Friday Homeschool Recess 6/7

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Friday Homeschool Recess 6/7
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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 9:07am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  it's recess time!  Or, you can spy on the fb group and have recess there.  Or here and there.  Doesn't matter, so long as we are together Smile

So, the motorhome is ours!!!!  We got a deal worked out.  We'll be able to pick it up Tuesday (they put it in the shop for a fine-toothed comb going over).  So, the weekend's task is emptying all of our crap out of the camper.  We'll pile what we can in the garage and I'll park my car outside.  Dishes and bedding I think I'll put in the back of my car. It's clean there and the stuff won't take up room in my house, nor will it get dusty in the garage.  Here's a link if you want to see pics...though the pics don't do it justice, of course, LOL.

Aside from emptying the camper, I have to fix a potluck dish, go to the credit union (dh refinanced his car to the credit union from the bank where it was financed so I have to sign that paperwork), take dd to a doctor's appointment at 4:30 (follow-up on the asthma stuff), and then there were some reason we were going to run to Meijer.  Potatoes and onions are needed, but there was something dd specifically asked if we could get.  Hmmmm.  Hope she remembers what it was Surprised  She asked for Qdoba take-out for supper, so we'll grab that on the way out of town.  DH has a car show/burnout in his town, so he has to go to work earlier than normal tonight anyway.


Sue
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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 9:29am

I love the camper! I have always loved campers, my Dad had one and we had the best of times in that thing. It was great for all the favorite kid foods, sleeping and traveling at the same time, so I got the rest I needed when on vacation with him. Almost always a pool at camp sites, I was one happy camper most of the time!  The wonderful adventure of hitting the open road. He really loved the out doors and even in his off time, he loved to drive. As a truck driver in paid hours, and our Camper driver in unpaid Dad work hours! I hated giving that up when he died.

Today is not going to be a Friday fun day. Cleaning up before a party to set up and the house is in tornado look yet again as everyone has backpack clutter and everything. I just had a nice breakfast so as to fuel my energy I hope and I will put on music and start the cleaning frenzy soon. Brown rice grits, an egg sunny side up (all the sun we see here lately) wilted spinach, and green onions....it was so yummy and healthy. Plus coffee. I still feel tired....from this weeks busy, but I must do clean up and set up task today anyway !  My carpet person failed to clean the carpet as he promised, but maybe he can get to that tonight as he has taken a half day off. It really needs it bad with all the rain we have had and little wet puppy feet. I guess I will do baking soda vaccume atleast! I have birthday shopping/planning to do as well. The list never ends! 

Heather   

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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 9:51am

So happy for you!  While I am a tent girl,  I totally get how a camper helps to keep the allergens out.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 10:10am

Yesterday was so awesome at homeschool skate. I was awestruck at how I have managed to cross group borders ( by not joinign any) and have so many friends in so many different circles (some overlapping) and they were all there yesterday.  My core group of friends is so awesome! Zeph had a blast.  DH saved the day by bringing us lunch at the rink.  it felt like the last days of school of my childhood.

I've spent my ealry morning dealing with the pups and a baby bunny nest.  They wounded one by treating it like a toy.  Wow, can baby bunnies scream!  Crazy momma bunny- she had to know had dogs.  Waiting for the wildlife center to open for ideas. 

DH and I are about to go over bills and then I'm off to the grocery store and Target to stock up on groceries and cleaning stuff.   Target was out of the Lego sets Zeph wanted so I'm placing an order at Lego today. 

School this afternoon, history, art, math, vocab, and literature journalling.  It is dreary here so we're taking advantage of an indoor day.  Plus it is National Donut Day!  Hoping DH will run out and get those soon.  We're tying in a Penrose math lesson to donuts:)

   

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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 9:24pm

I enjoy tent camping too, but dh would be a total pitb about a tent and all the stuff that goes with it.  Plus he'd never sleep...he's so large, getting off the ground would be difficult.  It's nice to have a solid roof, and places for everything.  it's what you get accustomed to, I guess.

Oh no, how is the baby bunny doing?  I hope you were able to find out something at the wildlife center.  I never had a baby bunny survive, but the ones I had as rescues were all cat bites and those get infected so badly.  Poor little thing.

Hope you enjoyed your donut day celebration.  Seeing a lot about that on my police wife groups, LOL.  We should have taken a drive to Cops and Donuts and celebrated properly!


Sue
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Sat, 06-08-2013 - 9:21am

Yes, it was a good donut day.  We did a Penrose lesson on the torus and discussed euclidean vs non euclidean geometry while we ate.   Best math lesson ever! 

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Sat, 06-08-2013 - 9:29am

Barring something unexpected, tomorrow we plan to leave for the first day of a week or so round trip...to the airport!  for dd15 and dd18.  I feel completely behind...I was goiing to leave behind a spotless house, have nutritious meals packed in the cooler, fun activities available...at this point I'll be lucky if we have the tent and the right number of sleeping bags, a violin and a viola and a bunch of random snacks!

This morning it was cold and we were completely fogged in...dd15 and her friend decided to go swimming at the springs anyway, so I guess we'll be picking them up at the nearest town in a bit more than an hour.  When I took her to the rendezvous point I returned a driving textbook to the library, went to DPS to recycle motor oil, took household recycling to the transfer station, dropped off the three foster kittens at the Humane Society, and some plastic grocery bags at the food pantry.  Lunch was ad hoc: eggs and a microwaved potato for dh.  I forgot the frozen peas and the fruit drink.  He said he'll have them later!  I absolutely MUST have a list for ds22: dd15's pet sitting job, our pets (food, water, clean up after), the mail, the plants on different porches, some phone numbers.  I had thought to get another TracFone...looks like that wil probably not happen.  So we'll be out of touch for two or three days at the end of the trip. 

Yesterday we did get all the necessary parts for dd19's driver's license together: her online course certificate, passport, Social Security Card, two bank statements (proof of address)...she was thumbrpinted and filled out two additional pieces of paperwork, had her eyes tested and a photo taken, had an additional paperwork filled out by the examiner, then took the road test...and passed.  I had been a little worried with our car with its wrinkled hood and sputtering exhaust and check engine light (because of the exhaust) and aging tires (they wear out SO fast here...lots of highway driving on roads with sharp surfaces)...but the signals and the like were all working properly so that was good.  The test starts out with parallel parking between two poles, then down the highway to town, through a quiet neighborhood with lots of left turns, and back.  We had practiced the parallel parking the night before, and then simulated the road test: a friend had done it recently and told us what to expect.  She messed up the instructions on one strange intersection, but got a 90 overall...and the two times she shifted into third, she did not make the transmission go "clunk", a problem she has not yet solved.  At least she knows it's possible to do it soundlessly now! 

Deborah