Too much!

I am officially holiday-ed out.  We had an awesome run, but I’m done.  I don’t want to smile, wear a bra past 8 pm or hug anyone for at least  a few weeks.  I think others feel the same about me and my family.  We’re all likeable in SMALL doses. 
I spent much of last night and this evening putting Christmas away.  I was slow, though. Now that the boys are older and less likely to eat decorations or make weapons of them, I take time to repair, clean and decently wrap things up.  I never used to do that. While I was tending to Christmas,  Mike and the boys started a game they received for Christmas call Axis & Allies.  It’s all set up in the middle of the living room and there are plans to resume the game yet again tomorrow night (think Risk on steroids).  I cannot get to the Christmas tree without destroying the world on the game board.  :::sigh:::   I guess if I get the rest of the Christmas stuff off of the big table in the kitchen, the men could move their game and I could take the tree down.  But, I guess I lot of stuff and most of it never happens. 
I thought school was starting up again tomorrow, but our county has this week off – I don’t know why, but this feels like a REALLY long break to me.  I’m not even going to try and fight it.  My fault for not checking the county calendar.  In the meantime, the Huns will wait and I don’t anticipate any major changes in Latin or long division.  Andy reads a lot no matter what’s going on, so no worries there.  The older kids are scrambling to figure out their books and schedules for their college classes that start NEXT Monday.  I’m sure it will all work out in the end – it has in the past.  If it doesn’t work out, I’m not sure what happens, but I don’t think it’s all that bad.

Hope you’re all easing into your new year with no problems.   Anyone know of a good vaccuum for tinsel?  Every year I say I won’t do tinsel.  Every year, I cannot resist the tinsel. It’s so shimmery and fancy and sparkly. And, ever year, I’m still finding tinsel as I hide Easter baskets.  Surely there’s a solution? 

3 thoughts on “Too much!

  1. Mom #2 and I put Christmas in boxes yesterday too. It. was. time.

    Baby Boy's classes don't start until the 18th. I don't think he's figured his books out yet either, but if he isn't worried, then I guess I'm not either.

    Actually I am concerned, but I'm trying to LET GO a little bit.

    It's hard. I think I may need my Morning Margarita early today, just thinking about it.

  2. AMY…. just sticking this here because I don't know where else to ask you 🙂

    What latin curriculum did you use with your boys and what age did you start?

  3. Jill, for the future, my email is With the older boys, I used Latin Primer I & II followed by Henle I & II. There wasn't a lot else out there when we started. If you have two or more kids, I think the Latin Primer can be fun (you have to work at it a bit) and it's VERY affordable and they learn the basics.

    I started Andy with Latin Primer and, with just one kid, it's kind of painful and excruciatingly boring. This year we switched to First Form Latin and I'm VERY pleased. It's a solid program and it's a lot more interesting and friendly for a “class of one.” I think I bought it through Rainbow Resource, but look around.

    Hope that helps!

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