Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Perennial Question

Last weekend we visited some in-laws we haven't seen in years. One of them, a retired teacher, was curious about our homeschooling methods for the 10yo and the 12yo.

"How do you know they're getting enough basic skills?"

"We-ell, in the car on the way here they were fighting over Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi."

*blink* "Oh. Okay, then. But what about art?"

The art bag's in the trunk. We do art at least once a week and "art out' once a month. We're going to stop on the way back home somewhere and find some pictures to make."

"Plein air! I've always wanted to do that!"

And another win for homeschooling.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Silver 2004-2011

Brighteyes' little Australian Terrier is dead. No one knows why. He was in good health, although his appetite had slacked off two days before. We miss him.

He was the only one of our pets who survived the traumas of last year. I think without those traumas he would still be with us as well.

Rest in peace.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Recycling News Headlines

We're currently getting some much needed rain and a bit of humor from Tropical Storm Lee, who inspired the following headline on my RSS page A Weakened Lee Still Poses Threat in South. What century are we in again?

Dh thought it a pity it hadn't turned into a hurricane and gone up the East Coast. Then we could have seen Lee Devastates Pennsylvania Before Retreating.