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  1. Plants. Lots of tomato plants. Cucumber plants. Basil, Catgrass, green beans. Fencing for around the plants to keep out the bunnies and bird netting on top. So far, so good. In fact, the 10 year old said yesterday, "Wow, it looks like we know what we're doing!!!!" LOL
  2. We are going for a weekend to SWB’s farm. They have a little cottage that we will be staying in. It’s completely self-contained with a kitchen so we can prepare our own food. We live about an hour from there and our area is not a huge virus hotspot. we had other vacations scheduled that we have cancelled.
  3. Oooohhhh ..... an olive oil tour. I am so there.
  4. DH and I went to Alaska last year and he caught a quick glimpse of the Northern Lights. So now we have plans to take a Northern Lights tour in the future. We'd love to see the Northern Lights from a few different places. We'd also like to cross the Arctic Circle while we're at it.
  5. We have this one, which is currently out of stock on Amazon. I have tested it out a few times on everyone in the house and it seems to work fine. But I have nothing to compare it to and we haven't been actually sick since we got it.
  6. Now I've changed things: Language Arts - Holt's Elements of Literature 9th grade. Byline from Clearwater Press. He wants to be a sports journalist, so I figure this will be a good way to get him a good intro to the journalism field and some good writing practice World History - Glencoe World History (Spielvogel) Byline includes some history, so we will expand on that instead of doing a full history curriculum Geometry - Holt Geometry. Biology - Elemental Science High School Biology Easy Peasy Spanish 1 The Art of Argument The Annotated Mona Lisa - for Art A
  7. I actually haven't changed anything yet!!!! Just added stuff ....... The Art of Argument The Annotated Mona Lisa - for Art Appreciation Caesar's English from RFWP Before he starts official 9th grade English, I'll probably have him do Windows to the World from IEW.
  8. Here's what I have planned for 7th grade DD next year: Literature/History/Writing: The History of the Horse from Beautiful Feet. DD is a horse-lover and she is SO excited about this. Science: Elemental Science's Earth Science and Astronomy for the Logic Stage Math: Finishing TT 7 now and then she'll probably do Math Mammoth 7. Together: Caesar's English from RFWP - probably all of us together The Art of Argument (with 9th grader) Story of the World 3 (with 5th grader) Fix-it Grammar - The Nose Tree (None of the kids have done any Fix-it Grammar, so we ar
  9. Yes! I had a small freezer stash a few weeks ago, but stores didn't have any meat, so my stash was almost gone. Last week, I found meat!!!!!!!! Now, I have a "tower of meat" in the freezer!
  10. I used to rock meal planning. I use Plantoeat.com and love it. But now, I never know what the grocery store will have in stock when I go. So ..... it's been interesting. This week: Pesto Chicken Pizza from the freezer Red Beans and Rice Chicken Enchiladas Those will use up a lot of the food we have, so next week could be even more interesting, planning-wise.
  11. We have been absolutely loving the Mo Willems Doodles and the Cincinnati Zoo videos!!!!!
  12. Here is my plan - although every time I post the plan, it changes!!!!! DS is my oldest, so this is our first foray into high school!!!! Language Arts - Holt's Elements of Literature 9th grade World History - Glencoe World History (Spielvogel) Geometry - Not sure which curriculum yet. I already have Jacob's Geometry and Holt Geometry. Biology - Elemental Science High School Biology Easy Peasy Spanish 1 Not sure what else yet ........
  13. My mom lives in FL, I live in VA. She turns 70 this summer and I'd like to take her on a long weekend trip. It would be me, my 2 girls - ages 10 and 12, and my mom. I'm not opposed to us flying somewhere, but I'm not a huge fan of flying, so I'm thinking of staying on the East Coast somewhere. Give me some ideas of good places we could go. It needs to not involve a ton of walking and it needs to have things my girls would enjoy. Any ideas?
  14. Absolutely. My just turned 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with anxiety several years ago. We did (and still do) years of therapy. We do meds for her, which do help. Last year, she started riding horses - not in a therapeutic program, just in a homeschool class. We have been able to start going down on her meds and her Psychiatrist is so pleased that we are in talks to discontinue the meds at some point soon.
  15. I would like to start doing Yoga. What are some good apps? I have an Amazon Fire Stick, so if I could watch it on that, that would be great. thank you!
  16. Thank you everyone for all the ideas!!!!!!!!!!
  17. If you use 1 journal for everything, I'd love to hear about it. I'm thinking To-Do Lists, daily journaling of personal issues, lists of whatever - books you've read, things you want to remember to look up. I currently have several journals - 1 for homeschooling, 1 for personal stuff, and To Do Lists usually get put on random sheets of paper. The problem is that I have ADHD and I can't ever FIND anything. So I'm intrigued by this 1 journal idea. SWB posted an article about it the other day. Do you have Categories, like Lists, Personal, Homeschool, or do you just write whatever on the
  18. DD is 9 and she really wants to improve her spelling. She just learned to read within the past 6 months. She does have pretty severe ADHD and meds don't work for her, so we are muddling through. We haven't done a spelling curriculum before, mostly because we have been focusing on getting her to read. We have AAS, but is there something else out there that might work for her? If we use AAS, I'm assuming we should pretty much start at the beginning.
  19. I know who you're talking about!!!!! Her sister was my department chair when I was a teacher and we stayed good friends after I moved away. I've been following the journey on FB and it hit me pretty hard today, too. Life is so fragile and we just never know what will happen. Sherry
  20. Thank you, everyone! Great suggestions. Intellectually, I KNOW how safe flying is. I KNOW that I am statistically exponentially more likely to get into a car accident. But of course, Anxiety is irrational.
  21. DH and I are finally taking our dream vacation at the end of this month - an Alaskan land and cruise tour. It's for our 15th anniversary and we are leaving the kids at home with grandparents. The problem - I have such anxiety about flying. We live on the East Coast, so we have several flights to get through. It's been several years since I've been on a plane. I really would prefer to not take anything for it - I've taken Xanax in the past and even a small dose knocks me out and leaves me feeling groggy. So what else can I do? Essential oils? I'll try just about anything. DH and I bot
  22. You can download a free sample of 3 weeks and get a pretty good idea.
  23. We are doing Biblioplan Medieval this year! Yes, only 3 days. My kids are the following: 4th, 6th, and 8th. We will be using Remember the Days, SOTW, the Timeline, and Maps.
  24. We are doing BP Year 2 this coming year. My kids will be 4th, 6th, and 8th. My plan is to use Remember the Days and Story of the World as our spines. We will add living books for topics that interest us.
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