Friday, September 18, 2015

Homeschool Weekly - Signs of Fall Edition

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In our homeschool... we tried to hit the books pretty hard this week, but today will be a short day. Still, I'm pleased with what the kids have accomplished. (Note that I am saying that before I've finished doing the grading...) We are up and running in every subject now, with one exception - and that one can be blamed on me. Landon hasn't started Consumer Math yet, because I keep forgetting to finish setting it up on his computer. I may or may not get that done today, but if I don't I will try to do it on Sunday afternoon so it's ready for Monday morning.

So let's see... both kids worked on Science and on Grammar/Composition. Landon also worked on Drafting, History, and Bible. Kennady worked on Math, Health, Geography, and Brit Lit. We are still figuring out how best to do the Jane Austen books she's doing along with the Brit Lit course; and are considering reading the chapters from Miniatures and Morals together. She is finished the book and has worked on some assignments from the accompanying unit study about  C.S.Lewis from YWAM Publishing and I am planning on sharing our review of that on Monday. (Other upcoming reviews we are working include: games from USAopoly, and Fast Transcripts)

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. ~ Psalm 16:3
This is my School Scripture for the year.

In other news... One great thing about this week is that I had it super easy as far as making dinners! On Sunday we celebrated the 75th anniversary of our church with a potluck dinner, so I didn't have to do a meal that day, although I did have something in the crockpot for the evening. I went out on Monday night and the hubster had planned to go out as well (but the plans fell through) so that was easy - just had to feed the kids. Friends invited us over on Tuesday. On Wednesday we were all at the kickoff events for fall programs at church, which included dinner. Tonight and tomorrow we will be out, so I only had to make a complete dinner ONE night this week! Score!! Even that one was super easy, because I already had the shredded chicken cooked up ahead of time. I may just earn myself a Suzy Homemaker badge yet. Someday. Not today, of course.

And I was in the kitchen enough - I baked a chocolate zucchini cake for the church dinner, baked bread a couple of times, and made barbecue rub and brine marinade for the smoked pork we had at the kickoff.

My Monday evening was spent meeting with a few other homeschool moms for our Encouragement Group meeting. Very small turnout this time, but we had a good time and those who didn't make it were still prayed over! Tuesday was busy as usual, perhaps even more than usual because we went out for dinner. But as I said, at least I didn't need to cook!

This afternoon I'll be going to pick up some of the kids' friends, and we will all be heading to a Christian music festival tonight and tomorrow.

Things that made me smile... This gorgeous selfie Kennady took, which is my current favorite picture ever of her. I mean, look at her. Of course I'm biased, but isn't she bee-you-tee-ful?
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photo credit: KAT

And foggy mornings and evenings made me smile too. Especially when the sunset colors are vivid like this. 

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I recommend... getting started on your annual All Things Pumpkin Spice binge. These cookies are actually really good, and reminded me of a crispy version of Pumpkin Roll. It also reminded the family that it's that time of year when they want me to bake said Pumpkin Rolls and also pumpkin pies.
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On the bookshelf...

Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies
Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt
A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn

You can find out more about what I'm reading on my book blog, Just A Second.
I just added a couple new books to my shelf. This one, Unequal Affections, arrived in the mail this week (I won a drawing during Austen in August!). And yesterday the new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook arrived for me to review.
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And thanks to another drawing, I got this brown paper package wrapped up with string (one of my favorite things - you're humming the song now, aren't you? You're welcome.) containing a pretty book journal.
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A parting shot...  Kennady used some birthday money to buy herself this coffee mug, and I am jealous. I want one too.
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Branson said...

Okay, the second half of your post is making me hungry! LOL!! Would love to have you come link up with the #ParentTeacherMeetUp as well! :)

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