Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Good Tuesday

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!


  1. I agree that HOMEschooling and HOMEmaking go so much smoother when we are at HOME! :) Have a wonderful week!

  2. You can already buy holiday stamps at the post office's website. I did this last time I needed stamps and it was great-saved me from having to take my twin toddlers in the post office! :-)

  3. I find that our days go much more smoothly too when we don't have to go out. But, after about three days of that I am more than ready to head out.