After many weeks of celebrating and reflecting, I imagined this week would be a week getting back to “normal.” Of course, we all know what happens when one assumes. The week started with another life celebration as Sawyer turned 8! She was quite disappointed when she found out that her birthday was not considered a holiday, and we needed to still do some work-although, Monday’s are PE days so a good portion of her “work” was a lot of fun.
By Tuesday, I could feel the house enclosing on me and I needed to change school up a bit. Thankfully, before I made any drastic changes, we all got out for a hike in the cool fall air at Latta. It is amazing how much a hike can calm the nerves. However-I still had to head back home! We worked this week mainly out of our kitchen instead of the school room so that I could get some stuff done around the house while they worked.
It turned out to be a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it. As far as true school lessons, there were not as many as usual this week-but, we all experienced many life lessons this week. We had discussions about the world as we finished reading Three Cups of Tea. A book that has so much more to teach us than any text-book could. We volunteered at Christmas in Davidson at the Ada Jenkins (a center that I am a true believer in)Booth, which made them feel that they too could help others as “Dr.Greg” did in the book. They had book club at the library. We hiked and hiked and hiked finding our way back to our “normal” spot.