Wednesday, 14 May 2008

There's been a lot on the news about aliens...

And I think they may have been in our garden. Because despite dh cleaning out our pond and fishing (no pun intended) about Holly the fish is gone - or she was until this afternoon when she's made a sudden and unexpected reappearance. Hettie thinks it was aliens and Issy thinks she's been on holiday! But in any case it has us puzzled because there is just no-where she could have hidden, the pond is as clear as clear. So it will no doubt remain one of lifes little mysteries.
Yesterday Issy was enrolled into her Brownie pack. She said her Brownie law and promise very beautifully, and very seriously. I was really proud of her.
Back to today - well home ed was a bit of a write off. But we did manage some maths, although today handwriting was a no go. So Hettie watched a couple of Tv programmes and then did some oil pastel art after lunch, and we read some more of the Railway Children. She has been a little under the weather and has a rash on her back which I think (and hope) is just a heat rash. So if it's no better tomorrow we'll have to visit the doctor.
I spent last night and today sorting out the huge box of Sonlight curriculum, which started as good fun (looking at all the lovely books) and then a bit of work (while I put it together and started reading it all). However I think I've got the hang of it now, well sort of. Once we get going I'm sure it will be great.

9 comments:

Bridget said...

Soloman's back has been covered in a heat rash for two days, my friend rang last night and her little boys back is covered too.
Glad Holly turned up, maybe she's just shy!

ruth said...

I found the Sonlight quite hard to put together but once it is it is fine to use. Glad the fish is still in the pond.

Carol said...

Glad Holly turned up, how weird!!!

I remember Em was icredibly serious when she did her promise,lol.

Ooh, I love my Sonlight 'box days' and going through all the books, on the last one, I couldnt get the girls in bed until 10 because they were enjoying looking through it all.Hope you all enjoy it.
C
x

Dawn said...

That's pretty strange about the fish but I'm glad she's back.
With the Sonlight curriculum...something I found helpful was to pull the schedule and any pages I needed for one week at a time and put them on a clipboard so I didn't have to be flipping through the giant binder all the time.

Tammy said...

Oooohhhh, I just love sorting through the stuff we'll be using this coming school year. Especially if the books are brand new with crisp clean pages.

That's so weird about Holly, but I sure am glad she turned up. Very strange.....lol

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Glad Holly has turned up safe and well. I imagine she's been enjoying the sun and lounging on far away coasts. ;)

Glad you're getting the sunlight stuff sorted.

Lxx

Poppy & Mei said...

That's one mysterious fish!
Browny uniforms are so different to when I was one...Xxx

Mrs. Darling said...

Ive heard the Sonlight manual is very confusing but well worth the time it takes to put it together! I wish I could use it but it just wouldnt work for Tink!

Jenny said...

I wish you lived closer, we could get together and I could see your sonlight and you could see my miquon...
I can see why its so easy to become a curriculum junkie. The NC looks really bland next to some of the alternatives!