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    I have been away from the board for awhile, everything has gotten away from. School has been a bit of struggle to get back on track too. Everything fell apart in January and we've just been struggling to get back since. We had a good day of school today. We got a good bit of math done and we had a little bit of break through with the reading anxiety maybe. We'll see how that pans out tomorrow but we have a plan of something to try.I have work to get done, and yard work to catch up on but I'm in the middle of my hand pain being super bad again. I can't take ibuprofen anymore, so I'm trying to just deal with it for right now. Though I have broken down and tried Aleve, it's a NSAID too so I'm not sure if it will just bring the heart burn back or not but the pain has been too much to handle on its own. I have an appointment at the end of next month and I have to call this week and see if they'll recommend a physical therapist that I can try while I wait.So how has everyone else been while I've been away?
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    We are just getting back into the swing of things. DD likes a list of tasks expected of her each day sort of like her PS friends get as homework sheets. As much as I baulked at them at first, they do help us all to stay more organized. I have a 3 day Professional Development seminar this week so most of the doing is with dad. Today I came home to an in progress Rube Goldberg machine taking up most of the kitchen and hardly any of the planned work completed. I don't mind except it reinforces my role as the one who makes her do stuff - AKA the Meany. Sigh. Being away all day also confirmed my role as fly catcher for the captive praying mantis... So nice to feel needed.

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    Welcome back Riceball_Mommy! I hope you can get some relief. After poo-poohing the work of physical therapists (for myself), they've done wonders for helping my husband. He's a runner and has had knee/foot/shin issues and gets those sorted out without NSAIDs, which he is leery of too.

    Artmama, yeah, this year is the first year we've really had a formal checkoff for all classes/all days...and I have let dd see it so she knows what is expected. But I hear you about feeling like you're the only one cracking the whip. Maybe if she sees ALL the work, she will more fully see that *someone* needs to be on top of things (and maybe it should be, uh, your dd?, just like in school?)

    Week 2 here and all is ok. Though I had to laugh: dd and her best friend are both taking the Syrup to Cider farm class...it's a different semester so the student lineup in the class has shifted...there are a ton of little girls in the class now. Yesterday they dug potatoes. So the 13&14yo girls, our girls, just stood back and watched the little ones get in the dirt and pull the spuds. Peer pressure! Must. Be. Cool.
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    welcome back Riceball-Mommy - so sorry about the hand, so frustrating. I found physical therapy did great things for my back, hope you find the same for your hand.

    I am ramping up for homeschooling 4th grade for DS and trying to figure out the best options for DS15. He is hating school, but I don't think that being home all the time with me will give him the life skills he needs. I am trying to see if we can do a partial day or something with the school, so he has some instruction at school and some with me. We shall see. We spent all day yesterday going to specialist for DS's elbow, they casted him for another week and then we are back to the doc and start rehabbing.
    Beth
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    Glad to see you back, Riceball! I hope you can get past your hand pain. Chronic pain is a bummer! Fingers-crossed here--my foot pain on one side and tendonitis on the other seem to finally be waning.

    On the homeschool front, we have session two of both Algebra and Geometry classes today. I really like this year's group of kids.

    I've been canning applesauce and tomatoes (separately!!). Have about 20 quarts of each so far.

    Saw Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday night. We were in the nose-bleed seats at the theater, but it was still great. She is so determined, so dynamic, even still at her age. I want to be her when I grow up......
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

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    Welcome back, RBM! I hope you feel better soon!

    Monday we went to the library to work off a horrendous fine.... they let you read and earn $5 credit every half hour. Two hours later, and not halfway through the fine yet, but we are making progress. It was a really long time for DS11 to sit still and read, though. It seemed to be physically difficult for him to sit in a comfy chair that long. (So much so that he asked if he could do the corresponding copywork, just to change his activity.)
    We are on week 5 of BYL, and having someone elses schedule for the week's work seems to have given me more authority - its his evidence that Im not inflicting cruel and unusual punishment by wanting him to do more than 10 minutes of work a day.
    The baby is doing alright with his schoolwork too - building up hand stamina is continuing to be a challenge. He colored about half of an american flag yesterday, and was done.
    Today we have a trip to the airport to pick up Grama's sister, so Im going to hope we can get through math and some geography before we leave at 10:30. I know nothing will get done after!
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    Monday we went to the library to work off a horrendous fine.... they let you read and earn $5 credit every half hour. Two hours later, and not halfway through the fine yet, but we are making progress. It was a really long time for DS11 to sit still and read, though. It seemed to be physically difficult for him to sit in a comfy chair that long. (So much so that he asked if he could do the corresponding copywork, just to change his activity.)
    That is SO cool!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (19), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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