Tuesday, September 09, 2014

At Home Tuesday

Joyful Thoughts - Day Ten
1. Hello Napoleon - we meet again. The kids are enjoying Tapestry of Grace - Year 3.
2. I love the luxury of being able to be home to learn with the kids.
3. Two and a half hours to process with a mentor - a true gift from God - at just the right season of my life.

Today was an "at home" day....and I kept it that way. I didn't wear make up. I didn't go buy groceries or run to the store. I know tomorrow will be 13 hours away from home.  We're learning the rhythm of life and ministry for us at Beale.

Today we cuddled on the couch and read about conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. We began reading a fun book based on the diary of Noah Blake.  I introduced Zander and Stacia to Napoleon - an average man who lived a truly exceptional life.  I love exploring the 19th Century!  I believe this is MY 4th time journeying through our 4 year cycle of history. Nolan, Zander and Stacia are all studying the 19th Century at their various levels. Arielle is finishing up high school by studying the Twentieth Century. She studied the 19th century as a Freshman and then we were extended in Japan so she skipped year 4 and began with year 1....while the rest of us studied Japan for a year. LOL

This year the younger set is working through Exploring Creation through Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright. Nolan is taking Chemistry (Dr. Wile - Apologia SECOND EDITION - I'll stick with the classic thank you very much ::grin::). Arielle may not do science this year. She has three credits already.

I spent an inordinate amount of my "at home" day doing paperwork and odd "jobs" to keep PWOC running smoothly. I'm ready for tomorrow's first meeting in the new facility, to lead a study, to share a devotional and shepherd a board meeting. LOL

I spent 2.5 hours reconnecting with a dear sister in Christ  -  my mentor. I needed to talk. A lot has gone on since the last time we were able to connect. We took advantage of her window at home to catch up.

The Instant Pot proved its worth again in whipping up a roast for the meat eaters....the rest of us had a yummy assortment of  roasted panko veggies. Alas, Michael arrived home way too late to enjoy any roast.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Lois said...

We HAVE 2nd edition chemistry. But, since I enrolled Eric in Apologia Academy they are using 3rd edition, which isn't even out yet! It's completely different since Jay Wile sold the company. I had to print out the PDF file for the first module. As soon as it's printed they will sell it to those enrolled for 40% off. That's too bad, but I don't do upper level science! LOL.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I'll be curious to hear what you think, Lois. I'm hearing mixed reviews so plan to hold on to my second edition things until Stacia graduates. LOL