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  1. I just enrolled dd for the last exams next year. I have to write a homeschooling plan for next year according the law. For the moment I have 4 subjects: math, sciences, history, Latin, everything else has been passed this year... after years with 4-8 pages full of text it feels odd to have max. 2 with almost 1 page of text.
  2. BJU History might be pretty anti Roman Catholic and pro USA. BJU Biology is creationistic and gave at middle school level a poor presentation of evolution theory. So we skipped that chapter during middle school and used a secular text during highschool...
  3. I finished this month: Ice Princess, from a new to me scandanavian author, and I decided to want to read more. The Skating Rink, also from a new author An unnecessary Woman, I really liked the book, it was a long time ago I was eager to finish the book. Some tame Gazelle by Barbar Pym, I like her books, but this one was harder with all the poem and literature quotes...
  4. I missed a few weeks I think. DD passed her English Written retake, attended German Written yesterday and we just made a studyplan for Maths and Science in April&May. I became board member of a ladies choir and that fulfills the hole 'almost done with homeschooling' left. So some weeks I hardly read... I finished 'through te glasses of Chekhov' a book that travels through Russia along Chekhovs books and letters. I also finished 'Woman behind the piano' about Female Composers. My currently reads are: Days without End The sound and the fury both slightly too hard to read before bedtime My Lent reading is: 'Fragile Alleluia' about the pelgrim psalms. I learned from past years and picked a book that isn't divided in a reading per day, but just fits in the season.
  5. @8FillTheHeart her daughter used something that sounds like: By the onion sea, I thought, I know she studied Russian. ETA: https://bytheonionsea.com/
  6. Thank you! I have 🙂 Next week we have our board meeting about this and after 10 years of ‘just’ homeschooling it feels sooo good to have something outside the house ... I think we fit in the ‘untraditional traditional choir’ category 😉
  7. Thanks for the ideas!! Long sleeves are custom with our conductor. I think we start with something easy and cheap while saving money for something more stylish in the future...
  8. What does your choir outfit look like? I became member of a newly founded lady’s choir, and as board member I am in the position to give ideas about the -yet to chose- choir outfit. We are a secular choir, and our country does not have the custom of ‘choir robes’. Most choirs here wear black with black and sometimes an accent color (scarves and ties). But I am open to new ideas 🙂 I understand if someone for privacy reasons don’t post pictures of their own choir, but just something similar from other choirs. My mixed choir wears black w. black w. red scarves & ties, so that is not an option.
  9. Of course I will miss dd when she will be at college. But for the moment I just will be happy to get my life back... I am done with those exams...
  10. Passing the last exams, eventually retaking some other exams for higher grades. So we will have about 6 months of no rules and no exams. I am not sure we are prepared for so much freedom 😉
  11. Yes she is!! It was a perfect day: no rain, not too cold, and good company 🙂
  12. Somehow I missed the opening of the new week thread 😞 I just wanted to share I met Penguin yesterday 🙂 It was a lovely day, and this is us at the innergarden of Plantin Moretus Museum (Left me, right Penguin)....
  13. It would be cheaper to send from the Netherlands, somehow Belgium Post is more expensive then the Dutch Post... 😞
  14. I just checked the shippings: those alone will already be about 65 euros without additional custom charges, so I am not sure this will be the cheapest way for you as the Belgium Post consider this as a 'commercial activity' and I have to fill in a lot of custom forms.... I am afraid www.alibris.com wil be cheaper then me...
  15. How soon do you need it? DD has mathematics exam 29th april and it takes at least month before they publish the grades. If she passes, I'll sell LoF Trig, Calc & Stats so that could be 1 parcell. I only have no idea what the shippings are from me to you...
  16. I set my Goodreads goal today at 104 books again. I would like to read more in English and hope to finish the Britt Tripp challenge this year.
  17. I read 117 books this year: https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/10151847 For 2019 I set my goals again on 104 books. I would like to read more in English, but I am not sure that will happen this year based on my last year experience...
  18. @marbel @Melissa M I send you a Goodread friendship request. Although Loesje is my nickname, I use it there (and on Ravelry ) too, just for my overseas contacts.
  19. I encourage everyone who want to join, to try. I am not every year a weekly poster, but I do read :-). A goal can also be 10 books a year ... or 2. Just how life happens.
  20. Irvin Yalom is an author I like to read: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/909675.Irvin_D_Yalom And in Dutch quite some books are called 'Yemma', as that seems to be the word Maroccan authors use for their (older) mother. How that has been translated, and if Maroccan authors in other countries do the same I don't know.
  21. Thank you! The song at the Scaffold is a thin book. The opera based on the play of the book has a very impressive ending in music (I think): With the Ladys Choir we sing a different song of it.
  22. Thank you. We have no exams this month, as dd loves christmas and thinks exams are not unitable with that 🙂 The next exam will be at the end of january so we will have some breathing space. But we still have our regular lessons, as we hope to attempt German Written, Math & Science during March - June
  23. I finished this week several books I was reading the last few weeks. They are all over the plate... 🙂 - The Song at the Scaffold + watching opera ‘Dialogues of the Carmelitessens’ - Untrue (about female sexuality) - Van de koele meren des doods ( yes he can write beautiful sentences, yes I disliked the book although it is a Dutch Classic) - I finished the Servo Arbitio in Dutch, I am impressed how readable the book was, but I think most people would need some more background to be able to follow the thought lines. - Gold Mountain Blues a thick book about Chinese Immigrants in Canada. Very well writtten, but just a little too thick... Struggling with the December season as always, so I hope others have a more joyful season.
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