Thursday, September 29, 2011


Friday! Woot! Pizza and a movie. I think we'll watch Prince of Egypt tonight. It seems a fitting conclusion to week 3 of TOG Ancient World.  I'm sad that I've been sick and we've not gotten our lapbook or pharaoh masks done....but I'm a bit surprised with me feeling so lousy all week   - only schooling 2 days  - that the younger ones got a full week of school in. This makes me think  when all else is stripped out of our schedules homeschooling is a piece of cake. I will think about much more AFTER November. ::snort::  Maybe I'll have enough time after the "regional gig" (as some are prone to call it) is up to start an enrichment co-op for the kids.....something that I wish we had here. 

Today we all worked on our Japanese or "Akiko San" homework. We were to open this darling bag of panda snacks....

....and write down every emotion we see on the Panda's faces....guess what words we'll be working on next week???? ::grin:: We found 8 - Akiko San said we'd find 9. The poor thing was in love, scared, happy, sad, get the idea. 

They tasted good too - if you're local - go buy yourself a bag in the name of education. LOL

My flu seems to be gone except the ache...and a bit of dizziness. The Cold has moved from my head/ears/throat to my chest....and I am not appreciative.... I AM taking lots of rest time....and I'm trusting I'll get into full conference swing next week.  Things really are moving along fine...I don't need to kill myself....I need to rest so I can go 100% next week. . . or so my family keeps telling me.

I'm taking advantage of being DOWN to read (click covers for links).

I'm reading this.... before I put it in the PWOC library....

and 3 in the PWOC Book club selection series

And this... anyone local reading this and want to meet to discuss it? 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Operating at 40%

I got up did a full day of school, tried to do a bit of work on Conference, had a quick regional Skype, got dinner in the crock pot, let the kids loose in the hood and collapsed on the couch. I got up in time to set the table, cut some watermelon (a treat for us over here) and serve dinner. 

Akiko San came tonight. She spoke of goodbyes and that made me sad. 

Other thoughts or insights from the day:

  • Emergen C and Airborne are now my drinks of choice
  • Does anyone else have a child  who picks up a book and starts working anywhere...this causes confusion when mom is suffering with flu induced mania
  • Stacia asked to "work out". I shortly heard - huffing, gasping and singing at the top of her lungs "God is GREAT, he Is AWESOME." I guess that's not TOO terrible of an impression for a middle aged mom to leave with her youngest. ::snort:: 
  • I'm really tired. Going to bed and hoping to feel 50 or 60% tomorrow. 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...