*1*"How do you feel?" is an oft quoted line around here, said as computeresque as we an make it (from The Search for Spock) and this week it was met with moans and groans. Everyone in the house suffered from a strange virus with symptoms that included but were not limited to fever, intestinal issues, headaches, tooth aches, and croupy coughy crud, despite downing quart-loads of EmerganC and Barley Green. I like to think that we all would have felt much worse if not for our efforts at health.
*2*The upside of sleeping away the majority of the week is that I've, once again, succeeded in wresting myself away from the clutches of caffeine addiction. Of course, today, someone handed me a free 1/2 pound sample of freshly roasted gourmet coffee. Sigh. But, today, I did not sucumb to so much as one cup of the stuff. One day at a time, baby.
*3*We have started meeting with the contractor once a week to talk over plans and modifications to the house. One of the ideas was to open up the wall between the kitchen and dining room- the entire first floor is open with the exception of the kitchen, which is a doored-off 1/4 of the first floor. So, while most of the living is taking place in the rest of the house, whoever is on kitchen duty is sequestered away in this corner. I saw a beautiful picture of a craftsman style bookshelf built- in, cupboard height and that is my new evil plan for the kitchen.
*4*I've been teaching IEW's Ancient History based theme book. It's fun. Hopefully my students think so. I love IEW. I'm also teaching Apologia's Biology. This is truly not my bailiwick, however, I might just actually read the book this year. Pretty radical, eh?
*5*School was at a minimum this week: Math for everybody, lots of books and read-alouds, too much time on the X-box, playing on the computer and watching videos. Everybody spent hours a day sleeping so it was almost pointless to begin. We did keep the laundry caught up so I'm counting this week a win.
*6*Mrs. Z, our vunderbah art teacher is doing a "Days of Creation" series with the littles and today they used black foam board, gel pens, stencils and stickers to create the night sky. They were so beautiful! Flower got into it and made constellations all over her night sky (she lives with her dad, the science nerd) such as "The Ferris Wheel" and "Candyland Lane"!
*7*KB is hosting a Girls Get2Gether tomorrow for Valentine's Day. Black tea, lemonade, party games and finger sandwiches. She read "The Dream Manager" last week and came up with some creative and fun games based on the book. The boys don't mind the girlyness of it all, cause it usually involves some kind of delicious food for them, along with several members of the fairer sex in the vicinity. If you are 15 and appreciate members of the fairer sex, it's not a bad position to find oneself in.
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