Our summer got off to a wild start with the graduation extravaganza in May, followed by Noah and Katie’s wedding on June 14th. My reply mantra to all requests was, “…after the wedding.” The wedding was followed by nearly a week of recovery and reorganizing (and a stomach bug), then we headed out for a few days to celebrate our anniversary.
Today our “normal” summer break begins. It’s time for me to get my bearings and organize the next several weeks so the summer doesn’t slip away and I find myself in late August wondering why I didn’t get anything done.
My most pressing goal is to plan my homeschool year and order all books/materials soon. I already own much of what I need. I think I’m using Sonlight world history for Sunshine, Eby, and Little Man. I need to look through my books and figure out what needs to be updated. Thankfully, I’ve kept all of my Sonlight books together, so it’s just a matter of pulling the right bins off the shelves.
Annarose is doing Government, Economics, and Rhetoric with her homeschooled friends. She’ll also take a few classes at the local high school again.
I need to get the planning and purchasing done soon because, believe it or not, I think we’re getting ready to launch the remodel of our home.. This project of adding individual bedrooms and bathrooms for Beza and Dimples is a long time coming. It’s complicated by the unique needs of our girls, the needs of the other kids, our house (and where to actually put the new rooms), finances, and a myriad of other details. I’ll write more about it as our plans come together.
The remodel is going to add space to our home, but the last thing I want to do is fill it with things we don’t need, so a massive declutter project needs to happen. I’m tempted to have a yard sale, but I think that would add more stress rather than relieve it.
So there you have it: plan homeschooling, prepare for a remodel, and declutter. I’m pretty sure the decluttering alone could take many weeks. Oh, and I have three chapters to write for my book – maybe next week I’ll get started on that.
Question: Do you have lots to accomplish this summer? What tasks are on your list?
P.S. Real wedding pictures to follow – so far I’ve stolen them off my kids’ Facebook pages.
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