Sunday, March 18, 2012

Homeschool Mother's Journal: In Which We Consider Ourselves Lucky

In our homeschool...  it was another week jam-packed with way too much stuff to get much of a groove going with schoolwork.  We worked on everything, just didn't get as much done as I would have liked.  Fortunately, our composer study turned out to be a one-day commitment this week - we got to thinking a little about graduations while learning about Sir Edward Elgar, the composer of Pomp and Circumstance.  We got some work done in Science, and in Social Studies we got started on the countries of Eastern Europe.

Most of Wednesday was taken up with putting together the viking catapult to take to co-op class on Thursday.  We got it put together and it did work - after a fashion...  I could not find the right kind of elastic tubing and wound up having to make do with wide fabric elastic, but that didn't provide enough throwing power.  I am going to keep looking for a better stretch tubing, or maybe try bungee cords somehow.  It was a fun co-op class anyway, with perfect weather to be outside flinging water balloons with our slings.

In other news... I had a week off from choir, not that it made much difference in the hectic pace of the week.  It did mean that I could run a few errands while Landon was at Civil Air Patrol this week - and he joined up! I paid the money and he brought home his uniform!  I have yet to see it on him - he won't try it on for us.  He hasn't even shown us most of it.  I will have to be quick and sneaky in order to get a picture of him, I guess.  Kennady's softball practices have started, and they are usually on Tuesday nights, so everyone in the family is busy on Tuesdays!

Wednesday was Pi Day, so of course we had to have pie. ;-)  I made a French-Canadian meat pie for dinner, and cherry pie for dessert, and the kids made a vanilla pudding pie.  Mmmmm... pie.
ready to go in the oven!

On Saturday, DH played in a pond hockey tournament in the morning, I took Kennady to softball in the afternoon, and we spent the evening tidying the house and smoking pork roasts to serve for Sunday lunch.  We had the church youth leaders meeting here today over lunch.

One of my favorite things... the weather has been just fantastic! It's been beautiful all this week, and I've really noticed the birds singing - and sometimes squawking! - a lot.  Of course, with the warmer days, I also have the windows open so I can hear the birds better.  The mockingbird has been confusing the issue by imitating all the other birds and some other strange sounds as well.

Questions/thoughts I have...  as I mentioned, we've got a lot going on Tuesday evenings for the next several months.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of juggling going on in order to get everybody where they need to be and home again, and hopefully on time.  I suppose we can't do anything other than take it one week at a time.  It's unfortunate that so many of hubby's hockey games are on Tuesday nights too, or it would be a lot easier.

A photo/video/quote or link to share...
This is my very favorite video for St Patrick's Day - enjoy!
On the bookshelf...

  • A House for My Name by Peter J. Leithart
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell
  • The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Compulsively Mr Darcy by Nina Benetton
  • Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander
I finished Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander and did blog about that, but still feel that I'm neglecting the poor book blog.  I have been busy with other more important things, and am also meaning to migrate that blog to a blogger address soon too.  

A Parting Shot...

playing basketball after co-op 

This post is linked to The Homeschool Chick - see what luck other homeschoolers have had this week!
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