*1*A bit of dirty weather round here....wind and rain all week. You don't know the meaning of wind storm until you've experienced one on the Great Plains. Between the high winds and the over cast skies, it was a dreary week. We did brave the weather a few times for walks and discovered a huge old snapping turtle on the side of the road about 3/4 miles from the river. It was gone by the time I got back with my camera. Here's another of the baby snapper we found earlier this week
*2*Grammar, typing tutor, quarter mile math, reading, bike riding, walks, Computer games and Pride & Prejudice (again). Flower has declared it her favorite movie.
6 kittens. The kids are thrilled.
*4*The garden is growing- slowly. The beans, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and beets are happy. Not much else is. We need some heat and some temperate weather! We planted a couple different color iris' this year. Every single one came up purple (we dig them up by the bucketfuls in the fall and throw them on the compost heap. They grow there too!). We are slowly taking back the fields that went wild last year.
*5*Risk for the very first time on Monday. We ended early but I had taken both Africa and Europe and was well on my way to controlling Australia and the Middle East. If only I could translate my ability to play board games into an income stream.
Feeche is reading The Iron Lance (Lawhead is our current author of choice) Cub finished The King Raven trilogy (in about 3 weeks) and declared it fantastic. The boys are also working their way through The Dragon King trilogy. Flower is reading lots of Bernstein Bears these days and I am reading Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter. I've avoided her in the past due to her biting wit (I have one of my own that I am constantly trying to curb). But, she is funny and clever and intellectual, as well as having a biting wit. The 2 chapters on Darwinism would make great additions to any high school apologetics course.
I didn't know that Ann was a Christian, she refers to her faith frequently. I like that. A woman of committed faith who has made her biting wit pay. (I bet she's good at board games, too!)