Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Friday plans

My husband and son just left about an hour ago to go to the Dizzy Dean World Series with my son's 11 year old All Star team. I'm not sure how long they'll be gone -- it'll depend on how many games the team wins -- but they'll be away at least 3 nights.

What on earth am I going to do with myself?

Cleaning is always an option. The house is in much better shape since we've had a break from baseball last weekend, but I could always find something to do like deep cleaning, decluttering, etc. So I plan to do a couple of little projects involving cleaning and decluttering.

Another thing I really need to do is work on our upcoming school year. I've been thinking about this a lot, so I was very excited to run across this post from Kris about having a Mom's Retreat.

Kris uses the time to get away from the house and make plans for her family's upcoming school year. I think this is a great idea, but I'm planning on doing this at home tomorrow. Because I'm a total geek, I'm really excited about it!

I don't always take enough time to plan ahead, think about where we want to go with our schooling for the year, or think through the things that are working well or not working at all. I need this time to focus and make some choices about curriculum for the upcoming year.

I can really see the benefit of getting away from the house to do this, but since my house is empty (except for me and our little pug, Smokey) I think sticking around here to plan out the details will work too.

I'll let you know how my Friday "at home" Retreat goes. I'm hoping to get some issues resolved for the upcoming school year so we can start off right.

I'm also checking out this post on planning tips by Kris. I'm getting some great inspiration from her blog!


A. said...

This is very timely for me! I'm feeling the well run dry in regards to homeschool right now. And the thing is, I am REALLY excited about starting again. I just need to reconnect with my motivations and I need something to refresh me.

I told my husband I really needed to just set myself up with a giant cup of tea, some books, the computer and some notebooks and just immerse myself in planning. I had started some good organization and had some great ideas last year. But everything just fell apart mid-year.

Let me know how your "retreat" goes! Maybe I can kick my boys out for the night some time!

Also, is there a book or blog that really keeps you motivated? I could use a little refreshment!

Tina said...

Kris's site that I linked to in the post has been really helpful in getting me motivated again. I was so tired of school work in May, but am kind of looking forward to our year.

Karen Andreola has a good book called Pocketful of Pinecones that makes me feel relaxed about homeschooling. I need to finish For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. I've heard great things about it, but haven't made it through it yet!

I'll let you know if I think of more!