It wasn’t my fault. I feel I should say this up front.
Our second week of school was kind of a bust. I am totally placing blame this time, on my husband. He decided that he was fed up with work, and took some time off. The entire week, to be exact.
If your husband has ever taken a week off when he’s normally not home, and you’re trying to homeschool, then I know you hear me. Because let me tell you, it messes everything up. We managed to get in 2 1/2 days of school this past week. To be honest, I’m surprised we even got that. It was nice to have him home, though.
But let me back up a little bit. A lot of other things did happen this week!
I bought two new chickens—different breeds than we already have. I would love to have a rainbow of chickens! We have them temporarily sheltered under the deck off of our bedroom, until we are sure they aren’t sick and we can gently introduce them to our two existing hens. This should be interesting! They are 14 months old and have been laying for about 8 months. Except not here. We’ll see how long it takes them to adjust.
The boys started Homeschool Band. They didn’t actually blow on their instruments this week. Their band teacher did a lot of talking about how things work, seating, responsibilities, etc. D1 is playing clarinet and D2 is playing Alto Sax.
There was a also great thing that happened this past week! I was contacted by a blogger I’d never heard of before. She’s a homeschool mom with three kids, and a husband whose business is mobile for the next year. They are traveling around the Western US, and they are in my city right now. She wanted to get together and wondered if I could give them some ideas of things to do while they’re here.
Oh did I.
She also suggested getting together. Then my husband piped up, “What if they are serial killers?”
You know, because everyone on the Internet is a complete psycho.
I had to laugh.
I’ve been blogging since 2005, and since around 2007 I have met, in person, many of my “blog friends”. In the last few years I have met literally hundreds of them thanks to the Allume Conference and the Inland NW Christian Writers Conference.
No one turned has out to be a stalker with a gun yet. Well okay, one (whom I actually haven’t met) did turn out to be pretty weird and I blocked her… but other than that, not a one.
So we got together with Sonya & Don Dalrymple of Freejourners, and took a hike with them to Upper Stevens Lake, on the Idaho/Montana border. We left at 8:30am and didn’t get home until 10:30pm. It was a very long day. But SO fun.
We hiked for hours, explored waterfalls, picked huckleberries, took a lot of pictures, and swam in two VERY cold mountain top lakes. The kids hit it off right away, which was great. We finished the day with pizza at Fire Artisan Pizza in Coeur d’Alene, and a walk around the floating boardwalk. We had a really great time. Okay I admit that E and I were very SORE and had trouble going down stairs for a couple of days afterward.
Monday begins a new week! They have band to look forward to AND Co-op starts this week! Hooray!