Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm here!

I apologize that I haven't been showing up here lately. As I was going over assignments and correcting papers, I realized I haven't been spending as much time as needed on schoolwork because I've been on the computer. When I realized that, I knew that had to change so I kicked myself off the "big, black hole". When my kids are begging to be able to get on to do research, I'm on too much!

So . . . I thought I'd take a minute now and say hi! Oops! My daughter just finished her work so I need to go correct it.

Right now, we are reading The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konisburg. J-Dawg is working on a paper about Marie Antoinette (her bed is in the museum) because he wasn't prepared to discuss it at dinner last night. He wasn't happy to find out he has to write a paper about it since he didn't prepare! Such is life. His brother and sister were both ready to tell us about the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the author so they don't have to write a paper (about that anyway.) This particular edition that we are reading is the 35th anniversary publication with a "sequel" added at the end.

Over Easter, I read In His Steps, by Charles M. Sheldon. It's a thought-provoking book and a quick read about a group of people who commit to directing their lives according to the thought, "What would Jesus have me do?"

Now I'm off to correct papers.


Mrs. Darling said...

Missed you. Glad youre back but family definitely comes first!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

My daughter just read that book. I love books that can sneak in education while still being exciting.