A Day in the Life 2020- Friday

The last day of the week. Yay! Overall, today was a pretty typical day. We all woke up, ate, and did our 15 minute clean up.

The kids jumped into their school work. When they finished their work, Sims and Sawyer went to move boats around. Sims took the ski boat up to get worked on.

We took the pups to the vet for an appointment. Then we had a bit of a movie marathon.

Sawyer needed to watch The Monuments Men for world history. Then we rented Harriet because we missed it in the theatre.

I hope you had a happy week. We are off to the weekend!

A Day in the Life 2020-Thursday

Today you will see why the kids did so much school work on Wednesday. We decided to take a last minute trip up to the mountains to ski today. We spoke about trying to make it happen earlier in the week but the weather didn’t look so great. Wednesday morning, the kids and decided that if the weather was ok that we would go to ski slope closer to home than the one we originally wanted to visit. Then it snowed and iced Wednesday night. I had to wait to see how the roads were in the morning. We waited until about 930 and decided to take the chance. The day was very foggy. Skiing was great. Other than a quick picnic lunch, we were on the slopes. In the way home, we saw an amazingly beautiful sunset!

A Day in the Life 2020- Wednesday

It’s Wednesday!  Another “Day in the Life” post!  Monday’s post is here.  Today was not too exciting (it seems like a theme this week-lol).

I woke up at 645 to the dog crying at my door.  I got up and took her for a walk.  When I got home, the kids were up and getting ready for the day.  Wednesday is another co-op day.  Today, however, Sawyer and Sims stayed home to get work done.  After our 15 minute clean-up, Parks and I headed to co-op while the other two sat down to do some school work.

Parks did independent work at the co-op in the morning.  Then the group did a yard clean-up for the American Legion in the afternoon.  I headed out for an appointment around 1145.  Sims picked up Parks for me from the co-op and they headed home.


Once we all got home, Sawyer was still doing school work.  Sims worked on his trunk for a bit (the handle broke) and tweaked his wake gate before he went out surfing.

At 430, I went to yoga with a friend.  Sawyer and Parks each had a friend come hang out for a bit.

Typically Sawyer has her art club on Wednesday nights.  This week, the art club was canceled.  However, we still went out.  When I returned home from yoga, Sims asked if we could all go get ice cream.  So, we all headed into town to get a sweet treat.

Once at home, we all settled in for the night.  🙂

A Day in the Life 2020-Tuesday

It is time for the annual Day in the Life series!  Monday’s post is here.  I think I was right yesterday when I said that this week might be boring. Today was pretty quiet.

I woke up at 645, meditated and went for a walk. The morning was beautiful.


I came home to a bustling house. Breakfast was in full swing. At 830, we all did 15 minute clean up. Then everyone went to their rooms to work except for Sims. The heat still wasn’t working so individual rooms were warmer. Sims started working on a new online class today so we learned how to navigate the class.

I spent the morning looking into ACT registration for homeschoolers and colleges.

Sims and Parks went to work with the tutor around 1230. Sawyer had an appointment at 2 that I took her to. Then we went to her pet sitting job and home.

This afternoon, Sims and Sawyer went to climbing. Parks went skateboarding. I worked in the yard.

We met some friends for dinner. Sims dropped Sawyer off at the restaurant and then headed home. Once home, Sims worked on his car. The rest of us strolled in around 9. Now we are all settling down for the evening. 🙂

Happy Tuesday.

A Day in the Life 2020-Monday

We are back at this time again-a day in the life series. I enjoy this series for many reasons. The two main reasons are 1. I enjoy seeing how our days have changed and 2. I enjoy reading about other people’s days. I have a feeling this week will be slightly boring as things are not too exciting around here lately-which is ok by me.  Last year’s post is here.

I woke up around 7 this morning to a nice cold house. Our heater went out yesterday so the house is a bit chilly which made getting out of bed a little tougher than usual.

The kids all began moving around 730 and everyone was in the kitchen by 815. At 820 we did our fifteen minute clean up- yep, we are back to it! By 9, Sims was in class on the computer and the rest of us were packing up for co-op.

