My Sunday-Monday Post

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It’s snowing! I feel like I have been waiting all winter for some snow! We are planning on sticking close to home and baking today (Vatrushka buns and Dr. Bird Cake) but I am also thinking we will give Wyatt an opportunity to get outside in his new snow pants!

Read Last Week:

I am about halfway through this delightful middle grade story. I am hoping to finish it today during a certain someone’s quiet time (maybe after that time in the snow!). I had a weird week last week and didn’t get as much reading in.

Reading This Week:

Oo I am so excited to start this one! I read A Solitude of Wolverines last January and loved it. Maybe I will start this today instead…

Posted Last Week:

Homeschooling: Russian Unit Week One

Hanging in There on a Tough Week

Book Review: A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw


We are still hopscotching around depending on how we feel at night. If we are tired and need a laugh we watch Mr. & Mrs. Murder. Cobra Kai if we are feeling fairly happy. (even though at times it gives me secondhand angst) We watched Queens of Mystery Season 2 because we were excited that the new season was out. We finished Dalgleish which was awesome. Wyatt and I tried Masha and the Bear but he wasn’t into it. I thought it was cute though. Then for our Saturday night movie night we watched The Secret World of Arrietty and I 100% loved it! Can I just make my house look Arrietty’s? My brother has suggested that we watch the Studio Ghibli movies and also a cartoon called Maya and the Three so we put those on the list.

As for our morning listening Billy took over our morning wake up songs on Alexa and it’s been different. This week we have heard Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (took me way back), Whistling in the Dark by They Might Be Giants, Violent Femmes (an old favorite band of mine), and Friday I’m in Love by The Cure. This week will be my takeover!


28 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

  1. I think it’s a great idea to start the day with wake-up songs. We did that at school, but they stuck with the same song all year…all of us grew to hate it!

    Glad you are getting some snow. I can’t imagine wishing for it (to me, it would be like wishing a forest fire or other natural disaster would hit!) but they say people learn how to get around in it. And it is certainly beautiful.

    I like the cover of Girl Who Speaks Bear. I wish I could find a recommendation for a good nonfiction bear book.

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    1. It is a fun little thing we started this winter. Thanks Wyatt for the idea! Lol.

      Hahaha!! Most people here agree with you as well. We are a minority even in snow country. 🙂 You do learn to get around in it. I actually got my license in the winter, so I learned fast. And it is beautiful. Winter without snow is so gray and drab and blah here.

      If you find one let me know! I read the one about Timothy Treadwell, but I would like to read a different one.


    1. Lol!! They were definitely weird but fun. One of the best concerts I ever went to – and I even drove an hour there and an hour back with 103 temperature and mono. (I didn’t know that I was sick or had mono at the time or I would never have. I don’t think. I was like 19 so who knows. Ah youth)

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  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying the snow. I always liked the first snowfalls of the season, but quickly tired of it when it started to look dirty and gray.

    Still need to try Mr. & Mrs. Murder. We just finished the first season of MI-5, which is good, but a little confusing at times.

    Great playlist for waking up!

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  3. My inadvertent theme last week was stars and yours seems to be bears!

    I think I’ve only watched one Studio Ghibli movie (Howl’s Moving Castle because I love the book) but I liked it. One of my best friends loves their movies. I just heard something about a new movie they’re releasing that sent me looking at their past titles. The Secret Life of Arrietty caught my eye. I’m glad to hear a positive review! I loved The Borrowers when I was little. I keep planning to re-read the series but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Lol! You are right!!! And I noticed that about your star books lol.

      I should read Howl’s Moving Castle then watch it. And after watching The Secret Life of Arrietty I feel like Wyatt and I will be doing some readalouds from The Borrowers this summer. 🙂 I have never watched this genre of animation before and I could not get over the beauty and detail included in the movie.


  4. I’m so glad you are enjoying the snow and I hope Wyatt is loving it! I’m ready for the cold temps to go away as we aren’t used to it at all. My dog thinks it’s fantastic though. Love the wake up songs! We are talking about getting Will an Alexa for his room and maybe for the school room and I like the idea of starting school with some music. I might have to borrow that! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Lol I am sure you are! We have more cold snowy days here than we do hot days, so I am more used to them. LOl. We have a tiny house and we have Alexas in three rooms. We really like them – and we like that we can play music on all of them by saying “Alexa play blah blah blah everywhere” It fills the whole house and it is so nice!


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