This week, I wish I had an excuse other than that low lying, remaining exhaustion that just wipes out any thought of ambition and laziness.
Here is a status a Facebook friend just posted. I found it very fitting for this past week: I've been a total slug today. Thankful nobody spilled salt on me.
Yep! That describes my week.
We did have fun Trunk or Treating on Monday..... perhaps next year I'll remember the camera. Here's a picture of my kiddos posing on the couch in their costumes with their pumpkins.
Thursday we had a playdate where the kids literally vanished into playland and I was able to hear my friend talk about some true trials and dilemmas she is dealing with. It is nice to be the supporting member for a change.
Friday night was Otto's 4H Banquet. He got a Perfect Attendance Plaque and a few other certificates. As a Cloverbud they don't get very many *Big* Awards. The most important thing that happened at the Banquet is he was given his 4H Fair Project CHECK. He was awarded a WHOLE $4.50!
In school this week, we were a bit relaxed as well. We did hit math (writing in expanded form, subtracting with doubles plus one factors & writing prices with dollar signs and cents signs). We covered some reading and reading comprehension. WE are trying to get through our AAS phoneme cards but some of those letters with 3 and 4 sounds are tricky! We also have a Little Critter reading comprehension book. I love this book and so does Otto. It contains questions about the story but also reinforces lessons on rhyming, word patterns and contractions. I never would have thought to teach him contractions without this book and now its exciting to see how much he enjoys creating contractions. Love.
This week Otto has also REALLY taken off in his desire to read signs and notes. I need to be more careful about what is left UP on the computer as I frequently see him staring at a computer trying to read the words. Hubby is watching a TV show called *The Walking Dead*. Otto the other day announced to his brother that it was "The Walking Dad," I told him his version sounded much less scary than the zombie show Hubby is really watching. :)
(On a side note: I tried to watch the show. I watched 2 episodes and really liked the character development and story line but the make up was a bit too creepy for me. We often watch at night after the kids go to bed but before Hubby takes off for his night job. NOPE! Not a great last image in my mind when I am the sole adult home at night.)
So, what did I not cover (and are you dizzy yet?)? ((Nice punctuation, huh?))
Flood: There is a valve that has blown on my washing machine and the water is not turning off. I CAN wash our clothes if I stand there and turn off the water at the wall during each cycle.... if not the tub overflows! Uggg. Hubby, ordered the part we think will fix it and I pray that it is a fast assembly and that the ordered part fixes our problem. I am thankful there is no carpet in that area! The machine was at least 10 years old when we purchased it used 8 years ago. Flood... not bad, but a frequent occurrence in my life right now.
Fire: immediately after I mopped up water I realized that there was food on my spill plate on the stove. I was fixing pancakes using my double burner griddle.... and apparently it got too hot and caught on fire! Thankfully I was able to blow it out and did not have to dump flour on it! :)
Yesterday, we also sent our first Steer off to the processor. I NEARLY cried 4 times but managed to choke it back. I just keep seeing his cute little eyes.
Here is a picture of how Tom came home to our farm!
What's new in your life??
And just because I managed to cover the pathetic amount we covered in school this week, I will be linking to the weekly meme called Weekly Wrap-Up. This meme is hosted by Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Go check her out today!