Friday, July 21, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - Camp Week

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Homeschool news  . . . No homeschooling at all this week, as Kennady was at camp, and I had company. I had some optimistic thoughts a week ago about how I might take this time to work on lesson planning, but that did not happen. Not even a little bit.

I guess maybe our little jaunt to Gettysburg on Saturday could count as a history field trip though!

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Homeschool Highlights - Camp Week on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Homeschool Highlights - Camp Week on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Homeschool Highlights - Camp Week on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Other news . . . Last Friday my sister-in-law and her husband arrived for a visit, so on Saturday we decided to pay a visit to Gettysburg. They had driven through before but hadn't ever stopped to see any of the battlefield itself. It was a very hot day and we didn't get off to an early start, so we weren't on a mission to see everything and get a picture at every monument. Kennady and her boyfriend went along with us as well, and we drove through the battlefield, stopping at a couple of the highlight sites, and enjoyed a hearty late lunch at one of the restaurants in town.

On Sunday we all went to Cracker Barrel for lunch and in the afternoon I took Kennady shopping for some last minute things before she went to camp. Monday morning I delivered her into the keeping of our student ministries director and the little group headed off to the camp, which is about three hours away. We weren't entirely sure what the policy would be for cell phones, but it turned out our last contact with Kennady was on Tuesday morning. Which is extremely weird, I don't mind telling you. She is my youngest and the only girl, and I'd say we're pretty close, so this whole week had the potential to leave me depressed and lonely. I was glad to have SIL and her DH here to help keep me occupied! We went on a couple of shopping trips during the day, and out for dinner a couple of evenings, but overall it was a very relaxed visit. They headed home yesterday morning, but I work Thursday and Friday this week so no time to be lonely!

Kennady arrives home tomorrow sometime, probably early afternoon.

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On my blogs last week . . .

Here on Homeschool Coffee Break:
And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Recent Reads - The Black Moth
Wordless Wednesday - Gettysburg
Teaser Tuesday - My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring
What I'm Reading - July 17, 2017
Scripture and a Snapshot - Like-Minded

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 Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, and I've been reading:

Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest by Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates
My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Fairy Tale Romance Collection: The Healer's Apprentice, The Merchant's Daughter, The Fairest Beauty, The Captive Maiden, The Princess Spy (Fairy Tale Romance Series) by Melanie Dickerson

A parting shot . . . Those couple of times Kennady let me take her picture last weekend. One time at Gettysburg when she was too far away from me and my phone to stop me. And a couple times at home when she actually asked me to take pictures of her. What?!

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Unknown said...

What an awesome week!

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