For starters, K,23 has been working all week for a contractor who is renovating a cottage relatively nearby on Lake Huron. A neighbour suggested K when he heard that the contractor needed someone to help with with a new roof and dormer windows. If there's one thing we all know well after all these years it is roofing! K is loving it.
M turned 15 on Tuesday. She still went to her volunteer job at the women's shelter, and she still insisted on doing her schoolwork when she got home. My parents came by after supper and we had mini pumpkin pies (always a request where M is concerned) and chocolate cake. We sang a cringe-worthy Happy Birthday until she begged us to stop! My in-laws phoned and M got to have a good chat with them, something I'm sure she's been missing.
|Our dogs play-wrestle all.day.long.|
Wednesday, we drove off the island for animal supplies and various fall necessities like new socks and gloves, which are twice the price and half the selection on the island. We ate lunch at McDonalds.....there are no fast food joints on the island. I do not miss them, I've discovered! That took up the whole day, so we did nothing school related when we got home. Well, I say "we"....D and I did nothing. M insisted on working on a paper she's been writing for her lit class. You have to love that kind of work ethic.
Thursday, M worked on the finishing touches for her paper; D and I went to a friend's house and baked goodies like banana bread and spiced pumpkin muffins and apple bread for an upcoming fund raiser that the women's shelter is holding. The friend has a very small, very timid dog named Bruiser, who is normally afraid of kids but ended up snuggled against Dane watching tv while we waited for the last batch of muffins to finish baking. It was hard to tell which one of them enjoyed it more! Then we got home and my house did not smell nearly as delicious, so I ended up baking a few more bits and bobs here as well.
Today is Friday and I am theoretically determined to get some schoolwork done....but it is raining and we're all still in pyjamas and D is watching Day of the Triffids, so I think I'll just call this week a vacation week for D and replace it closer to Christmas. I'm looking forward to reading M's paper......it's apparently Dr. Who related, about the possibility of time travel and the science behind the idea of the Tardis. Should be fun!
On the homestead front, we accomplished absolutely nothing new - well, I'm told that my Mum and Dad stopped by at some point and replaced the broken porch railing and re-shingled a small patch on the outside of the new goat barn, but I wasn't here to see it.
I hope you accomplished more than we did! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.
I'm linking up to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Thanks Kris!