"A sabbatical is a period away from your normal routine - a time to immerse yourself in a different environment, a chance to see your life from a different perspective"
This past week I have taken time away from the internet to refocus & play a little game of catch up. I did get online each day to check emails, as that's how my jobs are doled out & how I head up the food co-op & homeschool group. I went into this week knowing that there was no way I could catch up 100%, but I wanted to begin.This is only part of the week. I have another post lined up with more pics & more stuff that we did. I also plan on catching up on more stuff over the weekend & & next week.
After the year I've had, I have gotten so far behind in...... well, everything. My home has taken a hit. Our homeschooling has taken a hit. The garden, the animals & "homestead" projects.... all have taken a hit. As a friend of mine said "it's been an armpit of a year."
So, I decided to shower my year, add some deodorant & pray for the best......Here is my week in review:
I got my bathroom back on Tuesday..... The sanitation crew came & took their last 3 fans & the dehumidifier
More importantly, I got my bedroom back!!! I love my bed!
I made another batch of mayo. This stuff is the bestest!
We enjoyed many breakfasts & lunches together. Usually, I don't eat at the same time as the kids, so we tend to miss out eating together (except at dinner). This was one of the best parts of my week
I made kefir cheese
I got to go to a "pre-yard sale" sale at a friend's house. We got some books & a rug, and a pair of shoes for Kee to grow into, and this (I have wanted one of these for ages!):
I made chocolate syrup
And I rescued my dairy kefir grains from the fridge
I rescued my sourdough starter from moldy neglect, only to find out..... it didn't work :-(
I made Amish Friendship Bread. Instead of mixing & baking, I allowed it to soak for 7 hours, just to see if it's work. I didn't get a pic because it went that quickly. Oops. Yeah, it worked!
I enforced some child labour
But we got the walkways dug & the garden beds raised. That aforementioned boy ROCKED!!!
I finished 2 of my recycled lilac limbs trellises
We planted bean plants & bean seeds, pepper seeds, squash plants & seeds, carrot seeds & I covered the corn plants again.
I'm hoping to get back to blogging more. I'm aiming for at least once a week for now, so if I do that, expect longer picture-heavy posts. I hope you've enjoyed this one!