Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ 7

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...

I started out this week still dealing with the flu.  Mine held on much longer than the 24 hour bug the rest of the family had. 

My Tuesday I was feeling good enough for Brian and I to go out for our (non) anniversary (we were married on Leap Day, so didn’t have an official anniversary this year).  I was hungry for ribs – which never happens.  We went to try the new Longhorn Steakhouse in our area.  Brian enjoyed his steak, but my ribs were a disappointment. 

This week was a week of lots of bittersweet memories.  I was thinking a lot about this time last year, and spending those last moments with my friend Sue before she passed away.  Yesterday (Saturday) was the one-year anniversary of her passing.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I’ve heard her voice or seen her smile.  I still miss her terribly. 

Friday afternoon we went to test drive some vehicles.  We realized that the Toyota Highlanders made before 2008 and smaller than what we need/want.  So, we’re leaning toward another van.  If you have a Toyota Sienna or a Honda Odyssey, please share your thoughts/experience.

In our homeschool this week...

We had a very laid back week in our homeschool this week.  When mom is sick . . . you know how it is.  We spent a few days viewing movies that related to our history study, and did a day of science like that as well. 

Ashley started her new job on Thursday – doing office work where my dad works.  Our schedule was off due to some other  things going on this week as well.  It’ll be good to get back on track this coming week.

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

No big plans this coming week. 

My favorite thing this week was...

I didn’t want to spend yesterday moping around, missing Sue, and being sad. So, I made plans to spend the day with another one of Sue’s friends, who is also missing her.  We went and did some shopping, had a nice lunch out (Applebee’s), and even got our nails done!  Oh, and we finished it all off with Gelati’s at Rita’s (I had mine made with the new “iced coffee cream” flavor – talk about yummy!  We had a wonderful time and I’m so glad we were able to get together and share our day.

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

Netflix was working overtime for us this week!  Thank goodness for all those great old movies and documentaries!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

We got All About Reading’s first level early reading curriculum in the mail this week.  It looks great!  We haven’t had a chance to start it yet, but I’m looking forward to trying it out with Ian.

AAR_Pre-1

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

"We invite you, if you dare, to step aboard because in tonight's episode you are the star, and this elevator travels directly to . . . The Twilight Zone." Rod Serling, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

I don’t know why I’m sharing this – but I love, LOVE, LOVE the Tower of Terror.  Can’t wait to ride it again!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Okay Heidi...that's it...the next time you're at Disney, we HAVE to meet at Hollywood Studios! Nobody will go on Tower of Terror with me!!! Brian did once and said never again! I love it too, but I don't want to go by myself..that would be no fun at all! :D

Wendi said...

Sorry about the stomach bug...hope it's finally gone from your home.

We bought a used 2006 Sienna about 1.5 years ago and we LOVE it! Before that we were hauling 3 kiddos around in our 1999 CRV {dh drives it now} and while I love the CRV a van is so much roomier :) Feel free to ask me any questions you want.

We were looking at both used Odysseys and Siennas and we ended up finding a well-priced Sienna first {I was amazed at how much the used Hondas and Toyotas were}.

I ordered by All About Reading kit last week, I can't wait to get it in the mail :)

Sam said...

I think the AAR looks good, but I sent AAS back.
Glad you are feeling better =) We ended up with a Traverse, but I would trade in the payment! lol

Jennifer said...

I've been praying for you this week.

We looked for a few months before purchasing our Sienna last October, and like it a lot. Ours (minimal extras) seats 7, but last week during a recall repair they gave us a top of the line model that seats 8, which was perfect timing for a field trip with friends. We have been happy with it, ask any questions- I'll pass the technical ones on to Mitch.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm glad you're feeling better physically, and that you made it through the anniversary okay. Milestones can be rough, It's good you had somebody to share the day with.

Rebecca said...

Heidi, sending prayers for you. Losing someone close is so difficult. I can't wait to hear your review about the reading program!

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