If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Musings...

Inspired by Pam's post over at Everyday Snapshots...

Around the House
My bookshelf organizing is going well! Although I should admit there are now piles of books everywhere, waiting to be shelved, donated, or sold, as the case may be. Our tomato bushes are loaded with green tomatoes, but the cherry tree is done for the season, sadly enough. I also have baby squash, and the corn is about two and a half feet tall.

From the Kitchen
M has asked if we could "go vegetarian" for a month. Familiar enough territory, as I was vegetarian for about 8 years, and The Girl has flirted with it on and off. He wants to try it for health reasons, and I'm all for that! Besides, it's cheaper than eating meat. I have yummy things on the menu like a stir-fry tonight, these delicious enchiladas later in the week, a veggie lasagna, and so forth. That, combined with the unseasonal rain we're having, gave me an excuse to make a big batch of lentil soup, one of the kids' favorites! I load it up with carrots, onion, celery, mustard greens, and Italian spices... mmmmm.

Homeschooling is going pretty well, since it is nice and light right now! On the agenda for the week: finally finishing The Early Days of Automobiles; working on multiplying and dividing by two's; Reading Horizons for The Girl; more advanced multiplication and division on Khan Academy for The Boy; possibly finishing up The Trumpet of the Swan; another chapter in You Are the Earth; and miscellaneous read-alouds from the kids' library stacks.

On the Blog
Just truckin' along!

This totally did not happen for me in the last week, as my sciatica really flared up and I could barely walk for three days, much less exercise. This week will be better! I swear ;-)

Plans and Schemes
Waiting on library books to get my summer study plans (California history) going. I am planning out some fun field trips, and I think I am done planning for fall - now I just need to buy a few things! We'll be heading out to our regular park day, plus there will be fencing practice on Wednesday and Saturday. The Girl's coaches told me last night that they are very pleased with her progress in roller derby!

Reading and Crafting
Yes, I've been reading - Calico Palace and The Jubilee Trail, by Gwen Bristow; The Writer's Jungle; and various books with the kids (see homeschooling above). There has been no crafting, which makes me think, maybe there should be crafting! I'll have to think of something crafty to do!

Saying Yes
I said "yes" to a roller derby league water bottle for The Boy [a nice Camelbak one with their league logo!] - she loves it, and it is encouraging her to drink more water!

A Memory
Thumbing through old pictures, and came across these "kids being goofy during homeschooling" ones from 2008!

And then, just for fun, this is what we watched out the window last night, around one in the morning. The storm flashed and boomed for over an hour before moving away enough to let us get back to sleep!

1 comment :

  1. I love that lightning photo! How cool is that?!

    I've been reading mindless trash from the library, mostly, since all of our books are packed. I did discover this morning that the Well-Trained Mind was still in the car, so I'm happy about that. :)


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Thanks for stopping by! I love comments :)