Spring Cleaning? I Don't Think So

In my life this week…

I have finished up my deep cleaning. Some people would consider this Spring Cleaning, but I don't spring clean. Really, why would you want to spend several days and/or weeks cleaning something that can be done throughout the year? This is so me. On top of my daily chores, once a month a particular room is deep cleaned from top to bottom = a sparkly house year round

In our homeschool this week…

It's hard to believe that there are only 15 days of school left. The sad thing is there are about 22 days of Math work to finish, so we are busily doubling up on some days. We finished our History and I've been working on lessons from American Heritage Education Foundation. Some good stuff there!  I've been going through our books that will be sold to help with the funding for next year's books. I can't wait to get started listing them on Ebay.

I also decided to not teach diagramming any more! Yes, you read that correctly. There is absolutely no need for diagramming in college, unless you are planning on attending a Christian college. The parts of speech is a must but without the rocket ship. YAY!  I love grammar but I disliked diagramming and trying to teach diagramming knowing that it will not be used in college or in a non teaching profession is a nightmare. ( I talked with former students who are attending college at this moment and no diagramming. Even for the English major!)

Thoughts I have…

Motherhood is  not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.
                                                              - Rachel Jankovic

A photo to share…
Saturday was the opening day for the WGJR and when the steer riding came closer, I began getting nervous. I have never been nervous for my son, but I was on Saturday. While I was standing with the camera in hand, I prayed for him. He ended up having 2 rerides because of the steer. This is what happened on the third ride, the steer stepped on Jamie's chest and it's hoof slid across the vest and ended up under the arm.


  1. Ouch! Poor Jamie! Good that he's smiling though. :)

  2. Ouch from me too.
    Love that motherhood quote

  3. Oh, I had forgotten about American Heritage! Thanks for sharing! (I added it to my Helpful Sites pages so I'll remember this time! LOL)


    I love your idea about deep cleaning! I might have to "borrow" that. We've been doing a lot of projects around the house that I could "spring cleaning" but really it's home improvements like raking, gardening, painting, sweeping.

  4. @Sharon

    Sharon, When it first happened his wasn't smiling. Once he took off his shirt so we could see it, he broke into a smile.

  5. @Rhonda

    Rhonda, When I saw the quote on Pinterest, I knew I had to share it.

  6. @Our Side of the Mountain

    I've been waiting for the perfect moment to be able to use those History lessons.

    I'm not one to devote all my time for spring cleaning. I'd rather work on it a little at a time during the year.


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