This week has been a "non-week", as in, there is nothing exciting or of interest to report. Tiger has been trying hard to get over his third-time-in-two-weeks cold, so we have been staying indoors and enjoying -- as much as we can muster our good cheer for -- the November weather:
There's nothing quite like a dismal, rainy November week to bring home the reality of my utterly unglamourous life and to spur me on to some form of escapism by looking ahead to December, which signifies (for me, personally) the start of the Christmas season which never fails to bring forth a warm, cozy feeling filled with images of glittering, bright lights.
I don't usually start thinking about Christmas until December 1st, but this week, because it has been so dull, I have taken the liberty to get started on my December/Christmas planning. I hope to be have a better idea of what we'll be doing in December, and to be able to share our plan in two weeks' time.
We were introduced to Dickens last December while reading The Christmas Carol. This year I plan to continue to explore The Christmas Carol more in depth (starting from Decmeber 1st), as well as Dickens' other Christmas tales. We are currently reading The Chimes from the following collection:
I am currently enjoying this little book which gives a good oveview of the Christmas tradition in the context of the larger scope of British history and traditions. Having married into an English family, I figured it is only basic courtesy that I should learn a little more about my husband's cultural heritage.
This post is linked up to:
- Hip Homeschool Hop - 11/11/14
- Finishing Strong - Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years Week 37
- My Week in Review #13
- Collage Friday - Interest-led Learning: The Underground Railroad
- Weekly Wrap-Up: The one where it got cold