The Calm Before the Storm

It is so very humid, and I’m sitting outside on my front porch. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I’m reconsidering, ha! A mourning dove is keeping my company though, and I will try to make it a little longer.

Friends, I hope you have had an amazing week! I have been doing my best to relax over the past couple of days. I feel like this is “the calm before the storm” since we plan to restart our home school in the beginning of August. Not that home school is a storm. Not in the least! But life does become more busy when we pick up the books again.

I still have some planning to do, which I hope to take care of next week. At this point, I will probably only plan a few weeks at a time. It likely is better this way anyhow. That way I won’t have to spend time crossing out and erasing as plans change…they likely will.

I spent more time reading to my children today, and I probably will next week, too. This will help us to ease into it. I still need to purchase our math and finance curriculum. We are going with Teaching Textbooks and Dave Ramsey’s program.

Speaking of Dave Ramsey, I’ve recently decided to start reigning in our spending a bit. Starting in late August is our “birthday season.” I call it that because we have five birthdays over the course of five weeks. That amounts to a lot of presents! I usually try to keep the decorations and food costs minimal though, and we usually have a small gathering with a grandparent or two.

We also have a beach trip planned for September, and our final payment for the vacation rental is due in August. I think it will be smart to spend as little money as we can while planning for these things.

I will be interested to see how my senior likes her Finance curriculum. I hope she enjoys it. I sure wish I would have been taught these concepts when I was younger. But to be honest, it might not have mattered because I was pretty hard headed! In my younger years I always had to learn things the hard way. Thankfully now I am wiser and I listen to good advice the first time around.

Well, now I hear thunder in the distance. If it rains, it will be a good thing. I’m sure my garden will be thankful! Pop up storms are common for us in Georgia because of the high humidity and heat.

I hope you and your children have an amazing school year ahead of you! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Blessings, Nicole

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