Monday, July 18, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - July 17, 2011


In my life this week...
It has been hot for Upstate NY -  temps reaching near 90!  My hubby got the a/c in, though, without me asking once!!! Love when I don't nag & I know he does, too!

My oldest went to a Boy's Camp and helped remodel a house.  It was a great experience for him - working with other guys as a team and hearing some good preaching.  For more on my thoughts on this, go to my other blog and read this post.

We celebrated our oldest daughter's 12th birthday this week, as well.  Time is a-flyin'!

In our Homeschool this week...
My son actually finished his Science; it was a stipulation for him to finish so that he could work at a local Air Show before he went to camp.  I also read a bit of my daughter's science book with her, as well and we're closer to finishing that, as well.  I still have to finish ordering books and plan next year.  I seem to have run out of steam...

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...
Umm.......yeah, I'm not much of a help this week.

I am inspired by...
Missionaries who work in places where the temperatures exceed 90 degrees on a regular basis.

Places we are going & people we are seeing...
We headed to a park at the beginning of the week for a friend's birthday party.  Went to a friend's pool a couple of times - LOVELY!  Took some of my children & nieces & nephew to the local Horse Trials on my daughter's birthday.  What a wonderful way to spend a day - watching horses gallop over hills & jumping gracefully over obstacles.  Celebrated the 80th birthday of my husband's uncle and saw/met many family members.  My husband's aunt is in from out of town and it will, most likely, be her last time here.  Hoping to get together one more time before she leaves. :(

My favorite thing this week was...
Cleaning my son's room!!!!  It had been over a year since I had been up there to clean and, boy, what an interesting project THAT was!

What's working for us...
Summer vacation.  I don't know how people homeschool year-round do it!

Questions I have...
Homeschoolers who school year-round:  How DO you do it???!!!  :)

Things I'm working on...
Blog posts, bills, listing books to sell on Homeschool Classifieds, ordering books, making a plan for next year.

I'm reading...
"Signers of the Declaration" by Katherine & John Bakeless  This is an amazing book which is made up of short biographies of each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  It's amazing to see how our Founding Fathers were still sinners and human just as our modern politicians are, but they feared God.  They had committees solely for the purpose of prayer & fasting.  Thomas Jefferson, whom so many "blame" for the concept of the separation of church & state, was actually one of three Virginian politicians who called for a day of "Fasting, Humiliation, & Prayer" when the port of Boston was to be closes by the British in 1774.

I'm praying for...
Rain.  Friends in PNG need rain to fill their barrel so they can wash their clothes, bathe, etc.  We need rain, but not so much that will ruin the wheat that is ready to be harvested.

A quote to share...
John Adams referring to Dr. Benjamin Rush:  "Too much of a talker to be a deep thinker."  Ouch!

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1 comment:

Dianna said...

I live in the south and I am so ready for a break from the heat. I don't like when the temps get above 90 which is almost every day here. lol But I deal with it.

We are taking a summer vacation too this year and loving it. For 2 years we didn't but this year I really needed it.