Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Small Successes XXVII

I've discovered it's a lot easier for me to participate in Small Successes if I type up my successes as they happen so it's all ready to post on Thursday. I wonder if that should count as a small success?

1. Last Friday I took the kids to the zoo so they could be sprayed by the fire truck. Grammy came along and we met another family there so it was a great success, even if I had to wade in to carry Second Daughter away when it was time to go. Then, on Saturday, we took a guest to the children's museum while her dad taught Kansas Dad's class. I took tons of pictures, went through them on the computer and put in an order to take advantage of an online deal on prints to get all of June's pictures and some of the July ones. (This will be even more of a success if I manage to get them in the album before baby is born...or four months old.)

2. I mopped the kitchen floor on Monday. I did not have the urge to mop the floor (no nesting instinct that day!) and hadn't planned on mopping the floor...until I dropped a bottle of apple juice and realized someone would have to mop. So the real success here is that I mopped so Kansas Dad wouldn't have to mop.

3. I've finished our preliminary planning for next school year! You can see all our resources here. I wanted to have about six weeks' worth of lessons planned so I could pick it up and just start when the baby is old enough. I haven't put in any dates because I don't know when baby will be born or when I'll feel ready. I may even start with partial days, covering some of the main subjects and starting some of the extras later on. I'm pretty excited about my 28 pages of lessons, though. I also went to the store and picked up the few school supplies we really needed to get started (some binders, pencils, and loose-leaf paper).

Head over to Faith & Family to read more Small Successes and rejoice if your floor is clean...or was at one point over the past week.


  1. Excellent successes!! And yes, being prepared to post on Thursday is a definite success... so you actually have 4 there!

  2. Congratulations on your successes!

    I may borrow your idea and type up my successes as they happen, as well.

    God bless you!

  3. Excellent week! Your way ahead of the curve with #3! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  4. WOW!!! I thought I was doing ok with the homeschool are WAY ahead of me!!! And almost due!! WOW!!!

    Bless you! Can't wait to hear about the abby being here!!

  5. Thanks, ladies! I have to admit, though, that I LOVE planning lessons. It's definitely one of the reasons I enjoy homeschooling. Plus, planning first grade for one child isn't like planning higher level grades for lots of kids! I'm still glad to have it done, though, or we might not start school until November.

    ViolinMama, I can't wait to tell about baby being born! Definitely ready...


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