on board with it too.
Jackson was supposed to start gymnastics this week but he's been sick. I don't think the gym would appreciate us showing up our first week and giving everyone a stomach bug! Hopefully he'll be in full-swing for next week's class.
That's about all I got for the moment. I'll try to come up with something more interesting for my next post!