In my life this week… We have been picking strawberries and raspberries by the gallon! They are ripening so fast I can’t even do anything with them but put them on cookie sheets, freeze them, and put them in freezer bags. All this picking is VERY hot, makes my boys VERY grouchy, and my back is VERY sunburned.
In our homeschool this week… School’s out for summer. This week I am focusing on blog posts and some decluttering and behind the scenes maintenance. Next week, I will begin working through planning for next year! My goal is to have that part DONE in under 2 weeks so that I have the rest of the summer to just relax and enjoy it.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Know when to take a break. We have been desperately in need of a break, and so we took it a couple of weeks earlier than we had planned, and that’s okay. Break when you need to!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Another week, another swim meet. Nothing too exciting!
My favorite thing this week was… A huge blessing! I can’t talk about it yet but I have a surprise to unveil soon!
What’s working/not working for us… School wasn’t working, or the weather wasn’t working with school, or in other words it got hot and we all were tired.
Questions/thoughts I have… I know the Lord moves when we pray. I know that he always has my best in mind and provides for our needs… So WHY am I surprised when he overwhelms me with blessings?
And okay, maybe the sunburn isn’t a blessing, but those berries sure are!
Things I’m working on… My ebook!! Have you seen it yet? The ABC’s of Homeschooling Encouragement will be launching the first week of August!
I’m reading… Or, this week I read You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like It) by Jeff Goins. It was very good and gave me some good ideas. I think I’ll get his next ebook, Wrecked, very soon!
I’m cooking… Quick, easy things that won’t heat up the kitchen very much, considering it has been in the 90′s for two weeks. Yikes.
I’m grateful for… Friends we can relax and have fun with. It’s been so many years since we had good friends to just hang out with, BBQ, and let kids play together.
I’m praying for… My blog (does that sound shallow?) My prayer is that my blog is an encouragement to parents, and that I can streamline my tasks into meaningful, productive time so that I am able to write as the Lord leads and not keep fiddling with the background stuff.
A quote to share… or several… from You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins…
“Multitasking is a myth. You can either create or react. But you can’t do both. Choose wisely.”
“Real artists risk failure every time they release their work into the world. If your words are going to matter, you will have to do the same. You will have to let go. Until you do, you’re not creating art. You’re just screwing around.”
“As it turns out, content is not king. Relationship is.”