Our Odd Weeks in Review: Hurry Up Spring Break!

Oh how spring break is calling my name. Not in the, head to Daytona beach and party like rock star way that it did when I was 16, but in the "Yes, I don't have to turn my brain into mush trying to get one kid to understand angles, while another still thinks reading is the stupidest thing in the world," kind of way.

Sure, our spring break is going to be an extended spring cleaning break, but hey, this mama's got the "stick a fork in me, I'm done" syndrome going on I'm ready! We still have to make it through our SAT-10 testing Monday and Tuesday before we get there though. Speaking of the SAT-10, with the exception of Ema's big 1 0, that is pretty much what has consumed us for the last two weeks. I have I mentioned I'm not a fan of testing.

In my life the past two weeks...

I've done NOTHING even remotely significant. Life has revolved around prepping my kiddos to not stare at the standardized test like mediocre measure of success it is. On the bright side, my mind has time to wander in the breif moments of solitude and made me realize that my current goals for being debt free are sucking the life out of our lives! 

I've realized that more often than not my husband our kids get a standard response from me, "No, it isn't in the budget." I scream at them in my head, "Don't you realize how hard I'm working so that we can have xyz, by xyz!!!" 

I reality, I should be screaming at myself. Who gives a rats ass if we in ten years we are debt free, own the perfect home and have a nice stash of cash in the savings if we lived absolutely no life to get it. I have resolved to figure out a way to s l o w l y pay down our debt so that when my kids have grown they can look back and remember great memories, not a mean mom who was laser focused on finance and forgot what life is all about.

In our homeschool the past two weeks...

Despite our rounds of test prep, Matt has been researching like crazy, figured out more shortcuts and back-end tricks to Windows than most adults could ever imagine, made it halfway through his Coursera.org C# programming course and started to work through the Homeschool Programming course we have. 

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Ema has been a knitting fool after we got her a set of looms for her birthday. She's gotten about a half of a scarf done and only needs a few more rows to finish a hat. She started on Sunday!I had lots of fun with Ali helping her work on the letter names/sounds and alphabetical order while playing with her Eeboo puzzle (affiliate link). She is moving at a really slow pace when it comes to foundational skills for reading, but considering I've already had a late reader, I much more relaxed to just let the learning happen naturally this time.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We are heading to Kings Dominion next weekend for the Debby Ryan (Disney's Jessie) concert and the Spring Bloom festival and to the local YMCA to sign up for swim lessons.

My LEAST favorite thing in the last two weeks was…

Them Park Germs! Yuck! Ema started running a fever Thursday night and woke up with a sore throat yesterday morning. 

My kiddos favorite thing the last two weeks was…

Kings Dominion of course; they would have us there EVERY weekend.

Things I’m working on…

Getting my Laundress.com reveiw ready for you to see Wednesday, fighting with my blog editor to publish this post (it's ate it and disposed of what I thought was saved the first three times) and hoping this post actually saves and goes live so I can post the new Hobbit Giveaway for you!

I’m cooking…

A big pot of chicken bone broth, loaded with oregano, garlic, onion and tumeric. Stupid Germs!!!! I also have plans today to figure out my menu plan using the bag of fresh local produce the hubs picked up from The Farm Bus for $20.