Weekend Wiggles 1/5 & 1/6

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Weekend Wiggles 1/5 & 1/6
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Sat, 01-05-2013 - 8:01am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  Weekends are for fun too!

Wow, I feel like I could have slept in this morning.  Doesn't help that dh came home...but then didn't come to bed for an hour...so basically I got no good sleep from 5:30 on because I was half awake waiting to be awakened by him coming to bed.  Argh.  I don't know what he thought he needed to do at that morning instead of coming to bed but I was not happy at my sleep being interrupted that much.  He, of course, sleeps through anything.

We're off to be church musicians in a little bit.  I'm playing and dd is singing (and my mom is organist).  If only we had a decent speaker to listen to, it would be a good day, LOL.  The guest has become a frequent guest and we're tired of listening to him but we couldn't "escape" to another church because we have obligations here.  Sigh.


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Sat, 01-05-2013 - 10:44am

Good morning!  DH and DS just left for bowling league. I thought that doing 2 leagues (homeschool and regular) was kind of alot, but then I realized it meant I got Saturday mornings to myself, and said yes.  No great plans, some cleaning and laundry and reading.  I want to pick the dogs up in a bit and go grocery shopping sometime.  Today (FINALLY) we will put together the shadow box from DS's spacecamp trip.  He's excited for it to be hanging in his room.   Some school today-lit and math and maybe start his Coursera Evolution/Genetic class, but that is about all the plans.  We're going to show how to use iCloud to put his schedule into his iTouch.

Last night was great. DH and I had a good dinner out, went to Target, and then to the theater.  It was a one man show covering all of Shatner's life with photos and video clips.  He came across as very human and funny.  It was one fo the best gifts I ever bought for DH.  Zeph had fun with the babysitter.  Win Win all around.   

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Sun, 01-06-2013 - 9:28am

Today is the first step in the geography bee.  I'm nervous for him.  I'm also proud.  It takes nerve and self confidence to sit up there in front of everyone and compete.  We're trying to keep it low key this morning.  He's decided that cramming won't do any good, if he doesn't know it, he doesn't know it.  He's got 2 friends competing also.  This is the longest we've left the pups since the bee is an hour away.  They are still wiped from their time at the pet sitters.  Buffy had a blast, but it was overwhelming for Frodo.  I think they will just sleep.  I'm off to make blueberry pancakes and sausage. 

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Sun, 01-06-2013 - 8:08pm

How did Zeph do at the geo bee?


Sue
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Sun, 01-06-2013 - 8:13pm

Had a really low-key day today, for a change.  Chilled out in my chair forever this morning...finally at brunch about 11 am...had to pick dd up from a friend's and then went to the gym together (all 4 of us, even dh!!!), then ran to Meijer to exchange some ammo and get a few food items.  DD decided to cook dinner for us...but of course, I ended up having to help.  I had lots of time to cut out fabric for the next quilt block to be done, though, so now it's ready to sew.  Of course, after I was done cutting, I didn't feel like sewing Wink


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Mon, 01-07-2013 - 9:03am

Busy illness weekend. My little one has the flu. My middle one has same but much more mild. My oldest is trying to act sick to get some of that sick care attention....long weekend. I did get out so I could stay sane with illness in the wee hours of night. My oldest did some driving practice with me. We also worked on spending gift money. She wants to try out handiwork crafts...knitting and such. I am not much into any of that at all. I get bored real fast counting knots, or sewing in a straight line. So she found some u-tube videos and has a book that came  with it. Ofcourse being left handed it takes some extra figuring it out. She struggled a bit but by Sunday night had a quarter sized loop of knitted material...I call that a small sucess, way better than any of my handiwork craft trials. We also went to the book store, in the winter I like to read more.

So really tired here and not sure if Monday will be more Dr. mom practice skills or back to the books. Waiting to see how the youngest is before I decided on her course for the day. Glad she is resting and did not wake with illness last night. The others went to school, and had themselves ready.

Heather   

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Mon, 01-07-2013 - 9:40am

He came in 2nd.  He lost to the same kid as last year who did wind up going to state last year (a round in between this and state).  In fact, the final 4 came down to the same 4 kids as last year.  The mom of the boy who won did approach me about getting the boys together-we'll see if she follows through.  I found out what they used for curriuculum and I think we might give it a try-called Mapping the World by Art.  It looks like a good mix of history and map drawing and I think we could fit it in three times a week.    He was happy that he made it to the final round against the kid who won( going for redemption).  In fact when the boys found out it would be them there was big high five and happiness they were going against one another- worthy opponenets.  Zeph did not feel that 2nd was to be celebrated- he really wanted to win.  We did got out for dinner and then returned home to start watching  lectures for our Evolution/Genetics class on Coursera.   Step one of the history bee is next Monday.

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Mon, 01-07-2013 - 9:43am

Sorry to hear you've still got sick kids.  it semes to be running through your house with hardly a break! 

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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 12:22am

Yay to Zeph for doing well in the bee and for having good sportsmanship. That would be cool if the two boys can get to gether to learn/study.  I've seen samples of that curriculum and thought it looked fun. In fact, our co-op was thinking about offering it as a class but no one volunteered to teach it.  I'd have been happy to teach it...except dd was already lined up to teach her art class and it seemed like having two "art-heavy" classes would be a bit much, kwim?


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting