This has been a semi unproductive week.† Keilee has been sick all week.† She went to the doctor Tuesday and he said it was a viral infection.† She hasn’t felt like doing much of anything.† It is such a helpless feeling when your child is sick.† There was just nothing I could do besides snuggle with her and rub her back and make sure she had lots of liquid.
She was able to film her green screen parts before she got sick.† It was very cool.† Probably the strangest thing acting wise she has ever done.† She had to deliver her lines from 3 different angles each time.† Then step away from the green screen because it has to focus on ‘blank’ each time.† I took lots of pictures but they were all basically the same thing!† I can’t wait to see the entire movie.
We also managed to go to the Wildlife Refuge and walk Nomad.† He isn’t very well behaved.† Ok he is basically crazy and undisciplined.† But we adore him anyway.† He loves walks and loves car rides.† You should see my back windows!† GROSS.
I grabbed an app for free this week called Tracing Paper.† It is pretty cool.† You can take any photo from your photos or from the internet and ‘trace’ it.† Then you finish it up with colors and extras any way you like.† Keilee honestly spent hours and hours doing this.† I have an app called “Apps Gone Free” that I download things for free almost daily.† I believe this tracing app is originally $2.† It is a ‘Favorite Resource” this week.† Here are a few of MANY pictures she drew.
She is still fascinated with DNA.† She watched more online lectures and did some work on it.† She also downloaded a few apps by searching for “DNA” that she played with.† Seriously, I don’t see the fascination, but different strokes and all that.
She did an Art Journal page. One of her favorite things to do is find a quote or poem or song lyrics and art journal it.† This is one of MY favorite quotes too!
She also did Saxon math and watched a couple of online courses in “Introduction to Psychology” from Yale University.† Tuesday was Robert Louis Stevenson birthday.† We spent awhile reading his poems and watching other people read them on YouTube.† “Me and My Shadow” was one of our favorites!† I remember my Mother reading that to me when I was young and loving it.† Then we began watching “Treasure Island” on Netflix.
The man who directed Keilee in “To Kill a Mockingbird” passed away very unexpectedly this week.† We spent 2 1/2 hours in line at the funeral home Wednesday night and then attended his funeral on Thursday.† It was amazing how many lives he touched and what a difference he had made to so many people.† It made me start to wonder; is my life making a difference? and also considering ways I could do more.†† As we approach the holiday season there are so many hurting people.† I would like to peruse some ideas for doing more in our community.
I would also like to say thank you to everyone who has emailed me with prayers. † You do not know how much Keilee and I love to read your letters.
Merlin 4th season just came to Netflix instant.† This is one of my favorite shows ever!!† Keilee and I have already made plans to have a Merlin marathon this weekend!
Hope your weekend is great.
“So the world got compulsion schooling at the end of a state bayonet for the first time in human history; modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver:
1. Obedient soldiers to the army;
2. Obedient workers to the mines;
3. Well subordinated civil servants to government;
4. Well subordinated clerks to industry
5. Citizens who thought alike about major issues. ì† ~John Taylor Gatto