It was a very light week. The past two years we have taken off the week before and Thanksgiving week. This year I decided we'd continue with lessons and power through to our three weeks off at Christmas time. Too much time off creates the crazies in all of us.
With the best intentionsDevotions
: We read Proverbs 9 Invitations of Wisdom and Folly and Discussed. I had Father and James read Proverbs 6:6-11 in his Adventure Bible.
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest-
11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit
and scarcity like an armed man.
In the "let's live it' section of the Adventure bible, it discusses hard work and taking an example from the ant. So they looked at our gel ant farm and discussed how hard the ants worked from the moment they were put in it.
Voyages in English: We worked on 3.5 possessive adjectives and 3.6 agreement of pronouns and verbs.
Spelling: Lesson 11 more Y as a vowel
Cursive: l, f, then review and mastery
Math: Subtracting 3's this week and in Math made easy, Place Value, more and less and Fact Families.
Chemistry: James and dad are in the last chapter of Mystery of the Periodic table. It's a long detailed chapter so taking it a little bit at a time. Will finish it up next week.
James and I read "The Doughnuts" in Homer Price.
In between trying to do lessons, life was a little hectic this week.
Monday and Tuesday were spent dealing with getting Melvin and Herbie fixed. Neutering is supposed to be an in / out in one day procedure for male cats. However Melvin, being more well endowed than some cats and emotionally sensitive, ended up spending the night at the vet. When I went to pick him up Monday afternoon, they told me he was still oozing a bit and they wanted to keep him overnight. He had been licking his incision and breaking it open.
So they sent him home with a cone.
We picked him up Tuesday morning, when we dropped of Herbie. Herbie was ready to come home by 2:00, steadfastly refused to wear the cone and was actually good about leaving his incision alone.
Herbie was slightly groggy, but no worse for wear. Tuesdays are my work days and poor father was quite exhausted by the time I got home from dealing with the vet, the boys and James, plus trying to work on a microphone project.
As long as we kept the cone on Melvin, he was fine. If we left the thing off for even a few minutes, he'd start licking himself and start bleeding again.
Wednesday, he managed to get the cone off, lick himself raw again and I wasn't aware of it for a few minutes. He wasn't too terrible thrilled with me when I had to do something about that, if you know what I mean.
Thursday, Father and James neglected lessons in order to go out to the store and buy me a birthday present. So, I really can't complain about that.
Which brings us to today and I am a wonderfully, fabulous, fantastic 49 years old.
Happy Birthday to me!
As Mark Twain once said "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
You are as young as you feel, right?
My parents sent me a very generous check which they told me to spend all on myself. Hmmm! Of course, I just had to go over to Barnes and Noble and pick up a few books. Perhaps I should be buying a couple nice bookshelves to place those books in, instead.
I'm also waffling between getting myself one of these
Or one of these
What do you think?