Friday Homeschool Recess 3/8

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Friday Homeschool Recess 3/8
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 9:09am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  It's recess time!

I wish it were a day to sit home and relax but alas, I had to be truly sick to get that privilege.  We have a funeral to attend this morning (and play music for) and a wedding this afternoon.  I was supposed to have a rehearsal tonight but I just cancelled attending that, since I can't go more than 5 minutes without hacking up a lung.  No point in trying to sing under those circumstances, eh?    So, I'll just go straight from the wedding to work.  No rest for the weary evidently today.

Did get birthday shopping done for ds...bought concert tickets to hear the Vienna Choir Boys, and bought him a Lego set plus power connections to make it move.  I already have a DS game and a shirt for him and dd has a game she wants to get him.  


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 9:21am

Good morning!  DH just left with the pups.  They are off to the vet for a bath and nail trim.  I’ve got dusting and mopping to do.  Plus I also need to change the bedding on Zeph’s bed for MIL to use.  Before lunch I also hope to get to the grocery store, unload and then go back out to pick up the pups.   MIL shoudl be here about 2:30. 

Zeph is working on a history lesson and I plan to get a math lesson and some reading or Lit Group done today also.  He is loving the book selection, Shipwrecked.   Oh the library,  I need to go there also.  We are listening to Chasing Lincoln's Killer, but the discussion guide has us referencing quotes on pages so we should have a print copy also, to make the most out of that.

 

Tonight I’m making baked beef stew and whole wheat rolls.  It should be a quiet night visiting.

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 9:22am

More weary workers here Sue! No real rest in sight but I am going to sit here and veg a bit as I try and ignore Q from the ones home. One stayed for a headache, so an extra student. Not sure how she will fit into our day, but she is very insistant with getting her due attention generally, so the day will be changed by having her here. I need to have my real thinking and planning brain working, but all I get when trying to access that is a big blank picture of a NO sign, like it refuses to work for no pay....rest and time for itself seem to be poping up over and over in pictures from that hunk of space dust between the ears!  I think I will stare at the fire and veg out around the people near me like a zombie for a bit. So going to go do that now! 

TGIF for those with nurons that still fire by Friday! 

Heather 

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:30am
My week so far: Sat: stayed up until almost 4 a.m. working on map project Sun: tired from Saturday. Something else happened...but what? Mon: dd19 to town for art. Gone 1 - 8 p.m Planned to go to bed at 11 but yogurt I was making wasn't done yet. In bed at 1 a.m. oops. Tue: Got up early before I reread the plane ticket and found that we didn't need to leave at 9, but rather at noon. dd18 and I drove to airport town, went to big cheap grocery store for organic stuff, then to try on swimsuit for her (didn't fit) and then to airport. Got there at 5:48. dd15 and dh were already out...we were only 3 minutes after their flight was to be at gate, so I guess it had been early. I drove everyone home. dd15 slept almost the whole way. Wed: dh ruined my sleep...was up and making a lot of noise at around 6. (We usually get up later because it is so dark here in the morning, but he seems to be reforming. And jet lag has made him worse.) So I couldn't go back to sleep. Took dd19 and dd15 to town at 1 and got home at 9:30. Worked until 1 a.m. on mapping project. Thu: dh up early again! Aaargh! Printed project and drove to visit with Safety Man (planned to do final check of items on evacuation maps on Friday) and then to Safety Meeting. Showed off maps. Someone noticed that I left a door off. (This was part of a "new" (many years old) wall that didn't show on the original blueprint. I would have caught it today. Too bad he noticed yesterday!) After lunch we went to town: first to the Humane Society to volunteer (dd's) and music with my chamber music buddy (me), then to mariachi rehearsal, then shopping with both dd's (dd15 had already been to nearby store and got clearance sweater for $5, dd19 wanted newer black pants and shirt for concert but we could not find, and then she went to work on print project and dd19 and I found dress ($20) and lined plaid hoodie ($5) on the clearance racks and went back to music building, where we listened to radio and I had almost an hour of when I could relax and sleep for a few minutes. Then I put on my mariachi outfit (dd doesn't have one any more because it seems that about half have disappeared) and we played the first part of the concert (followed by choir and wind ensemble) and then we went home. In the dark. Fri: Guess who was up at 6:30 this morning? It's good that CDT is starting this weekend. dh drove me to work and I walked home. Some laundry is waiting to be hung. I need to make lunch. I could make some more changes to the maps before I see the Safety Man at 1:30, but maybe I won't. We'll see how the laundry and cooking goes first! and tomorrow dd19 and I are going to visit my mom for Spring Break. ds21, dd19, and dh will be working here. And...I get to take some work with me. I've only almost finished the evacuation maps for ONE building (the most difficult, I hope!) Cheers! deborah It has been almost warm the last two days...one naturally starts thinking about wasting money on seeds...as my friend says, "to spend a hundred bucks growing ten dollars worth of tomatoes". But back to 40F on Sunday.
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 6:27pm

But the learning experience is worth the cost of gardening, and it is therapy, and way cheaper than what most insurance will cover for talk therapy. Plants love to listen...so gardeing is worth the price. You could always learn to save seeds for next year. We have done a little of that just for education, but I still end up buying some seeds. We have months to wait yet, before much garden therapy will be available without snow.

Heather   

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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 8:03pm

Deb,

I totally get your friend's sentiment.  I can buy organic on the vine tomatoes all year that smell like they just came from the garden and make my hands smell like a garden just from handling them and they taste fabulous.  Fighting with the rabbits, chipmunks and other critters, just adds to much stress to the whole garden experience for me.   I do love my indoor basil plant.  T

This year we are going to put in a monarch way station and I think the critters will leave those plants alone.  I am looking forward to the beauty of the flowers and the butterflies.