Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekly Wrap-up Journal: Snow Storms and Convention Blogging

In my life this week…

I have been doing the ‘single’ mom thing since Tim has been working 16+ hour days.  Hopefully the electric co-op will have their power back on to all of their customers very soon.  I am coming down with a bit of a cold and I’m hoping it doesn’t get any worse than it is! 

In our homeschool this week…

I tried to have a snow day at our house on Wednesday but Sammy asked to do some math and then once he got started he wanted to do all of his work for the day!  We finished reading Little House in the Big Woods and we both really enjoyed it.  I have to figure out what we are going to be reading next!  I have books 1-3 in Imagination Station series coming in the mail soon but I don’t think they will be here before Monday. 
Sammy doing All About Reading Level 1 Review

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

I don’t have anything to share this week but would like to ask for some advice.. anyone have tips for helping kids to memorize things.  Sammy really struggles with anything he has to memorize (scriptures, skip counting, songs, rhymes, etc.).  He gets frustrated when he can’t remember things so I am looking for some tips to help him through this.

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

We didn’t go out to much this week with all of the snow.  However, we did pick up Nicia (my youngest sister-in-law) from her house so she could do internet school from our house since her parent’s house didn’t have power at that point.

My favorite thing this week was…

I found out I will be blogging for the HEAV (Homeschool Educators Association of Virginia) convention this year!  They asked me to blog about the convention and spread the word about it.  This will be my third year going to the HEAV convention and I have nothing but compliments for it.  If you live in Virginia or a neighboring states please check out the convention website.  I will post even more about this in the future!

My kiddo’s favorite thing this week was…

We busted out the oil pastels on Wednesday and Sammy really loved working with them.  He asked if we could do more pictures with them this morning so I will be sure to set them out when we get home from co-op today. 

Things I’m working on…

Well I worked on finished up a guest post fro Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom and it is up today.  Go check it out! I am also working my pages here on my blog.  I finished my About Me page!  I am hoping to get the rest of them completed soon!

I’m cooking…

Whatever was quick and easy this week.  We had some homemade pizza and some Annie's mac and cheese!  Tim has been eating at work (all of his meals) which is a blessing with working that many hours!

I’m grateful for…

Our power stayed on through this snow storm!  I am also thankful for all of the people that had to work because of the storm.  Until Tim took this job I never really thought about the people that had to work because of the weather!  I have some wonderful readers here on the blog and I thank-you for your kind words and prayers for those in my area this week!

I’m praying for…

The workers who are still out there trying to restore their services to their customers.  I am praying for Tim’s safety as he is looking for the disturbances on the power lines.  I am also praying for the people that still don’t have power.  It is suppose to warm up this weekend but it is certainly cold out there today!  I hope they are warm in their houses!

I rewarded my kids this week by…

We went to chick-fil-a for dinner last night.  Sammy is really missing his Daddy so I rewarded him for his good behavior even when he has been sad.  Since Tim has been leaving at 5am and not getting home until after 10 pm Sammy hasn’t seen him since he helped shovel him out on Wednesday morning and we woke him up. 

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

I am starting to look at new laptops.  I haven’t blogged about it yet but I am leaving my job at the of June to come home full-time!!  I will need to purchase myself a laptop before then!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

Sammy is at co-op this morning and I am not teaching this week.  I am currently doing some of this:
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7 comments:

aurie good said...

Yay for blogging at HEAV :) That is awesome! Congrats!! Glad that Tim's work is slowing down and you are going to be able to go back to a normal routine!

Ticia said...

Congrats on blogging for them!

Your post has been wildly popular, so thanks again for writing it.

Clare said...

i know tim worked so so hard this week, i hope he got some rest this weekend and all of the snow has melted over the mountain! love you!

amanda said...

playing the role of single mama is rough!! i truly don't know how the full time ones do it!!

hope you all had a relaxing weekend and that the cold didn't get any worse!

Natalie said...

So glad you survived being a single parent and congrats on the blog gig...that's awesome!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Loving the new look! And congrats on the convention.

I'm terrible at remembering stuff...like hated it in school. I had to come up with silly ways to remember them. Acronyms, songs, the ways the words looked, etc. It was the only way I got through.

Maybe playing memory games would help?

phasejumper said...

Love that he wanted to do school anyway!