This week finds us out of the house quite a bit. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to look back at some posts from the past.
One thing that stuck out to me was the difference in weather between years, even though all these posts are from March.
Another theme I noticed is that I often posted about food. That may have to do with the first things that stood out to me – the weather.
Soon it had been over three weeks and I had not even begun looking for a new stove or coming to a decision as to repair it.
Living Without An Oven – This phase was actually easier than I thought, though it did take some thinking. We were also blessed, several months in, with a $1 toaster oven find at a local garage sale. That toaster oven even moved with us, as I came to find it useful for different situations.
Once the warm weather comes, I would rather be focusing on outside rather than stuck inside doing these things.
30 Days, 21 Projects – It is amazing how all the little things around the house can be put off numerous times. Suddenly, no matter where you turn there is something glaring at you that needs to be done. Having a plan of attack, and a deadline, helps you realized the list is not never-ending. It also gives you a sense of being in control rather than being controlled by your stuff.
I didn’t plant all the tomato seeds I had, but I got 75 of them started.
Weekly Goals – March 18, 2012 – Not only is it interesting to look back and see what was happening at this time in years past, but you may also be reminded of things you used to do and can do again. While I will not be starting seeds indoors this spring, I hope to do it again in the future. I also learned that I did not need 75 tomato seedlings. Live and learn.
At first $4.30 didn’t seem like a lot to Mr. Arends, but by the end of the 6-weeks time frame, he had learned several lessons.
Comparing The Numbers – Before making statements about what can or can not be done, it is a good idea to take a look at the reality of your situation.
Last week he spent over 6 hours across several days working with cardboard and duct tape.
This Week in School, practical life skills – the above quote would be called a STEM activity in public school. At home, it was called free time. This post highlighted a season where Jack really did not respond well to sitting to learn. While we were following Charlotte Mason’s methods, I had not fully implemented them, nor researched them. So some items, like short lessons, were in play, there were other things I was learning on my own. I am still not fully doing what she recommends, but we are getting closer.