Well, we’ve been in this house for over one week now but I have to say that this seems like one of the hardest, longest moves we’ve done in quite awhile. I don’t know if it is because it wasn’t an interstate move and only 20 kms away or that we’re just plain tuckered out but we are nowhere near settled. Not wanting to wait until everything is perfect, I wanted to start easing into lessons today- sounds good eh? Until ‘Miss A’ couldn’t find the MUS DVD needed for her Maths. Oh well, she did Wordly Wise and read 2 books before going to work.
The boys and I read some from the Psalms and Proverbs and then we read a devotional lesson from Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade.
We also read another chapter from Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Steps to Becoming a Man
by Bob Schultz which always challenges the boys.
The boys listened as I read aloud a poem by William Blake and then they practiced their oral skills by reading it aloud themselves.
The major highlight was starting William Wilberforce: The Freedom Fighter by Derick Bingham. We are preparing to watch the movie when it comes to a cinema near us. Is anyone else reading a biography of this man’s life in preparation for the movie? I’d love to hear about your reading and discussion.
This afternoon, I’m taking ‘Miss R’ to the library so she can get some good books to read while she waits to go back to school on Thursday. Then I need to try and make sense of the study or the lounge room. Everything is in the rooms, just not where they should be. I can’t put my hand on books that I want- there just seems to be less room here even though the measurements of the house don’t agree.
Also, please continue to pray for Robin (from Heart of Wisdom) who had to go back into hospital following her heart bypass surgery. You can find updates on her blog. Your prayers for her and her family would be most appreciated.