Hi, friends. I’m a day late with this post, but better late than never! Matthew is on vacation and we’re on a homeschooling “off” week, so things are a bit unsteady around here without our usual schedule. And still – each Monday (or Tuesday) I try to take a look at the week that just ended. This gives me an opportunity to think more deeply about how I’m spending my time and helps to ensure that I stay grounded and focused on my goals and values.

Materials used: Traveler’s Notebook weekly insert | pastel highlighters | Pilot g-tec-c .25 Hyper Fine Point pens

GREEN | Writing Time
I’ve struggled to wake up in the mornings but as of today, my morning journaling streak has reached 317 days and that feels like a success. Last week I wrote 5 blog posts so it seems like I had enough keyboard time, but I’m not sure how I pulled it off considering I don’t have a ton of blogging time recorded in my notebook. One of the challenges of publishing so many posts is that I can’t always figure out how to keep up with everyone else’s blogs and I get so behind on responding to comments… so I’m hoping to set aside some time this week to get all caught up.

ORANGE | “Healthy Stuff”
Week 6 wasn’t as strong as week 5, but I’m still quite proud of my accomplishments in this category. I’ve continued to meditate every morning after writing my morning pages, did 3 sessions on my exercise bike, and did 5 sessions of Yoga with Adriene.

PURPLE | Blackberry Bluff School
This was probably our most successful week yet! I’m not sure what made table time so approachable and enjoyable, but I’m hoping that we can jump back into it when we return from our little vacation.

BLUE | Outside Time
We didn’t do so great in this category, especially considering how well we did the week before. But we’re expecting to get lots of snow over the next few days and I’m hoping we can enjoy a little more outside time.

PINK | Reading Time
Okay friends – my reading mojo has definitely returned! I was very happy to find several books that completely consumed me during the evenings. I’m hoping to continue that streak this week.

YELLOW | Stitching Time
I didn’t spend a ton of time stitching last week. I worked on my Stay at Home Round Robin quilt earlier in the week, but spent my evening time with books instead of needles – and that’s okay!

OTHER TRACKING
+ Water – I didn’t too well drinking water last week and I felt it, especially when on the exercise bike.

+ Weather – It’s been cold, friends! It’s still fun to record a daily snapshot of the weather, both in my Traveler’s Notebook and my 5 Year Journal. It was especially fun to look back and see that schools were closed on the day before Valentines Day in both 2019 and 2020 because of snow and that Matthew spent the last two Valentines Days skiing. I never would have remembered that without my 5 year journal!

+ Covid – I’m relieved to share that the New Hampshire covid cases continue to drop – let’s keep it that way! I’m glad that I’ve been recording these numbers for a few months and I’m hoping that it won’t be a part of my daily life a year from now, only something to look back on in amazement.

Dear friends – I hope the beginning of this week has treated you well. I plan to return tomorrow with some finished books and an update on a knitting project. It will be even better if I can start getting caught up with all of you! I appreciate everyone’s patience with me!

11 thoughts

  1. I always enjoy an update from you, but other things are more important than blogging (or keeping up to date on comments, for that matter). You’ve been busy with good things, and that’s great!

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  2. Dear Katie – I have WAY less going on in my life and I have trouble keeping up with blogs and comments! I am so delighted to see that you are feeling good about your homeschooling time and congrats on the journaling. It seems like those are two Big Rocks (I think that is very Old School Steven Covey-speak) and when you get those in, the rest of the day falls into place. I hope you can carry those successes into your post-break routine … AND that you’re enjoying your break immensely!

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