Sunday, October 19, 2014

Been busy.

In my spare time, I've been art journaling and working on the scrap-ghan. It's getting big.  



Friday, October 17, 2014

Then ...

One of my children was assigned some cleaning today.  When I came back home, that person said "Well, I was cleaning, but then I learned to juggle."  LoL.


Finally.

We finally got the bill for our son's wreck last spring.  :-(.  It's a big one.  That's going to have an impact on a lot of things.  Car shopping.  Christmas.  Not fun.

Today though, business as usual.  Homeschooling.  Working.  Going to see Mom.  Maybe this weekend we will get her house cleaned out finally.  It sure has been a crazy year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finally looks like fall!


I love fall so much.  It is so beautiful!

As to what we are doing today, my youngest son took the PSAT and said it seemed "pretty easy".  We'll see.  He said that there was 1 math problem he guessed on because he didn't want to work out the answer and 1 he didn't get to.  The hardest part for him, was writing a statement swearing that he would not talk about the questions to anyone, since he has dysgraphia and writing is difficult for him.  Other than that, it went pretty well.  :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

11th Year.

Someone is doing a poll on Facebook asking how many years everyone has been homeschooling.  This is our 11th year.  We decided to pull our oldest out of school for 1 year before he started middle school and it snowballed from there, with us quickly seeing many, many advantages to schooling at home and pulling our other 2 out of the public school system a few weeks after school started.  So when we started, we were homeschooling a 6th grader, a 3rd grader and a 1st grader.  Fast forward 11 years and the oldest is a junior in college with good grades, the 18 year old has graduated and is working on her own crafting business and writing a novel and the youngest, in 11th grade, is still homeschooling, but with less and less input from his parents as he finds he can do the work himself (with some writing help from his sister due to his dysgraphia).  He's going to take the PSAT tomorrow.  I'm not sure if there is any advantage to taking it for him, scholarship wise, but it only costs 14 dollars, some of his friends are taking it and he's looking forward to giving his brain a good stretch.

We have never regretted our decision to home school, not for one second.


Monday, October 13, 2014

My Review - The Action Bible Guess-It Game



In my excitement at having a giveaway to do on my blog, I forgot to write my review of this game!  The winner was Kathryn C. and we are in the process of getting her address so the game can be sent to her and her family!  

Here's the review I did on the Family Christian website. 

"I think this would be a lot of fun for a church trivia night. by Fatcat on 10/7/14
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There are bible persons, places and things and each beautifully illustrated card lists 20 clues, at first very vague clues and then increasingly specific. The earlier in the clue process you guess it, the more points you get. We played it at home but I think it would be more fun at a trivia night party. There are a few variations of how to play, which are helpful because if you are like me and have a child who knows pretty much all the answers but hates to write anything down, there is a no-writing variation. The game made us think and it sent us to our bibles to look some things up, so it was a learning experience for us as well! The only drawback that I saw was one of my children was confused about the wording of some of the questions and did not like it that things like The Ten Commandments, were referred to as "I" as in "I am the 10 Commandments" so after the first one like this, I changed the wording as I read the questions. All in all, an interesting take on a bible trivia game with several variations!"
 I think that it is a good game to reinforce bible learning!.  As a homeschooler I know how much the kids learned and how much they enjoyed it when we would pull out a game to supplement our studies.  This is excellent for that!   



Success!

This weekend was my daughter's most successful show ever.  She's been doing craft sales for a couple of years, so it was pretty good.  The rain stayed away Sunday all day.  We even got to take down the tents and load everything up into the cars without rain.  It was great!  The sun was even out!  I didn't take any pictures the second day, so this is a picture of Saturday, when it was kind of early and very overcast.  


As to what my daughter is doing now that she has graduated homeschool (which is what everyone asks), she is crafting and doing the craft sale circuit and working on a novel.  Apparently, it's a pretty unusual thing to be doing, according to our family and friends, but I don't think taking a year or so to decide what you want to do is a bad thing.  When I was trying to decide what to do about college and career, I was in the public school peer dependent mindset and I made all of my decisions based on what my friends were going to be doing.  My daughter is making her own decisions.   Meanwhile, she's got a way to make some money while she writes and is happy as a clam crafting and writing.  :-)  

The club is possibly doing another sale this next weekend.  :-)  

I'm having another catch-up Monday today, working on my calendar, my blogs, my Words-With-Friends games ... and the housework.  It's gonna be another busy week!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rain, rain, go away.

 It started out pretty good this morning, lots of people and the rain was holding off for the craft fair.
 Then it rained and most everyone went home.
This is the gutter which ran underneath our chairs.

Still, my daughter did well, before the rain and we will go back tomorrow.

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Giveaway!!!

I have recently signed up to blog for Family Christian Stores and I'm excited to be able to offer you this giveaway.  They sent me a copy of The Action Bible Guess It Game and we played it the other day.  It is different from most trivia games in that it gives you 20 clues and you get more points based on how many clues you need to use.  This makes it more fun.  Unfortunately at our house, the master of all things trivia, the youngest son, wins every time but it is still fun and educational.  It had us looking things up to verify that they had all their facts right.  (They did!).  The art on these cards is very well done and I think your family will enjoy it.  Register to win!

(Isn't this exciting??  A giveaway!)


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Getting ready.

Ready for the craft sale.  My daughter set up her table in the living room just to see how the amount of her products matched her table size and to see how she could arrange it.  It think it looks like she has plenty of stuff to sell, don't you?

I'm kind of nervous about it, just because it's going to be a long day.  I worry that I will get so tired that I will just involuntarily put my head down on the table and start snoring.  She has strict instructions to nudge me if that occurs.  :-)

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