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Today is Friday the 13th! I just realized that – Too funny. Glad I’m not superstitious right?

This first week of homeschooling ended up being much less than I had hoped for – bordering on non-productive really.  Not because of the girls – oh NO – but because I ended up being sick! Me! Saturday and Sunday I just felt really, really dehydrated so I was constantly trying to drink water to get rid of that dry feeling in my mouth – but Monday I woke up feeling tired and just a bit off – hot.  I was still clear headed all week and I was able to get the girls where they needed to be – but I sported a fever up-towards 102 one afternoon. No other symptoms – no chills, no muscle aches, no need to sit in the dark – so no other flu like symptoms. The need to sit or lay down yes,  but not even to sleep. It has been a very strange illness to say the least.    To top it off my hubbie needed to go on a short business trip during the week. R and J were totally helpful, making sure they fed themselves and making sure the dogs got outside and everything. Today I am feeling better – more normal but not perfect.  I’m trying hard not to pass this on to anyone 🙂 and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the girls don’t get “it”!

Next week will be better!

Tomorrow the girls and I are going to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on the “Big Screen!” It should be a blast!

Bright Blessings –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well today is the official LAST Friday before we start homeschooling for this year! Yesterday my eldest started her 2 homeschool classes at Homelink – a program that offers school like classes to homeschoolers. Last year she took algebra – this year she is taking photography and British Literature and History. I think this class is going to be a fantastic class for R and a great mental challenge. Not because she can’t do the work, but because it’s going to make her think!  I think it will be perfect.

Today we  may clean and re-organize the school shelf.  And get our books organized and find all the pencils and pens etc… Yesterday while R was at her classes, J and I went to the library and checked out a pile of books for lessons – We are starting with learning about Earth and also the 13 colonies.  R will be doing at home Geometry, spelling/phonics type review, creative writing and science with J. With other kids – personal finance and health, photography, British literature and history. She also wants to learn Russian so I’m on a quest to find a decent Russian program that won’t break the bank.

I think it’s going to be an exciting new year. Both girls are older they are willing, they both have their passions they are following.  Fun times 🙂

Now that I have a computer! and I figured out how to transfer all the pictures from my camera(s) to said computer – here are some updates!
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R’s new girl Pharma. Good match I think –

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Crafternoon project – teen/tween day.  Will post directions for crafternoon next week. Horseshoe decorating for frames or just to hang, and 18 inch doll food.

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Medals from J’s last feis – third in her reel, single jig and slip jig, 2nd in hornpipe. She was ecstatic! First time ever participating in 4 dances and placing in 4 dances!

pictures from iphone 962013 017J getting her attitude in in the room before the feis.

Till next week! Bright Blessings!

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah!  I finally have a computer that’s set up that I can use –  For what now? Almost a month – I’ve been checking all my email and facebook posts from my ipad mini. It’s very hard to update blogs from those! Since “my” computer up and died, it was decided (by my hubbie) that I should get the PC that he built for my personal use, and school usage – and he would get the new laptop – I know right? Oh well – I’m just glad I have a “new” computer that I can FINALLY blog on!

We’ve had a very busy month and there’s a lot to tell – but I just wanted to pop in and say “hi” for right now.  School starts for us today – meaning we are getting our books out and going over expectations, going over education plans etc…  We’ll go shopping for the few supplies we need, hit the library for the books we’ll need and then start officially Thursday –

We will have a great year!

Glad to finally be back online!

Bright Blessings!