In our lives. It was the week of Hanukkah, and we enjoyed a daily ritual of lighting the candles and playing dreidel. There was also a lot of dreidel playing in school – apparently Hanukkah is not considered a religious holiday that is not allowed in public schools. It was also my last week at work this year – I am starting my holiday break early this year. It was exhausting, because I needed to complete performance reviews for my team, all paperwork associated with them and to wrap up my projects as much as I could. In addition everyone is battling sniffles at home, and I am really hoping that we won’t spend our Christmas break sick!
School. Anna has one more week to go in school. I enjoy getting her school work every Monday and looking through what they’ve done in school the previous week. In a very short period of time her writing and spelling progressed rapidly. They are learning descriptive writing, and I enjoy reading her short stories.
Christmas prep/Afterschool. It was the week to complete our card writing and present making for people who live far away. Our Advent missions included card making, present making and some fun ones, such as watching a Christmas movie (The Polar Express) and having hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. We still have a bit of shopping and wrapping to do for our friends here.
Quote of the week.
Anna (after helping me to prepare Bean Soup with Kale): You know, mama, making it was fun, but it looks too healthy to me. I am sure I won’t like how it tastes (and she didn’t )