This Week(s) – Lightning on YouTube

My to do list never seems to get shorter and what free time I have never really feels like free time with said list taking up space in my brain πŸ™‚ So here I am with my weekly update a few weeks behind.

Exciting news for Gage fans. He started a YouTube Channel this week. I’d be much obliged if you’d give him a follow or even just view or like one of his photos. They are silly, but they are short πŸ™‚ The process of him learning how to make videos and uploading them to a channel that he started all on his own while his parents were sleeping is the most initiative he’s ever shown and I want to support his excitement. We’ve had to put rules in place, including a weekly meeting where we approve all videos, but so far I love to see him creating stuff. He has like 20 videos but has only posted 3 so far.

I also love The Cottage Fairy videos. They are a relaxing and your mind has no choice but to slow down.

Books read since last update 20 (55 for the year)

A few standouts…

This past week I read SA Cosby’s first novel, My Darkest Prayer, and really liked it. The same narrator has done all three of his books and I would recommend giving it a try that way.

This was my favorite picture book of the week. King Sejong Invents and Alphabet celebrates learning in the biggest of ways. This is in preparation for studying Korea this next week.

We read the historical fiction Snow Treasure as we studied Norway this week. An inspiring book for 9-12 year olds.

Movies watched

Moxie! I really liked this coming of age movie and seeing Amy Poehler as the mom.

Solace was a good thriller for a date night.

I watched Bliss a few days ago and still don’t know what I watched πŸ™‚

Puzzles finished

This 500 MasterPieces puzzle as so much fun!

Plans for the weekend

A date with the hubby tonight, but I’m not sure what we’re doing.

23 thoughts on “This Week(s) – Lightning on YouTube

  1. Mae Sander says:

    Your balloon puzzle is really neat. I’ve never seen one with that kind of shape. Have a good week!

    best… mae at

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Gage did a great job on his YouTube channel. The movie I tried is clever and fun. We all need a way to be creative, and I think that’s one of the upsides of the Internet—lots of outlets for creativity, for trying things.

    Snow Treasure! If you can believe it, my husband’s teacher in sixth grade read Snow Treasure aloud to the class, and he was able to order a copy for himself through Scholastic Books…and he still has his original copy. He has fond memories of that book.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I love that story about Snow Treasure! We listened to the audio while we colored or puzzled. It was the first time I’d tried that while homeschooling and it worked.

      Thank you for watching one of his videos πŸ™‚

  3. Vicki says:

    I followed YouTube Channel. He’s doing a great job!

    “I watched Bliss a few days ago and still don’t know what I watched πŸ™‚” I haven’t watched that and now I don’t think I want too.

    I’m adding Moxi! to my watch list.

    Love the puzzle!

  4. Janet says:

    Gage did a great job on his You Tube videos! All three of them made me smile😊 His graphics are top notch.

    I love most of the books you read, especially those you pass on for me to readπŸ“š

  5. gulfsidemusing says:

    Gage did a great job with the videos on his channel – very creative! Your balloon puzzle looks like fun. I’ve only done one non-traditionally shaped (a giant Christmas tree) and had a lot of fun with it.

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