I wasn't planning on really taking a Winter Break in our little home school (we school year round, and take breaks that are convenient to us - such as when I am away at a conference for a week), BUT ... we were all pretty tired and the kids wanted a break so much I decided to go ahead and relax.
So we had a bit of time to add a personal touch to Christmas. Cookie Cutter Gift Tags and Kid-Made Napkins and Napkin Rings.
I also had to create some time without kids around to finish up sewing new pajamas for each of them for Christmas.
And now, a week and a half more of break. Time for me to plan the next few months in our homeschool. (I can only plan two months at time or we get too far off the plan. I don't know how folks do it who plan a Whole Year at once!)
A bit of down time will be good for us. (I'm also taking vacation time from work, so it's Really down time!)