Monday, June 24, 2019

A Short Vacation PhotoJournal

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For the last few days, the hubster and I were on a short vacation to southern Ontario to see some family and friends. We stayed with his sister, visited with some old friends, attended his good friend's retirement party (our motivation for going on this particular weekend!), did a little bit of shopping, and even had a spare evening to spend at Port Dover.

As with all trips to Canada, a stop at one of the first Tim Horton's coffee shops was definitely in order!

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Although we didn't buy this time, we had to shop hockey sticks at Canadian Tire.

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Enjoyed some poutine, of course!

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Okay, here are some photos from Port Dover! The water levels were really high along the beach and pier.

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You can kind of see the wind turbines, and although the picture doesn't show it, it was clear enough that we could just make out the far shore.

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Looking back at the beach from the lighthouse

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No trip to Port Dover is complete without a meal of famous Lake Erie perch. This was some of the best perch we've ever had.

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Back in Brantford, we discovered that the church where hubby grew up has a painted rock garden.

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And finally, one of the views that I always enjoy - the rest stop at Tioga, Pennsylvania on the Route 15 has this beautiful overlook of the valley.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - The Week With More College Stuff, Again

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Welcome to Homeschool Highlights! 
This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

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It's been a whirlwind week in some ways. The weekend started with the family going out for lunch on Saturday to celebrate Father's Day. He got a complimentary brownie sundae and shared it with all of us!





Then Kennady and I went to a bridal shower on Saturday. One of her very close friends who graduated just last year is getting married in a couple weeks. I featured Kennady's gift on the Virtual Fridge this week:


Sunday was pretty quiet, with Landon gone on his company's annual fishing trip and not home until Monday night. On Monday I was away all day at a church conference, which was honestly such a nice break from being at work! I really enjoy my job, but the day off was a good switch to routine.

Tuesday and Wednesday were both very busy days, as Kennady and I had work responsibilities, I had physical therapy appointments, I had a couple of homeschool oversight reviews, and we had some college and drivers license things to look after.  On Tuesday afternoon, Kennady had her first road test for her drivers license. She didn't pass, but was able to get in for a second try on Wednesday. And on Wednesday she did great and is now a licensed driver!

But her fancy license card will come in the mail. Just a piece of paper for now. 
Also on Tuesday, we paid another visit to the college, looking after another step in getting Kennady enrolled for her classes. She needs to take one music prerequisite class, and hopefully we can get that out of the way during the summer as an online class.

On Wednesday evening, the boys went with our church group to serve ice cream in town, and Kennady went out with friends, while the hubster and I hit the road for a weekend trip to visit some family and friends in Canada. We're on a little vacation and letting our big kids - all adults or very nearly adults - manage at home for a couple of days. By the time we get back home, Kennady will be gone to camp for a week, so I will probably be pretty lonely next week!

What's Working . . . I really hope that physical therapy is working! I've been having a lot of trouble with stiff, sore joints recently, and in particular one hip. It's a flare-up of bursitis, which I've had before, and we're trying physical therapy to deal with it. I think it's helping, but it's still very painful so I occasionally have my doubts. My goal is to be able to walk through the caves we visit during our Summer of Kennady trips without too much trouble.

I recommend . . . looking at SchoolhouseTeachers.com for homeschool curriculum, resource, and record-keeping.  Whether you're looking for some fun educational ideas for your summer break, or you're hunting down curriculum for the next school year, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has that and more! All courses, all subjects - for your whole family, and no limits. During June, you can sign up using the coupon code FIREFLY and get your first month for just $5.




On my blogs last week . . .


Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I finished and reviewed The Pink Bonnet: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime by Liz Tolsma, and I've been reading:

The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse
An Artless Demise (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber
The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams Book 1): A Novel by Liz Johnson


A parting shot . . . This guy. Working real hard and taking his job super seriously.



He's smoking! haha


When it was finally okay for me to go, he half-heartedly swung the "Slow" side of the sign up in the air and casually pointed. Then went back to this stance. Tough day at work.


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Virtual Refrigerator - Together Forever

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On Saturday we attended a bridal shower for one of Kennady's very dear friends. Part of our gift was  a set of small paintings Kennady did.

together forever by Kat, June 2019

The couple has been together for a few years, but a very large part of their dating, courtship, and engagement has been long distance, since their families live in different states and D is in the military. Yes, there are phone calls and FaceTime and messages, but D and H have also written many, many old-fashioned letters during the last couple of years. So Kennady used the path of a little paper airplane to entwine their two hearts.

together forever by Kat, June 2019

together forever by Kat, June 2019

together forever by Kat, June 2019





Please say hello to the new co-hosts of the Virtual Refrigerator: Jennifer at A "Peace" of Mind and Kristin at A Mom's Quest to TeachI'm looking forward to seeing what they'll do with the Virtual Fridge! Our current link-up is open through the end of June, with anchor posts appearing each Thursday.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Successful Summer Job Hunting for Homeschool Teens (at Heart and Soul)

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Where I live, there are a lot of students looking for summer jobs right now, and homeschool students are among the job seekers. Job hunting at the same time as 'everyone else' can be discouraging, but there are a few ways that homeschool students may be able to stand out a bit from the crowd, and find employment that's a good experience all around.

Homeschooled teens can be great employees because they usually have flexible schedules, and often they have useful experience and skills even if they haven't been employed before. Home education provides kids with plenty of opportunities to interact in their communities and families in ways that may benefit them and their employer. Teens who already have a career in mind can focus their education in that direction, which means they may have a head start in skills or knowledge needed in a related part-time or seasonal job. 

All teens need to know some basics when searching for a job. They should know whether they need a work permit, how to fill out an application, and how to present themselves well at an interview. They might also need to be reminded that workplaces may have dress codes, rules, procedures, and expectations that do need to be followed. Most kids do know that, but in the real world they are still sometimes surprised to find out that there really aren't exceptions. 

Homeschooled teens can up their chances of being successful in their job search by building a good resume and networking. And by being willing to think outside the box and looking for jobs that could lead to an apprenticeship or internship, or lead to a career. Apologia's book Internship for High School Credit explains how internships work and offers step by step help in planning and completing a successful internship. 

    What valuable experience can your homeschooled teen bring to a summer job? Leave a comment and let me know!

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