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Sunday, May 22, 2005

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We finished our history read aloud today -
in two days actually - we enjoyed it that much! We are in the midst of
the Renaissance and dove into The Apprentice
(not the Trump one) by Pilar Molina Llorente. It was a very good story
about a young boy longing for a painter’s life. I half expected it to
be slightly boring, I mean how exciting can a Renaissance apprentice’s
life be, right? Mixing paints, sharpening charcoal, eating poor food,
slaving for the Maestro, etc. But the best books are those that
surprise me and this one did. If you are anywhere near the Renaissance
and would like an inside look into that life then I recommend it.
Rainbow Resource is where I bought it for a few dollars. It was worth
it. I have been trying to meld our Reformation read aloud books with
our Renaissance ones and some have been better than others. We read Ink on His Fingers and The Beggars’ Bible, both by Louise A. Vernon, and enjoyed those a lot. We read Thunderstorm in Church and found it rather dry. With that title I thought it would be more exciting than it was. I was wrong! We are heading into The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day and William of Orange
soon. I hope they do not disappoint!I look forward to an entire year of
American history next year and the children do too. Having made it this
far into the homeschooling realm and only studied it a little bit, I
think it is time since we are just about there after the
Renaissance/Reformation/Exploration we have been in for a while. I look
forward to reading some good books on the founders of our nation. What
have you found that you like for US history to read aloud? Any
suggestions are welcome and encouraged!
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One
more tidbit from our Saturday tea - it is the poem our Pastor's wife
read to us. I just really liked its simplicity and its message. I do
not know the author.A Mother’s PrayerA careful woman I ought to beA
little lady follows me.I do not dare to go astray,For fear she’ll go
the self same way.Not once can I escape her eyes;Whate’er she sees me
do she tries.Like me she says she’s going to beThat little lady who
follows me.I must remember as I goThrough summer sun and winter
snow,I’m molding for years to be-That little lady who follows me.
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I
am getting ready to go to Florida next week and am a bit nervous to
fly. Not having done so in almost 15 years makes a person - ME -
discombobulated. I don't have that terror of flying that some of my
dear friends have, but I am not particularly comfortable with it even
though all the stats tell me it is safer than, oh you know, probably
going to the bathroom. To make matters even stranger I have been having
mild asthma symptoms for no apparent reason. I may or may not take it
to the doctor level, and am trying to treat it with over the counter
medicines and herbs, but we shall see. I love strange medical issues
that come up out of no where!
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I
had better make dinner since it is approaching that hour when I start
to hear calls of, "Mommy, what is for dinner?" "Food," I answer in a
rather snarky tone when I really don't know what I am making yet. Today
though, all snarky tones are gone because I am making chicken, rice,
and a veggie. Don't we sound all-American apple pie and everything?
Grin!Happy evening,Kate

1 comment:

frogiggie89 said...

Flying is so fun! I'd like to get my pilot's license, but I need to master the art of obtaining a driver's license first I think.....Of course, you don't have to watch for pedestrians in the air. Think I'd get marked off for hitting a pelican?


Cozie Ig