Friday, March 24, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - Springtime

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My workplace!

Homeschool news  . . . Not a bad week, overall, even though we didn't manage time to work on Science. Kennady seems to be keeping up with her schoolwork for the most part, but I need to figure out how to be available to work with her on Mondays and Wednesdays. The last few weeks I've been failing at that, to be honest! I'm feeling a bit panicky, realizing that today is the end of the third quarter on the traditional school calendar. That means that we really should be about three quarters of the way through everything, and . . . well . . . we are just NOT. So we have our work cut out for us, but I think we can do it. Or most of it anyway!

We wrapped up our review of Creating A Masterpiece, but Kennady will continue using the website and creating more masterpieces. And we are now starting out on another art review - this time we're looking at ArtAchieve. We've got another couple of reviews going too. Which reminds me . . . I need to update the list of reviews in the sidebar!

Plans are coming together for our group's high school co-op! We'll be offering Spanish, French, Latin, Writing Non-fiction, Speech & Presentation, Economics, and Biology; which is a pretty good selection for just starting out.

Other news . . . Our Saturday was very busy, with all of us headed different directions in the morning. Kennady and I traveled together - to a ladies paint brunch at church, where we painted these daisy pictures -

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Daisies by KAT, March 2017

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Daisies by Kym, March 2017
Then we had a funeral service to attend in the afternoon, and the kids went bowling in the evening. On Sunday, we actually attended another funeral. Both services were beautiful tributes to well-loved ladies from our church, but y'know, I'm hoping I don't have another funeral to go to for awhile now.

I had a new and not so wonderful experience on Monday - my first colonoscopy. Oh, the joys of turning 50. The prep and the procedure were not all that bad. The nurse mentioned to me that since I'd finished the prep, the worst part was over. I quickly corrected her that in my case it was not, since they'd have to put an IV in me, and I have terrible veins. My fear was well-founded, because I had three nurses take at least five (literal) stabs at me without any luck, then was taken to the procedure room so the nurse and anesthesiologist could give it a try. Which didn't go that well either. They finally got a vein, but it blew, so it was back to the drawing board. In the end, I was just about ready to pass out by the time they successfully got a vein, but it was easy from there. My arms felt rather like pincushions and are slightly bruised so I've been wearing long sleeves!

Nice weather at the beginning of the week gave way to another bout of cold mid-week, but today it's a bit warmer and raining.

What's Important . . . this little sweetheart, and I'm excited that I'll be able to visit her next week!

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I recommend . . . going to a paint night class if you get the chance! 

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've been reading:

Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas: Priscilla’s Reveille by Erica Vetsch
The Trees Will Clap by Bonnie Mae Evans
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

A parting shot . . . cold and snowy, but pretty anyway.

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Chrystal Bliske said...

That face! And those flower paintings! I just love them!

Mother of 3 said...

Sorry for your bruised arms!

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