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    So how was the Labor Day weekend for everyone? We're you able to relax a bit more than usual, tackle a big project, have a picnic or BBQ, or was your day typical of any other Monday?

    DH and I continued to work on the house (replace/stain siding) but took some time away to go to a local festival and compete in their races. I only did the 5K, but DH ran the hilly 15 K. He's very glad that is is done.

    DD let me know that, two weeks into school, it was nice to have a bit of a break. She still did a lot of homework, but not going to class yesterday let her get ahead a bit in her classes.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    We started cleaning our garage. Yikes - that place is crazy. Maybe a few more weekends and it will be in good shape. We also did a few little things in the yard. Pulled some of the garden plants. No one was sad to see the summer squash go. It was full of squash bugs and everyone is sick of summer squash. I have a few more plants that as soon as I can grab what is about ready, I'm going to pull. I canned salsa and made frozen pesto. I think the will be the extent of my canning for the year, I'm just not into it right now.

    My mom retires this week! This is exciting. She is also a nurse (working mostly in hospital administration) and has had a really great career. We are close and I'm excited for her to be able to do some of the fun homeschool stuff with us. She is a talented seamstress and I hate to sew, so DD gets to go hangout with Grandma more often now too.

    School is school - just a typical week happening here. Hope ya'll have a nice and productive week.
    Rebecca
    DS 14, DD 12
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    As usual, I plan a lot but accomplish a small percentage of what I plan.
    However, I worked quite a bit over the weekend.
    My husband was off so he went paddle boarding with the kids and took my son to see Dunkirk.

    This morning I planned to work outside because the weather is perfect. But I started answering work emails instead. I was able to cross one thing off my work list
    The rest of the day will be spent running around...my least favorite thing to do.
    homeschooled 4th through 8th grade - currently in public high school 10th grade
    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

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    Tuesday Roll Call, 9/5
    We started clearing out the LEGO room so that my boys can each have their own rooms. The room has 5 bookshelves packed with lego sets, a worktable packed with lego sets, a floor packed with lego sets, and a closet packed with lego sets. (These are my hubbys, not the kids.) There will be a lot of disassembling and boxing of sets (ziploc gallon baggies labeled with set number and name). The shelves are being moved to the downstairs bedroom, and will house the out legos, but everything else will be put away. And our Accumulation Room (the other spare bedroom) will house the worktable. Once we make room.
    So, it will be a lot of shuffling junk around.

    School is going fine. DS11 is being suspiciously compliant about it, and DS5 is not enthused about having the illustrated Little House in the Big Woods read to him. His favorite activity is making words with a DIY CVC word maker.
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    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    We had a nice weekend hanging with neighbors... I found a college student to come for 4 hours on Sundays to hang with my dudes (the Man Child should only be used in desperation or case of emergency)... It was SO nice to get away and do nothing... sadly she will probably go back to Michigan once her internship at the Capital is done ... but I will enjoy it while I can.
    School is going GREAT so far this year with the younger dudes(I almost don't want to type that out because I don't want to jinx it ) Man Child isn't hating his 2 English classes... though he is tiring of one of his English teachers political discussions non stop He starts his Math class tomorrow and THAT shall be interesting... hope he doesn't shut down

    Hope everyone has a GREAT week
    Elizabeth

    Homeschooling my 2 eleven year old boys (third year)

    Life coaching my 1 twenty-one year old man-child

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    We spent some time at the beach with friends (they have a cottage about 3 miles from our house, maybe a mile north of us, on the lake itself. 100 feet vertical! so many steps! better bring ALL the beer!), but otherwise stuck close to home.

    Today is the first day of school and DD has ALL THE FEELS and I admit to not being terribly sympathetic. Public school is an option, I threaten. I think she just gets anxious because there's more on her plate this year.
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    His favorite activity is making words with a DIY CVC word maker.
    While I am totally enjoying my empty nest status, some days I miss working with littles. I love your DIY word maker!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    W No one was sad to see the summer squash go. It was full of squash bugs and everyone is sick of summer squash. I have a few more plants that as soon as I can grab what is about ready, I'm going to pull. I canned salsa and made frozen pesto. I think the will be the extent of my canning for the year, I'm just not into it right now.

    My mom retires this week! This is exciting. She is also a nurse (working mostly in hospital administration) and has had a really great career. We are close and I'm excited for her to be able to do some of the fun homeschool stuff with us. She is a talented seamstress and I hate to sew, so DD gets to go hangout with Grandma more often now too.
    Hooray for your mom, and for your family too! I think it's great when kids are able to spend time with grandparents often, and when the grandparents share skills, knowledge, old stories, etc.

    We have neighbors who now hate to see me coming, as I'm usually trying to fob off summer squash on them. In the meantime, I've been canning diced tomatoes. DH and I also picked 90+ pounds of apples last Saturday. I'll sauce and can quite a bit of that as well. I don't can as much as I used to, though. (Which is nice--it DOES get tedious after a while. But DD claims any store-bought applesauce is just "very, very sad." So I set some aside for her and DS.)
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    DS9 dislocated his elbow on Sunday evening. He was riding his bike and hit the curb, luckily had his helmet on, unluckily landed on his outstretched right hand. So we got to ride in the ambulance to St. Louis Children's Hospital. I was very impressed with the hospital and we were out in 5.5 hrs, which with sedation and all was quite impressive. They had 6 more sedations to set bones after my guy and 2 kids that required surgery for their broken bones. Not a good evening for kids' injuries. DS9 stayed home yesterday and now is really thinking about homeschooling. We couldn't do copywork as he is not allowed to use his right hand and is right handed, but we did a little science (Bill Nye), social studies (brain pop), math games and he read a you choose book. We shall see. Hopefully he will not have lasting issues for the elbow.
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    My kiddo had her tonsils out a week ago.

    My wife decided it was a brilliant idea to foster a puppy evacuated from Texas.

    We started school.

    It is actually Wednesday, as I type this, but that was my Tuesday.

    Is it the weekend yet...
    CJ (Mom)
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    Doodle: 4 years old
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