Friday, October 12, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - The Week With More Music

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Homeschool news  . . . After scrambling last week to get all the homework done in time for co-op, this week we weren't as pressured. And there wasn't really any French homework, which turned out okay because Kennady had four writing assignments. None were huge assignments, but still. One was for the American History class, and she had to create a brief timeline of the Revolution (at least the events discussed in this week's lessons) as it might have unfolded on Twitter. What a fun assignment! We had fun in our Creative Writing class today too - we are studying the fairy tale genre right now, and watching The Princess Bride in class! (Our curriculum is Writing Fiction [in High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life!)


Other news . . . it was definitely a busy weekend! On Saturday, the hubster and I attended a wedding. On Sunday morning, our family led worship at church, and in the evening we all went to DC for the Phil Collins concert! Very fun to go as a family, and we all enjoyed it! It's music that the hubster and I have loved since we were teens, and our kids like it too. The crowd was mixed, but I'd say a large majority were forty and up. We didn't see many teens at all, and I joked that the only person there younger than Kennady was Phil's son Nicholas, who was playing drums. (For health reasons, Phil can't play any more, and his 17 year old son did a fantastic job.)

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Our family plus our friend Donnie
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Seventeen years old and on tour
playing with his dad, Phil Collins.
Monday morning we all had to be up early and back to work and school, since none of us had Columbus Day off. I did kid my boss, saying that I should have had the day off to celebrate Thanksgiving since I'm Canadian. What with all the vacation and catching up and wedding and concert, I didn't plan ahead for a Thanksgiving dinner. So I made a shortcut turkey dinner that turned out fairly well, and a couple of our Auxiliary Kids were even here to have dinner with us.

The rest of the week has been just the usual whirlwind, and on top of it we've been trying to get ready for a visit from my parents!

What's New . . . well, we just wrapped up vacation and the Phil Collins concert (both part of the #yearofmusic goal for me and Kennady) and we are so excited about the next concert on our list - twenty one pilots! Although we've been listening to the newest music already, Kennady bought the CD yesterday so we are almost completely saturated now!

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Disney World
What I'm Reading - October 8, 2018
Recent Reads - The Last Book in the Universe
Scripture and a Snapshot - All You Nations

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 Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick, and I've been reading:

Shelter of the Most High (Cities of Refuge) by Connilynn Cossette
Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age by Alan Noble
Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore

A parting shot . . . Our family used to love eggnog. We still love eggnog, but honestly it's so expensive! So we just get it when it's on sale. With one notable exception - on the first occasion that I see it in the store, I buy it no matter what the price. We call it the Opening Day of Eggnog Season and it's a semi-big deal. Monday was Opening Day:

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Mia White said...

Oh man, I love Phil Collins AND egg-nog-- and I didn't know about his son! Too cool.

Tracey said...

The Phil Collin's concert sounds so fun! God used a Genesis album to bring me to Him.

Sharon Wagner said...

I just had my coffee break. Thank for visiting and commenting.

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