Most of this month was taken up with our spring break, which I have really needed. Sometimes I don't think I realize how tired I am until I stop. I'm glad that we had the chance to take a nice long hiatus from school, but it is good to get back again. How did I do?
finish memorizing Philippians 2 read The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer.I also was able to read Read for the Heart by Sarah Clarkson and Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt. read the book of Genesis go out with Anah for her birthday.We went out to Red Robin, where she quickly polished off a bowl of mac and cheese!
- host Matthew's birthday sleepover. Didn't get to this, but we did have a friend overnight. Will need to set a date...maybe for the summer!
blog 8 times for my homeschool section "Getting Started".I actually did it! Note to self: Setting aside a morning to write really helps. enjoy spring break with my family and friends at Zion National Park, April 2-5.We'll need to do these more often!
- learn 2-3 vegetable dishes. Not very motivated to do this, for some reason. Should I try it again?
- focus on one hymn this month. Hmmm, this goal keeps coming up every month. I think it is because I don't know when I'd fit it into our day and routine. Perhaps a more realistic goal is to figure that out first.
personal retreat, either at home, or if possible, away from home.Thanks to my DH, he worked it out for me to stay home alone for 3 full days instead of going out. This was when I was able to also: finish lesson plans for school year outline next school year's curricula for kids
One of the things I am definitely learning this year is that it is okay to set a short set of goals instead of having a long list (like I did last year) and not hitting many of them. It's better to have a short list than none at all. And sometimes, even the most habitual things, like reading my Bible, is a big accomplishment in this season of my life. And that's okay.
Next month, God willing, I'm going to:
- memorize the first half of Philippians 3
- read the books of Exodus and Leviticus (and to do it with a teachable heart!)
- read Bringing Up Girls by James Dobson
- go out with Jonathan for a one-on-one date.
- blog some book reviews for summer reading (goal: 8 posts)
- take a Sabbath one weekend, Saturday evening to Sunday evening
- figure out a time in our family routine to do a hymn study
- finalize our curriculum choices for the kids next year
- arrange a visit with an academic counselor for Janna at Biola
- select ten activities to go through with Anah
- help Matthew blog twice on his Team Malaria blog
- "row" through two picture books with Jonathan (using Before Five in a Row)
Thank You, Lord, for the work You have given me to do. Even if it is not recognized by the world or unseen by others or unappreciated by my family, I know You see it and value it. May I do it all for Your glory. In Jesus' name, Amen.