Planning our days

Solar Powered STAR CLOCK of the Sapporo Station 札幌駅 in Sapporo Hokkaido Japan
Photo by Arjan Richter

We had a fascinating conversation with Quinland tonight about our daily plan for the trip. It was very productive! Some of our findings:

Q says she works much more productively in the morning, between the time “after she really wakes up” and lunchtime. This was key information, since we’d discussed having homework time in the evenings, as we do now.

She thinks it would be a good idea to work on math and language arts every day.  She’d prefer to have social studies three days a week, and science two days a week, for longer periods of time.

We all agreed that we should have “weekend” days where we have breaks from school work and go on day trips, etc. Q would like to split those days so that she has a day off every few days. Her suggestion: Mondays off, schoolwork on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Fridays off, schoolwork on Saturday and Sunday. This way, our days off won’t coincide with everyone else’s. (She has obviously never heard of “Montag Ruhetag.”)

I envision our days like this:

  • Wake up
  • Breakfast
  • School / Desk work for Lori and David
  • Lunch
  • Afternoons and evenings out and about
  • Home for family time before bed
  • Tons and tons and tons of sleep

Yeah, I am so sleep-deprived right now that I am dreaming of the time off to catch up on some shut-eye. I.can’t.wait.

Daily Check-In:

  • I’m grateful! that we have finally found a place we want to stay. We have sent a message to the owner, but it appears to be both available and in a good price range. Hooray!
  • I’m lighter! by a ton of little piddling tasks at work. It feels good to be clearing some of this old stuff off my desk.

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