Maybe it's because it has been rather blustery around these parts.
I have been spontaneously bursting into...
"Hum, dum, dum, dee, dee, dum
Hum, dum, dum
Oh the wind is lashing lusterly
And the trees are thrashing thrusterly
And the leaves are rustling gusterly
So it's rather safe to say
That it seems that it may turn out to be
It feels that it will undoubteadly
Looks like a rather blustery day today,"
Wow... where did that come from??
School? What's that??!! Hahaha
Seriously... we haven't done school all week. We needed to regroup, clean, play Legos, watch movies, and enjoy each other.
We'll be back at it next week with Week 7 of our curriculum, but for this week... we're just gonna breathe slowly and deeply :)
I don't know who to thank exactly, but I'm sure that it must be a lot of you.
(Lainie, what are you talking about?)
Right! Let me clarify...
(This could be a bumpy ride-- I'd buckle up if I were you :)
My poor, sweet, baby hurt her neck on Monday and could only look to the left for the last two days.
I was able to bring her to our naturopath/chiropractor and he helped her, but she was so locked up, she is not bouncing back too fast :(
Poor sweet thing... I know it's bad when Abby actually naps in the middle of the day.
With her not able to do any work because she can't tip her head down, two of the children having dentist appointments today, and yesterday being declared a catch-up/ clean-up kinda day, we aren't plunging into Week 7 of school.
Instead we are doing the two science activities from Week 6 and doing whatever else we can.
So, hopefully, tomorrow will be Owl Pellet day! I'm kinda excited about that one.
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I finished the book about Lady Jane Grey tonight. Wow-wee kazowee was that a great book.
Definitely for your older students (there is romance, some beatings, and executions). But Deborah Meroff did an amazing job of making the historical account of Lady Jane come to life.
It was a challenging read for me. I had to concentrate to keep everybody straight, but it was worth the effort.
One of the quotes I loved was,
"The reward is not in being remembered, Lady Jane,
but in knowing that while one lives one has fought a good fight,
and finished the course God has set.
Why should any of us envy another
as long as we have been given a particular work to do?"
Definitely food for thought...
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I'm very excited for this weekend... this post has been so random, I thought I would just finish it off with more randomness ;P
I started this post on Friday night and never got back to it.
It's been such a busy weekend ;)
I am so encouraged by all the comments left and there were some things suggested that I had already been thinking about (like Simple Woman's Daybook).
Thank you all for taking time to email and comment.
I did think about when I stopped posting much of our everyday stuff and I realized...
Facebook changed how I blogged. :(
I don't have the steam to post here when I have already made some remark about it on FB.
Balance. I'm looking for balance :)
Blogging has also changed because I am not always able to type (or it's too much effort).
I know when I "flare up" that I reduce everything down to the most important which is--
Jesus and my family.
Whenever finally makes it on this blog, I am grateful to have you all here and so glad that I am able to visit you too :)
So here is my random thing...
I was so happy on Friday because I was able to get a haircut. As I was getting ready to leave for my appointment and I thought, "Should I post this on Facebook?"
I have no idea why, but I thought, "The reason why we post these things on FB is because it doesn't cost us anything and there is so little effort involved. What would FB, Twitter, etc... look like if it actually required labor and resources?"
So in my mind I came up with this picture:
These are the things my weird brain thinks up.
Here this one guy has totally clear-cut his entire mountain so he can send these really random messages to the people across the mountain.
Can you imagine if we actually had to cut trees, make fire, then send smoke signals??
Would I post that there is a cute squirrel on my back deck?
No! I would be out trying to kill it for a midnight snack later!
Ah, but we don't have to exert that much effort so we do post things so everyday.
Which, of course, got me to thinking about why.
I think people didn't send smoke signals to tell people about a squirrel because there were people near him... friends and relatives that lived and worked in close proximity. With a nudge of an elbow (instead of a virtual poke) people communicated and shared all day long.
I think sites like FB are hugely successful because (I could totally be over analyzing here) but I think it's because most people are lonely for their friends and family that are far away.
And maybe by sharing the most ordinary information they are somehow with us in the day-to-day and we don't miss them as much.
And besides, without Facebook, how would I ever know about cool things like this: