This Week – Family Time

Fave Pic IMG_3835 Our cats could qualify as cuddly therapy cats during these cooped up weeks.

Highlights of the Week  I don’t know.  A month ago we scheduled work that needed to be done in our basement and still unfinished dining room and we decided to go ahead with the 2 day remediation since they wouldn’t really be in our living space.  The 2 men came in through the front door already in masks and had direct access to the basement and dining room.  They were here all week 😦  I was less than thrilled at the chemicals and the noise for every day of homeschool.  I’m thankful it’s done and hope we can accomplish a bit more this week.  I actually kind of like home schooling.  As it is he’s only out another week unless the governor decides to extend it.  I’ve already written to him telling him how I feel about it.

Having Jason working from home means that the three of us can have lunch breaks together which has been really nice. We’re hanging in there as best we can as the cases and deaths around  our community continue to climb.

Finished Reading Title: How Not to Die Alone, Author: Richard Roper (review), Before I Go to Sleep review on Monday

Currently Reading The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Wa… American Dirt

Watched 6underground.jpg

Watching Season 3 of Ozark, Survivor, and the Tournament of Champions on the Food Network.

Games Played We cleaned up our game cubby and are playing a game up a day until we’ve played them all once.  This week we played – Rails and Sails Great Lakes, Labyrinth, Clue Grab & Go, Jacks, Hedbanz, Ticket To Ride New York, Yamslam, 20 Express.

I’ve linked up with the Sunday Salon this week.  Stay healthy, my friends!

 

 

13 thoughts on “This Week – Family Time

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    Our governor is not as pro-active as yours and he has already extended the time for school to go back so I bet yours will too. I wish our governor would do more.

    I bet you’re a great home school teacher!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I think he’ll extend it, but he mentioned it weeks ago and hasn’t done anything about it yet, so who knows. I’m not sure I’ll send him even of it opens. Home schooling would be even more fun with library and museum access!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’m so glad you are enjoying home schooling. I bet it is great fun during this difficult time.

    It’s also nice that your husband is able to be right there, too. My husband worked just a few miles down the road from our home all his working life, and that enabled us to eat lunch together every day. It was very nice.

    Here’s what our lieutenant governor said last week: We may have to sacrifice some older people for the sake of our economy!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      The people of Texas deserve better 😦 Sadly, he’s just parroting what he hears from the top. So far our governor is doing a good job. That’s nice that your husband could come home. Jason doesn’t miss the commute downtown and likes working in comfy clothes! Stay well.

  3. Literary Feline says:

    The good part is that the work is done. 🙂

    Our schools are closed through the end of April, although the governor has mentioned keeping them closed the rest of the school year. Last week was supposed to be Mouse’s spring break, but we decided to treat the week before it as spring break and jumped into a bit of academics last week. I am glad you are enjoying homeschooling. It is a challenge for us, but we are doing what we can given our limitations. Mouse really misses school. It might be different if we could be more hands on with her. I am looking forward to seeing what the district has in store for us.

    I look forward to reading your thoughts On the Knife of Never Letting Go. I don’t know if I could read something that dark right now, but I loved it and the other books in the trilogy. Of course, I say that as I watch Vampire Diaries, which is pretty dark itself.

    Take care, Stacy. May your family and you stay safe and well.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Gage misses school too, but he’d already been off for most of three weeks before all of this started because he was sick. I feel like we’ve been on lockdown more than just a few weeks. It would be hard if I was trying to work too so I feel bad for parents like you and Marty who have to make it work. I just keep telling myself and Gage that it won’t be forever. I’m actually enjoying having him with me all the time….as long as he has an hour of quiet time in his bedroom after lunch. So. Many. Questions. My brain needs a break 🙂

  4. kaysreadinglife says:

    Cute kitty picture! Glad to hear you guys are adjusting OK to homeschooling. We did that for a couple of years in the 90’s when we lived in Oregon. It was middle school though. You never know – you might decide it’s too much fun to stop! And I’m betting your governor extends the school break. My husband’s brother and sister-in-law are elementary school teachers here and they are fairly certain this will be the norm for the rest of the year. They are having to figure out online teaching, which will start this week I think. She’s got an easier time, but he teaches art. Not sure how that will work. Take care, Stacy, and stay safe!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’ve already mentioned to my mom that if this goes on too long I might not send him back 😉 He misses school though and seeing his friends. I’m open to home schooling whenever and for however long he wants or needs it. His art teacher created a Facebook page and does live videos once every few days and then has the kids post their work in the comments. Gage like it. Take care, Kay!

  5. gulfsidemusing says:

    Sounds like you guys are making the best of the situation. My sister teaches second grade in NY and is thinking their school year may be over. Glad you’re still able to get some reading in… hoping to add that back into my routine this week.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      We’re now homeschooling through May 1st. We’ll see what happens after that. I’m happy, but Gage was not excited when he found out today. He misses school. But at this point I think he misses lots of things. I know I do!

  6. Janet says:

    I love the pic of therapy cat! Gage misses school, but he is enjoying his home school and being with his wonderful parents. I hear he really loves his teacher. We are so grateful for his visits. It is impossible to be around him and not feel the joy! Stay healthy!

  7. hmsgofita says:

    What a cute kitty! We’ve been getting a lot more cuddles in with our kitties. I like not driving and picking up G everyday. It’s been a learning curve for online schooling but if focuses, he can get all of it done in a few hours and then he has the rest of the day for playing online with friends and doing other things around the house with us.

    Have you guys played Tenzies or Cobra Paw? Both fun games I think Gage would like. Hugs to you and yours and I hope you all stay healthy and safe!

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