Friday Homeschool Recess 4/5

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Friday Homeschool Recess 4/5
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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 7:59am

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

Well, the happy wanderers made it safely to their destination yesterday afternoon.  DD texted me a pic of the canyon next to which they ate lunch, and said she was "overwhelmed" (in a good way).  Sadly, she's definitely gotten whatever germs ds shared with her.  Last night she was miserable...achy, tummy messed up (she's sensitive to sinus drainage), just not well at all.  I think she's going to lie low at the hotel today, rather than going out and trekking around.  She has her laptop, phone, and iPod...plus there's the TV in the room, so she'll be fine.  I'm hoping she'll sleep a lot and sleep it off, at least to the point of being able to go outside and let the sunshine cook away the rest of the germs!  Poor girl, her immune system is zilch because of everything she's going through.

I'm back at work for the weekend now.  Happy happy, joy joy.  The day is already shaping up to be a busy day.  I'm watching a squirrel out the window...it appears to be doing the splits (vertically) between two trees.  Kind of funny, the way it's hanging there.


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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 8:21am

Hope she's better soon.  Glad they made it there safe and sound.

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 8:34am

Bright sunny morning.  It was cold in the house, I forgot I turned the heat off yesterday... The pups are back in bed snuggling to warm up.

I'm waiting for co-op registration to open.  Laundry is going.  We have oodles of school today.  We're celebrating DH's birthday by fonduing.  He loves fondue.    Sadly his birthday gifts have not shown up in the mail.  He'll have to wait unitl he gets back from his trip to get them.  My mom and grandma left presents for him when  they visited, so he'll have something to open. 

 

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 11:33am

Yeah!  He got into the classes he wanted!  Next fall he'll have a Supreme Court/First Amendment class, cartooning, and cinematography.  He's got at least on friend in each class too. Yeah!  I can figure out the rest of my stuff to teach/scheudle now that I know Friday mornings are booked. 

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 12:26pm

Travel can easily make illness flare up, with all the change is schedule and stress of new places different foods and not your own bed. I sure hope she does rest today and recover to feel better and enjoy her time more. I am feeling really anxious just by being stuck in knee recovery, I need movement to feel more relaxed and not feel anxious part of it is just from pain too. The brace works for support while walking but the compression on my knee hurts. I found another less compressing brace to use just at home, when moving, but being forced to sit and with pain makes me cranky and provokes anxiety too. I also went to only Advil in all the daytime and the scrip pain reliever just to try and sleep. So getting use to that. I hope to go to the pool this weekend, it will help even if all I can do is walk in water and play waterbasketball...it is relaxing, will ease the anxiety aspect of recovering. I hope to read a new book. We played our new birthday game, Apples to Apples..way fun. The kids have a ton of energy from being cooped up with me, and that bugs me too. I think they may go outside it is nice today and the sun is shining, in the 40plus more with the sun, is very nice. Wish I could be in my garden....but no manual labor like that yet for sure. Spring time with a sit and rest knee is bad timing....mentally for sure! So going to read so I can not think about it all. We have also been busy looking up next college to visit...I hope to get to go on the next visit!

Heather      

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 12:31pm

Yea that Zeph got the co-op classes he wanted!  Those are some interesting class offerings.  I bet he'll have lots of fun.  (Our co-op hasn't announced classes yet...hopefully there are some good ones.  DD said she wants to do a science class.  There's a mom who is a science uber-geek...loves science and loves to teach it.)

Bummer about dh's birthday presents not arriving yet.  Sigh.  Yummy fondue.  Cheese, chocolate, or both?


Sue
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CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 12:34pm

I've talked to dd.  The boyz managed to get up and leave without waking her up this morning (miracle!!!) so she was able to sleep until she woke up naturally.  She walked to the hotel restaurant and got take-out breakfast, and she has some soup in hand and other snacky stuff that will tide her over for the rest of the day til they return.  Her voice sounds horrid, but she was chipper and spunky.  The hotel room has windows that open (Surprised) and the window is huge with a fairly nice view, so she won't suffer from darkitis while she's recuperating, LOL. She's going to chill out and hopefully feel a whole lot better very soon.  Being ravenously hungry when she woke was a good sign, I hope!


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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 5:41pm

We had a change in plans.  DH decided he wanted to go bowling so we went to lunch and then went bowling.  Asfterward swe al lwent and picked up dogfood and people food ( seperate stores) so we are set to fondue.  I'll be making 2 types of cheese for french bread and apples and an oil fondue for filet, shrimp, and chicken.   Of course we have dippign sauces too.  DH did not want chocolate fondue, but cheese cake.  Such a happy shopper--the butcher cut up all the meat for me:)  DS is finsihing up some school (the bulk will have to wait for the weekend).

Our homeschool community is growing up and the kids are wanting more high schooly electives.  I think the co-op selections reflect this.

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 6:39pm

I forgot that I am also making a mesclun green salad with cranberries, walnuts, and goat cheese-YUM!

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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 7:29am

I've never done the hot oil fondue.  Someday I would love to try it.  My mom used to make an awesomely good cheese fondue, when she could still eat dairy.  I borrow her fondue set and recipe and make it every once in a while.  I suppose I should get my own fondue set someday...LOL.


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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 8:23am

My DH came into our marriage with a good vacuum, a ton of computer euqipment and 2 fondue sets- one for cheese and one for hot oil.   We have since added a chocolate fondue pot.   I have a fondue lazy susan that usually get used for taco fixins'.   Fondue is one of his favorite meals.  His parents use to fondue every Christmas Eve.   I married into a fondue loving family:)

Growing up my mom made a tempura batter for veggies to cook in the hot oil.  I'll need a 2nd electric pot to try that but maybe for next time... 

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