Today was our last day of homeschool co-op for the semester. We ended the year with a pizza party. We will start back up after the new year for our spring semester. (However, during the break some of us might still meet up for informal field trips or a get together for the kids).
This semester our co-op changed things around, and we had traditional classroom classes every other week (instead of the usual every week). On the weeks we didn't have class, we met as a group for a field trip. This allowed our group to take advantage of group and school discount rates.
This week, on the home front my room to deep clean is the kitchen. The trouble with deep cleaning the kitchen is no one can really tell you have cleaned it. They can only tell if you don't clean it. We have a lot of glassware, old bottles, jars and such on top of the kitchen cabinets. So, deep cleaning entails taking all that down and washing it. It also involves cleaning out and reorganizing the kitchen cabinets, and washing the kitchen and dining room windows. It is all hard work that no one even notices. Of course, if I didn't do it, everyone would notice the dust, cobwebs and such. Sort of like polishing your shoes. No one notices when they are polished, but they sure notice if they are scuffed up.
Later this week, we plan to put the Christmas tree and decorations up and possibly start making some Christmas candy.