My Sunday-Monday Post

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This week was a pretty good one, despite everything going on around us. We took the week off of schooling, as I have decided we are going to continue on through the summer, just less formally and with weeks off here and there. Then Billy took a few days off work too, so we just had fun bumming around the crib, as my dad says. Saturday was the summer solstice, so we did some fun sun art, ate summery foods, and then just hung out in the backyard, enjoying the night and letting Wyatt play in the sprinkler. For Father’s Day, I don’t know what we are doing yet honestly- COVID is making things hard. Then this week I have a virtual conference for Charlotte Mason, a homeschooling style I want to learn more about, and of course, we begin our schooling again. It is going to be deer week around here, partially because deer make me think of summers up north, and partially because the new Buck Moon starts today (Sunday the 21st).

Read Last Week:

I loved The Glamourist!!! I loved The Vine Witch last year, and I really enjoyed this return to the world that Smith has created. I still haven’t finished Honey and Venom, but I should finish this week.

Reading This Week:

I probably won’t have a ton of time with the conference workshops, but if I manage to get some reading time in AND I finish Honey and Venom, then I am going to start these.

Our family loves making and creating things, so I am very excited to start The Creative Family Manifesto. And then Opium and Absinthe is one of the Prime Reads free books for the month, and I love Lydia Kang! I was completely sucked in to The Impossible Girl, The November Girl, and a A Beautiful Poison, so I am very much looking forward to reading this one.

Posted Last Week:

Book Review: Summer at Lake Haven by RaeAnne Thayne



We are all over the place with our tv and movie watching right now. We are watching The Order (Netflix), Nancy Drew (CW), and Rosemary and Thyme (Britbox). Nancy Drew the reboot is really fun – kind of dark and grown up and weird all at once. I like when they poke fun a little at the less modern ways Nancy would have accomplished things, like in one scene she goes to pick a lock and it is locked with a key card instead. For our movie nights, we are having a hard time finding anything. We watched I Capture the Castle on Friday night, but then last night couldn’t decide on anything, so we are going to try again tonight, since Billy has tomorrow off. It’s like an extra weekend night! Although I finished off the gummy bears so I need to resupply..

Stay safe all!


27 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

  1. Your books all have such gorgeous covers. Now I am going to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your “vacation time” in the yard. Playing in the sprinklers takes me back to those childhood moments.

    I keep meaning to check out Rosemary and Thyme. I have Britbox, but keep forgetting to go there.

    Have a great week, and stay safe.

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  2. Mae Sander

    A little vacation from staying at home all the time — sounds good to me! I just wish it could be somewhere else.

    be well… mae at

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    1. Thank you! It really is – what a nightmare all around. 😦 I have a feeling a lot of people will be “vacationing” at home. I feel like it is not even a staycation, since we really can’t go anywhere even around here. Drinks in the yard it is for us this year. 🙂


  3. I really want to watch Nancy Drew. I did start the Order a while back and need to get back to it…

    Hope you guys had a good father’s Day! And time off is a good thing- one of the nice things about homeschooling is the flexibility.

    Opium and Absinthe looks awesome.

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    1. I hope you had a great Father’s Day!

      Nancy Drew is really good, I think you will like it. 🙂 And we are binging out on the Order – we love it.

      We had a nice time just hanging out at home. We got some stuff done, but also did lots of relaxing. And we have started a new thing of drinks in the yard at night. Lol.


  4. I used to read the Nancy Drew books a LOT growing up but never tried watching the show. I like that the reboot feels grown-up so I could try that.

    The Creative Family Manifesto sounds good! I’ll have to see where I can get a copy from.

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    1. It starts off with Nancy being out of school, working as a waitress, probably in her 20s. It is not a family friendly show though, just a bit of a warning. 🙂

      I have a kindle copy of the Creative Family! If I like it I will probably buy a physical copy too.


  5. I agree with Laurel… you have an especially attractive group of book covers this week! Love the sound of your planned activities… very creative to have deer week coincide with the new Buck Moon. We ended up having a pizza party for Father’s Day. My 92 year old FIL hadn’t had any since the beginning of the lockdown was craving it… going out to brunch or dinner unfortunately wasn’t an option. Enjoy your week!

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    1. They really kind of are! The Opium and Absinthe in particular is pretty to me.

      Thanks! It wasn’t my original plan but then I moved things around to do it. I think I am enjoying this as much as Wyatt honestly.

      That sounds so fun! And oh pizza! We have had frozen Tombstone pizza but nothing like pizza from a take out. Which sounds amazing. I’m glad you had a great day with your dad, and that he was excited about his day. 🙂


  6. The different approach to home schooling sounds interesting, once you have your head around it sometimes things like that can be incorporated in your own way. Exciting anyway to have new ideas.

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    1. I am finding different methods are really effective with Wyatt! It is so crazy how much he has thrived in some ways during this quarantine. I am sure there is an emotional toll that all kids are taking now with the lockdowns and social distancing, but in some ways Wyatt has been making big gains!

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