Tuesday Homeschool Recess 2/5

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Tuesday Homeschool Recess 2/5
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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 7:54am

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

Woke up to news of a new baby girl overnight from a friend, and now a gorgeous vivid pink sunrise.  Almost made it worth having the alarm rudely awaken me and make me go to work, LOL.

DD has pottery this morning (since she was out of town Friday when they were scheduled to go), and then there's nothing else on the agenda for the day, aside from the mundane like schoolwork and making/eating food, etc.  She is in a really good mood...very positive about herself and her activities. It's so nice to see.  There are many battles yet to be fought, but she's winning so many, one step at a time.  Love that girl...proud of that girl Kiss


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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 9:17am

Good morning!  Snowing here, but that's okay,  I have a full fridge and no where to go.  The pups are currently arguing in a friendly but noisy way over a tennis ball.  No matter that there are 2 of them-they always want the same one!

We've both got the History Bee on our minds.  I'm going to brag a bit.  The top 120 scorers from the Chicago region are attending  regionals. We live an hour from Chicago and it is a big region so he did well!   I need to read the rules so we understand them and see if there is any strategy to be had.  I found last year's bee on amazon so we will watch that this weekend to see how it is done. 

I think we are going to move ahead with this middle ages course and the continue with the Civil War- we should be at the surrender by next week and at good resting point.  I have asked Zeph to memorize half of the presidents and their dates of service by next Friday and he should know them forward and backward.  We'll also finish reading Two Miserable Presidents.  By then the rest of our history books ( 9 and 10 of the History of US plus a Cram for the AP European History Test book) should be here and he can start devouring those.  He's weak on the 1950s on up.  Somewhere along the way I hope to fit in all 4 History of the World on audio.  He mentioned thinking that reading the Story of Science series would be helpful too,  I think stopping math is a mistake as it works his brain in a different way.  I think we decided not to do the science class at IIT and to take the next 2 months off of Lit Group.  I don't know what the other Lit Group moms will say, but I hope they are excited for him and realize there is only so much reading one kid can do.  I know at least one will be upset that he is not living up to his group committment.  He's got to up the physical activity too because that will work his mind in a different way.

Today history, literature, math, more history and some lap booking stuff and a fun novel for us to start as a read aloud to keep it light hearted. 

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:16am

It is snowing here and I have already been out and have several more places to go. I miss the days where I had no places to go. I got so much more done! I can't decide if my back just hurts or if I am crampy...or both, plus I just feel tired. I had a deep need for chocolate yesterday, so probably female stuff plus I feel a cold trying to attack. It makes me angry I tell ya...germs and my own body cycles messing with me at the same time!  Start of the month chores need to be done, before it is mid month too. Plus one home to school and lots of stuff to do. Yet, I think my health is going to make me rest and do less. Guess I can just lie here until a timer goes off for me to drive somewhere, and observe my student as she does some reading and computer type independent stuff, more today, seeing her home edu mom is fighting germs and cramps together today! The dog better give up his doggie therapy healing powers, cause I don't have time for this! Do I mention my pressing to-do's and taxi schedule and the Q....that looms....What's for dinnnerrrr?

H.

       

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:31am

Sorry you're not feeling well. The best part of this peri-menopause thing for me is no more cramps!  I am working on a meal list for the month.  I've got the winter blues and am hoping adding in more color to our diet will help.  Just the brightening of our plates should put me in a better mood. I've got breakfasts and lunches done, just dinners to go and then to match them up so we're not having an overly chicken or pork day and making sure I've got at least 4 fruit/veggie servings covered in meals. 

I'll was out yesteray and will be out tomorrow.  I've been planning my outings and saying yes to things based on me having 1.5 full days at home Mon-Fri- including errands.  Only way to keep my sanity!

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 6:18pm

Heather hbak20, so sorry you're battling both cramps and germs.  That's just no fair!  I do think that getting AF lowers the immune system somehow.  I've noticed many times that I could be successfully fighting something off, until AF arrived and bam, I'd get whatever I'd been fighting off.  DD has been sick and gotten AF simultaneously her last two cycles. No fair!  But watch the guys get a measly little cold and they're off work and lying on the couch moaning for a week.  They should have to have it like a woman, LOL.


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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 9:37am

I hate to even call them cramps, it is just an annoying little pain. I suffered with Endometriosis and had real cramps...ones that feel like labor pains more than cramps...bad, and real pain not just annoyance. Endo is a forever illness but we have shut it down with lots of differing methods of attack. It is also somewhat likely to be autoimmue so I have always had to be aware of immune health stuff, I am sure it had a lot to do with my problems in my 1st pregnancy, then in a lot of infertility, and then pain that would make me pass out.

 Yet, in childhood I had a lot of pain due to other health problems so pain, has to build to a point of no return before I sometimes get that it is an enormous amount of pain,...for me pain is just daily annoyance of life. I look forward to menopause because I hate all the crap related to endo problems. I am sure the cold i what is bugging me more....just with the other stuff...yuck.

I can get a ton done even with living in pain. Even from the sofa, I can direct others to do what they need to do. I just get cranky and sleepier. I will just be letting the house go a bit this week and eating quicker meals. Last night my odest had dinner made for us when we arrived home from Piano! So that was a pleasant surprise. Then went to bed as soon as I could after  homework was done.  Tired today but not as much.

H.