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Two big things this week! One, the FREE printable meal planner for preserved foods (I really wish I could come up with a shorter name!) was huge and took a ton of brain power. Made my head hurt actually. But number TWO is just as exciting, at least to me! (And it also made my head hurt.)

CC Cycle 3 Week 24 ~ The Plan

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The last week of CC! And I'm totally going to be late writing this post. I'm just kind of straggling to the finish line. But I made it! We made it!

CC Cycle 3 Week 23 ~ The Plan

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I have been in bed all day sick as a dog. It started this morning, and it's been awful. I'm not sure I'll be able to go to CC tomorrow. Jeremy has been at work most of the day so the kids have basically watched TV all day. Terrible, I know. Eowyn has been a big help all day though, taking care of diapers and feeding everyone. She's such a great helper. I heard her announce this morning to the boys, "Mom's taking a sick day today, so I'm in charge." Thankfully, they pretty much behaved themselves. I'm feeling a bit better now, and I'm down 2 pounds, so...worth it!

(I am totally just kidding up there. I know it is not a good way to lose weight. But if you have to live through something like this anyway, there might as well be a silver lining, right?)

CC Cycle 3 Week 22 ~The Plan

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Being sick all this week was a punch in the gut, especially with the pretty weather that was calling our names. We did get a lot of school done, the kids loved making up problems for the associative laws. And we really enjoyed the Buzz Aldrin books. But it was mostly school from the couch and on the living room floor. And lots of rest in between. I'm hoping it's over. The kids and I had one thing, but Jeremy had a completely different thing so hopefully we didn't trade.

CC Cycle 3 Week 21 ~ The Plan

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Only four more weeks of CC Cycle 3! I can't believe it. It goes so quickly. Then it will be time for Parent Practicums. Anyone else thinking about Practicums yet? And end of year testing? (It's a requirement for us in NC.) Let's not think about that just yet, shall we?

CC Cycle 3 Week 20 ~ The Plan

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Well, I was so beautifully ahead of the game, and now I'm back where I was. At least I'm still on time, and not late! We did not do much last week because we had cold, ice, and the snow. And along with that weather came some winter doldrums for me. I think it's several things though, so I'm working on getting past that. I finally went running again yesterday and that made me feel so much better! Today though, I can't walk very well.

CC Cycle 3 Week 19 ~ The Plan

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These two weeks of break are stretching out before me as if an endless time of renewal and inspiration. It doesn't hurt that the kids are diving into their studies of WWII. It's so nice that God insisted on breaks, rests, to revitalize us. And it really does seem that the seventh day/week/year are the ones when we need the rest the most. I should pay more attention to that.

CC Cycle 3 Week 18 ~ The Plan

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You know what's funny and awesome at the same time? All the kids in our group hate breaks. The moms are always a little relieved, but the kids moan and groan. They love their schools. And I think that's pretty awesome.

CC Cycle 3 Week 17 ~ The Plan

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We've had a really great week of school. It's been fun. I'm reading this Arithmetic for Parents book and it is really helping me teach math. I'm enjoying it, and so are the kids. What are we going to do next week though?

Well, that's what this post is here for. 'Cause I certainly don't know

CC Cycle 3 Week 16 ~ The Plan

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So the end of last week and then all of this week, we've been pretty sick. We've been able to keep up with the bare minimums, which is the most important work: the memory work. Thankfully, that only takes a few minutes a day. We've also been able to watch the videos, but mostly we've been lying around making sure to eat. Anytime we get some kind of bug in this house it takes a while to get through everyone. Week 16 we will be better again!
CC Cycle 3 Week 16 ~ The Plan from Homesteading on Grace

CC Cycle 3 Week 15 ~ The Plan

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I don't know about you, but these posts really help me out! I come back here each week wondering what we're supposed to be doing. Hopefully they help someone else, too, but even if they don't, it makes my week go smoother.
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CC Cycle 3 Week 14 ~ The Plan

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Week 14 will be another week to ease back into our regular schedule. I have a friend who told me a long time ago that it takes about 6 months before life feels normal again after a new baby. And it's true, with more than just babies though! It takes about 6 months for a new normal to feel normal.

Knowing that gives me grace. Do you need any grace? I do, all the time.
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CC Cycle 3 Week 13 ~ The Plan

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So I may have missed a few weeks' worth of plans, but here we are at the start of a new year and new semester, so it's time for me to try again. (At least I had a pretty valid excuse, although beginning Christmas break on October 20 was not my intention. Here's what we did for those last few weeks of CC with a newborn.)

Week 13! Here we go!
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Classical Conversations with a Newborn

She's so pretty.

CC Cycle 3 Week 6 ~ The Plan

I have gotten way behind on these posts! Week 6 is this week! But now we get a fall break, on which I will hopefully be having a baby, so I'm probably not going to get ahead. I'll probably get further behind, and have to start over in January. Or March. Or next September.

It's been a good run.

Just kidding. Sort of. Hopefully.

CC Cycle 3 Week 5 ~ The Plan

Week five is getting close to the due date! Yay! Not that I have the house ready for a new baby; still waiting on those nesting urges! (They seem to get less with each kid; bummer, huh? I could really use a cleaner house right now.)


CC Cycle 3 Week 4 ~ The Plan

We finally got to start using some of these plans I've been working on! We started Classical Conversations the first Monday of September. (Yes, it was Labor Day. But this way we'll get a fall break, which just happens to land on my due date, so here's hoping that baby girl decides to come when it's nice and convenient! And we'll still finish before Thanksgiving, which is always nice.) I love our little community. Gideon was in a class of all boys last year, but this year two little girls are joining him. He's not really sure what to think about that. And one of Eowyn's friends from her class is also on her soccer team. It's going to be a busy, fun fall!


Our First Week of Homeschool

After our first day at Classical Conversations, it was time to begin our school work at home! Not everything went as planned, but that was mostly because we had a birthday during our first week, and we don't usually do school work on birthdays. We also are having a very busy month! The kids and I went from leaving the house 3 times a week, to leaving 7 times a week. Not exactly what I planned! I'd love to streamline the schedule, but I don't think that will happen until after the baby is born. Our gas bill is going to skyrocket!

First Day of Classical Conversations!

Our first day back with our group was wonderful. We actually made it on time! Maybe this year I won't be chronically late. Jeremy was home to help us get out the door, and I told him we had to be there 15 minutes before we did. So he made it happen! We were still the last ones to get there, but we were early enough to visit and put our things away before the opening session.

CC Cycle 3 Week 3 ~ The Plan

Eek! This is getting harder the farther away we get from week one!


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