My day off is on Wednesdays. I think it’s kind of funny that my day off is spent teaching three classes at the homeschool co-op, beating cheeks to get Miss K. to dance on time afterward, and basically running around like the quintessential chicken without its head, etcetera, etcetera, but is weirdly calming; it’s a good day that gets me out of the house and off of the computer. (She says two weeks into the semester, check back in in six more).
In Discover Africa, we visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo, talked about the initiation rites some of the boys go through (ouch), and made ceremonial animal masks.
In Out of this World we learned about the dead planet Mercury, calculated what we’d weigh there if we could visit (and bring along a scale), made craters in flour, and fashioned little Mercurys out of clay – which we pelted with rocks to crater-ize. Fun.
In Sparrow Girls we made beaded name bracelets, and pounded leather bears (oh how I wish I could have found bird shapes!) with leather tools, practiced our law, promise, and song, and worked on our Arts & Crafts patch (which I really wish was called “Handicraft” but oh well).
I ran K. to dance, took N. out for a mom’s
day evening at the library, came home to gape at how well the giveaway went on Pioneer Woman – thank you Heather! Awarded the winners, and fell into bed with Yesult, a retelling of Tristan & Isolde, a book I chose as it appeared to be heavy on the history from the time period. Last night I discovered it also includes some, erm, steamy love scenes. Erp. I enjoy the history in the book, but overly detailed descriptions of all the yearning manhood and rapes I can do without.
How’s your week been so far? Whatcha reading?