I was summoned for jury duty back in March to report on April 1st. When COVID started becoming more alarming and because it’s not convenient to have to serve jury duty in the middle of a school year, I opted to use my one postponement. My new date was supposed to be this Tuesday, July 7th, but I never got a new summons. When I checked out the county website, I discovered that they actually canceled ALL trials (except emergencies) from early March until July 6th.
So I emailed them to see how I should go about reporting if I didn’t have a new summons and they said the trial was canceled and I fulfilled my civic duties for 2020. Yay!
That was the first part of the week. The middle part was spent at a very dear friend’s house helping her to pack as her family is moving to Georgia. There are no words to express how sad I am about them leaving. I love her. I love her kids. I am SO THANKFUL I got to know her better over the last three years but I am still so sad about all of it. It’s not easy for me to make friends and she has been a wonderful one to me.
Today I have my first dentist appointment in (I’m ashamed to admit) four years. 😳 It’s been an eventful week.
Now on to the links….
Homeopathy for First Aid – The Most Important Remedies and How to Use Them We’ve been going on more and more hikes in the last few weeks, so I’ve been working on replenishing our trail first aid kit and this list is absolutely invaluable!
Why Read Aloud to Kids Who Can Read Themselves? #4, all the way. When I read stories with my kids, I feel like we’re taking a journey or going on an adventure together.
Less waste, low effort: simple kitchen swaps to cut down on single-use items While we haven’t gotten to the point where we can kick the paper towel habit, I still love a lot of these tips for reducing waste in the kitchen.
Creamy Sausage Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash I made this for supper last night and three out of four liked it, so I call it a success!
Comet NEOWISE Could Be Spectacular: Here’s How to See It I am definitely pulling our telescope out for this!
Also, the print version of the Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten Curriculum is back in stock for those who have been waiting!
From the blog…
A Simple Homeschool Kindergarten I’ve got a new post up on the blog this week about KINDERGARTEN! This month I wanted to dive a little deeper into some of the aspects of not only my Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten, but also the idea of the kindergarten year as a whole. What is the purpose of a kindergarten year, especially if you’re coming from a Charlotte Mason background? In this week’s post, I’m mainly discussing why it’s a good idea to start later (including scientific research that backs this philosophy), how kindergarten now probably looks a lot different than the kindergarten you experienced as a kid, and how exactly a kindergarten year really ought to look, which is very different than what you might expect….
(2014) What Does a Virtual Assistant Do? I had my own little virtual assistant business from late 2012 to just about a month ago. In the beginning, I was sort of a jack-of-all-trades and did a little bit of everything, though in recent years I focused more on graphic design. If you’ve been thinking about going down this path, here’s a little overview of what it looked like for me.
(2012) How to Make Kombucha This is the very simple method for brewing kombucha that I’ve been using since I grew my first SCOBY (which is still in use) back in 2011.
Have a lovely weekend!