2. The Adams' School will be starting up again soon. Since August weather in Tennessee isn't pleasant, we usually start up then, which gives us more wiggle room to goof off when the weather is more conducive to outside activities. I can't believe I have a fourth grader, a second grader and a child that may or may not be a Kindergartner.
3. My children have been on a Star Wars kick of late. Despite our telling them that the prequels do not exist (or at least we prefer to think so), they some how finagled us into letting us watch episodes 1 and 2 (I consider 3 to be too scary and violent -- I am one of those overprotective homeschoolers after all). And I was impressed by just how bad the lines and acting are. My memories weren't playing tricks on me. Those movies were that bad. Being some what influenced by their parents' opinions, or their own good taste, the kids prefer the older movies. My six year old is partial to Han Solo and I think she has good taste.
4. Just because I love the smell, I planted lavender in the garden this year. It's doing quite well and blooming. But other than sachets and herbs de Provence, is there anything I can use it for?
5. When doing my lesson planning, I've been very frustrated with the Catholic history programs out there. The two that I most like and would love to use History Links and Connecting with History don't get much past 1066. I've been using the M.B. Synge books and before that the Story of the World books, but neither suited my most fidgety child. Most of the other options out there that sound great are also so heavily Protestant in flavor that it makes me tired to think about adapting them to suit our needs. I finally bought Bishop Furlong's book Pioneers and Patriots and plan to use a lot of living books, which we always have, but why can't what I want be out there waiting for me? Hmph!
6. In order to better organize for the school year, I wanted a filing cabinet drawer of my very own. In order to get one, I cleaned out a lot of old papers. We usually hang on to bills and such for about a calendar year, but we hadn't cleaned things out in a while (since before we sold our old house in 2007) so I had a lot of papers to go through. In the end, I sent 3 big bags of stuff to my husband's office for industrial shredding. It felt great to get all that done, which makes me wonder -- why did I put it off so long?
7. This NFP stuff would be a whole lot easier if I worked like a textbook. And I'll leave it at that!
Quick Takes hosted, as always, by Jen.