HMJ- Still on Summer Vacation

  • In my life this week…

This week has been pretty low key. We went to the water park on Monday, and my husband took Danger Girl out to the farm he used to live on. Other than that we did some organization around the house. We are still trying to get the house completely set up since our move a couple months ago. It is amazing how long unpacking can take.

  • In our homeschool this week…

We didn’t really do much this week since my husband was on vacation. Our official start date is not until August 13 anyway, so I’m not stressing too much about it. I guess the farm visit could be considered nature study. We also worked on memory verses. Danger Girl got a chance to impress daddy with the verses she has memorized.

  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

As I am learning right now, it is helpful to take an inventory of what you do have around the house. I have a ton of resources I have downloaded, and rather than buying more stuff I plan on using these resources next year.

  • I am inspired by…

Our preacher recently sent a note of encouragement to me regarding our homeschooling. I came across it again, and that has inspired me. I realize that even though we don’t really have others in our community to connect with that are homeschooling (at least not that I’ve found yet), we do have some who are encouraging us and praying for us.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

I enjoyed getting to spend time with my husband this week. He works a lot so we can do what we are doing. It was nice to have him around, and also nice to see him spend time with Danger Girl.

I know it is supposed to be one favorite thing, but I have to add another one. My husband likes to make fun of me for occasionally listening to what he calls “angry white woman music”. He gets endless joy from teasing me about this. So, it was fun for me when I recently caught him choosing a few of the AWW songs to listen to himself. In case you’re curious, his AWW picks were “Trigger Happy Jack” by Poe; “I Love Myself Today” by Bif Naked; and “Romeo and Juliet” by Indigo Girls.

  • What’s working/not working for us…

The amount of money I was spending was not working for us, especially with as much free and frugal resources as there are available. I have begun to re-evaluate what we are doing and learning that I don’t have to use big name products to teach my child.

  • Things I’m working on…

I actually have a couple of projects in the works right now.

I am working on my book, which I am committed to finishing by the end of the year. It is a psychological thriller with a Christian twist (you’ll just have to wait to see what that means).

I am also working on trying to get an American Heritage Girls troop started in our congregation. We will have to see how that works out.

  • I’m reading…

I am currently reading “The Coming Revolution” by Dr. Richard G. Lee. A review will be coming soon.

For my personal devotion time I am reading “How to Pray” by Elmer Towns. I am also starting a devotion with a friend of mine and we will be reading from “The Total Woman” by Marabel Morgan.

I also am continuing to read “School Education” from the Charlotte Mason series. As you can see I am a little ADD with my book reading :).

  • I’m cooking…

Salt & Pepper Wings. This is a favorite of my husbands.

  • I’m grateful for…

Outside grills and crockpots. Cooking on the stove in the summer is just not fun.

I am also thankful for the rain we received. I love rain!

  • I’m praying for…

I sometimes have a hard time forgiving others. This is a problem for many reasons, one being that I am not being a good role-model for my daughter when I have an unforgiving spirit. I am also praying for guidance on determining when I am being unforgiving or just protective of my child.

  • A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Since I just publicized my husband’s new guilty pleasure songs, I thought I would share the songs. If you’ve never heard them maybe I will make new fans out of some people. 😉

(Poe’s Trigger Happy Jack)

(Bif Naked’s I Love Myself Today)

(Indigo Girl’s Romeo and Juliet)

And since I’m in the sharing groove, I’m adding two of my all-time favorite songs.
They have nothing to do with the post, but I love both songs so why not share,

(Poison’s Every Rose Has It’s Thorn)

(The Cult’s Painted on My Heart)


I hope everyone else has had a great week! What have you been up to?


6 thoughts on “HMJ- Still on Summer Vacation

  1. Sounds like summer is being good to you! I always try to take some time off in my brain from thinking and planning our next school year. It can take over the summer if I don’t! And your AWW music? I honestly am not familiar with any of it, but those last two? Now that’s my old memory music (LOL.) I have “Old Hippie Music” that my husband teases me about, so I can relate. I also have tons (and tons, as in around 50Gigs) of downloaded resources for school and working through those to make use of them is a challenge! 🙂

    1. The last two are great aren’t they? I have some old hippie music as well. I have to, my mom was a hippie and I grew up with it. I love music, of almost all kinds so my husband finds plenty to tease me about when it comes to my taste in music. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Isn’t it amazing what you already have at home to supplement your homeschool? There’s SO much out there! (Pinterest keeps my mind reeling with creativity! LOL) If you’re looking for some more free, printable stuff, I have a page called Helpful Edu-sites that lists lots of websites to use with schooling. It’s how I keep tabs on those links I find and use! LOL

  3. Hmm, I’ve never heard of AWW music. 🙂 My son sings Every Rose Has It’s Thorns. I think he knows it from one of the Guitar Hero games.
    I’m stopping by from Homeschool Mother’s Journal and just wanted to say hi. 🙂

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