- the finalization of 1 African Penguin poster (approximately 25 minutes)
- a 5th grade "weekly reading log" report: (approximately 15 minutes)
- the practicing of 1 piano lesson (approximately 30 minutes)
- the beginning and completion of 1 end-of-the-semester book report/project: a poster, a RAFT question (a three-pronged thesis, 5 paragraph essay), a 3-5 minute presentation, (all adding up to at least 5 hours of work straight through the afternoon by oldest son, aka "Mr. Procrastinator")
- completion of 3 teachers' Christmas presents
- and 5 bills paid (thank goodness for online bill pay: 4 minutes...I'll balance the checkbook next week!)
Only 5 more days 'til Christmas Vacation!!!!! We've earned it!!!!
Just please don't drop by in the next two or three days, this house is... um... scary.