Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Musings

For the week of July 14th...




On Tap for the Week

Grace has a 3 day art workshop that will have us driving back and forth and we need to do a library run and some summer reading club business. Other than that, this week is all about getting ready for our trip! We are heading out to a family wedding at the beach followed by a week's vacation.

Thinking About

Packing, getting the house in order (I hate coming home to a messy house), getting the goat & chicken housing cleaned out, and trying to figure out some easy meals to make while on vacation. We'll have a house rental which means a kitchen to prepare meals and save some money, but I don't like to spend a lot of time on vacation cooking either. 

Outside My Window

It looks like a rainy start to the week, but this past weekend was lovely. We camped out in the backyard, which the kids had been asking to do. And by "we" I mean the boys of the family. Grace decided she didn't want to get woken up by the rooster at the crack of dawn and Rose got upset about being in the tent and wanted to sleep inside, which meant I also slept inside! 


Garden

I did a lot of weeding work over the weekend, so things are looking better. Naturally, it seems that everything is ripening just as we are about to leave for a week! The raspberries, blueberries, and green beans will be in full swing when we get back.

Homeschool Notes 

This will be a super light week. I want to continue math with James and Christopher. James and I have been really trying to hit the multiplication tables hard, using flashcards a couple times a day. He is up to division in Math Mammoth 3 and is bogged down because he doesn't know his multiplication facts well enough.

In Our Kitchen

I cooked a lot of rhubarb, but there is more to be done. I need to use a lot of kale this week, too. I realized the other day I have not made a single green smoothie all year, so that will be high on the list.

Watching & Reading 

We watched another episode of Cosmos, but we still have several more to watch. The kids are plotting books to bring on vacation. The older three like a few of the same authors, so they plan out ahead who will bring what and then they can trade books around. For Rose, I usually bring an anthology type book rather than packing a bunch of different books. This one is a favorite. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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