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.