Yesterday day and today both have been good days. Days where all the chores were completed. The mounds of laundry are caught up--folded and put away. Schoolwork was finished and checked by me. Supper prepared. I like these kinds of days.
I know one reason why things have flowed so smoothly....we have stayed at home. Normally on Mondays we leave the house at 1:30 ish for piano lessons and cross country practice (I run errands while the older three are at piano), and don't get home until 5:30. Normally on Tuesdays, we leave the house at 3:15 for cross country practice, and we don't get home until 6:00 or later. Yesterday our piano lesson was cancelled, and cross country season is over, so we won't have running practice again until probably March. I really, really enjoyed being at home all day. I got so much accomplished. Actually, I had to take Leah to and from her art lesson today, but she was the only one I had to get out, and art is just a few minutes from our house. I was able to come home for an hour and a half during her lesson.
I really like being at home all day! I know I have already said that, but I do!
However, being home all day every day is not realistic. I know that too. So, I need to purpose to keep a good attitude on the days when we have to leave the house. Our outside activities are beneficial, and I don't feel like we participate in too many things. I do plan to take advantage of not having cross country practice three days a week for a few months. The girls and I are going to do more home ec classes, and I will have time to prepare for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays...I tried to buy Christmas stamps at the post office today (Leah and I stopped by there today on our way home from art to mail something), but they did not have them yet. The postal worker said that she had seen a picture of them, and that they are cute! Lime green and other brightly colored ornaments. I will see if they have them next week when I am out running errands.
I don't have anywhere to go the rest of the week during the school day, and I am very happy about that!