While at co-op, Sims held down the fort as the heating guys came. He also had a math class online at 11. I assisted the health class this month at the co-op, so I worked on the props for the class. Today’s class was on nutrition. We had a nice spread of food for lunch.

After co-op, Sawyer and I headed home for a brief bit prior to an appointment with our naturopath. Parks went to skate with a friend on the greenway. Sims went to his personal trainer for his shoulder rehab.

After the appointment, Sims picked up Sawyer and headed to climbing practice. I went to my appointment with the naturopath. When I finished, I had a message from Sawyer saying that she didn’t feel well so I headed north to pick her up from the gym.

Once home, I started dinner. She laid in her bed and Parks was in his room. Dinner cooked. Three of us ate. Nick came home. Sims came home. They ate.


Around 815, Nick and I headed to the market for milk and eggs. Home by 845.

At 9, I jumped in a bath to warm up! Sims made cookies for the family and the night came to a close. Until morning. 🙂


A Day in the Life 2019-Friday

Last day of the week!  Whoot! Whoot!  If you are just now joining me, I document one week of every school year so that I can see how our weeks change from year to year.  It is also an amazing way to see how the days are going and if we need to tweak anything as we head into the second half of our school year.  If you want to read about the beginning of the week (or see past weeks), you can check out “A Day in the Life 2019-Monday” here.  Today was not very exciting and I didn’t have much energy to write in all of the details, but the main points are here.

Early morning due to a vet appointment with the kitties.

620: Up and at ’em.

720: Attempted and succeeded after some help to wrangle two cats into their respective carriers and headed two towns north to the vet.

800: Vet appointments.


900:  Sims and I got back home.  Everyone was up and ready to start the day so we started our fifteen minute clean up and then headed to the sunroom to read and discuss what everyone will work on today.

1015 Everyone split off to work on their independent work and I went among them to help as needed.  I mainly sat with Parks to help with his first big paper that he has coming up.

1145:Sims and I headed to Lowes to pick up some more boards for his climbing wall and then to clean the car.

100: Sawyer and I ran an errand.

200: I worked in the yard while Sawyer and Sims went to climb and Parks skate boarded in the driveway.

330: A couple of friends came over to play for a bit.

530: I went to pick up the kids from climbing.


Another week down!  I hope your week went well.


PS-My husband noted that he was concerned about me taking pictures while I was driving.  I typically have a passenger in the car with me who takes the photo so it is not me.  Although, I have to admit that one of the pics this week I did take from my car.  However, I only took the photo because the entire highway was completely stopped-I mean completely!  When I looked around trying to find the accident or construction, there wasn’t any, but there were lots of people looking at the sunset. 🙂


A Day in the Life 2019-Thursday

Finally a day without a class!

715: I woke up with the kids moving a few minutes after I did.  Breakfast, morning chores, and getting dressed.

840: 15 minute clean up.

900: Reading and discussion in the sunroom followed by individual work.  I worked with Parks a good but today while Sawyer worked on science, math and Latin.  Sims worked on Reading Horizons and chemistry.  Then he headed up to his room to finish up putting his new volume on his climbing wall.  Last night, he and his dad got the ceiling piece hung.

1140: Sawyer and I discussed her work.  Then I did some light cleaning and ate lunch followed by some work on the project I am presenting next week in co-op.

130: Sims headed to work with a tutor on his Geometry and chemistry.  Sawyer, Parks and I went to the dollar store to get a laser pointer to play with the kitties that they are pet sitting.  Then we went to check in on the kitties.


The joy of pet sitting!

245: I dropped off Sawyer and Parks and picked up Sims for another appointment .

400: Back home.  Picked up Parks to drop him off at a friend’s house.  Came back and picked up the older two for climbing.  Finally made it to the grocery store (Terri from the Homeschooling Doctor- I actually heard your voice today as I. was shopping.  We are in a tough spot right now and I am buying more “processed” food than I have ever bought!  I heard you saying, “Maybe your food is contributing to your tough spot.”  lol.  I know that I will get back to more whole foods as the spring comes closer and my kids leave the house and I have time…….)


Another beautiful sunset.  

615: Finally back home and prepping some meals with the new groceries!  Parks came in right after I pulled in.