Saturday, January 20, 2018

Our Weekly Amble for January 15-19, 2018

This was not the second week of school I had in mind.

I was still pretty sick Monday and Tuesday - and not feeling grand Wednesday through Friday, in fact today was the first morning I woke feeling mostly well. But still with the cough.

However, the children all managed to get sick up and down all week, so we took it easy: lots of music from Amazon music played, plenty of reading - including our Ambleside Online selections for the week, movies from Netflix - we watched the Gene Wilder Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the recent Disney version of The BFG, both of which we all enjoyed. No music lessons or activity lessons. I left the house twice - to go the clinic at Kroger once and the bank a second time. I don't think the children left the house at all. We even missed our Art with Friends group.

M-girl played the piano a lot. She's been working on pieces from Phantom of the Opera, The Lord of the Rings, and The Lion King. She had a Latin tutoring session with Greta on Friday and as she's at the beginning of Latin Alive! and finding it less than challenging, Greta gave her a paragraph from Wheelock's to translate - she's very excited about that.

N-boy has been working on the Peanuts theme, The Pink Panther Theme, and Pachelbel's Canon in D. I love to hear him play.

We watched CNN10 every morning, which is a nice way to keep some of our habits in practice.

I've read a good deal of Mansfield Park this week and reminded myself why it is my favorite Austen.

So, while it isn't the week I had anticipated, and we didn't accomplish a ton, I'm pleased with the children's ethic in keeping up some of their work and general demeanor during a time of sickness.

Here's to next week.


  1. I don't feel behind if music and readings get done, so it sounds like a good week to me! Glad you are feeling better. :)

    1. Agreed, although some math would be good, too :)

  2. still praying you'll heal completely! I'm impressed you accomplished anything while heing sick!

    1. You know how I loved my babies, but big kids are just fantastic.


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