My Week

Weekly Recap (5.16.2020)

At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe

What I read: Since I read At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider last year and loved it so much, I decided to read it again when I ran out of new book options this week. This book follows a family as they travel around the world for a year. I love getting “see” the world as the book progresses through someone else’s eyes. She is also a great writer…so that is always nice.

Emma (15 years old) is reading Jane Eyre.

Ben (8 years old) is reading The Last Kids on Earth and The Hobbit (our read aloud).

What I watched:  House Hunters International, Parks and Recreation, and Justified.

Blessings this week: 

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Me and my two kiddos

-I was blessed to be able to share Mother’s Day with all my sisters and my parents. I also am so lucky to have two wonderful children who love and care about me so much. They both gave me foot rubs multiple times this week and my daughter washed the dishes twice. Thank you Emma!

-Our favorite thrift store opened back up so we made sure to go there on Friday. We found a pair of boots that my daughter needed for a role in a play right away so that is always nice. We also picked up a bag of assorted sewing machine threads for $1.99 (I was most excited about that because thread runs $2-3 for a spool usually)

-My sister has a Sam’s club membership so she let me tag along to pick up a few things. My favorite find was a 45 count of toilet paper for just $19. I also got a nice selection of fruit, nuts, and cheeses to tide us over for a bit.

Something funny that happened this week: 

-I have an autistic sister that is quite humorous sometimes. This week while they were at a stop light they noticed that the car next to them had lights on their wheels. So my sister rolls down the window and yells, “Nice wheels dude!” **Apparently the gentleman rolled down his windows but did not say anything back. So my sister yelled it again…

-We have been listening to an audiobook of Winnie the Pooh and I swear that every time the speaker does Piglet’s snort it sounds like he is passing gas…we have laughed every time.

Something I was happy to accomplish this week:

-I finished filling out all of my children’s transcripts for the year. Now onto 11th and 4th grades we go!

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This was one of my daughter’s drawings for the week. I thought it looked like the roses in the stained glass window on Beauty and the Beast.

-I started “culture hour” with my children. We basically listen to an audiobook while we do an art project of some sort. This week we listened to The House at Pooh Corner. My daughter was somewhat skeptical at the beginning of the week, but by the end she was looking forward to it. **Lesson #1….Mama is always right…lol…

Two of my favorite posts from the week:

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**No joke! After I read this, I heard my son shrieking like someone was trying to kill him in the next room…turns out his sister just poked him in the arm….

 

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yes…yes…yes

 

Stay safe and try to keep on laughing!

 

 

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