Thursday, February 12, 2015

Weekly Wrap-up: Week 19 - Prodding Along Towards Spring

MORE? FOR SURE!
Wouldn't you know it - we got more snow! A little this day, a little more that day...and another day. I shoveled off as much of the garage roof as possible FROM THE GROUND with a long-handle roof shovel. Was it ever frigid this week though! How's the weather there?


CROCHETING CREATIONS
I know you all have been wondering what I've been up to for crocheting. Right? My current project, a request from Sam for his birthday, is a spring green and black Minecraft Creeper beanie with ear flaps and ties. (I guess he thought I needed a challenge...) I'm learning a technique called intarsia for doing pictures or designs in a project. And let me tell you - keeping all those strands untangled have been a test of my patience. But I finished it! And I have one happy birthday boy!


PRODDING ALONG
I wish I could report something new and exciting in our homeschool, but we've settled down to the 2nd half of our studies. But thoughts of NEXT YEAR start creeping in. Unfortunately I am not 100% positive we'll be homeschooling again. Since my divorce, it's been a struggle financially and I have been searching for a job that would allow me to juggle homeschooling, getting Jake to charter school, a home, animals. I'm not sure there IS such a job. In the meantime, we're learning!


Sam started reading Roald Dahl's George's Marvelous Medicine.It's a bit of a silly story which should make it even more appealing to my less-than-enthusiastic reader. I'm not sure what Cati is reading these days. The 2nd Percy Jackson series? She goes through books quicker than I can post about them! Her goal is 100 books in 2015 and I have no doubt she'll get there.

As always, special thanks to the these bloggers:
 photo 337a3ef2-b881-48f4-8a2c-9c69e457cb5b_zps8b6152cf.pngHomegrown LearnersWeird Unsocialized HomeschoolersMy Joy-Filled LifeHip Homeschool Moms

Don't forget to read my other blog posts this week:
Six Word Saturday: Seasons
Tuesday Coffee Chat: Raving Thoughts
Wednesday Hodgepodge: Something to Love



Happy Homeschooling!

18 comments:

  1. First of all LOVE the Minecraft beanie! Awesome! Second of all, I will so miss not reading about your homeschooling should you need to stop. You know I love you and your kids to pieces. But I understand that you have to take care of your family no matter what that means. I will be praying for clear answers on this.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! It'll certainly be a HARD decision. Perhaps the fact that I haven't been able to find an appropriate job - getting Jake to and from school divides up the day in a way that limits availability - is telling me that NOW isn't the time. But lots of changes coming up!

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  2. Looks like things are busy at your place... I hope you are able to continue homeschooling.

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  3. It's a hard decision, but like you said if a job doesn't become available that fits your needs, then the decision is made for you. Good luck with figuring it all out. Btw, love all the projects

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    1. Thanks, Christy! Crocheting relaxes me. I guess I've needed a lot of stress-busting lately! LOL

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  4. Awesome job on the beanie! It's amazing!!! I don't know that I could do that!! :) Thanks for coming by Our Journey this week and I'm sending some sunshine your way!!!

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    1. Crocheting seems easier to me than knitting. All taught through You Tube videos believe it or not, and now I can follow patterns for the most part.

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  5. Goodness, why did I think you gave up this blog? I would have been here visiting! Argh.

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    1. LOL I had moved to a new blog after my divorce, but it never felt like my blog home...so I returned here!

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  6. I love all your crochet!!! Beautiful work! And I hope your temperature gets above your age soon!!! Happy weekend Jessy.

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    1. Thanks, Karen, but it doesn't look like the temperatures will reach my age anytime soon. :sigh:

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  7. I love your creations! Most especially the polar bear hat! I hope you can come up with a satisfactory solution to your homeschooling/need for income dilemma. It's going to be an emotional decision for sure. We are having the same weather as usual! :(

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  8. Oh what a great Minecraft hat!! Great job.

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    1. Thanks! It came out well and he loves it!

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  9. I would be crocheting too if we had that much snow. We have lucked out with a mild winter so far. I'm just stopping by from Weekly Wrap Up.

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    1. I was hoping for a mild winter...Now I'm hoping for an early spring! LOL

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