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    Default Roll Call, 3/20 - SPRING!!

    Officially, it's the first day of spring, but I suspect for many of us it certainly doesn't feel like it. Locally, I went for a run at the Dunes this morning and the wind chill was 18 F. In late March?!?! That's just wrong.

    Back to a normal week here. I think we've adjusted to the time change a week ago. I'm certainly enjoying the sunlight later in the day as dh and I like to take a short walk after dinner.

    Homeschool math classes resume tomorrow. Just three more weeks and they're done for the year. It seems like the time has just flown by, at least for me. Can't speak for the kids! I simply hope they've learned.

    How are the projects going? Gardens? Unit studies? Share!!
    Carol

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    So quiet here!

    Yay for spring being official! I usually get grumpy with the idea of the spring time change, but this year Ive liked it being light after dinner.
    We have started our Africa unit, and it looks like we will be trying recipes at home as the appropriate ethnic restaurants are neither local nor reasonably priced.

    I bought some blueberries and boysenberries for planting this year - sunny spaces are at a premium, so we will see if they flourish 1) in partial sun, 2) in containers, and 3) without cold hours.

    The schoolyear seems to be flying by! I cant even remember February!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Hello all - hooray for spring! My hyacinths are blooming and smelling wonderful, they are one of my favorite flowers. I wish they lasted longer, same with lilacs. All the plants in my spring garden have true leaves now.

    We had my son's bestfriends all last week. We had fun. This week we are only doing math and reading, so we can focus on spring cleaning and some errands. We are expecting really wonderful weather later this week, so we'd also like to spend a little time outside.

    I'm with you AM - where did Feb go!? I'm figuring out what I want to accomplish in these last couple of months before we take a longer break, and adopt the lazier days of summer. I'll be ditching some of our curriculum in favor of spending extra time on writing for DS, who is putting out some lack luster assignments lately.
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    Hi all, I've been gone a bit. Homeschooling is going well for us - DD will be 10 in July. We have been traveling a bunch and I started a new project that you might be interested in. I'm a financial planner, and I started a totally separate project to be able to write about intersection of personal finance and simple living, two of my passions. Check it out if that sounds interesting - I wrote two posts about homeschooling: https://simplemoneypro.com/blog/5-wa...g-costs-money/

    Looking forward to getting back involved here. I've just been burning the midnight oil getting SimpleMoney launched!
    Working mom homeschooling DD (10) who is working on a 4th-6th grade level and keeps me hopping! SimpleMoney is my new venture. www.simplemoneypro.com

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    Yay spring! It's the most beautiful weather of the year here, but you can't go anywhere because the roads and parks and businesses are completely jam packed with people. So... yay spring? Ugh

    Things are sprouting in the garden, and all of my kids are at camp all week. I've been working on both of my websites this week about 12 hours a day, which is all I want to do all the time anyway. I did get out a bit today to hit up the 40% off planners at Michaels. I got a bunch of fitness stickers so I'm looking forward to being totally ripped. Jk I will probably never use them. Buying them is the fun part. I had an ice cream sundae for lunch lololol!

    Starkspack, love the site! How exciting! I'm gonna have to listen to your podcast while I work.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    AM, most berries like partial shade. Its like how they would grow in the wild, as more of an undergrowth with shade from trees. All my berries do fine with partial shade, so I am sure yours will. I think blueberries do best with a couple of different varieties for cross pollination.

    Starkspack, my DD is also 10 in July this year (her bday is the 10th of July). Will have to try read your blog, it sounds interesting.

    Very autumnal here.

    Have spent days helping my mum shift houses, so pretty tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFZ View Post
    I had an ice cream sundae for lunch lololol.
    Hahaha - I love when my kids are at summer camp for this very reason!
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    AM, I also have some of my blueberries in pots. They always fruit ok. Just need to remember to feed them. I use a camellia and rhododendron fertilizer because they like acidic soil and blueberries do too.

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