I. Am. Tired. I think I need a vacation from this past week. Today is the first day that my youngest feels good enough to be up and around for more than 10 minutes. We spent much of the last 5 days in the house, and I'm going a little stir crazy.
I really can't complain though. This is the first knock down, drag out, cold that our family has had this winter, which is absolutely amazing. So, I figured that this week we would get back on track with our schedule, and dive into a fun new math enrichment, a fun new unit study, and...well...no, hasn't started that way. Why? I'll tell you.
Here in the chicago area, we are about to be hit hard by a big snowstorm tomorrow. The kind that, if what the forecasters say is true, will break all the records, delight us with blizzard conditions, and, ultimately leave us with 12-24 inches of snow. Eww.
That wouldn't affect our schedule if I had been able to get our grocery shopping and various errands done over the weekend. Unfortunately, that just didn't happen, and I am faced with scurrying around today, making sure we have all we need in case of several days confined in the house. That includes purchasing a new snowblower, as we do not have one. Normally not a big deal, I don't mind shoveling most of the time, but I don't think we can handle shoveling 20 inches of snow :(
Which brings me to my cranky and, yes stressed outlook today. How will we get all of our work done?! Happily, the answer is already upon me. Oh, the beauty of homeschooling! We've already been in school more days than the public school system, are ahead in several subjects, and have taken one, I think, sick day so far. And, while in all likelihood tomorrow, and maybe the next day, will be cancelled for those students, we'll be able to keep going.
Okay, the stress is leaving me even as I type this. I love the flexibility this lifestyle affords us. Just another perk of schooling this way. Hey, thanks for listening, this is way cheaper than therapy ;)
So, whatever challenges you face this week, and I know we all have those issues that are huge in our worlds, take a breath, take a break, and go enjoy those blessings that you've been given!