Friday, March 3, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - March Beginnings

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I've got a brand new cup for my coffee this week - an oversize Tim Horton's mug to add to my collection!

Homeschool news  . . . The beginning of this week we had company, so I didn't push schoolwork too much, but maybe I should have been tougher. I probably should have been tougher all along, because we had a brief showdown on Wednesday afternoon when I realized that things were sliding more than I'd realized. So some things will be changing. Actually we've already changed a little bit - instead of just trusting Kennady to get whatever schoolwork done on the days I'm at work, I'm leaving a more detailed list of the things I expect her to work on and need to see completed. And on the days when I am home, we will go back to working in the same room where we can keep an eye on each other!

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There's no problem with her getting Art done anyway!
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Caribbean Lighthouse by KAT, February 2017

Other news . . . My dishwasher arrived as expected on Friday, and even better, we got it installed the same day! It was quite the scene in our kitchen/dining room on Friday evening, as my husband's sister and her husband arrived for a visit very shortly before our friend arrived to install the dishwasher.

We had a relaxed weekend, with just some shopping on Saturday afternoon. We were lucky enough to be inside the mall when a storm pushed through the area, and heard later that there had even been some hail! No damage to our place though. On Monday evening, we went out for dinner to a favorite restaurant, Buca di Beppo, and ate WAY too much! Worth it! On Tuesday Kennady and I both got our hair cut before heading to gym class, and dropped off a couple pieces of her artwork for display in the homeschool group's feature gallery at the library this month. Our family headed home on Wednesday and we've tried to get back to normal once again.

What's New . . . the dishwasher! Yay!! (Sorry I didn't get a picture)

I finally followed through on a Birthday Bucket List item, and got a new coffeemaker. I got it out of the box but it was still sitting on the counter as of last evening. I will get it working tonight.

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And the new coffee mug mentioned! We just had Christmas with my sister-in-law and that was a gift she brought me.

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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 Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden, and I've been reading:

A parting shot . . . signs of spring already!

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Brittney said...

Yay for new dishwashers!

Annette said...

woot woot for crocuses, art done and dishwashers!!! :)

Joanne said...

Crocuses! I love those first signs of spring... it's always so exciting to see.

Dawn said...

The lighthouse is beautiful.
Blessings, Dawn

Ree said...

Ooh! Nice coffeemaker! Happy birthday :D

Ritsumei said...

Looks like a good week, overall. We've had those showdown moments. Our local Buca di Beppo closed before I managed to get in there, but I have a soft spot for that place anyway: my Grandma used to take us there when we'd visit her. That one, or her favorite Chinese place. Yum. She knew where the good food was. Thanks for the happy memories!

Sheila said...

Ohhh...those crocuses!!

a49erfangirl said...

Yeah for a new dishwasher!! I can't wait to get one again. We had to get rid of ours because we didn't have enough space for it. I loved the painting. Your daughter did an awesome job on it. Happy Birthday!! The signs of spring are beautiful pictures.

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