Friday, December 21, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Our holiday break started Wednesday.  I'm not entirely sure how long we will take off.  Last year we ended up adding an extra week to our planned Christmas vacation, so it could end up being longer than I think.  The holidays are so hectic, I can't really say I'm doing much resting while we aren't actively schooling.  So extra time off is always good.

My birthday also falls in the week prior to Christmas.  This year I am turning 40.  It still surprises me when I look in a mirror and find I am not the 16 year old me I expect to see.  To celebrate, I planned my own little party.  My two sons, daughter and her husband, my husband and I all went to see The Hobbit in 3D at the IMAX theater today.  Afterwards, we went for dinner at the Cracker Barrel restaurant.  Tomorrow I will have to get back to serious holiday preparation.  But tonight it's nice to know there are no lessons to plan, no workbooks to correct and no science experiments to organize. 

I won't be posting for the next two weeks, so have a happy holiday season and I hope to see you back here in 2013!

1 comment:

Annie said...

Okay, I'm so late commenting, but hey, it's me. You don't begin to look 40. I was guessing late 30's when I saw your picture. Much more importantly, 40 can be very freeing. At the advanced age of 45, I'd like to suggest you embrace it. Somehow, it's easier to say "no" to the things you really don't want to do and "yes" to the things that matter to you, but may have gotten pushed down the list. Enjoy!