Lessons from the 35th Week

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This week, we found out that Tennessee will re-open May 1. Quarantine will be over and we will go places once more. “Where will you go first?,” some people ask me. I have not made up my mind. We will let you know.

Backyard Fox

Fox in our backyard

We finished reading six books from the Tuttle Twins series. A friend lent them to me before the quarantine started. The kids and I learned something new from each book. They have an engaging plot and we found out it takes about 30 minutes to read one title out loud. Continue reading »

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Lessons from the 31st Week of Instruction

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We started school again last week and I will write about it as the 31st week of instruction, to differentiate it from last week’s post. After our spring break last week, we were all ready for more book learning, though the kids would not admit it freely.

Boy works in yard

Trimming some large weeds with large shears.

Girl working in yard

Our daughter enjoyed using an axe to bring down a weed that looked like a small tree.

No lessons happened outside the home, as we are still dealing with COVID-19 as a nation. This was our second week of staying at home in order to follow the President’s 15 Days to Slow the Spread guidelines. The kids are finally feeling the stress of the pandemic and of beeing cooped up at home. Even though we have a nice yard and we utilize it for several hours a day, weather permitting, they feel cabin fever. Continue reading »

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Lessons from the 31st Week

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The 31st week became our spring break instead. The kids enjoyed their extra time and I took in the events as they happened ever so rapidly. New changes to our lives came every day, as you know, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the national emergency declaration on March 13, 2020.

Skype violin lessons

My children have been taking Skype violin lessons for four years.

We also decided to heed the President’s Guidelines for America, 15 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This meant we stayed home. Period. My husband did all the grocery shopping for us. I only went out once, to get my weekly allergy shots. My doctor’s office is only five minutes from my house and there is usually no wait time. I get my shots, wait 20 minutes to check for a reaction, then I come back home. Continue reading »

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