Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal - 5

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In my life this week...

The flu entered our house this past week (the stomach flu).  Ugh!  Ian had it first, earlier in the week.  Ashley had it yesterday.  2 down, 3 to go.  The rest of us (Brian, Gracie, and I) are just biding our time, and waiting. 

In our homeschool this week...

Since we were dealing with some sickness, we did the bare minimum of schoolwork this week.  That’s one of the things that I love about homeschooling.  We can do extra when we need to, or cut back when we need to. 

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

Last night, Brian and I had a date night!  His basketball reffing season is pretty much over, and they have a banquet each year to wrap things up.  We went with a couple that we we have known for many years (he’s also a ref).  It was nice to get out and spend some time visiting with our friends.  (Too bad we had to come home to another sick kid!)

I also went to a Pampered Chef party with my mom on Thursday evening. It was nice to get out and I found some neat new gadgets to try.

My favorite thing this week was...

Getting a package in the mail this morning from one of my Crew members.  It was a nice surprise and came just when I needed it most.

What's working/not working for us...

Our van isn’t working for us.  I know this is supposed to be homeschool-related; but I’ve got broken-down-van on the  brain.  And since it’s the  vehicle that usually gets the kids and I from here to there, it’s kinda our homeschool bus. 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

This coming week, we’re going to start on the 1930’s in our history book.  I’m looking forward to adding in some extra stuff in the form of American Girl books and Netflix documentaries. 

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

I’m sharing a Walt Disney quote this week:

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main ... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."

6 comments:

LivingFree said...

Sorry, to hear your sick. No fun :(

Heidi said...

I hope the rest of you skate getting the nasty flu! I'm sorry to hear it has entered your home. :(

I hear you on van issues, too. My 12-year-old van just had another recall, after just having another in December, on the sub-frame this time. I'm waiting for it to just fall apart while I'm driving one day.

Michelle Smith said...

I'm sorry you're still dealing with the flu in your house. No fun. Nor are the van issues. I hope you get that fixed soon and everyone is soon well again.

I recommend Kit Kittredge--American Girl when you are looking for movies this week. Overall, it is just a more fun, enjoyable movie than some of the others of this time period.

Wendy62 said...

Oh, I know the frustrations of van issues!!....We've been dealing with van issues for over 6 months now!! Argh!

Hope the flu flees your home quickly, and soon!!

Rebecca said...

Heidi,

I am so sorry you had sick little ones. I hope everyone is better!

A date night! WOW! I would love to have one!!!

I can't wait to go to Disney with you! hahahaha! Seriously, can't wait to read your posts about it! This summer...will make 5 years since we went. Our youngest was 3 weeks old when we went...and he'll turn 5. Hoping to save up and go next year.....

Hugs!
Rebecca
momsmustardseeds.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

hi,
I am glad to have found you again! I used to follow you on homeschool blogger and lost you some how. I hope you are well soon.
Blessings,
Dawn

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