(Photo credit :: google stressed out cat!)
Ha ha ha ha ha!
It's been a stressful month, and that's about how I look.
What set me off?
A handful of things, but the big one?
A recent and HUGE tactical error in our school calendar planning that royally screwed up our finals week, our group CAT5 achievement testing, and my Mom Get-Away (with Jen) to FL. ( I had scheduled all of them within five days of each other!)
When I realized my mistake I was like...
You fellow home school moms are probably thinking, "How in the hell did she do that?!"
Since I'm not a Senior (yet), I will refer to it as a brain -fart moment.
Our solution was to have the kids start compressing 9 weeks of school into 7, voiding all unnecessary book work for them. A huge task for the upper grades. (My students are the best for putting up with me! Seriously!)
You may ask, "Why don't you finish later in the summer?" Because.... we all want the school year over...the sooner, the better.
(We will finish by Mother's Day. I leave for my trip a week later. CAT5 testing will take place when I get back.)
Holy Week is a good time to recharge, don't you think?
I plan to use this important time to gather and grow in my faith, as a wife, a person, and friend.
And to keep extra curricular activities to plain, simple routines such as these...
I have to remember that limping into the last stretch of lent is...okay...it really is, and that some of my greatest growth spurts have been during Holy Week and Easter (Paschal) Triduum.
By Easter Sunday, I should be all set to bask in His shining glory! (Even if it is in a simpler form than years past.)
I pray that you all have a fruitful Holy Week, and I will see you after Easter!
~ Patty ~