We’re slowly easing back into our routine — my daughter’s dual enrollment class started this week, and one of Jason’s Spanish teaching gigs picked back up. We’re trying to get back on a semi-normal sleep and wake-up schedule, and I’m taking advantage of the extra time to stock the freezer with break-in-case-of-emergency meals for when the spring semester gets crazy (and also, to be totally honest, to take some naps because there is never enough time for naps once the new semester gets going). We don’t actually start back to school — homeschool or Jason’s school, where I teach — until after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and this is the time when I am so glad to have those extra two weeks off.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
on instagram: Podcast planning with Suzanne!
on patreon: My kindergarten-inspired plan for homeschooling middle school
LINKS I LIKED
This is a wall I can get behind.
Possibly a little too on-point: What your Myers-Briggs type says about whether you will take the Myers-Briggs test. (I actually took the Myers-Briggs test, but I now want all my friends to address me as “Nerd Emperor.”)
I’m so glad I am not alone in really hating the way Marie Kondo declutters books. (I actually think Marie Kondo is adorable, and I love some of her ideas, but the books thing is a hard no.)
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
Along with everything else he did, W.E.B. Du Bois helped invent the modern infographic.
There are, on average, three meals mentioned in every Sherlock Holmes story, and poor Watson almost never gets to finish them.
There’s a library extension for Chrome!
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
Kitchen Yarns (because I think we all know I can’t say no to a title like that)
Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery (recommended by Lindsey!)
The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (This looks amazing)