HMJ- 10-19-12

 

  • In my life this week…

I have been slacking on my work for my book. I was supposed to be finished and ready for outside editing by the end of October, but I’m not sure if that will happen now. I may have to pull a few all-nighters to get there.

In more exciting news, this last weekend was our local festival, and Danger Girl and I helped out in our church booth. We got several contacts, which means a new batch of names and addresses to add to our contact list!

  • In our homeschool this week…

We have a new student in our homeschool. For the past couple of weeks one of our neighbor’s children has been joining us (We will call her Miss Chatterbox). She wasn’t able to start preschool this year because of the birthday cut off and she was getting upset about seeing her siblings go off to school while she had to hang out at the house all day. So, she is joining our school day from 9-12 which means I am now on the search for preschool activities. If anyone has any suggestions I am all ears (or eyes as the case may be).

We had a nature hike this week at the local state park that was a lot of fun. We came across a bunch of daddy long legs, and at first Miss Chatterbox was freaking out. After I explained that they couldn’t hurt her, she was fascinated by them and began searching them out. She and Danger Girl both collected some rocks to bring home, and we took a couple pictures of flowers to identify.

  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

This weekend we are having a grand re-opening for the karate school we attend. They moved buildings to have more room, so the town has been invited to a demo where the students get to show off what they have learned. Hopefully Danger Girl won’t decide to become shy during the demo.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

I think my favorite for the week was our nature walk. It has been a couple of weeks since we have done one, and Danger Girl really seems to enjoy it. Miss Chatterbox also seemed to have a good time.

  • What’s working/not working for us…

Our biggest struggle right now is getting Miss Chatterbox to be quiet long enough for me to read to them. She has a desire to talk constantly and will interrupt if I have read for more than 30 seconds. I will have to get her out of that habit.

She is also in the habit of lying. She will lie about the silliest things, including telling me her mom said she could play in the street. If I am not letting her do something she wants to do, she will automatically tell me her parents said she could. We will have to work on this habit as well.

One good thing about this new arrangement is that it is forcing me to allow Danger Girl to do more independent study. I am learning what she can do without my assistance and putting her to work in those areas when I need to do one-on-one time with Miss Chatterbox.

  • Things I’m working on…

I am participating in 2 upcoming blog tours. The first one will be tomorrow, so come by and check out the book that will be featured. The next one is in about 2 weeks. This second tour stop will include a book review (this was a very funny book), so you will definitely want to check it out. And that is the end of my shameless blog promotion.

  • I’m reading…

Right now we are doing Pride and Prejudice as a family read. My husband is really enjoying having the book read to him, and Danger Girl is tolerating it.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

http://youtu.be/O9TunCtR3dQ

(Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge) this is my husband and my song! Is it weird that our song is a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song?

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