I'm really deliciously happy right now. I finished Anna Karenina which I've been reading for a couple of weeks. I can't believe that I'd never read this book. I remember those other Russian authors, and I've even read War & Peace which is good, but it isn't Anna Karenina good.
This week was hard for me with a mix of migraines and a birthday.
Monday, we managed to do school which went well except for a problem with LoF.
Tuesday was LB's birthday, and she had a terrific field trip with school. CC and I spent a good part of the day learning that NEM will not work for us in any way shape or form. She'd already been betrayed by Fred on Monday which made this worse. Fred will randomly add in a problem with no context, and CC HATES that.
Wednesday..... I am pretty sure the kids spent the day watching Mythbusters and Popular Mechanics for Kids. The house was dark, and the kids were quiet so that was all good with my head.
Thursday was better. We did our work and our friends came over for school. I loved our science unit which covered worms. Lets just say that a kid might read about worm anatomy for an hour, but it only takes a minute of holding an earthworm to learn which end is the posterior. Also, reading that worms have nerve bundles in each segment isn't nearly as memorable as seeing that a worm can smell with its posterior end as well as with his middle and his head.
I went to bed before the kids Thursday night, but not before reading Midsummer Night's Dream from Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare to LB and putting Charlotte's Web on for her to listen to. She told me she loves E.B. White. I skipped reading to CC because she had started reading The Throne of Fire and was already lost in it.
Friday, CC woke up very tired because she'd stayed up to read all of The Throne of Fire. She did her schoolwork quickly and was done before lunch. LB woke up early, enjoyed her breakfast and watched a Japanese video while I was in a meeting. We all went for a walk and played in the leaves.