What a whirlwind break this has been for the homeschoolers and the public schooler! Here's a rundown of all the sustainable (or not) things we did this week. And Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Monday: Breadmaking "class" for my sister-in-law, Dawn, and a friend, Katey. They came over for the morning and in between guiding them through making two loaves of sandwich bread, a hearth loaf, and a batch of dinner rolls, we policed seven kids and made several runs out to the back fence row to make sure my niece, Ellie, wasn't snacking on any of the foliage. The day was beautiful, fun, and the bread turned out well! And I hope it was a good learning experience for Katey and refresher course for Dawn.
Tuesday: School, milk run, ballet, Byron almost shot a deer but it ran into the woods. We ate some killer venison steak...no pun; I'll have to post the recipe for the marinade. Akea came down with a nasty cold.
Wednesday: Byron's break from school began with a mad dash to Other House (almost a two-hour drive) to retrieve Christmas stuff and other stuff and to rake leaves. Nice chat with our neighbors, Doug and Jenn. We miss them. And Lord, all I want for Christmas is a CONTRACT and a CLOSING DATE!!!
Thursday: Thanksgiving at my parents' house. Very relaxed...we ate, Byron snoozed on the couch, my parents played with the kids, and I worked on some online Christmas gifts. I think there was a football game on. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for a relaxing time!
Friday: Click here to see what we did on Black Friday!
Saturday: I put up the Christmas tree, retrieved the cat from stalking the new chickens, retrieved the cat from stalking the Christmas tree, Byron spent all day building a movable chicken house, and I used my (no so) mad geometry skills. That's right, put that architecture degree to work, girl! But Byron came up with all the really good ideas. Lots of photos to come!
And today (Sunday): We'll see, but we really need to work on that "day of rest" thing...