Monday Homeschool Recess 2/25

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Monday Homeschool Recess 2/25
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:23am

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

Today's the calm before the storm, I guess.  They're saying 4-7" of snow tomorrow and tomorrow night.  Today is pleasant weather :-)  

The kiddos have ceramics this morning, and this afternoon dd are off for a girls' day.  She originally had an appointment to see the specialist at the university hospital, but she no longer needs to see him...but she wasn't going to let me get away with no travel and no shopping, LOL.   Since neither of us has a rehearsal tonight, we can be footloose and fancy free.  Since ds and poppa will be tapping trees this afternoon, no one will even miss us, even if we come home late :-)  We're going to the outlets and wherever else she wants to go.

Yesterday's concerts both went well.  Our orchestra has come a long way in the past 3 years under our present conductor.  She can really teach (both winds and strings) and that shows in how our players are improving.  There's no way we could have pulled off yesterday's challenging concert, 3 years ago.  (Next concert is "Music of the Dance" but don't let the switch from "space" to "dance" fool you...the music is challenging too, LOL.)  My friends who came from out of town enjoyed the concert and we had a lovely meal at the new Olive Garden.  They own a t-shirt printing shop and my friend made me a cool musical t-shirt, using a funny musical thing I'd seen on facebook.  She's the creative sort when it comes to shirts...you never know what she'll come up with!  Of course, my wearing the shirt to orchestra could be good advertising...I will gladly collect orders if anyone else wants one.  ($12.95, printed on the front with a fancy name on the back...not a bad deal for a shirt, at all!)  By day, she teaches high school Spanish.  The shirt business was always her husband's pipe dream, and he does plenty of work as well, but she loves to play and design new shirt designs.  She made an identical one for her school's band director, in fact.


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 10:04am

Good moring.  Laundry is going.  Soon i'm going to clean the kitchen while Zeph finished the cover of his newspaper.  This is the culminating project of his CIvil War studies.  Today we'll take it to Kinkos to have it bound.   I also need to pick up dog food and a birthday card for my mom while I am out and  hopefully get Z's hair cut.  He's been mistaken 2x now for a girl from the back. I will say that his hair is lovely grown out.  Maybe lunch out.

 I also want to make an appointment for Zeph to see the eye doctor for contacts.  He isn't seeing out of his glasses as well as he was so it is time for a new script.  If I am understanding correctly, he'll gets a 3 week trial of contacts with the initial office visit and another visit at week 2 to make sure all is well and then on week 3 we go back and decide if we order contacts or not.  I'm glad he gets to try them out before we commit.  His frames still fit his face, so we can just order new lenses for his glasses as back up.  

DH is having fun in London.  It was significatly less for DH to fly out on Saturday so he has had a few days of fun and exploring with a couple of coworkers.  Ill be happy once he is home.  This is the last of the travel for a while.   

Housework and school on the agenda for the rest of the day.  Tonight I am making bacon wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with brie and asparagus with a side of  wild rice.

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 8:15am

Would love to read Zeph's Civil War newspaper.  That's a cool final project, if I may say so Cool Awwww, the gorgeous hair that mom likes getting him mistaken for a girl.  Sigh.  I've had people say to me that ds' curls are "wasted on a boy" but I have to disagree, especially since he likes them so well.  I think they're gorgeous...as they are (were!) on my dad and also my uncle.  Boys can have "pretty" hair too, I say!  Even a bit longer!

Hope the contacts work out well for him, both physically and visually.  I liked mine when I wore them...but back then smoking was allowed everywhere (some co-workers even smoked in the ambulance between calls...ugh!), and the combo of the smoke (to which I am somewhat sensitive) plus night calls (waking up with dry eyes) made it so I could no longer wear them.  But, they were nice while they lasted!


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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 8:19am

DD and I had a really terrific day out Monday.  We got home about 9:30...good thing we didn't have rehearsals or we'd have been late, LOL.  She found some great bargains (winter coat for $5!!!!) and cute springy things, and we had a terrific dinner that stuffed us.  The neat thing at dinner was, she struck up a conversation with our server (recent college grad, in the process of applying for PhD programs now) and found shared experiences, as the girl had battled self harm up until last year.  They're already facebook friends, LOL.


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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 10:08am

Sounds like a day of fun!  

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 10:09am

I've had contacts since I was 13.  I am in need of bifocals so just these past few moths I've been mostly wearing glasses because I can take them off when needed.  It is nice to see more of his face now that his hair isn;t hanging into it and more of it once those glasses are gone.

I am contmeplating typing up his newspaper on my blog.  The lap book format was that he wrote it all out not typed it.  If I do, I'll share the link.  I just ordered his next lapbook and it is explorers.  He kind of did this in a class setting years ago, but they didn't get through it.  There is a newspaper assignment with that one too,  Instead he is going to make a journal ( tea leaves and burnt edges to make it look old) and will write historical fiction entries of different explorers he learns about. My goal is to get through this one by end of May.  We are finally going to read some Sonlight stragglers, Walk the Worlds Rim (3rd times the charm), Pedros Journal, and Shipwrecked.  I still have a pretty extensive list of Civil War boosk to get through.  DS says he is not tired of them so we'll keep reading.  Hoping to finish by the time we go to Gettysburg.