Catalog Fever


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It’s that time of year again! Catalogs from every company I have ever ordered from have started rolling in to clutter my overly organized desk.

While we are not going to finish our school year until May, seeing those catalogs pile up had already gotten my brain into a frazzle.

I desperately needed to weed through the pile and minimize the clutter, getting down to the bare bones of what I needed.

Knowing myself as well as I do, I couldn’t stop there. No, I would not get a moment’s rest if those catalogs sat there without being perused and ideas jotted down.

I thought I had a plan, I would work on them little by little and handle each child’s curriculum a week at a time. I would be done in only a month and still have time to enjoy my weekends!

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men… I finished it all yesterday!

It seems once I got the ball rolling, there was no stopping me. Plus, it didn’t entail as much as I thought it would.

Most of my curriculum is from one company, which made things simple. What really helped was knowing I had already schooled three of these grades before, so only my oldest was new territory.

For some reason I thought planning for junior high was going to take me so much longer, but really it didn’t. The Lord had already given me this awesome book, The High School Handbook, which helped make things so much easier.

Since the framework was already in place, picking out curriculum to correspond was a breeze.

My husband even suggested we help her tackle a project that has been on the back-burner for a while now. (More on that another day!) Junior High is going to be a very exciting time for her and for us. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store!

Well, the first third of the job is done. With much prayer and confirmation from my husband, our curriculum list is organized and ready to go. Now I am waiting to receive my nifty postcard with curriculum “show” dates, so that I can order in person and save some dough.

The catalogs have been stored away for possible future use and I can now relax, knowing there is nothing awaiting my attention.

At least not for the next ten minutes….

Have your curriculum catalogs started showing yet? Do you organize now or wait till summer?