day 193

Yesterday was tiring and very worthwhile. Using T4L is the most independently I have ever seen them work.

day 192: i AM an iconoclast, i bought my daughter treggings.

And I told her so. “What the HELL are treggings?” she asked, to which I had no real answer, other than I had hoped she would react like that. Well, treggings are a thing and we are on the cutting edge as usual. I also found a site that sells “pre-loved” button-down flannels, in sets…

day 191: sundays. they’re sundays.

You can call it an old wives’ tale but you may wanna do so from a safe distance: guess what mother and daughter have synchronized their cycles? I don’t know what inspired her to start this drawing but she wasn’t interested in finishing it. I liked it. I am happy that I am provided with…

day 190: WE FINISHED THE HADRIAN’S WALL CHALLENGE

Just shortly after midnight! We had talked lately and noted that Claudia had refused many of our “invitations” to join us on our walks. When we looked at the numbers, she had not been much of a team player, and had not added much to our impending success. Considering we were all getting medals, it…

day 189: vote early and often, but not yet

There will be a link available on October 1st where you can vote for just the creativity aspect of the derby cars made for the DaVinci Derby. Here’s what the entry you should vote for looks like: Nello was well chuffed. This was a really hard week to get used to the new curriculum, which…

day 187

PSA: Three of Claudia’s favorites are shown there, and they’re all books I hand-picked. Those who work in bookstores call this “handselling” and can be very proud of their ability to read a person and “prescribe” a book for them. Yesterday I gave Béla a book called The Wild Robot for his birthday. Not only…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BÉLA (day 186)

I could not have been more excited about this. I could barely wait. We more or less spaced gifts throughout the day. Rufus was a big hit. So was a Critical Role t-shirt from Tucker. Béla got a number of books, a build-it-yourself synthesizer kit, a Black Panther backpack from Claudia, and a funny greeting…

day 185: they did it!

Got EVERYTHING in their T4L Monday work finished — READ some Riddley Walker — AND Claudia had both a Latin and a Mythology Scholars class! ALL TODAY! It was not too much for anyone — in fact, people took a break from 3-4 pm, and we were STILL finished all academic work, serving dinner, and…

day 184: did sunday happen?

Scrapple, Frankenberry, knitting… Happy SECOND birthday to Claude and Béla’s “baby”, Young XJ — our chosen family. Also, THIS (although this is I suppose what you get when you have public school teachers on Zoom — we only use Zoom for Outschool, etc., and those teachers are I think less stressed and more aware that…

day 183: such a pleasant saturday

Planning, studying, connecting with friends. A good walk in cool almost-fall air and a shower. Making liver and onions at one am. I am revived!