Friday, May 8, 2009

Business as Usual: Busy

School this week consisted of math, logic, Latin, SOTW, and lots and lots of Bible Memory. As I mentioned earlier this week the boys are signed up for the Bible Bee and between the 350 sections in 4 categories (category 3 & 4 have much longer sections than 1-2 verses) along with the 400 Bible facts, it's going to take a focused effort. Cub was begging for Christian Studies and thinks that is a much more palatable way of "getting it." The funny thing is is that he is a memory magnet. The 2 years of focused memory work that we've done, along with his age (grammar stage) and natural ability and he just absorbs it. I am so jealous.

Gardened. Love it. So far in the garden: tomatoes, parsley, basil, watermelon, zuchhini, honeydew, potatoes, onions, garlic, green beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, green peppers, jalapenos, pumpkins, sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and strawberries.
We still have more more squash, cukes, oregano and flowers to put in. The weather has been perfect for planting, raining at night, beautiful and sunny and temperate in the day.

KB's graduation announcements are printed, addressed and finally ready to go out. The cake is ordered. She is finishing up school assignments. The end is in sight!

Bible Study last night consisted of Gen 21- God sends Haggar and Ishmael out into the desert. It is always a surprise what is revealed and last night was no different. God took them to the end of their strength and ability and then provided the well of water that quenched their thirst, renewed their life and allowed the promise to be fulfilled. Application was rich, of course.

Read an article about Connie Culp this week- the 5th face transplant. Modern medicine and 12 surgeons reconstructed it with the generous and selfless gift of a grieving family. The story struck me as very profound. Life is never what we expect.

College Woman is done with her freshman year of college and is well under-way with her sophomore year credit wise. She completed beacoup credits, worked 20 hours a week, made the dean's list and discovered the joys of t.v. series addiction. She'll be home in a week or so and then off to Romania for a month. If you'd like to read more of her adventures or the work that she is going to support in Eastern Europe among gypsies, check out her blog:

It is a season of endings and beginnings around here. 2 students (almost) graduated and 3 to go. Next fall will be so very different with only 3 kids to school. KB is making plans, slowly, deliberately, and somewhat tentatively. Viking Man is almost done with his on-line teaching and literally buried in stuff to do these days. He had a student tell him that he's learned more about writing in this class (intro to psych.) than he had ever before. Wow. The littles working hard at cramming in every moment they can of outside play and soaking in sunshine. I know the summer will fly by but we are loving the longer days and beautiful weather.


Karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful week. The rest of your year until graduation will fly by - or at least look that way in the rear view mirror.

Paige said...

Congrats for having 2(almost) graduate! Thanks for sharing your week.

rednanasteph's place said...

I have been working in my garden also. Flowers only and they have almost all died due to the excessive rains we have had. Will wait a week or so and put some new ones in. Great job going on over there.