February 1, 2010
Right around now is the time of winter when our days at home together seem more claustrophobic than cozy. I know you all know what I'm talking about.
I like that I've worked this homemaking gig long enough to recognize what this season brings and to make adjustments instead of sticking to the schedule with a (barely) grin-and-bear it mentality.
In years past February would kind of sneak up on me. January would be a great month of post holiday cleaning, organization and home making projects and I'd expect February to follow suit. But February never did as I expected.
My enthusiasm for what worked in January would wane as the days dragged to March.
It's the same with homeschooling.
We start fresh in January after almost a month off for crafting and celebrating - Thanksgiving, birthdays and Christmas. I'm usually jazzed about something new in our weekly learning routine and think this energy will carry me right on through till Spring. Silly me.
What I've learned is that sticking to my schedule doesn't carry me through the doldrums of February but mixing it up a bit does.
In anticipation of this we're planning a few things to help us enjoy and appreciate this month, not just get through it.
I have a few other ideas floating around my noggin but nothing in the schedule yet. So they may or may not happen. And I just remembered my folks are visiting after going winter camping with us so that will mix it up a bit also.
What about you? Do you have anything different planned for February?
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