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What a Week Update, Plus More! Also, Contests!
Sunday, August 30th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is Jennifer Beyer!

What a week, right? At this time last week, our biggest worry was how the kids’ schooling would go when they began their online classes. As it turns out, it went very, very well.

The kids do have schedules and requirements to be online. The little one’s teacher warned students they’d be meeting at the beginning of each day online, and she didn’t want to see any pajamas or shirtless bodies, which the 7-year-old decided meant dressing up in new “school clothes” every day. She loves getting up, eating her breakfast, dressing for school, then smiling as she watches the other kids come on line. The other kids dress but are more casual about it. They all have daily lessons they have to complete, but the nice thing is—if they apply themselves—they can finish their requirements by the afternoon. There’s no recess, no movement between classes. No wasted time. My dd stays busy going from the little one’s and the middle kid’s bedrooms to help them negotiate the online programs and work through their homework, but she’s on top of it. We can do this.

So, what else happened this week? We prepared for Hurricane Laura because, as far inland as we are, we’ve never been under a hurricane or tropical storm warning before. As it turned out, we were lucky, because the storm hooked to the east, and while we sustained some hammering rain and winds, we didn’t lose a roof. Sure, we have tons of cleanup in the yard, but we stayed safe and even kept our power throughout the storm.

As for me, I was a bit scatterbrained last week. I found it hard to concentrate on work because of all the changes and commotion. I have my work cut out for me this week, but I’m ready for it. I’m working on my September plan today, and I’m hoping to keep it relaxed as opposed to slammin’. We’ll see. I have to start strong.

Plus, I’m looking at what I want to accomplish this Fall so far as arts and crafts are concerned. One thing I did accomplish while the storm was hammering the house was this…

I’m not much of a crocheter because I prefer simple and fast. This was both. Now, my dd has orders in for more for her and her girls. So, that’s one more thing to add to my Fall projects list! 🙂


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9 comments to “What a Week Update, Plus More! Also, Contests!”

  1. Jennifer Beyer
    · August 30th, 2020 at 12:47 pm · Link

    I’m painting every room in my house. It’s going to be a long fall but so worth it!

  2. Charlene R. Lowe
    · August 30th, 2020 at 12:54 pm · Link

    My fall project is to research and buy a house in a new state. I have been looking at features such as bathtubs and kitchen islands etc. I am going to find a house with as much of what I want as I can and then make the rest a reality. Big plans, but I have faith I can do it.

  3. Debra Guyette
    · August 30th, 2020 at 1:19 pm · Link

    I am trying very hard to finsh my certification for crystal healing

  4. Colleen C.
    · August 30th, 2020 at 3:16 pm · Link

    I just finished a project… no plans for anything else at the moment… waiting for the weather to cool down before I do some yard things…

  5. Mary Preston
    · August 30th, 2020 at 4:00 pm · Link

    I am madly knitting baby booties. Quick, easy and fun.

  6. Mary Marvella
    · September 1st, 2020 at 8:52 am · Link

    You sound busy! Busy is good

  7. bn100
    · September 1st, 2020 at 1:52 pm · Link

    no plans yet

  8. ButtonsMom2003
    · September 2nd, 2020 at 12:00 am · Link

    I’m glad the hurricane didn’t give you too much trouble and that you and your family stayed safe.

  9. flchen1
    · September 4th, 2020 at 12:26 am · Link

    I’m decluttering the house… not going to lie–this is kind of overwhelming!

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