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Outside my window...

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I am thinking...
how lucky my sister is to be okay today!!   Around 3 p.m. on Mother's Day, she was going on a long bike ride with her husband - hoping to get in 25 miles or so.  Sis and her husband, Mr. Bill, are excellent riders.  They have all the right gear too - shoes that click into the peddles, biking clothes, gloves and helmets! They follow all of the rules of the road too.  Apparently sis got hit from behind.  An onlooker just happened to see her sailing through the air and called 911.  Right now, that's all we really know.  The driver that hit her stayed and was quiet distraught.  Some other drivers stopped to offer assistance. Police made a report.

Just as I was settling down with Rosie to watch a movie, Mr. Bill called me from the ambulance to give me the news.  So the rest of Mother's day was spent going to or from the hospital and riding in the ambulance with sis as she was transferred up to Akron's trauma center.

I am thankful...
that the accident wasn't worse and that sis is home and resting now. Praying that her concussion had no long lasting sequela and that her headache goes away soon.  Sis was wearing her helmet, but she landed hard on her face - thus the headache and the chipped tooth.
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In the kitchen...
Pork chops on the George Foreman last night for dinner.  Meatballs tonight from my

I am wearing...
workout pants and a top, because after this post, I'm going to do a quick video downstairs.

I am going...

  • to workout tomorrow and Friday.
  • Get some laundry caught up. 
  • Fill out a college application - for me!  I have two associates and it's on my bucket list to finish the four year since I am so very close!
I am pondering...
Whether or not to go ahead and baptize my granddaughter by myself.  I have been known to do that before (and if you're a friend of mine who let me watch your baby in the early 90s when you had no intention of baptizing him or her, I probably did it for you!)

I am reading...

Review coming later this week

From the Learning Rooms...

Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all three kids. We were pilot families for her program last year and it is finally going to be available to the public as Spelling U See.

AP U.S. History and American History course from For Such a Time as This,

American History
Lectures in American History from the Great Courses and Kahn Academy!

Noah  Excellence in Writing Course.  and Bravewriter Kidswrite Intermediate this spring.

Apologia Science -  Physical Science Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie  Noah is finished with Physical Science and will be concentrating now on preparing for the AP History test.

Noah and Izzy doing Geometry with Mr. D.  Rosie doing Saxon math with me. 

Starting Farewell to Arms with Izzy and Noah.

  • Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
  • English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
  • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
 Busy Times

I am hoping...

  • To work walking back into my exercise program now that it's nice out.  
  • Get some flute practice done.
  • Start pondering my curriculum choices for next year. 

I am looking forward to...

the end of track for Noah - who has a stress fracture of the fibula anyway!  Doc says he can compete on Friday though.   Taking 50,000 units of Vitamin D once a week.

A favorite quote for today...
"Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it."  Herman Hess

Some pictures I am sharing...

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