Weekly Update - Abeka Academy Semester Exams - New Job - Decluttering Closet and Drawers - Grocery Shopping
Hello everybody! My apologies for it has been almost two weeks since my last blog post. My how time flies! I thought I better get on here and give a quick update. Once we get past the semester exams this week, I'll be able to post more frequently. So many of you come to this blog for Abeka Academy homeschool information. I'm grateful that you stopped by and I do hope to share a lot more of that type of content on here.
So it has been a busy week of studying for the end of semester exams for Sydney.
A lot of review games are going on this week.
A lot of note taking is going on too.
A lot of test taking is going on.
Aaron's new job at McDonald's has been working out well so far. He's been working through some of the busier shifts this week. It has been a good experience for him.
I have been going through the house, de-cluttering closets and drawers. This whole project was inspired by Linn who was cleaning out the cluttered spaces in her home. She sent me before and after pictures of her dining room area. What a difference it made! Well, that was all I needed to see. This motivated mama needs to get to work... get the duster out, grab some garbage bags and snag a big donation box... time to de-clutter my dining room buffet drawers, table drawer, and the hall linen closet.
The weekends have been busy with meal planning, grocery shopping, taking walks, enjoying family time and getting some much needed rest.
Happy Tuesday y'all!
Hello everybody! Today we are hiking our way through a walking trail that winds through a scenic forest and passes through the ruins of the Pine Mountain gold mining station.
This site is a gold mine of information. It was commercially mined for gold off and on for over 100 years, making it one of the longest running mining operations in Georgia.
These explorers are ready to go! They are in search of a pot of gold.
It's a beautiful day for a hike! All that glitters is not gold.
We are starting at the Stockmar Stage.
Stockmar home site (ruins).
We are walking along what was once a fully functional 1858 gold stamp mill. This was the man-way tunnel (south).
He has a heart of gold!
They are looking for gold in all the right places! ;o)
Syd is on site at the Stockmar Mine Office. She is worth her weight in gold!
It's time to hike some of the trails. There's gold in them there hills!
Ore stacking bins site.
We aren't looking for fools gold! Now get out of there and let's go!
This is the man-way tunnel (north).
The temptation to run through the tunnel to the south end is very strong! The warning sign says NO, so NO it is.
She's a gold digger! :o) She better not be!
He's sitting on a goldmine! Stamp Mill Foundations (ruins)
Animal Exhibits and Petting Zoo Area - we walked over to see the goats.
Is this the GOAT that laid the golden egg?
This day was as good as gold!
Good evening everybody! Well today is the big day, Election Day for the U.S. Senate and Public Service Commission runoffs. We middle class, hardworking, country folk down here in Georgia voted today, in person. We don't need politicians spending outrageous amounts of money advertising hogwash at every turn to try to badger, belittle and bully us for our vote. Disgraceful! That's all I'm going to say about that.
Now, back to school.
Today in Bible class we are studying the Divided Kingdom - the division between Israel and Judah. King Solomon certainly experienced a rise to unprecedented heights of personal prosperity and security, only to fall victim to moral weakness and political conflict. So too his kingdom, in the hands of is son Rehoboam, is headed toward disaster. Rehoboam causes rebellion among the people of Israel. Only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin will remain with him while the rest of Israel, all of the northern tribes, will appoint a man by the name of Jeroboam as their king. The division is permanent, and the fall is great. Civil conflict will last for years, as will wars with foreign enemies, who are quick to notice the vulnerability of this once-unified but now-broken people. This reads like the current state of America!
In Algebra class we are learning how to divide monomials. Syd had to take a quiz today.
In English class Mr. Bucy taught a new spelling and vocabulary list, discussed some different Christmas poems and taught 4 steps to writing good descriptions.
In World Geography class Miss Burns was teaching the countries of the Northern Andes - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
We started a new chapter in science class today, Science vs. Evolution.
Key Concepts we'll be studying:
We've been taking walks after school this week. The temperature warms up after lunch into the mid 50's.
Taste test: York Peppermint Pattie vs. my homemade peppermint pattie. The York pattie definitely had that classic, refreshing peppermint taste. Mine didn't have as strong a peppermint taste but mine had more chocolate and the center was creamier. The kids both preferred mine over the York because they like a more mild peppermint tasting pattie with a thicker chocolate coating.
Taco Tuesday Night: Aaron helped me prepare a taco bar for dinner this evening, complete with Mexican Mariachi music. :o) Soft tacos or taco salad... whatever floats your boat.
Both kids helped with the cleanup.
I made a quick trip to Publix for a legal pad and a nice pen for Aaron to take with him on his first day of orientation at McDonald's.
Well, it's been another busy day. I have some laundry to put away and of course I need to get my jammies on!
Happy Tuesday y'all! Talk to ya soon!
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