Friday Homeschool Recess 5/10

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Friday Homeschool Recess 5/10
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Fri, 05-10-2013 - 1:07am

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

Yay, Friday and that means weekend off.  Of course, that means it's supposed to be cold and rainy.  I had been enjoying summer clothes, bare feet, and open windows.  Sigh.

The kiddos have ceramics this morning, and dh and ds will be finally finishing that furniture construction job they've been doing at the PD.  Good, because ds needs his tools at home so he can build a bedding box for the strawberry plants he bought!  He did a nice job mowing, though dh is being mmm and won't admit it.  Whatever.  


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Fri, 05-10-2013 - 8:49am

So...this needs to "burn off" by ten so dd can do her solar print...eek!

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Fri, 05-10-2013 - 9:19am

Dreary, rainy, and chilly here too.  I have a ton of shopping to do.  I have major grocery shopping and a Target run to do.  I'm hoping I can find a gluten/ dairy free mix for cupcakes and frosting. I also want to go pick up gift cards from a local bookstore for the moms who led the boys literature group.  Zeph will write thank you notes to put them in.  We are having an end of year party with that group on Monday.  Gamestop is on my list too to pick up Minecraft for Z. as a gift.   If there is time I'd like to do some clothes shopping for me and for Z and maybe a stop at the nursery to see if they have more of that hanging basket I fell in love with. 

While I am gone, DH wil hopefully vacuum and clean up his work computers that are taking over half of the downstairs.  Zeph has 2 history lessons and  the other half of the downstairs to clean.  He is having a friend over this afternoon and there is no where to play since every inch is covered with Legos or blocks.  After dinner I'll take Zeph and his friend to breakdance class. 

Hoping to get some laundry done and also get Zeph's gifts wrapped while the boys are playing. 

My hair looks awesome!  The color is a nice rich dark brown.  Hoping it will stay that way and not turn that reddish brown it usually does.  The cut is awesome.  Typically I keep it all one length right above my shoulders.   He cut long layers all over and we kept it below shoulder length. It's been 6 months since I got a cut.  He had a ton of hair to work with.   I feel like movie star:)  He also brough Z's shaggy head under control pleasing me while still keeping the length pleasing Z. 

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Fri, 05-10-2013 - 10:15am

Yesterday was super busy and I need more coffee today. We are having a slow start with 4th grade just doing a few workbooks before our getting out for field trip to Vet with dogs. We need dog food, and I don't know what we will get done today, I am really not motivated at all. I guess I will have an unplanned sort of wing it day, accept for the Vet appointment with dogs. Then the must do minimum keeping everything alive here. That always includes feds, meds,taxi, cleaning...just to much even in minimum sometimes!  I wish for a nap but coffee is what I will get in reality of things to do. Hum, 4th grade decided on Piano, 4th grade loves music! We can do that before Vet, yeah, Why not!  

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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 2:25am
(sigh of relief)...the sun came out at 11 a.m. and dd19 rushed outside with her print stuff and cleaned it out with an old toothbrush (???) and then went to work and then we went to town and she was able to get some good prints, even though the print blurred a little because the sun moved...(!) Then she played piano for a while (there is a nice grand in the choir room, unlike our keyboard at home) and I talked to ds22, who managed 3 A's and 2 B's (one of them in algebra, a big shock to him...he was expecting far worse) and 2 B's for his incompletes, one of which will be changed to an A when he gets some lab work done. So he is enormously relieved and promising to never overload his schedule again. dd15 went to play Ultimate...it was a good day for it because cloudy and cold, and dd15 and ds22 and I went to the park and ate chips and salsa and ice cream bars and watched the Ultimate players until the lightning got too close and dd15 came running back to the car. We drove home through a wet landscape with an amazing rainbow which I couldn't see well because it was behind us. It was Lord of the Rings weather, with heavy dark clouds raining over a bright landscape, lurid unreal colors with the sun and the rain and the rainbow all together, some of the mountains looking like jagged cutouts, others hidden behind and under clouds, clouds of every kind: a thick heavy mass to the northwest, clouds that looked like what happens to the stuffing in a pillow when dogs have decided to take it apart, hanging almost-tornado clouds, layered clouds with hanging sheets of rain. It had stopped raining by the time we got to the near town: dd19 drove 10 miles and then dd15 the remaining 6. It is midnight and dd19 is cleaning her room for some reason (she says). dh is doing "night rounds"...probably chatting somewhere. And I am thinking I should go on an internet fast (or at least a news fast) for the weekend...time to get some stuff done around here. Deborah
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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 8:31am

muddymessalonskee wrote:
<p>So...this needs to "burn off" by ten so dd can do her solar print...eek!</p><p><img src="/forums/sites/default/files/forum/user/625745/valley10may2013.png" width="344" height="241" /></p>

Um, so how'd that all work out for you?  The photo doesn't look promising, LOL.

Edited to say, I see that it did work out for dd.  Yay!!!  Interesting that the print blurred because of the sun moving Surprised  You're making me think that we need to do sun prints too!  My kids have done prints using artificial light at the museum, but never using the sun.  Obviously I am a slacker, LOL.


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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 8:34am

Heather, were you able to find the gf/df baking things you needed?  I'm trying to think what I've seen around here.  There's a specific section of Meijer that has gf items in it...but I have no idea if the baking mixes are also df or not.  

Yay for a hairdo that you love!  I hope the color stays the way you like it.  LOL at finding a hair balance for Zeph that pleases both of you.  I leave that department to grandma, since she cuts ds' hair.  She knows his likes/dislikes and caters to them, LOL.  He doesn't like to go too short, since it removes his "coils" (as he used to call the curls when he was little and couldn't say the "ur" blend...coils and goils were his cute-isms, LOL).  He is in need of a de-shag, however, preferably before he goes camping next weekend!


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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 8:37am

Deborah, glad the weather ended up cooperating for that photo print.  Interesting that it blurred because things moved though.  You'd think it would be slow enough but I guess not Surprised

Your evening weather and rainbow sounds beautiful.  I love those "this looks ominous, wonder what it's going to do" skies...well, except when I'm stuck at the side of the road in Missouri with a tornado-damaged camper, grapefruit-sized hail falling, and ominous clouds swirling all around, LOL.  I especially like to work during storms.  Somehow I feel safest, LOL.


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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 8:39am

Heather hbka20 I have VT maple roasted coffee beans.  Come on over for some delicious coffee, and just skip all the errands and parenting responsibilities Wink  (I did a coffee swap with a friend in VT...I sent her Michigan cherry beans!)


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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 9:19am

I did not find the baking things.  It looked like I would have to actually bake from scratch.  Thankfully Whole Foods had gluten free vegan cupcakes that look beautiful so I bought a chocolate one and a chocolate peanut butter one for him.  Then I took the easy way out and just bought their regular cupcakes for the other boys too.  I think I'll have to go back and pick up one more pack as I didn't account for enough cupcakes for siblings. I'd rather have more than enough than too few. 

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Sat, 05-11-2013 - 11:00am
Don't tempt me....a trip to Michigan to shadow a 911 operator sounds like a great vacation trip! Anything that does not have kids, pets and responsibiilty on my shoulders, plus Good coffee and I know your daughter likes to cook! Plus your son is adorable kid that looks like angel and plays instruments and sings! I like to drive and Michigan is not that far away! :)

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