This Week – Some escape from the boredom

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Highlights of the week  Gage did go swimming at our friend’s house last weekend for a few hours and Jason said the kids stayed socially distanced 80-90 % of the time, but that he had to keep reminding them.  I know he needed it, he did, but I hate making trade-offs.

We were able to have some time enjoying the outside.  Gage and I went to the closest Cleveland metropark, about five minutes away and enjoyed some time playing games, reading, drawing, and, yes, taking a walk.  I am at home among the trees.

Jason took the day off of work on Friday and we went to Headlands Beach (Lake Erie).  It’s the largest natural beach in Ohio, but somehow it was our first time there even though we’ve lived in Cleveland for 20 years.  It wasn’t crowded on a Friday morning and was very beautiful although the sand was rocky.  It’s less than 40 minutes from us so we’ll be back.

Our school district just announced that they’re going fully virtual for the first quarter.  I’ve been reading like crazy trying to get a handle on what homeschool will look like for us this year and I think it’s coming together.  I’ll be working on my lesson plans for August and September and ordering supplies this week and hopefully we’ll start next week.

I wrote about the authors I’ve been lucky enough to meet here.

Gage reviewed Megabat and Fancy Cat here.

I wrote a review of The Brave Learner here.

I posted my 5 word movie reviews that you can contribute to and earn money for charity here.

Books read Title: Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum, Author: Rebecca Rupp Great resource. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer Another great resource. The Homeschooling Book of Lists: Grades K-12 Dated.

Currently reading The Stone Girl It’s early but I like it so far!  This Blessed Mess: Finding Hope Amidst … Such a great morning devotional book for this crazy time.

Currently listening Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)

On the TV We watched season one of Cursed which was okay cursed-katherine-langford-slice and The Old Guard that I liked better The Old Guard 2020 film poster.png , both on Netflix.

Plans for the weekend Lesson planning, pursuing some testing and tutors, and remaining calm 🙂  I had a little freak out at the beginning of the week about the enormity of taking over Gage’s education this year that was not helpful.  Wine helped, but getting plans to paper will help even more.

Anything fun planned for your Sunday?



July’s Movies and Money for Charity

You know the drill, add your 5 words (or less!) to mine in a comment and earn $1 for charity. Once we get to $100 the person with the most reviews will choose the charity. Click here to see the past winners, the charities they chose and the other reviews you can add to. Anyone is welcome to join in at any time.

We’re at $50 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Ready Player One (film).png Ready Player One, 2018 (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance)    Grade B+

Virtual reality with 80’s twist.

Spielberg’s Harry Potter is…okay.  (Tony)

Independence day movieposter.jpg Independence Day, 1996 (Bill Pullman, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox, Mary McDonnell, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein)    Grade B

Americans discover Area 51 is real.

The Old Guard 2020 film poster.png The Old Guard, 2020 (Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling)   Grade B+

Immortal Charlize leads the way.

We loved The Old Guard!!  (Les)

The Old Guard was lots of fun!  (Marg)

Honey I blew up the kid film poster.jpg Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, 1992 (Rick Moranis, Marsha Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Daniel & Joshua Shalikar, Keri Russell, John Shea, Lloyd Bridges, Ron Canada)                         Grade D

Ugh, that kid was creepy.