Ways I Have Spent the Week

December 30, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Filed under:

• nursing my husband back to health (and he is better now, hooray)

• cleaning, sorting, purging (prepping for a dose of FlyLady come the New Year)

• weeding the front-yard flower bed, in the sunshine, with three of my girls

• planning for high tide

• reading reading reading, finishing up my work for the Cybils

• learning chords on Scott’s new ukulele

• helping a friend with a writing project

• hunting for my camera, which I haven’t seen since Christmas morning

• enjoying year-end booklists, celebrations, and news

[insert charming Christmas photo here]*

*since I haven’t actually seen our Christmas photos, I must assume they are charming

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  1. Ellie says:

    I don’t know why it is, but it is still a jolt when you mention weeding in winter. We’re having an ice storm! Yay! (not)

    Look under the couch cusions for the camera.


  2. Melissa Wiley says:

    That would require me to get off the couch. 😉

  3. Ellie says:

  4. Ellie says:

    Hmmm … Well, that comment didn’t work!

    But I was only giving you a friendly **snort** 🙂

  5. sarah says:

    Thank you for the link 🙂 Any chance you would be willing to share some of your high tide plans? I’m hopeless at starting again after a low tide – infact, I tend to say, “let’s just wait until we’ve moved house” (which happens often enough to make this feasible.)

  6. Penny says:

    There’s just something about September and January that inspire high tide around here too.

    I’m glad Scott is better. And good luck finding your camera. I’m sure the photos are charming indeed 🙂

  7. MelanieB says:

    Good luck with finding your camera. I know where my camera is; but I haven’t the foggiest idea where the memory card might have wandered off too

  8. Melissa Wiley says:

    @sarah: I might just be persuaded to write a bit about high tide. It’s been a while since I’ve gabbed about our studies, hasn’t it?

    Found the camera! Not where it was supposed to be…

    Happy New Year, friendly friends!

  9. Jen says:

    Hmm, I tried to comment last night but something weird happened and I don’t think it was submitted. Glad you found your camera.

    I look forward to reading a bit about high tide, because I have a feeling you’re referring to something metaphorical but I’m not quite sure what it is!

  10. Melissa Wiley says:

    Jen, I’ve added a link to the post above to direct you to some of my earlier writings about our ‘high tide’ and ‘low tide’ times—you are right, it is a metaphor; it’s how homeschooling works for us.

    Sarah, I *am* rather in the mood for a nice homeschooly chatfest. Haven’t done that in a while, not here on the blog, at least…this afternoon I’m shoring up my reading lists for the three oldest girls. Just a few meaty things for each of them, heading into the next couple of months. Perhaps I can share booklists in another post. (More booklists!)

  11. Jen says:

    Thank you for the link! I’ve been reading your blog for years, but either that was too far back for me or I’ve forgotten. 🙂

    It’s funny, we are unschoolers without the CM influence, but we’re entering high tide too. This weekend I’ve been shopping for art supplies, piling on library hold requests centered on certain topics, planning menus after weeks of winging it…