Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Achieving Normalcy

Whew! It feels so good to be achieving normalcy. We finished a lot of school today...both independent and couch school. I am making a significant dent in Mt. Neverrest (the laundry pile).

We did a science experiment. We've not typed up the sheet....but this is what we did. We are monitoring a cup of fresh water and cup with 2 T of Real Salt in water to see which freezes first.
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Into the freezer
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Checked hourly -
At this point we have one solid ice chunk and one salt slushy. The kids want to see if the salt water will freeze solid over night. This ties in with our study of Beluga whales in icy waters up in Alaska.
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Arielle & I cut out leaves. We opted to make a Thankful Tree and leaves this year...wasn't hard but it WAS hard to find the time to DO it. LOL Doesn't Arielle look like she's turned into a young lady overnight?
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Yeah - it's staged. We made the tree out of butcher paper...then twisted paper for branches.
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Sparse for this time of the year
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Filling up throughout the afternoon
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Not bad for one day...I'll need to cut some more leaves
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Tonight was PWOC Bible Study. I love having a Bible Study group to hold me accountable and encourage me in my walk with the Lord.
When I got home THIS was going on....The balloon seems to have reached natural buoyancy.


I'm home from picking Jamin up. Time to call it a night.

©2008 D.R.G.


Laura said...

I always love your thankful tree. And yes, Arielle is growing into a lovely young lady. She is looking more like Krista - at least in photos on your blog.

Anonymous said...

ohhh...I see Arielle's outfit; )I do think she looks like K too. She even choose a color K would have chosen: )

Bre G

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Laura - yep, it's growing on me. We all like it better than the pre-bought one I bought from Oriental and now we know how to do it.

Bre - Thanks again....what fun to have you here....

Cynthia said...

So glad Bre was able to come tend to the younger ones while you were away. I bet it was a special time for all of them.

Cynthia said...

Still pondering our title. I'm not sure there's such a thing as "normalcy" around here.