It’s week 3 and I’m just now starting writing this. I had the collages made, but my focus has been nothing this month. Or I should say my focus here has been little because I’ve been working on all manner of other things. So, let’s get into this.
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November week 1
Oh crud, that first picture reminds me I need to make their history test. The downside of making your own history tests, you often accidentally put the same question in more than once. Princess enjoys pointing out when I’ve done that and teasing me about it.
Someone put away the marshmallow fluff, but they didn’t have the lid screwed on securely, and put it in sideways, and marshmallow fluff got all over the pantry, you can’t really wipe sticky stuff off of cardboard boxes, so I made an impromptu meal with orzo.
Superman was goofing off with a mask in strangely and Jeff’s reading glasses, which made me laugh.
Leezard graduated from puppy training class level 2, which is quite amusing to me.
And finally, we finished Emma, but the kids were complaining about the discussion guide questions, they really hated the questions in it. They’re so happy to go back to the Seven Sisters guides with Les Miz.
The big news of week 2 is Leezard getting spayed. It’s kind of weird to look at that nice clean cone in the picture. Now, almost 2 weeks later, the cone does not look in the least bit like that. She has been hilarious with her cone and the many ways she uses it. I’m going to be so thankful tomorrow, the 23, when she gets her stitches out and no longer has to wear the cone.
For our study of Estonia I opted to make a dessert, which was delicious, but in retrospect I figured out a better way to make it, that I’ll tell you all about when I write about Estonia.
I may have gone a bit too far in the sarcasm front, I’d very carefully folded the blanket and laid it over the back of the chair, and the girl took it off while sitting on the chair, and I said she needed to put it back where it came from, but she didn’t. So I texted her that super helpful picture showing her where she needed to replace the blanket.
I picked up a cool new mask that’s a bandana type thing and I really like it. I used it for a pattern to make a similar one, and I want to make a few more.
This is our notes from Finland, the kids have all agreed they want to get a doctorate there so they can receive a sword. I pointed out this means learning Finnish…
I FINALLY completed the first of the two paper piecing blocks for the Murder Mystery Quilt was difficult, I’m still working on the second bug. It’s got sooooo many little pieces.
And finally, we played two games I’d backed on Kickstarter and they finally came in. First is one called Fidget Factory, which was a lot of fun, but sadly isn’t widely available yet. The second is Disciple Detective, and it’s kind of like Bible Clue. We had a lot of fun with it.
And that’s week two.
You can see the progression of Leezard’s cone, it’s quite hilarious, at this point there are giant pieces of it missing, and about half of it is made of duct tape.
But, the week started off pretty cool. I had an outing with the 9th grade girls wearing our best dresses, and then we went out to eat at a fast food restaurant, and it was a blast. That was a great start to the week, we all had lots of fun.
Then that night Superman and I got into an accident while he was driving, the sun was at just the wrong angle and we couldn’t see and as he was slowing down he hit the truck. Thankfully everyone was okay, and aside from bruises there were no injuries. Sadly, the car was totalled, so we are currently a one car family as we try to decide what we will do for a new car.
I’ve been continuing work on the quilt block, I’m over halfway done with the block and it’s really starting to look like a scarab. It has been quite a challenge to put together.
It was Princess’ birthday on Friday and we went out to eat for her birthday, and she got a free cookie/ice cream thing that was DELICIOUS and so much sugar. We followed it up by heading over to Ceramic Lodge to paint pottery, which was a blast. We followed it up with a family birthday dinner and the cousins spending the night.
And now I’m all caught up.
I have absolutely no pictures of Thanksgiving, so just assume it was awesome, Batman cooked an amazing turkey, and unlike everyone else I’ve heard from we are not swimming in leftovers. On the contrary, there is discussion of cooking another turkey to get more leftovers. Admittedly, I had enough leftovers to mix it into other things for three meals of leftovers: turkey pasta cream with cream sauce, fried rice with turkey, and then cream of mushroom soup turkey, and the boys had some leftover turkey for a meal.
I’ve got a giant pot full of turkey broth to jar up. So, that’s a good Thanksgiving.
As to what I actually got pictures of:
I finally finished the September block from my Murder Mystery Quilt. I’ve never paper pieced before, so putting together that scarab was a beast of a project.
Leezard happily got her cone off, and celebrated by easily slipping her head between the shelves on the dishwasher to clean it off, making it easier for the dishwasher to get it all clean. Or that’s what she claimed.
I’ve been slowly illustrating different characters from the book I’m attempting to write, and had imported them into my computer, so that center bottom picture is the brand new king from the first book (I’ve got some idea for the second book).
And we played a whole lot of games. I had two history games for our recently completed units: Liberte for the French Revolution, I almost go the Royalists to take back the country, but surprisingly the Liberals never got full control of the legislature, so no terror in our version of the French Revolution, 1789. The next day we played Founding Fathers (which looks to be out of print, sadly) and attempted to create the constitution, that was an interesting game to play.