Friday, January 23, 2015
Our Weekly Amble for January 19-23, 2015
A refreshed and renewed look for our Weekly Reports, Our Weekly Amble will be an opportunity to consider how we've shared with our children as we've walked along the way, how our Ambleside studies have fared, to look back as we consider the pathway we tread.
Our week started out quite well. We accomplished all the work I had scheduled in plenty of time. We continue to enjoy Poor Richard and Minn on the Map. The children are really into this whole weather charting exercise. They really like the history and science readings. I was pleased when they put together this week's reading about the founding of New Haven with last week's about the deposing of Charles I. Figuring out that we had actually done a little too much in the first week helped me contain the second week well. Jason worked from home Monday and Tuesday because he felt miserable. On Tuesday, N-boy and I even worked on our handcraft for January, more on that next week.
I had misread some information and had scheduled around Wednesday for a meeting I thought I had to drive to (it is next Wednesday, boo) with a Circle Time only day. I didn't feel great when I woke up, so the kids did their pilates without me (we have an older version of the DVD). We did go get haircuts and run to the grocery store. I'm so glad I did because by Wednesday afternoon, I began to feel miserable. The children did have organ practice and piano lessons. M-girl had basketball practice.
Thursday would have been our day off anyway, because of my Bible Study. We plan to stop by the library and then to do some Circle Time things in the 30 minute car ride to church on those days. Also I had planned to listen to a Librivox version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Unfortunately, I didn't feel well enough to attend. N-boy and R-girl did pilates, M-girl felt sick and rested most of the day.
We stayed home and I let the children watch Annie on Netflix instead. I'd been wanting to let them see it for a while. My son was not thrilled at first with a "girl movie" but he liked it in the end. My oldest was very scared when Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and whatshername took Annie. I do love her tender heart. I was impressed, again, by Carol Burnett's talent - she was amazing in that role! I was shocked to find that the actor who played Daddy Warbucks was the same actor who played Kincade in Skyfall. I did take N-boy to his organ lesson and R-girl to her basketball practice. It was a long day.
Today we again skipped Circle Time, and I crossed one or two items off their school list - things I would have to talk a lot for, but R-girl and N-boy worked right through their list. Together. Even their piano. [laughing] Once they got started, they did a fine job.
So this week has had its ups and downs, but overall it was a good week. The work we did accomplish, I'm pleased with. I'm thankful I had worked around Wednesday for the most part school-wise because we probably wouldn't have accomplished much anyway. Here's to figuring out how to work the schedule next week without overwhelming us with the amount of work.