Saturday, October 3, 2015

Homeschool Weekly - Eclipse Edition

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In our homeschool... I'm trying to decide what to say about our homeschool week. It wasn't a banner week, but it wasn't a disaster either. We just sort of plugged away at what we needed to work on. I had managed to get behind on grading, which I tried to remedy over the last couple of days. It seems like we were all just moving a bit slower than we should have been.

I reviewed Fast Transcripts at the beginning of the week, and my review includes a giveaway of a one-year license, so check that out HERE. Other reviews I'm working on include The Ultimate Homeschool PlannerKoru Naturalsand the movie Do You Believe?

In other news... Like most people who took any interest in it, we hoped to view the lunar eclipse on Sunday evening. It had been cloudy all day, so I was prepared for some disappointment. It seemed like maybe we would be lucky though, as we had a clear view of the moon in the early part of the evening... right up until the beginning of partial eclipse. No kidding, the partial stage was supposed to begin at 9:06pm and at 9:07pm this immense black cloud rolled in front of the moon, and parked itself there. I kept checking but there was pretty much nothing to see here until right at mid-eclipse. Then the cloud cover broke enough for me to have pretty good viewing for the second half, so I was very happy with that. My camera is apparently not intended for taking pictures of celestial objects in the night sky though. Not surprisingly, I wasn't able to get a decent picture. But I had a great time watching!
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After that, it was a week of meetings, lessons, rehearsals, and church activities. It even included an evening spent helping out at an elementary school's Back to School night!

The last couple of days it has been much cooler and has rained steadily, as we are feeling the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

Things that made me smile... we had friends come for dinner on Saturday evening and we all enjoyed this delicious smoked salmon. The good food and the time with friends made me smile, and so did the fact that the hubster told me to make sure I took a picture of the salmon so he could put it on Facebook. And a week later, he still hasn't!

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On the bookshelf...

Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies
Ruby (Dakotah Treasures #1) by Lauraine Snelling
Unequal Affections: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling by Lara S. Ormiston

I finished Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt amd A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn. You can find those reviews and other book-related things on my book blog, Just A Second.

A parting shot...  I'm supposed to email this picture and the story of this plaque to my son, and I keep forgetting. Maybe if I put it here I will remember to do it today.
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a49erfangirl said...

The salmon looks yummy. I love salmon but I am allergic to it. We did wake up Brittany to go outside and look at the eclipse. We saw it when it was finishing up. My daughter was so amazed by it and asked many questions. We didn't stay out to long to watch it. We actually forgot about it. We have been moving slow in our homeschool as well. Hope you have a great upcoming week.

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling jealous of all the eclipse pictures this week. {sigh} It was too cloudy for us to see it.

grtlyblesd said...

I was really surprised to get a few good shots of the moon. You can see them on my blog if you're interested. 😀

Unknown said...

Oh, I think that'a great shot of the moon! I was SOOO tired that night! We went out and saw some of the eclipse...but it was cold and my bed was just too warm to go outside again. LOL There were great videos and photos on FB the next day...

Branson said...

I am a little late getting around this time, so the new week of #ParentTeacherMeetUp went up today already, lol! But I am so glad you linked up last week, and sometimes those weeks where there isn't much to say are still productive and that is enough. Not every week can be extraordinary, or that becomes ordinary and where do you go from there?! ;)

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