Good grief, I'm such a creature of habit. All it takes is one holiday (President's Day, last Monday) and I'm off-kilter all week. Tuesday felt like Monday, etc. Didn't help that I feel like I'm fighting something off. By the time we got to Friday, a blustery day if there ever was one, with rain pelting the windows all day long, I didn't want to go anywhere. So I didn't :D
Kerry brought home a movie to watch with the boys, but - in shocking news - I declined to spend my Friday evening with King Kong, preferring to finish John Grisham's The Testament, which was deliciously satisfying.
We got through our school work for the week (okay, I let Wyatt defer his Algebra homework until this morning), and managed to make it to all the right places on the right days, in spite of my general discombobulation. I even made a lot of progress in organizing (cataloging) a bunch of books that had been stored, and got them onto my "new" (remember, October?) shelves, only to come up with another box. The local Homeschool Recycle Store (consignment) is closing, and when I went to pick up my stuff, wouldn't you know I came home with a few more things ;D
At the risk of sounding paranoid, with the way the economy is going I find myself wondering how long our amazing libraries will last. How long before the budgets get cut, and we can't rely on the access to the library we so appreciate now? Or (hang onto your tinfoil hats), how long before the government decides to exert more control over the content of books and media? Over what kind of books are available? While I love to streamline our possessions in general, books are the one thing I hoard :D Who knows, maybe someday I'll have grandkids being homeschooled who could use our resources.
Speaking of homeschooling, Tate began his short, creative-writing assignment like this:
Two clowns, a leopard, and a cannon. It was a bad combination.
It's just possible the boys read too much Gary Larson...
So, with that, I'm back to my "work". I have a Sunday school lesson to finish, and quilt squares that need my attention.