Outside my window… blue skies and puffy, white clouds. It’s a lovely August day, and the kiddos are outside enjoying it.

I am thinking… about too many things. This month I’ve been trying to just take a step back and take a break. Then I’ll be ready to tackle September!

I am thankful for… a wonderful mother-in-law who is so supportive of homeschooling! She’s a tremendous help and encouragement to me.

From the learning rooms… new books came in the mail this week! A brand-new elementary science curriculum from Dr. Jay Wile, and Life of Fred. Yes! There will be reviews of both coming up on the HEDUA review site!

From the kitchen… a hot day equals a smoothie for lunch.

I am wearing… grey shorts and a purple t-shirt.

I am creating… well, I finished a sweater this week for myself. It’s a nice ¾ sleeve cardigan that will be good for fall.

I am going… to enjoy what little time I have left to open windows and let the fresh, evening air in.

I am reading… through curriculum and other school-related stuff this week.

I am hoping… to squeeze in a couple of fun things with the kids this weekend. Maybe we’ll all snuggle in our PJs and watch a movie together.

I am hearing… just the hum of the computers in the office. Little Guy is napping and the big kids are playing outside, so it’s very quiet in the house right now.

Pondering these words… “When your student has a question that you can’t answer, don’t be afraid! See it as an opportunity to do what real scientists do – discover the answer for yourselves.” – Dr. Jay Wile

Around the house… the printer is printing, binders are being filled, pencils sharpened, school boxes being stocked, and amidst it all I’m still going to enjoy our last two weeks off.

One of my favorite things… is my new 3-hole punch. It is so nice to have one that will punch more than two sheets at a time!

A few plans for the rest of the week: a bit more preparation for New Book Day and laundry of course.

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