Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I washed windows and blinds yesterday. Washing windows is a piece of cake. Washing blinds is not. I didn't have the nerve to take a before and after picture of my blinds. Lets say I forgot they were white. I have a few more days of this but my house will so clean. I like that. I did tell the boys that today they are cleaning the upstairs landing. I have this plant shelf and I just hate jumping from one side to the other to clean it. I am not tall enough and it is at the top of my ladder that I have to balance on the top of the stairs. The boys just jump and climb and never worry about falling. I have never been very graceful.
I have been working on rugs. Not finished but I did think I would show some progress.
Well off to do school for today. We finally made it to the sixties. We started at the Civil War and so now finally getting to the Civil Rights Movement is really interesting. Peter is my one student that I have been able to start from In the beginning God and I hope by the time we finish the year we will have made it to today in History. He will have had a whole complete look at world history. Just because he likes to learn funny things, he can now recite all of the presidents and vice presidents in order. He has his favorites and ones that he dislikes very much. I found this picture that I just love. It is a photograph of President Truman playing the piano with Lauren Bacall sitting on the lid. I don't think he was president yet. I will find it and see if it will scan. I really want him to study the Vietnam war. I am running out of time. One thing I am glad that I have done is to have taught them history this way. I will put in a plug here. Hands down by far out of the curriculum I have taught and I have taught so many, the best history books in the whole world is the series called Mystery of History. The author is still working on Volume lV and I will be finished teaching. I will buy it anyway. Her kids grew up too before she finished. My kids really enjoyed them too and that says a bunch.
Okay lots of Twaddle today.
Off to do school and read out loud to him To Kill A Mockingbird. I will miss reading out loud too.
Have a lovely day,