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    Default Wednesday Roll Call, 9/27

    And we are halfway through the week! Yippee!

    The temps dropped here last night by at least 20 degrees. It's now in the more normal fall temp range of upper 60s. I'm loving it!

    It's homeschool math class day here. Algebra kids are learning about inequalities--how to solve, graph, and the dreaded WORD PROBLEMS. The geometry kids will be learning properties of parallel lines and how to find important angle pairs within them.

    I'm also in the process of scoping out an Algebra II class for next year, if there is enough interest. Hmmm....

    How is YOUR week going?

    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 graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Ooooh we are doing linear imequalities too! Im annoyed with the textbook, as it barely mentions the negative numbers and flip the sign component, with absolutely no mention of why. I am so unimpressed!
    This week's school focus is on Central America. We've made empanadas, coconut bread, and cuban sandwiches so far, and have more on the menu this week. Tonight is a Caribbean Roast Pork, and tomorrow is Jerked chicken. Roasted bananas and coconut rice pudding also to follow. The baby just gets picture books read to him, but Ds11 and I are working on learning all the country names. (Hubby and I could list all the non-island ones, but are pretty hazy on the order.)
    Ive been busy reading, and trying to get ahead of where DS is with his school literature, so havent had time to finish the quilts I had been working on.
    And thats about it.
    I hope all is well with my friends here!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Had a wonderful time in San Francisco. It was so great to be in a city that composts what you don't eat from take out places and then recycles the plastic containers the take out comes in. If only I could afford to live there.

    We just started homeschooling yesterday and we have been having a blast.

    DH apparently was assuming I was starting homeschooling at the end of the quarter (in a month), we had already discussed this and I stated that I might as well just get started so I could get through the stuff that I wanted to do. I thought we were in agreement on this, apparently not. I am now getting the silent treatment and he told my son that he wasn't mad at him for homeschooling just Mommy.

    So really wondering about the strength of my marriage. Honestly my main reasons for not leaving are for the kids, we just moved and they are settled and then I have heard that spouses will use the homeschooling against them to get custody etc. We have been married 21 yrs and I have literally insisted on getting my way with 3 things. I wanted a 2nd child, (the 3rd was a surprise), a dog and homeschooling. He has gotten everything he has asked for starting with a new car when we had been married 2 years and he had a car that was 18 months old, a motorcycle (well actually 3 motorcycles - upgrades), 3 more upgraded cars after owning the previous one for 2-3 years. I wanted him to be happy so I always acquiesced. With the dog, he actually agreed to it and then said that he was just agreeing with part of what I said not the actual dog thing and so when I got the dog he didn't talk to me for 5 days and it was actually through Christmas. I can't yell or argue because he says he needs to process what I have said and shuts down and doesn't answer.

    Sometimes I think he has autism. Sorry I know I am really venting, but I am just beyond frustrated. Thanks for listening.
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Yay for SF and starting homeschooling.... hugs for trouble with domestic harmony. Maybe it does just take him time to "process", but you both should be able to treat each other with civility and respect during that time. Im hoping you two can ride out this rough patch. :-/
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Ugh, Beth, hugs. This sounds like a really hard time for you. I wish I could say all the right things. I wish it would get better, be easier, be simple. I wish there was less mud and muck. I wish it was less sad, and difficult, and convoluted. I wish everything would fall into place for you and your family. <3. Sending my thoughts and light to you.
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