This Week – An actual event

Highlight of the week… We went to an actual live event as a family. We’ve been so careful, especially with Gage, but spring and sunshine are here and outdoor fun is a must. A local charity that gets books in the hands of local kids celebrated their 5th birthday with a parking lot party with a magician, a DJ, a balloon twister (notice the sword and scabbardish belt), food, a book and swag to each kid, and, of course, a chance for the adults to spend some money on things. I brought home a mystery book date…
“Beautifully Ambiguous. Tragedy & Comedy” If you want to guess what it is, I’ll let you know if you’re right 🙂 It was nice to be doing something normal and while we don’t wear masks outside normally, the fact that they required masks made me feel safer in going there.

The rest of the week was your normal end-of-school year stuff. As a homeschooler, Gage needs to take a standardized test OR have a certified teacher sign off on his progress for the year and write a letter. We chose the teacher route. I’ve got 90% of what she wants to see in, but need to decide on the last things. All I really want to do is send her a box in the mail of what he’s done this year and tell her to look through it until she finds what she needs 🙂 Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. We have decided to do one more year of homeschooling though. It has pros and cons, but in these crazy times, it’s so nice to have more control (and to be honest, I’m loving this time together). And he can still join in the district’s extracurriculars, like chess club, so that’s a big plus.

Currently reading…

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 …
Runaway Train (Runaway Train, #1)The Truths We Hold: An American Journey…Savage Intrigue (Savage, #29)

If you want to see what I finished or my favorites for April, click on the links.

On the TV…

We finished the Netflix series Ginny and Georgia and started and old season of the British Bake-off series and Amazon’s Counterpart. I’m a fan of all three 🙂

My thoughts on April’s movies are here. Please add your two cents. It’s been a quiet month for my movie watchers.

Plans for the rest of the weekend… Remember when we gutted half of our house three years ago? We’re finally putting in the last of the flooring, lol, so we’ve got prep work to finish.

15 thoughts on “This Week – An actual event

  1. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) says:

    I am so glad homeschooling is working out for you. It did not for my son and his family. My granddaughter went back to school in March. She needs some extra help, but they will get her to where she needs to be by the end of school. Watched one episode of Ginny and Georgia and will get back to it once I finish some others I’ve go going.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I think homeschooling during lockdowns isn’t really what I’d hoped it could be. I’m hoping next year we will be able to get out in the real world and do some learning that way. I know it’s not for every family and I know that he needs more socialization time. I’m hoping that’s coming!

  2. Gofita says:

    Awww! Love that you were able to get out a bit and get some books!

    I’m so happy homeschooling went well for you both this year. I love all your book posts. Good luck with getting his school year checked off! And getting the rest of your flooring in. We put new floors in ourselves a few years ago and we’ll never ever do that again. lol.

    I’ve been reading Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls on and off for the last month. I love reading about these amazing women.

    I’ve heard good things about Ginny and Georgia. How are you liking it? Amazon has a bake off series like the Great British Bake off? How did I not know this? I’ll have to find it…

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Jason’s actually going to put the floor himself. He did one of our bathrooms and did a good job so I’m hoping for the best, lol.

      I bought the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls postcard box of 50 a few years ago and love sending them! I’ll make sure to get one in the mail to Utah. My correspondence has taken a nose dive this year.

      No, we’re watching the Great British Bake Off on Netflix, just an older season we haven’t seen. And we really liked Ginny and Georgia. One is diabolical and one is a typical annoying teen, but it’s well done, leaning toward the teen group. I’m looking forward to season 2 whenever that happens.

  3. Vicki says:

    I added Ginny and Georgia to my list after seeing this post and checking it out, it looks good.

    I’m wanting new flooring for my house and finally have it narrowed down to two kinds. Remodeling is a headache sometimes, but well worth it.

    I hope you have a great week!

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    What a great event! It looks like the weather was great, too. I wish I could make a good guess, but all I could think of was A Series of Unfortunate Events, and I suspect that your book is a book for grownups.

    I’ve searched everywhere for a show like British Bake-Off, and I’ve found shows in other countries, but I can’t find a way to watch them here.

    I’m glad that homeschooling went so well that you have decided to do it again. It’s really the best way for kids to learn, and I bet you feel like you learned a lot, too, Stacy.

  5. Anne Bennett says:

    An actual event. Jealous! I went to a funny, distanced meeting at the church. The pastor walked out with me and he talked about how delighted he was to see people. Ha! It seemed to me like we were so far apart that it was ridiuculous. My Sunday Salon post

  6. Les in OR says:

    Hooray for a real social activity! Looks like it was a lot of fun and nice weather, too.

    You’ve done a great job with homeschooling and another year of it sounds like a wise decision.

  7. Athira says:

    Beautifully Ambiguous. Tragedy & Comedy – sounds Shakespearean. So a Madeline Miller book? Or Liane Moriarty? Or Chris Bohjalian. LOL! I would say almost every book ever haha.

    So glad you got to go to an actual event. We haven’t yet but we’ve been too busy lately. Good luck with the end-of-school year stuff – sounds like a lot but also sounds like you have a handle on it.

  8. Diane says:

    So happy Gage had a good year with you and home schooling. You always amaze me with all you accomplish. That book event sounds so fun. I so miss the fact there hasn’t been any library book sales in over a year.

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