Friday Homeschool Recess 5/3

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Friday Homeschool Recess 5/3
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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 9:12am

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

Well, we evidently have a new breakfast trend, involving eating outdoors at the small bistro set on the front porch.  I won't object (and the wireless signal is excellent...the modem is 6 feet away through a wall, LOL).  DS and I are enjoying each other's company, and a delicious breakfast.  He woke up early and "hid" from me by sitting on the back deck reading his Kindle book, but so far he hasn't accomplished anything of what he's supposed to do, which means I'll start feeling stressed in a short time because much of what I have to do involves what he has to do!  Sigh.

DD got a 97% on her econ final yesterday, and an A in speech (also a 97 last semester on gov't without even studying for the final, because someone forgot to tell her when the final was, oops!).  I'm super proud of her this year, facing the adversity she's faced and overcoming and doing well academically.  It hasn't been easy, but she's done it.  Technically, she could be done with history, if I count her 8th grade US history...but I'm not telling her that.  I'd like her to do one more year of history, and then her senior year she could do some electives like psychology or something else of interest.  OH, and I forgot to mention...she's working through the AP Music Theory test prep book with her music teacher, so she'll be able to take that test before entering college.  Should help her learn some things and cement some concepts, along the way.

We don't have to go anywhere today.  Yay, a day at home.  Mostly.  Just short runs to post office, ATM, and the "temporary nursery" to get some plants.  Herbs, ds wants strawberry plants (so he can grow ginormous strawberries that he can hollow out and fill with chocolate syrup and whipped topping Surprised), and I need a hanging flower basket to replace one that dh broke over the winter, and some flowers to plant in the old hanging baskets and planter baskets.  I am so ready for pretty things!  (The tulips in the backyard went from no buds at all, to the next day buds with color.  Things have literally exploded with the two very warm days we just had!)


Sue
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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 12:43pm

I wish I had a chance to see tulips in my yard today! I should have a few pop in, if we ever have Spring last long enough for that. I did not plant new ones last Fall but I should still have a few old ones that will come up. We have the foot of snow to melt, but with 70's in the forecast, it will and pretty quickly. I am pretty sure we are going to basically Skip Spring and hopefully jump right into Summer. That is if MN. gets out of Winter at all this year. I have hope for summer. 

I am not feeling good at all today. My leg hurts from over use, when I should still be under using it. More, suffering, whatever, it is better even with a little suffering left! My heart hurts, it is starting to hit me, that my Grandma is never sending me another card or phone call. So I think loss is finally starting to settle in a bit. As I feel really tired and down, and think about the best Thanksgiving I ever had in California, was as a newly wed at Grandma's house! She was a very special, caring type person. She worked with children her whole life, so always treated people nice, very accepting, caring person. She worked in food services for the school system.  So today I am being lazy as I can be. Cause I guess that is what I need right now. I have to pick up one kid in a few hours but besides that I am going to try and not do, but let myself rest. Take out tonight for sure. So I can rest more.

My student is working diligently on her independent work. Yet, not pushing any new stuff, and she seems a bit tired too. So we are being still and quiet, mostly. Lunch was heat and eat food from Trader Joes, and a bag of chips....not the best healthy but not the worst. It was quick, easy and no clean up!   

Heather  

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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 12:50pm
I hope my strawberry patch is really full of berries this year! Again IF the snow melts and goes, so they can grow! I have been in a sweets mood to sooth my sad...I like Annie's brand bunny cookies that are snicker doodle flavor....cinnamon (and gluten free even) YUM. I just tried those for the first time. Plus my baker made brownies yesterday...so getting my comfort sweets to help healing go easier. :) H.
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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 11:48pm

Heather, how old was grandma?  I'm sorry you're feeling an empty spot in your heart, but know that even in her passing, she still fills it with love.  I know you will always cherish the memories you and she created.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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