Do you realize that in two months from now, Christmas will be over?! I know a lot of people say, “can’t we celebrate Thanksgiving before thinking about Christmas?” I say, “no,” 🙂 I love cherishing every single little bit of the season. In fact, one of my favorite Christmas shopping days is coming up in less than a week. Squeeee! Plus, it’s snowing and the kids are listening to Christmas music. How can I not be in the spirit??
Here’s what we did this week:
Monday: Regular school in the morning. In the afternoon we did our afternoon teen playgroup. The older kids walked and chatted, and the younger kids played. Elise figured out that she can hang upside down on a bar. Good times.
Tuesday: We did school in the morning, and then I had to run errands in preparation for Wednesdays American Girl Club meet-up, which ended up being quite a looooong adventure. I needed flowers for the kids to make Swedish floral headbands. I went to a local florist, who was going to charge $36 for 12 daises. That would have used up almost my entire budget. So, I left there, and decided to find a local farmers market. There was one 25 minutes away, so we went, only to find out that they closed for the season on September 29th. Then, I messaged a friend who is a farmer, and she said her flowers were gone for the year. Ugh. Anywhoo, after driving around for 2+ hours trying to find flowers, I ended up getting beautiful flowers at Walmart…2 minutes from my house. When I got home, I made coffee, and spent the rest of the day in bed with my homework. 🙂 Introvert heaven!!
Wednesday: One Wednesday per month, we have an American Girl Club meet-up. For October, we read about Kirsten. At our meet-up, each girl presented about something she learned about from the book: food, diseases that used to be around but aren’t as common anymore, a rag doll, homemade cookies (with samples!), etc. it was so cool to see what each girl decided to learn more about! After presentations, we did some crafts. They made their Swedish flower crowns and rag dolls. It’s such a fun group of girls!!
Thursday: In the morning, the girls got to work right away on their school. It was nice to finally be able to take it easy! We didn’t have to leave the house until afternoon, when we left for Millie’s volunteer job. I picked up her friend, then dropped them off for an evening of scaring other teens at a spooky Halloween event. It was at a nature center, so my plan was to get a coffee, sit at a table in the cafe, and do homework. Unfortunately, the building was off limits because of a private event, so I ended up sitting in my car, writing a paper for nearly two hours. The life of a chauffeuring mom is so glamorous, let me tell you!
Friday: You know how much I LOVE receiving the gift of time, right? Well, we were supposed to have a teen meet up on Friday, at which the kids were going to carve pumpkins, have a bonfire, and roast marshmallows. The weather didn’t cooperate, it was 39 degrees and snowing, so I cancelled. That meant I had the WHOLE day to stay at home. I didn’t get in the car once. It was fabulous!!! The girls both spent most of the day writing. Millie is entering her story into a short story contest. Wish her luck! In the evening Bud and I put the kids up in their room, and we watched Stranger Things 2 until 3 AM. Good times!!
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