We have been doing Considering God's Creation, which was to be our bible study but which is a much better fit for science though putting together a human body rather turned Ditz's stomach & I have given warning I do not do dissections! Ever! Period. I am so not a good scientist but then neither is Ditz so that's all right.
Most of our day yesterday was taken up with putting this together. It just seemed sensible to put it all together at once then come back & do all the lessons. When it came to the drawing part Ditz was fanatical about colour layering to get the richness of her hair & the shades in her eyes. I swear she's getting worse!
Actually bible curriculum is the one thing I don't feel I've got a grip on at all & I am so fed up with looking & trying stuff that is just a really terrible fit for us. I have sent Ditz back to just reading her bible chapter by chapter for the present though I am considering trying the Character Journal. Ditz can cope with deep stuff but is not yet ready for apologetics & I'm at my wits end. Where are all the really excellent bible studies for homeschoolers? After all, lots of us Christian homeschoolers base our whole philosophy on biblical principals. Maybe I'm just too fussy? *sigh* Even though most of our curriculum is coming from a strong Christian worldview I really feel the need to have some proper bible study, especially as Ditz seems determined to head into the hotbed of secular insanity in the arts arena. We are already feeling the effects & I want Ditz to really understand what she believes & why it is important to stay strong.
I am still waiting on the new curriculum arriving. I hope it's not too much longer as we are very close to being done with this lot of readers & Ditz usually starts with her reading so she doesn't even have to get out of bed but can stay snuggled on these wet, drippy days surrounded by hot Milo, buttered toast & purring cat.
Liddy meanwhile has been sounded out as to whether or not she'd be interested in doing some occasional travelling to fix small IT problems. She was thrilled & could hardly wait to get home & talk about it. Even if it never eventuates she's simply delighted to have been asked. That she is still a non~driver is not a problem & nor was it that she blurted she'd have to discuss it with us first. Funny girl. A few raised eyebrows but Liddy just said she's got a close relationship & she'd like our feedback. She is so happy in her new job but she always does better working with the men & I just hope things are still cruisy when the stocking is done & she moves in to her regular job on the registers.
And now we are back on our regular punishing schedule & the rain is dripping down my body has betrayed me & I have come down with another terrible cold. I haven't been so constantly sick in years. I am girding my mind for the fray & pray I manage to keep my temper in check. Being sick makes me very bad tempered & me being bad tempered makes Ditz growly. I do not want a growly Ditz, especially not when she is cultivating the right attitude!