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PAD #6-

IMG: Refreshements at the maul.

This morning, after karate – wait. This morning, after Jordan got on the ice at SIX AM and played hockey for an hour and half, he came home, made pancakes (!!) and then we went to karate class… after THAT, he and I went to the maul to get him some base coat paint he needs for his WarHammer figures. We spent some time there and somehow he convinced me to buy him some Crocs *shudder*. Apparently, he neeeeeeeeeeeeds the ‘Beach Army Green’ ones to go with his new green camo pants. He also needed the yin/yang symbol charm thingy to go on them because “that is just so cool”. Ooookie dokie, then. After the maul, he played hockey/skated for another hour and a half.
Just as soon as I figure out how to bottle that energy, I’m going to be rich! RICH, I tell you!

The karate studio Jordan belongs to asked me about setting up a class for homeschoolers. I asked around for feedback, they set up a great programme and fee structure and even offered a free introductory class in December. The response has been great. The first class was today and it was full of kids of all ages.
This studio has been so good for Jordan. The camps this summer were amazing – but it is more than that. The whole experience has been a positive one for Jordan. He has benefitted in so many ways. This is why it was easy for me recommend the class to my homeschool community. And I like that. Sometimes the news is just too good NOT to share :)

Mavis Beacon has been teaching typing around here the last few days. I have to keep an eye on the clock, or Jordan will do it until his forearms ache. lol. He says he wants to learn to type so he can have his own blog – “because there have to be other people out there who want to read about video games and hockey!” hehehe. I was wondering… are there any webrings for homeschooled kids? hmmm.. I’ll have to look into that.

As for knitting? Well… that I haven’t melted down all my metal needles and used the bamboo ones for kindling is a wee bit of a miracle. This morning, I ripped out the hat I’ve been knitting… FOR THE SEVENTH TIME!!! It’s a basic, beginner level ribbed hat. I don’t know why I’m having so much trouble with it, but it is making me crazy! If I had any sense, I’d put it away for a few days and work on something else, but ummm.. no. I don’t have any sense :D

PAD #5 – January 10, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007.
I have made an important scientific discovery. This is HUGE! It will revolutionize botony! … I have discovered… after decades of careful scientific study of the effects of not watering houseplants.. that, if you regularly water your houseplants, they live longer than two weeks!!! I KNOW! It’s counterintuitive! But it turns out – it’s TRUE!!

See the rest here: Photo A Day.

IMG: OMG! You'll never guess where they put that thermometer?!!

omg! The thermometer!! I didn’t know they were going to put it THERE!!

Today was our official ‘back to school’ day. Mostly, that meant we lounged around on my bed reading books :D Jordan’s reading has jumped another level and he’s anxious now to read even better so he can read “whatever books I want!”. It’s all about WANTING to learn. Some of his scheduled activites and classes start up this week, others next, so before long we’ll be crazy busy again.
And, it looks like my local homeschool group has resolved to become more active again after a lull. Regular meetings will be starting up soon. I’m looking forward to it.

This afternoon, we took Smokey to the vet. Since he is Jordan’s cat (wait… he was supposed to be MY cat – what happened?!) Jordan was responsible for taking a lead role. He got the kitten all settled in the carrier and lugged it back and forth to the car. In the vet’s office he held Smokey still and comforted him after his needles. Once home, Jordan was watching him for any signs of reaction to the vaccines.

Because I am so creative and full of energy a sucker for punishment, I’ve decided to take on the Photo A Day for a YEAR challenge. Hah! We’ll see how long that lasts :D I officially began on Saturday and I’ve put up the first three shots now on my official Photo A Day Page (you have say it with an echo-y voice). Once there are a few more, I’ll build some kind of calendar/thumbnail/gallery thingy (sorry for getting all technical. I’ll try to keep the technical jargon to a minimum from now on). In the meantime, check it out here:

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