Wednesday Homeschool Recess 3/6

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Wednesday Homeschool Recess 3/6
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 12:25am

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

The sap should start to drip today!  The 10-day forecast looks wonderful for syrup production, with temps in the upper 30s/lower 40s during the day, and 20s at night.  Perfect cycle weather, though I'm not looking forward to mud season as the snow melts more every day!  Oh well, such is life, and I do like my fresh maple syrup! DS is very happy to be part of the whole process.  

I'm starting to feel a bit more human, though my head still feels "funny" and I have a tight cough once in a while now.  Slowly but surely I'm making progress, at least.  I slept as long as possible yesterday, which I'm sure helped.

DD has her music lesson today and then I'm going to get groceries.  That will eat up the whole afternoon and if she doesn't fix something for supper, I'll have to do that too.  I'll probably have to do some school stuff with ds tonight after supper, since Friday will be shot because of a funeral and a wedding (not the same people, not at the same place or time, LOL) and I thought I was going to at least have Friday morning for school.  Sigh.  The best laid plans often go awry.


Sue
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:09am

Do we gotta work today Mom? Yes....Sorry but your brain requires it. Or else you will just drive me nutty all day entertaining yourself with noise, and chatter and crazy messes! Yet...maybe some exercise can count as work and fun and must be done? My dishwasher is dirty on the inside somewhere....it is used so much that it is now feeling over used and wants a break. Really? You are a dishwasher....you must work for free and do it perfectly! It refuses to be pressured like that! So I guess maintance, vinegar wash cycle, taking the drain plug apart...they dishwasher wants to put me to work, washing up it. Nothing stays clean, esp. not the things incharge of cleaning other things! It is wines day Wendensday tonight right? I hope so, I need my heart healthy glass and a half allowed to me! But what is for dinner? It is not just wine....oh something healthy everyone will complain about perhaps! But maybe with dessert....anything to get a happy smile before bedtime routines and I need to pass out before the evening news...because of illness over and over and never catching up my sleep ratio after illness exertion in energy! Juggle on, juggle on.....please no flaming balls, just plain ones today! 

Heather   

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 11:40am

Good morning.  The snow has stopped, but is deep!  The pups are funny to watch in the yard.  Frodo comes in coverd with snow-face too, as he keeps sniffing it.  The plows barricaded the end of the driveway.  DH and DS are re-shoveling so we can get the cars out. 

History and math this morning.  Audio book on the way to and from bowling.  DS will miss Saturday league for a volunteer option, so he is prebowling before homeschool bolwing today.   Some lapbook projects this afternoon.  

        

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 11:47am
Sorry you're having a challenging day first thing in the morning. I would go nuts if people complained about what I made for dinner. If I'm going to cook they're going to be thankful. There are plenty of kids in the US and elsewhere who get no dinner--healthy or otherwise.. If you like it or not be thankful for the time I invested and for the fuel for your body. My past dishwashers never had to be cleaned out, but this one needed it after 6 months. I took care of it and my washing machine on daylight savings day and hopefully being on a 6 month maintenance schedule will take care of it. Just an idea...

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 12:31pm

They learned it from the Dad I think. When I got sick of that, and told them fine everyone cook, shop, plan for yourself, and I will do my own thing, they all stopped complaining for a while. Yet lately it seems to have come back. The teen seems to be leading it this time. I try to ignore it a lot, but if it builds up well then I can't ignore it anymore.

 My youngest almost never complains, I tell ya, I have fantisies of just leaving everyone and everything except taking only her with me!  I try hard no to have a favorite, but at the ages stages and with her personality being the easiest for me to deal with, it is impossible to not feel favor for the kid!  Right now she is learning the birthday song on her fiddle so she can play for her sister in June. She is always like this so thoughtful, kind...happy to get stuff done usually, loves to swim, loves pets to care for even when she is tired of pet care! I may keep her home schooled, for life, then make her my employee one day too! She needs to be my right hand kid forever! I am afraid teen hormones will come and change all this for us. I keep reality checking myself that it will. Then ofcourse she will hate me and want to go do her own thing, as nature intended....but I bet by early 20 she will be over that, and back to my favorite kid ever!  Shame, shame on me....favoritsm. Atleast I am aware of it, so try and be fair minded about it, with all the kids. I do appreciate all of them for who they are, there amazing self the good and the bad, the happy and the sad but the one most personality matched with me is hard not to appreciate and the youngest with less hormones! 

It seems bad moods go in and out of cycles here. I hope my teen gets past hers soon, as it results in more angst for the whole group! She has a lot on her mind lately. Yikes when that happens. Plus she is not taking any art classes this semester....so I notice that her emotions are stronger, when not being put on paper. I better encourage her to start drawing a new something soon, find her an Art project ASAP. The kid needs to draw or we all pay the price!

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:12pm

We had my fav spaghetti and meatballs choice of sauce, I made orange jello for dessert. I enjoyed my allotment of wine with it. Everyone was happy, and I am tired as predicted and glad it is rest night...not a bunch of extra's to do. I also got the teen more paint and she immediately went to art work after school! Yeah, not complainging getting her Art/emotion out!  Working on new computer train ing/ practice time here.

H.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:46pm

We had a change in plans.  After bowling, Zeph went home with a friend to play for a few hours.   While he did a bit more school after dinner, it was not the school-a-palooza I had hoped.  Looks like we'll be working while MIL is here. 

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 11:01pm

Sorry you're dealing with a moodly tween/teen. I feel fortunate that although the hormones are working overtime in his body (obvious from the physical changes he's undergoing) his emotions are pretty much in check.  He's been a bit weepy and sensitive, but has handled it in a open discussion way.  When I see I see the puberty book on my dresser, it's his sign he needs to chat.  Way more chats dealing with feelings rather than physical changes.  Right now we're working through how to handle 2 homeschooled sisters who are in a volunteer program with him who are a bit flirty and he just wants to concentrate on the volunteer project and lecturing scientists.  While he likes the girls (they have stuff in common) he does not want them attempting to braid his hair, but it's okay if they sit by him and are quiet.  At least he knows enough not to be rude.  He was pretty cute when he announced rather exhasperated, "I don't want to scar them, I'm probably their first crush!"  

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:10pm
2 girls are after him....that is so cute! Maybe they just wanna be friends! Good luck with that, Mom!
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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 1:07am

turtleemom wrote:
<p>He was pretty cute when he announced rather exhasperated, "I don't want to scar them, I'm probably their first crush!"  </p>

Oh my goodness, that's f-u-n-n-y Laughing


Sue
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