Mercifully St. Augustine's classes don't resume till next week. This gives families down time to relax and enjoy the waning warmth of the Christmas Season.
I did make a half hearted attempt to rev up math and reading, but a migraine allowed some kids on some days to slip past my nets. Blaise had line coaching with the director for King Lear, some kids are sick, Monica picked up extra hours at work, and Alex will not be returning to college this semester. Helping him discern his next path and job hunting will be my most pressing priorities. We have a lot of plates in the air, I must kick this migraine! Luckily the healthy kids packed up Christmas for me. We'll leave the natvitiy up until February 2 of course. I love to sit in the rocker and look at it.
We have some big events coming up in the next six months, many things for which I have to shop/plan/cook/transport. The lists on my legal pad are frightening. Some things on it look impossible! Today I had an hour to wait for a kid so I went into Church to pray. No one else was there, except Our Lord Himself, of course, and I was delighted to find all the decoration lights on. I took pictures then had a peaceful holy hour. He and I had a nice chat. My lists are still daunting, but I don't feel as burdened and I know we'll have guidance in figuring out each step and what to accomplsh next.