September {First Day}

We had a leisurely morning, and after a trip to the store to get ice cream, we painted walls, rearranged furniture, spot cleaned carpets (praise God for rubbing alcohol to remove rubber cement stains!), decluttered, and organized to get ready for school. We had a really hard first week back to school the week before, ahem, and after seeing my despair, my husband sat down and asked me how he could help me start fresh this year - my 10th year of homeschooling! (Praise God, because I really needed his support!).

He suggested we go buy the Ikea stuff I've had my eye on (yes, please!), and even arranged to borrow a trailer so we could make the 6 hour drive to Colorado go pick them up - to celebrate my 10th year of homeschooling and help me get organized, he said. ;-) But, I figured it would cost the same to ship them (after gas and a hotel), so after much deliberation, I put everything I wanted in my cart and decided to focus on getting the house ready.

Well, when I went to check out, it wouldn't work! So, no new units yet on order (yet!) and all my extra books are in bins sitting on my floor, but it has been wonderful to have such a clean house and be more organized! But most importantly, I needed my husband's understanding and I can't tell you how much that meant to me.

So we had a much better week. This week. . . let's just say that I woke up Monday morning and decided we should have another three day weekend. ;-)