Friday, July 13, 2018
Today D11, D14, and I visited a friend from church who has decided to homeschool her two children this fall. She has a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 15. She lives on a farm with goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, guineafowl, rabbits, dogs, and ducks. We helped with the morning feeding chores, dipped our feet in the in ground pool, and had some lunch. That was our morning.
I helped my friend develop a high school plan for her daughter’s remaining three years in the afternoon. Her daughter chose tentative electives. This fall my friend plans to have her son’s science and history line up with what his sister is studying in those subjects. This is what I do if at all possible as it provides the children with a common ground. They can do similar projects and enjoy doing them side by side at their own levels. My friend and I talked about what our state requires in the way of notification, too. She says she now needs to decide on a few curricula choices so she can send a booklist to the superintendent of their school district. The girls painted dried gourds that were made into bird houses while we were talking about homeschooling. A nice day on the farm and in the farmhouse…so different from city living.
Tonight I threw sautéed yellow squash (from my friend’s garden) on top of buttered noodles for dinner. We had watermelon
My mom called to say that my SIL does not have cancer. Because the type of cancer they thought she might have was rare with a bleak outlook the doctor went with a second opinion before reaching his own conclusion. We are overjoyed with the news.
His grace is greater! Kohl