Monday, October 23, 2017



Have you ever eaten at restaurant and you realized you forgot your money?
No. There used to be a restaurant we went to where the people were really familiar with us and one day the debit card wasn't working correctly...they told us to just pay for those meals next time.

True or false-you can pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time.
False, for me.

Do you prefer to drink out of cans or bottles?
A bottle when possible and affordable. I like both the feel of glass and the taste better. I am nostalgic...so, there's that, too.

Do your socks match today?
Yes, gray and warm. Gray is always good. Warm is always good.

What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?
I am reading several anymore. In that it is suspenseful, yes, I would recommend what we are working on now in homeschool..."The Chronicles of Narnia." Once we are done with the complete series, I don't know that I would get as much enjoyment on a second read...maybe waiting a while to reread.

Are you currently borrowing something from someone?
A teacher often lends our youngest several games and such.

Write an extremely random statement.
What is the best use for two kinds of salsa and some marshmallows?

Are there any major holidays you don’t celebrate?
Yes. This is often the result of drama...we just don't feel like celebrating after whatever some person(s) have concocted. I am hopeful this will change!

What is one thing you will never understand?
Those who cannot act respectful of others (you can always choose to have good manners).

Have you ever stepped on a bee?
Not that I can remember. I did have a female sweat bee sting me the other day when I thought I might compassionately release a fly (it so looked like one). Little pucker-y marks.

What helps you wake up in the morning?
Needing to be awake to get ready for the activities we are doing with the kids.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I couldn't sleep well. It thundered loudly and was hot last night. I think my Vitamin D pill contributed to this only-a-few-hours-sleep but have to take this big dose when I do! I started the day with a turkey sandwich and hummus.

What is your favorite thing in your room?
My husband...well, that was the first answer I thought of. My Mother's globe.

Do you worry about small things?
Not really.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This shall be fun...making a list of 26 spoonfuls. :-) Join HERE. :-)

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Post-in-progress. :-)

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Frightful! FrightFall!




This month, I have read at least 10 pages of "The Magician's Nephew" to 1st-Grader and Pre-K-er. We are reading the chronicles in chronological order. In fact, we finished Magician's Nephew this month...an origin story...I appreciated the humorous touches, particularly what the animals did about their impression of Uncle Andrew. We have read "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" already...so, we are skipping it in the order (also viewed so many different movie interpretations). Next, we are starting "The Horse and His Boy." #HomeschoolLife
UPDATE: Now at 42 pages and I am reading/re-reading some on my own for lesson planning. #HomeschoolLife



34 pages thus far. Jefferson is about to return to his beloved childhood home (father's plantation).



11 pages. The particular story was "Jack the Giant-Killer." Hildebrandt is a beloved illustrator to me...he, and his brother, did artwork for a lot of Tolkien stuff...such pretty use of light.



On page 63. I am going through this one for the historical content(taking notes) and deciding if I want to keep it (depends on how her relationship with John Smith is handled). So far, a very interesting read...written by a distant relative of Pocahontas. I inherited this but will re-home it if there is excessively explicit sexual content.



12 pages thus far. Frir Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur." Launcelot sure did rack up a broken people count (a few dead, too)!



35 pages. Based on a true story...a horse called Old Bones/Exterminator.



48 pages...picking up where I left off. Read the short story "The Black Suit"...creepy and now makes a song I like a bit creepy.



The life of George Washington and others who made a difference in his time. Thus far, the kids and I have also read about Daniel Boone and John Adams.
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FINISHED. 637 pages. I have to say that the main character took some very brave moves! The best Grisham that I have read.



175 pages in. Unusual loner boy who is invited to become a part of a secret art community.



And 3 pages from my children's science textbook.

FINAL COUNT: 1,060 PAGES
I didn't get a horror book finished...but I am happy considering we had the flu and some other things come up.

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