Not every day is interesting, but I like the idea of writing even more than I already do for my jobs, and it forces me to be conscious of what we ARE doing, you know?
One thing I'd like to do is participate in the Homeschool Mothers' Journal with more consistency.
In my life this week...I spent the past two days scrapbooking with my best friend - and will be spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend at a retreat doing the same thing! That's my favorite hobby (besides tae kwon do) and I don't get to spend nearly as much time as I'd like on it.
I caught my tae kwon do album up to present, which was a goal since my black-belt test is only a few months away. I worked a bit more on our 2011 family album, which is about 2/3 done at this point, and started our 2012 album. My goal by the end of our marathon weekend coming up is to have 2011 DONE and 2012 at least mostly done.
In worse news, our car has been acting up. We picked it up on Wednesday, and goes back into the shop again on Monday. It got even worse over the weekend with a new problem, but my best friend's husband fixed that one for us at least!
In our homeschool this week...We've been talking a lot about slavery. Sarah got Addy, the American Girl doll who escaped slavery during the Civil War, for Christmas from my mom, and we've read Meet Addy all week.
Sarah also downloaded the pocket edition of Minecraft for her phone and has been building like crazy! She's figured out how to create all sorts of things. We're hoping to get the computer edition (which will allow her to play with some new friends she's made elsewhere in the country) sometime this week, but until then, she's been almost nonstop creating things on the phone one.
In about two weeks, I'm going to have a post series on learning via video games. Minecraft is a great example of something that some people consider a waste of time, but that we see a huge value in, and I'll be talking more about why!
Places we're going and people we're seeing...Thankfully, very few! Except, of course, my scrapbooking!
My favorite thing this week was...Scrapbooking? :) Seriously, it was probably just getting back into some semblance of a normal home life following the holidays. We haven't taken our Christmas decorations down yet, or gotten everything 100% back to normal, but we're closer.
Sarah's favorite thing this week was...Minecraft! Besides her general like of the game, this was the first paid app she's gotten on her phone, and she really appreciated that I said yes to getting it!
Things I'm working on...Can you say scrapbooking?
I'm also working on some major behind-the-scenes projects for the personal-finance site I manage, Man Vs. Debt. On the side, I've been working for a couple months now on a site for a local nonprofit, This Little Light of Mine Candles, and I just accepted two more site-design and updating projects that I'll be finalizing in meetings this week.
I hit inbox zero today in all my email accounts (yeah)!
And, I've been working hard to cut way back on my Diet Pepsi intake and also highly limit my gluten intake, to hopefully help out with some health struggles I've been having. It wasn't a New Year's resolution, but it's gone great since I started early this week, so I guess it turned into one?