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    Default Tuesday Roll Call, 9/27

    Good Morning
    Tuesday already! We might just make it through the week after all!

    Full house today. Therapist today. DH home by 4:15 today.
    At least it shouldn't get as hot as yesterday. 90 in Portland at the end of September is just weird. And yuck.

    Boys are going to work on resume course some more. We slacked last week.

    And, as soon as yard debris gets picked up today... they will go pull more of the garden out. Maybe have them empty the dead plants on the front porch. Though I could just leave them for Halloween decorations!LOL

    Supposed to find out today when/if DH gets our Thanksgiving off or do I have to make the trek with the boys alone AGAIN this year. His B----Y manager loves to give others days off but not him. Yesterday when he asked AGAIN, she said they were going to be short-handed then and he would have to choose between his week off vacation in Dec. or those 2 days by Thanksgiving. Now... interesting how they will be short-handed because you can't ask for it more than like 90 days in advance but you can put it on the books for larger things like a week..... he put his in as he was supposed to. I do not want to make the trek as the sole driver. Esp. if my brother ends up having his surgery, can't go to my parents AND I do have to go fetch my niece to take with us. He lives on the snowier side of the State and that would mean I would have to worry about it. I hate snow. I lived in it for years and can drive in it, but I HATE IT.

    Freezing more to can later. The last of the tomatoes goes in today. I think we need to have chicken for dinner to make sure there is room!LOL

    And that is it from here.
    Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
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    First truly fall morning here, at least in temperature. Went for a quick run with dh and it was in the 50s!!

    I'll be off to mail ds's birthday package to college later--turns 19. Mostly silly stuff--geeky T-shirt, Calvin & Hobbes book (always a classic), candy, fast food gift cards.

    Otherwise, just working around the house and finishing the last part of this week's algebra lesson for my mini-class.
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    How do you advertise for your class?
    My Mom is retired teacher, totally misses it. Talked about going into subbing, no. I said what about tutoring? She was slightly interested. Trying to push her towards it. She could use the extra $$ plus dealing with kids again, she would love.
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    First truly fall morning here, at least in temperature. Went for a quick run with dh and it was in the 50s!!

    I'll be off to mail ds's birthday package to college later--turns 19. Mostly silly stuff--geeky T-shirt, Calvin & Hobbes book (always a classic), candy, fast food gift cards.

    Otherwise, just working around the house and finishing the last part of this week's algebra lesson for my mini-class.
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    Waking up to the 50s sounds dreamy! Triple digits yesterday by 10:30, and this morning at 8 it was already 80 outside. Took pupoy and dog on car ride to grocery store, but my rule is no kids in car above 70. Well, it was a quick run in the store, ds10 and dog survived. Hes old enough if something happened, he could get out of the car anyways... and puppy does so much better with his confinement when he gets a change of scenery.

    Poetry tea is much anticipated for the day... I bought megamart pumpkin fudge, mini pumpkin cupcakes, summer sausage, and sweet cheddar (?) cheese. With Ritz crackers at home, should be enough for a festive spread, with minimal preparation.
    DH is home with the cold/flu I had over the weekend, he may join us for it.

    And no other dramas or excitement to report. I hope everyone elses day goes smoothly.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    First truly fall morning here, at least in temperature. Went for a quick run with dh and it was in the 50s!!
    50s! And here I thought 70 was lovely. Although I will say I am not looking forward to winter. My personal favorite temps are lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. We are supposed to hit mid 50s this week-will have to dig out an actual running shirt!

    Dh is out of town again this week-he's had a lot of traveling lately. Although he is in Coronado right now, so I am jealous. I too got a run in this morning--with my sweet dog, who is so happy that it's a bit cooler and he can come along. He is out of shape though, and gets tired around the 2 mile mark, so the third mile has been a run/walk/sniff.

    We are back from vacation and DS1 is almost over his wisdom teeth extraction, which put him out of commission for a few days. I am trying to wrap my head around the APUSh DBQ--actually answering one myself, which is...interesting, to say the least. School is intense for us these days, and very time-consuming on my part. I'm trying to remain loose and not get too worked up about things that don't matter. But the Type A part of me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    How do you advertise for your class?
    My Mom is retired teacher, totally misses it. Talked about going into subbing, no. I said what about tutoring? She was slightly interested. Trying to push her towards it. She could use the extra $$ plus dealing with kids again, she would love.
    For the homeschool class, I posted on a local yahoo group. I guess I could/should do FB as well, but I try to keep my exposure and time there limited.

    For the PS kids, I've sent my info to principals and/or guidance counselors in addition to the heads of the math and science dept of the local schools. I even advertised in the local paper once. A lot of my kids I get from word of mouth anymore-siblings, cousins, friends, neighbors of those I've already tutored.
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    Drool - your tea sounds supper yum!

    It has been high 40s and 50s here at night.High 70s in the day - pretty nice.

    Today we are pushing through some school, no one is in the mood. This afternoon we are working at the local food bank with our homeschool group. Then we have soccer for one and Kung Fu for the other.

    I'm going to try and get some yoga or a walk in there somewhere. I'm super sore from weight lifting yesterday.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    Had our first PE day, I was one of the two coordinators but lucked out and got assigned to the same day as someone who really knew what they were doing. I kept score for the kickball game, and that was my contribution. It worked out really well. Teemie had fun.

    When I got home my art supply order was in. Somehow even with the paint brush in front of me I still ordered the wrong one. I had ordered an acrylic workshop set to give Teemie for Yule but I think we're going to play with that sooner. I'm more excited about it than I thought. I'm finally coming back around to being excited about my art again. It's less something I have to do and now I want to play with new things. I was on the site looking for the right paint brush and found this awesome set, with different materials from Liquitex. My birthday is coming up soon maybe I can get my grandparents to get that for me. I'm going to look for the paint brush in store again. Maybe it will be in stock this time. Maybe today I'll get my desk cleaned off so I can actually have work space again.
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    Hi all,

    We started doing roughly 20 minutes of homeschool per day last week, and (not primarily for that reason) I've been too busy to report until now.

    My four year old is taking really well to Right Start math, which is our only homeschool course since she is so young. Everything except math seemed to be coming along well on its own through simple exploration of interests. I am loving our 20 minutes of homeschool, since, for me, it is the most predictable and fun part of our day. I am also really glad I chose well and kind of patting myself on the back for how well this particular math program is working.

    Today, we've also taken kinetic sand to the park, by accident, because it was in an old protein powder container I thought contained bubble mix. It turned out to be very fun, anyway, and the big bubble tray served a work surface for the sand. Then we Skyped with my Mom. Now l.o. is playing upstairs while I "do the dishes" (which I just finished).

    Okay, well, I am hoping that is proper use of the Roll Call thread.

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    School is done for the day. Now just trying to get things organized for everyone to come over tomorrow, and my MIL is coming tonight. Have to go get a cake tonight for sure, and looking for a Minnie Mouse Halloween costume for baby. I told her mom that if I could find one, I'd get it for her.
    Maybe today I'll get my desk cleaned off so I can actually have work space again.
    LOL! This is so my scrapbook space too.

    AW - Hope your DH can get his days off... my DH had a job like that. Like an act of Congress to get a holiday off to spend with the family. They had a rule for a time period that you could not have both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, which meant that we would never spend Christmas with his family as they are all out of town.

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