Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: High Octane Cruise Control

Remember how I've moaned and groused about the speed at which our lives are now moving? How I prefer a quiet life? How we need to make some changes around here?


Changes have been made, but not to our schedule. Wonder of wonders, I think I'm getting the hang of this plate-spinning gig. It's still not my preferred way to live, but at least I'm no longer grouchy or miserable. And here's what's keeping me going:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
                 -- Matthew 6:34
Ain't it the truth? So we're cruising at high speed around here, and I'm not worrying about tomorrow.

Anyway, this week was a good one. The usual things went on as they should, and here are a few highlights.

- Miss Priss and I worked on fractions (again) for a part of the week, equivalencies and simplifying fractions. Here's a snippet of our real conversation:

Me (excitedly): You're really getting this!
Her (off-handedly): No. I just play along.

Ah, well.

 - We also continued our study of the brain. This great mini-video from Discovery Health helped us out.

 - Our History Pockets project for the week was a diagram of a Southern plantation. They are not quite complete -- hence, no photos. We also enjoyed reading George Washington's World; Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution; and This Country of Ours. Due to my education hand-wringing earlier in the year, we're behind; but I'm not going to let that bother me. Much.

-The girls are enjoying Robinson Crusoe more now that I'm reading it aloud.

- In our artist study, we considered Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph and Woman with a Pink, in our What Makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt? book.

We also sat at a mall for a few hours selling Girl Scout cookies; we watched a lot of bird activity; Miss Priss tumbled, Tiny Girl rode her pony, they both had piano, and we all had fun at church Wednesday night; we admired spring as it burst upon us, in the form of daffodils, flowering trees with white and lavender-pink blossoms, and a thunderstorm; and today we fasted, as part of our hunger badge for Scouts. We went to IHOP for supper with friends to break our fast. Pancakes never tasted so good.

How was your week? Pop over the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers for more encouragement and ideas from other blogs, and have a great weekend!


  1. I can relate. My life improved significantly when I stopped fighting the inevitable - in my case, living 30 minutes from everything and spending way too much time waiting.

    Who knew fighting it took so much energy? :)

  2. Sound like a lovely week -diagramming plantations, Rembrant and Robinson Crusoe!

  3. That's such a good verse to remember from Matthew! I have been completely frustrated with our schedule lately, too, although for different reasons. But there's nothing I can do about it~I just have to be patient...and that's not my strong suite:)
    We are also enjoying the early signs of Spring here! Have a great weekend:)

  4. So glad Miss Priss plays along with you. It's better than the grouching my 4th grader does. (I'm sure she really IS getting it, BTW. It just takes a while to build that confidence so that it seems like second nature. That's what's keeping me going through all the complaining around here at math time.) I love reading about what y'all've been doing in a week!

  5. So let her play along.

    Meanwhile, I think you're embracing it just in time for the years of craziness that are coming.

    God was preparing you all the time.


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