Deep Into Summer Planning Time

I just wanted to pop in and say that I’m deep into my late summer planning time. I’m not planning what’s left of my summer, that’s already done. Rather, I’m working on my personal, homeschool, homemaking, and assigned chores schedules in preparation for September. I know most of you would call that fall planning time, but I just can’t.

Fall planning time

I love working at the table in my sunny, yellow parlor.

Fall doesn’t start, officially, until September 22. While fall is my favorite season of the year, I’m not ready to rush through what’s left of summer. There’s still lots of time for kids in the pool, evenings sitting outside enjoying the Delta breeze, an anniversary get away, and at least one more day at the beach.

On the other hand, we will be back to homeschooling in early September and that always brings a change to the rhythm of our days. My home, and I would imagine your home, too, functions much, much better when I plan ahead for that change. So, that’s what I’m working on this week. I’ll still be posting, Lord willing, but it might be a bit sporadic.

Shady Summer Yard

So thankful for trees that shade my house.


I’m excited about sharing some planning tips with you in the coming days, along with some of my favorite resources for planning and making the most of our days. If there’s anything you want me to be sure to include on this topic, or if you have any questions, let me know and I’ll do my best to cover it. In the meantime, keep cool!


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8 comments to Deep Into Summer Planning Time

  • i’m all ears. ;o)
    love the soft buttery yellow toned walls, the shade in your ‘little bit of a park’, and the chair — ohhh the chair.

  • Stephanie is deep into her homeschool planning, too.

    I’m finally used to not coming to August and making plans but it took a few YEARS.

    Now that this season of life has been accepted, I can actually enjoy the free time. However, there are still days I think I’m forgetting something, hehehe.

    It all looks so GREEN there!

    • Fall is, and always has been, my favorite time to plan. I do my goal setting for the year in late December and early January, but late summer/fall planning has always been the thing I do. I wonder how that will change for me as my own children fly away from the nest.

      My front yard is green, but spring/summer/fall watering is a way of life in California. I assure you that all of my pastures and animal pens are quite brown. I hope that the relentless drought in your part of the country will soon end.

  • Hi Cheryl,
    I am looking forward to hear more about how you plan and what wonderful things you have up your sleeve.

  • Nice post, I enjoyed reading it

  • Cheryl,

    We’ve already started back into our school year. It gives us great flexibility through the school year and here in Pennsylvania the schools start back later this month too. We usually finish up our school year in May, so we start our summer break early too.

    Thanks for sharing what you do. I love to learn from other Home Educating Moms!

    Your shade looks lovely!

    • I’ve always loved the flexibility of homeschooling! For many years, we have homeschooled year round, taking our breaks when it best fit our schedule and needs at the time. This is the first year in a long time that one of my kids doubled up late in the spring in order to take the summer off. We both enjoyed it!