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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Small Successes

Sherry at her blog, Chocolate for Your Brain, hosts Small Successes each Thursday. Check it out to see others' successes & share your own. Recognizing the small things we accomplish each week helps us realize that even when it doesn't seem like it, we are getting things done!

1) I managed to get our living room dusted, de-cluttered, & vacuumed on Tues. while still getting through school w/ the munchkins!

2) I took The Archangel out on a mother/son date Sunday. He was so happy w/ the time we spent together & even now, several days later, he's still thanking me for taking him out.

3) I got creative w/ a couple meals this week. For dinner on Sun., I sauteed some kale & celery in olive oil, garlic, salt, & pepper. Then I added it to some pasta & pre-cooked chicken. Then on Mon., I added a Knorr butter & herb rice mix to a can of Progresso beef soup. I also baked my mom's beer bread recipe (which was a hit w/ the munchkins!)

4) We made the decision to withdraw The Archangel from OCA & go back to official homeschooling for him. (My first week of school post is HERE & it hasn't gotten too much better since then.) It just didn't fit w/ his issues & temperment, not to mention all the stress added to the rest of the family. "Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!" Big breath of relief!


*kate said...

Sounds like a busy week! I am learning to enjoy what my mom calls "magic meals" - where you create something practically out of nothing by throwing together things you find in the fridge and cupboard. It's a skill that needs lots of practice for me but yours sound yummy!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

As it is FREEEEZING here this morning...like Jack Frost suddenly POUNCED upon us....your tasty meals sound savory and inviting!

I am SO happy that you had the courage to make a decision for your homeschooling and sweet son...Sherry, our hostess, also made a "sports" decision this week...it is inspiring to see parents doing what they feel is best even when it's difficult.

Continued prayers that you will find a rhythm and routine that tends to your son's needs. (Have you read much on UNschooling? I have spent the summer researching and reading about this and it seems like your son might do well with a similar style?)

Yay for your successes!

munchesmom said...

Judy, I have heard about unschooling, but I've never read much about it. I'll check into it for him. His focus seems much better when it's something he is interested in as opposed to something he HAS to do.