Every evening I type up my post and miss the last, most relaxing part of the day. It’s the time when the little ones are in bed, and the older people hang out and chat, exercise, and possibly waste 30 minutes of our lives playing video games or watching an episode of something stupid on Netflix.
I don’t really mind though. I just told you that to make you feel guilty. Did it work?
Today was our church’s homeschool group meeting, which happens at our house on the third Tuesday of every month. I went to the chiropractor this morning because I am old and fragile and my back apparently can’t handle crawling around behind the dryer. The rest of the family put the house in order, and got ready for a houseful of company.
When I came home, I found this on the counter.
Isn’t she beautiful?
Kaitlyn took her out for a portrait, and she posed very nicely for us.
When I said we were getting ready for a houseful of company, I really meant a houseful. I think we had about 35 people, plus our own 11. Today we opened with prayer, followed by music. Then we worked on scripture memory : we are learning Ephesians 6, 4 verses at a time.
After that, we learned about the effects of lighting, and reviewed some of the paintings we saw recently at the McNay Art Museum in light of this lesson.
Then the kids tried their hand at copying some of the same paintings.
These poor guys hesitated, and were forced to labor in the realm of darkness.
Oh, remember the newsletter our homeschool group does? Bethany’s drawing was featured in this month’s edition, which was distributed today. It was based on our Sunday school lesson in II Kings. Do you know what it’s about?
HS group ran a little late, so my planned trip to Costco for rotisserie chicken (plump and juicy for $4.99) was cancelled. Instead, the kids had homemade macaroni and cheese with steamed carrots, and Perry and I had a low-carb pizza salad.
I stayed home from Krav tonight because my back still feels fragile, but after class Perry and the girls made their usual trip to WalMart.
Yes, we are The People of WalMart.
- Day 1: Neighborhood Night Out
- Day 2: In which the city hauls away our neighborhood’s tree trimmings
- Day 3: Impromptu date night
- Day 4: Pizza night
- Day 5: A nice relaxing weekend
- Day 6: The Sabbath
- Day 7: Monday says it all
- Day 8: Pork Satay
- Day 9: A trip to the movies!
- Day 10: Ballet and a new table
- Day 11: A few random photos, and we attend a bridal shower
- Day 12: Saturday
- Day 13: A day of worship and rest – and headaches?
- Day 14: an old-time Monday