The Week That Was Calm…

It was one of those weeks that I can’t really remember what we did day by day.  No commitments except for Co-op.  Just going with the ebb and flow of our lives.

It got very cold the beginning of the week.  Blackberry Winter my Mamaw always called it.  Every year as long as I can remember it has gotten very cold around mid to late April.  Just a day or two.

Keilee stayed really busy all week.  We did 2 Algebra 1 lessons.  I am not stressing that we aren’t finished the book because 1( We school year round and 2( She is only in the 8th grade.  Algebra 1 is not her favorite thing as I have mentioned about 1,253 times.

She built games for hours at GameStarMechanics and had me try to get through them.  I will get the link for her games and let some of your kids play them if they want. :)

We aren’t die hard fans of Dr. Who.  We like it but we don’t love it.  Not yet anyway. But I saw on a blog about an episode about Vincent Van Gogh and we watched it.  It was AMAZING.  Honestly Keilee and I both agreed we will forever think of Van Gogh differently.  Yes it was fiction, yes it was Dr. Who so it had the usual crazy, but we loved it.  I would totally recommend it.  It is in Season 5 called “Vincent and The Doctor”. It is on Netflix streaming.  It doesn’t matter if you have never seen Dr. Who, it stands alone.  Here is a list of Dr. Who episodes that feature famous characters.

The MOST EXCITING thing we have discovered this week is HogwartsisHere.  It is a brand, spanking new site.  It has some glitches because they are being swarmed with new users.  But it is AWESOME.  You register and sign up for ACTUAL classes.  All the classes that Harry, Ron and Hermione took is offered.  You pick your house and dorm.  You have an account at Gringotts.  And you TAKE CLASSES!!  Each class is 9 weeks.  Keilee and I have both signed up but it has been so slow that we haven’t actually started our classes.  We are both taking “Defense Against the Dark Arts”, “Herbology” and “History of Magic”.  So if you have any Potter fans check it out!!

We went to a little park in our town that we just discovered last year. I actually knew it existed but always thought it was a private park.  It isn’t!  It was a lovely day and we had so much fun.

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I haven’t said much about it here but I have been laid off since Jan. 1 and there is no start back date.  I have had a hard time this time for some reason.  I think it is because usually I have an ‘end’ date to when this is over.  But my boss has been very sick and had surgery in February.  He is about to have surgery again the end of April.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Wisteria….I love it.  And I am quite fond of her too. ;)

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1. Creative Writing with Jessica and her girls.  This has been such a blessing to us both.
2.  She made Augustus a ‘harness’.  Thank you all who supported Augustus.  He is doing so well.  Keilee is still documenting everything and he is growing like crazy.
3. Wildflower pictures.  Kei is doing a Wildflower Collection.  I remember we did this in 10th grade Biology.  She isn’t picking them, she is just taking photos and putting all the pictures and info in an App.
4.  Art Journaling.  This Co-op class has been awesome.  It has taught ME so much too!
5.  Nut Balls for Augustus.  You wouldn’t even believe the ingredients.  He LOVES them so much.

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Another week gone.  Next week the temperatures are supposed to be in the 80′s!!!  Wooo to the Hoo!!!

I hope everyone has a beautiful and blessed Easter,
Homeschool Rocks!
Karen

“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Linking with:
Mary at “Collage Friday
Sylvia at “Friendship Friday

11 thoughts on “The Week That Was Calm…”

  1. I’m so slow this week to read the updates. We are still praying for you both daily and I hope that an end date comes up soon for you.

    The harness for Augustus is adorable and he looks like one happy little squirrel. I’m happy to hear that he is doing well and thriving. You always have such great pictures too. Everything looks so vibrant and colorful. I’m not even sure real life up here looks like that. LOL. We’ve definitely got yellow going with all the dandelions lately, but that’s about it.

    I hope you both are having a good week.

  2. I am glad to hear that Augustus is still doing well and the harness is very cute. Both the Game Mechanics and the Hogwart’s sites look very interesting but I think I will wait till summer to tell my kids about them. I learned something new, Blackberry Winter.

    Giant Bouncer is a bean bag chair from an online kids community called Club Penguin. The creatures (Balls with eyes called Puffles) are pets for the penguins that are the avatars for the kids. The kids didn’t name him they took the name straight from the game. In the game they all bounce in real life not so much.

  3. Hogwartsis here sounds like an awesome site! You’ve got my curiosity up about Dr. Who now! I’m so happy that Augustus is doing well and I’ll be praying about your job situation. It must be scary not knowing when you’ll return to work.

  4. I’m glad you had a calm week and a chance to just go with the flow:)
    Beautiful pics of spring and Keilee, but my fave is the one with her feet! We run around barefoot everywhere here…from April until October. I wash feet before bedtime every single night!
    Augustus is the cutest thing- Keilee is doing an amazing job in raising him!
    Wishing you many blessings, friend! You two are ever in our prayers:)

  5. You deserved a calm week! You make the calm beautiful and exciting and seem more like an adventure than a relaxing week at home.

  6. WHat a peaceful week. Our prayers are with you. I know being without work is hard and worrying. Your pictures are always so wonderful.
    Blessings, Dawn

  7. I love the squirrel harness (did I just say I loved something about a squirrel … eeks lol)! And we’re GIANT Harry Potter fans here so we’re going to go check that out real soon :-)

  8. Even your calm weeks look plenty busy! :) I had never heard of Blackberry Winter. Thank you for adding a new bit of info to my store of trivia. The park really looks beautiful. And yes, I love wisteria (and your daughter is beautiful, too.) Augustus looks great. I am glad he is doing so well. I will pray for your boss, and for you, too…that you get employment soon. Have a blessed and happy Easter.

  9. Oh, how I love calm weeks with very few commitments. I could do with one ! Great to see that Augustus is doing well. Wishing you and Keilee a beautiful, blessed Easter too.

  10. I LOVE wisteria, too!!! We had a beautiful wisteria plant right by our driveway in our old house!

    I never realized that about April…gosh, i can’t remember from one week to the next, never mind year…I am so impressed that you observed this!

    What great resources you share! My girls have become addicted to games and they both love Harry Potter—off to check out both of the sites you mentioned.

    We like Dr. Who, too, but we aren’t as enamored of it as some folks seem to be.

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