I played tennis this week for the first time in years, at one moment I even thought I may have a chance at winning a game;) I was however rather sore the following day. I loved playing tennis as a teenager, I’m not certain why I didn’t continue playing. Next week I’m playing again and this time I might just win one game:)
I’m pondering plans and direction for our 11th Grader, he is not certain whether University or a Trade is his path. Just what are the most important skills to graduate with, which studies should receive the most emphasis? I’d love to know what readers think to these questions.
You may have ‘caught’ my rave about All About Spelling, well
we I was rather excited when Carpenter arrived home with Levels; 4, 5 & 6. We began Level 4 today:) Our other goodies included The Grammar of Poetry, I have begun studying poetry with our three oldest boys and feeling rather excited about this. We have a few of the Institute for Excellence in Writing books now and am very impressed.
For years I have been cutting our children’s and PC’s hair, a bit of trial and error but I’m pretty happy these days. I’ve always wanted to take a weekend course to improve but never found any, it recently occurred to me that googling ‘youtubes, cutting hair’ would grant me the tips I seek. So, this weekend I’m watching youtubes and sharpening the scissors.
Do any of my readers know of a calendar that lists upcoming anniversaries, events etc? A calendar that informs you of the dates such as; Anzac Day, Titanic’s 100th anniversary and May Day. If I knew this a week or so ahead I could be certain to reserve library books and ‘strew’.
After the girls were away for two weeks, I am more aware and appreciative upon their return, of the extra dimension that is ‘them.’ Little and big undertakings, initiative moments that belong solely to our darling 10 and 7 year old daughters. Happily busy whilst turning their clothes closet out; sorting, culling and re-organising all on their own. A basket anonymously bought in from the van filled with shoes and jumpers, a basket of washing mysteriously folded, I instantly know to be the handiwork of our girls. Now Princess has taken up a new role, she is our new ‘ironing lady.’ When Anna Maria left home this position became vacant, as it has a small (very small) remunerative benefit it was offered to the boys. Alas the pile grew higher, on the weekend a challenge went out that the first person to tackle the job would claim the position. Princess has been hard at work and the ‘mountain’ has been flattened.
We have a couple of read alouds happening at present. Lord Brocktree and Linnets and Valerians. As I was reading Linnets and Valerians, an absolutely delightful book, I reflected on how so many of our read alouds over the years have been about families. Often families consisting of four children or more, children who have strong moral values, have wonderful adventures, often simply finding joy in the everyday, children who treat one another kindly and leave a positive impression. I really must write a book review on family series, mustn’t I?:)