We did not have internet over most of the weekend. Which sucked. But, we got some things done around house and yard and I got to relax a bit - much needed.
Our menu for the week -
Monday - Cajun Meatloaf, Steamed broccoli and salad
Tuesday - Chicken & Sausage Skewers, Fire-Roasted corn and sliced tomatoes
Wednesday - Sushi (out to eat for a birthday celebration)
Thursday - Steak, sweet potato fries, salad
Friday - homemade pizza
Saturday - Mexican Grilled Chicken, chunky guacamole, black beans
Sunday - Pork loin, green beans, cabbage stir fry
I am hoping to have leftovers daily for lunch.
So that being done is good - we were not too good over the last couple of weeks. We did not eat out much, but we certainly did not eat well - which may have contributed to my overall mood.
We also finished off the Half Bath. I don't think I told you all. In our upstairs room above the garage, our college boy stays there, but it did not have a bathroom, so he had to come through the garage, walk outside and then in the house to get to a bathroom. NOT the end of the world, but we have guests A LOT in this house. They also stay in that room. In the middle of the night, they would have to make that same trek.
We decided to put in a 1/2 bath upstairs so they could at least use the restroom at night without trying to make their way through total darkness. We did most of the work, we just hired a plumber to make sure the sewer and pipes were done to code. Now, we just need to texture and paint where the hole was cut in the wall and add a trash can - all done!
Other than that, we mowed, swept out the garage and patio, cleaned up inside, did some laundry. I did work a bit, putting interfacing on 50 tshirts. Then brainstormed what I wanted to have for the fall markets.
Today is the start of the 6 weeks of homeschool. Then we will take an 11 week break. DD will go to a Shakespeare camp with her theater group and then take driving lessons in August. DS has an intense coding camp in July.
Just to touch base on the homeschool issue. All teachers, all homeschool parents, all coaches, all everyone has times of burnout. It just means it is time for a break. I was homeschooling while building a house, living in temporary places without all our things while 2 close family members died (parents and grandparents), another got cancer (parent) also while living through the biggest flood our area has ever seen. It was a tough year and I can have a week of crying and burnout or even more! I just needed to vent a little because I was overwhelmed not just from homeschool - that is only a part of the big picture that is going on.
My husband was just forced to take a promotion where he will have to travel a ton! We are not looking forward to that. So, there is pressure to get things paid off as quickly as possible, while building a business, so that he can retire and we can work together - yes, in the sewing world - lots of things are going on with that right now. It is a pipe dream, but when this promotion came up, it got us thinking hard about it.
Anyway, I am just saying, putting the kids in public would cause many issues and solve a couple, but ultimately it is like putting a bandaid on a broken bone. There is a problem, but homeschool is just 1 part of it. Our problem will take a little bit of work and time to get it manageable.
I will try to limit my down times then, especially when I have not been around in a while. Here is hoping I stay healthy for a while! No more flu!