HMJ- Candy, Costumes and Time Off


  • In my life this week…

This week I got caught up on cleaning, particularly laundry. Since Danger Girl started doing her own laundry, I get behind sometimes because I have to remind her to move her stuff over. It is worth it to take the extra time though, so I won’t complain (too much).

I also got to deal with an annoying car insurance situation this week. I won’t bore anyone with the details, but we had a bad enough experience that we are now switching insurance companies.

We did Trunk or Treat Wednesday, and it was a lot of fun. My husband handed out candy and had a game for the kids. I helped out with getting addresses so we could send people their pictures, and had a table to generate interest in American Heritage Girls in our community. We had a great turnout, and I believe everyone had a good time.

I also got to spend some time with my husband this week, since he was off on Thursday. We got to make a trip to the bookstore. I got “Matilda” and “Five Little Peppers” to read with Danger Girl, and I got “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” for myself. My husband got some new Sci-Fi books. I love going to the used bookstore because you can walk out with a $200 amount of books for $50.

  • In our homeschool this week…

This week Danger Girl and I are doing a couple of science experiments. She loves doing experiments! In fact, at the bookstore I got “Science Experiments you Can Eat” for .25 and I think she was more excited about that book than any of the others.

We finished reading “Treasure Island” so we will find a new read-aloud book (I’m thinking of Burgess Bird Book).

We took Thursday off, so Danger Girl got to spend the day with her grandparents while my plans changed from working on lesson plans to dealing with insurance companies, but life happens right? Part of the day off was to give Danger Girl and Chatterbox a chance to have a break from each other. I love that my daughter has friends close by, but they spend so much time together they start fighting.

  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

This weekend we are going to see the last football game for one of Danger Girl’s friends. I have been telling him I would come see one of his games and things kept coming up, so I’m making sure to get to the last one.

Next weekend my step-daughter will be in her first play for the year, so we plan to go see that. She will have another play later in the year too. I don’t remember the name of the play we will see next weekend, but I know the other play is Little Shop of Horrors.

Sunday we have a Friends and Family day at Chruch, so I am hoping to see the people I have invited. We will also see my step-daughter’s last soccer game of the year.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

My favorite thing for the week was Trunk or Treat. We had a lot of fun, and other than the crazy person who brought a snake with him (shudder), it was a great evening.

  • What’s working/not working for us…

We have finally fallen into a rhythm for school, and that makes things a lot easier. Once Chatterbox joined us it took some time fixing our schedule, but now that we have that worked out things are running a lot more smoothly.

  • I’m reading…

I just started “Wisdom Meets Passion” by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza. I have read other Dan Miller books in the past, In fact “48 Days to the Work You Love” motivated me to quit my job and stay home. I am excited about reading this book.

  • I’m cooking…

I made chicken spaghetti this week. It had been a while since I had made some, and that is one of my favorite dishes.

I got my new Food Network Magazine, so I have plans to try some of the dishes from that. I found a couple things that look interesting.

  • I’m grateful for…

It was nice to spend the day with my husband Thursday. We don’t get many days like that.

  • I’m praying for…

I have a couple of friends who have had some illnesses lately, so I am praying for these people.

  • A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Doesn’t she make a cute bumblebee?

2 thoughts on “HMJ- Candy, Costumes and Time Off

  1. Surfing the Homeschool Blog Award Nominees. My kids also do their own laundry. I’m either waiting for them or they are waiting for me.

    DD – I can’t find any clean pants.
    Mom – Have you done your laundry.
    DD – No Daddy has stuff in.
    Mom – Daddy…

    Still better than me doing it all and they learn an important skill.

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