Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up: “A Life Worthwhile, Makes People Smile”


I was excited to receive the Secret of the Scribe this past week, the last book I wanted in hand before switching over to Illuminations by Bright Ideas Press. We began reading it as a read aloud and though three of us found it very interesting, one of my children fell asleep! Hmmm…I won’t mention any names but let’s just say that HE will be reading the book on his own from now on.

We began working on a new math program that I will be reviewing. So far so good. I’ll let you know more about that later.

Monday we met some friends so the moms could gab and commiserate about their weeks while the kids played an airsoft match. If you don’t know what air soft is, it’s like paintball but instead of shooting each other with horrendous paintballs, they are shooting air soft pellets which typically don’t hurt as badly. For some reason this really appeals to them. Even my daughter gets in on the action.

My oldest son has wanted to learn to play the violin but with all of our traveling/moving, I’ve just never taken the time to find someone that gives lessons. Wednesday we stopped by a friends home so he could have an informal lesson. He really wants to get started so I guess we’ll be adding that to our list of things to do.

Thursday we went on an incredible field trip with our homeschool cover to a local beekeepers’, rushed home to get some book work done, and joined friends for a beautiful hike Thursday afternoon.  Now that’s what I call a productive day!

Friday was…well…about as unproductive as it could have been.  Other than Driver’s Ed practice…I’d say not much was accomplished. Well, maybe not that unproductive, the kids did go to another ballroom dance class. All three of them this time and to hear it told by his siblings, my oldest son really livened up the class. Wouldn’t you know, this is the one week I decided to run a couple errands while they were in class and I missed it?  I got to hear about it all the way home. Belly laughs, I’m telling you. Belly laughs.  Apparently even the instructor found him amusing. Poor child. He certainly had a good time though and can’t wait for next week. Oh, I thought you’d enjoy this quote of his that is a Nickolaus original…

“A Life worth while, means people smile.”

I guess he is on a self proclaimed mission to bring humor to the ballroom.       

Next week the forecast is calling for lots of rain, which means my husband will be home- add to that the Thanksgiving holiday and I’m beginning to think that may be a good time to take a break and regroup.

What about you, do you plan to school next week? or will you be taking a break too?  

You can see how the week went for other homeschool families at the Weekly Wrap-Up, hosted at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


  1. Sounds like a pretty good week!!
    We will be doing school on M, T, and W morning, but taking Th and F off and spending time with family! I am changing up the plans some, so we can do some fun Thanksgiving lessons instead of the normal stuff! : )

  2. Are you still RVing?? (I haven't checked out the traveling blogs in a while.)

    We'll hopefully be doing school on Monday and Tuesday with a field trip/traveling day on Wednesday.

    Our Side of the Mountain
    Week-ly Wrap-up

  3. Hi Jessy,

    We aren't RVing anymore. Settled down and sold the camper in August. We did buy a conversion van so we can still do some inexpensive traveling that way and are hoping to take a huge around some of the country trip next fall. Hopefully... :)In the meantime we are really enjoying discovering all that Alabama has to offer.



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