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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On Break

Whew! I needed this break and I'm so glad that I have us off for two weeks. We're only taking one week for Christmas because it's not in-between our quarters so I won't have planning to do.

Camille has a recital December 5th and her teacher is not happy with her lack of progress in her note reading, for the last two months. It's good to be able to focus on this without any other formal studies. We're leaving tomorrow for my parents' house and I probably won't be online much for the next 4 days. I hope to take the kids on a nature walk while we're gone though so I'll be back with pictures from South Carolina.

We're still reading Swiss Family Robinson, I'm taking Camille's Prima Latina flashcards that she made so we can play Latin Memory- I better make a cheat sheet for myself- and Times Tales so we can start on the Part II stories.

Everything is ready for us when we come back, TOG Year 3- Unit 2, Math on the Level and Science- which are my only subjects that I really have to do much prep in at all. We do have a chicken leg bone soaking in vinegar so that we can bend it when we get home, a project from Head to Toe Science.

I have one more week of teaching Sunday School so we'll be back Saturday. Next week, I'll be exploring the different colleges in our area to find one to attend, hopefully in January if not then in the Spring as well as getting a part-time job at night. I'm going to be extremely busy very soon. Our finances haven't been healthy in the last 5 months and dh's medical bills are a constant drain that only deepens with each procedure he needs. This is going to be a very tight Christmas, the tightest we've ever had. I know others are feeling it too this Christmas and some will be giving each other the present of their company rather than wrapped gifts. I'm just glad I'm able to go home for Thanksgiving and be with my folks.




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judahmo said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your parents!

Jennifer said...

Have a nice break and a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are able to find something that you enjoy doing AND that brings in enough money. I know it can be so hard to make ends meet with one income. I am very thankful that my hubby is in the military and his medical bills are always taken care of. That is one of my greatest fears about retirement.

Lisawa said...

So glad you can be around your family for Thanksgiving!

Hope you have a relaxing ( as much as one can when visiting) and enjoyable time! SC is a beautiful place....

Happy Thanksgiving~


Jules said...

My sister went to Armstrong Atlantic to get her master's degree. They were very flexible with class schedules.

Good luck with your pursuits.

christinemm said...

Wow, what changes for you. Working nights and attending college and homeschooling.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele said...

Hi, Jessica,
I'm just checking in to say Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you have a restoring and refreshing break.
We are having a tight Christmas too, and are trying to concentrate on fewer, more meaningful gifts.
I wanted to talk to you about piano sometime. MM has been taking a keyboard class since she was three. We do the Harmony Row program. MM will be 8 next week so Camille is just a bit older. Our music teacher promises us that the note memorization part of the brain is just now kicking in. Thus far we have been concentrating on muscle memory and ear training. We have done note work obviously, but it is just now taking a major role. That may not make sense! it is difficult for me since I was taught a traditional piano method, but I was 10. Call me if you want to know more about it or look and see if there is a Harmony Road? Row? program near you.