Week(s) in the Life (Busy as a Bee)

I had every intention to post regularly again, life has just been crazy busy for us.

For example, in one weekend alone, Little Sis had tumbling, from there we headed out to attend the Columbus Pride Fest, that same evening Little Sis went to a parents night out open gym with some homeschooling friends. The next day she had cheer practice.

This weekend was no different, the girls attended a tie-dye party

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and Little Sis had regionals.

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Her team placed first.

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They are headed to state.

This then leaves me to play catch-up with everything that gets pushed aside, writing being one of those things. I personally don’t like falling behind on my blog (my OCD), because that means I have twice as much to write about and I usually forget most of it (which was the point of writing my blog, to begin with). Oh well, the girls are learning, that is what’s most important.

Little Sis’s spelling words started with the letters M and N, so she learned about monkeys.

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(Art for Kids Hub YouTube.)

I should mention, now that we are kind of, mostly unschooling again. I want to point out that Little Sis is choosing to continue with the journals and is picking out the YouTube channels she wants to use.

Sky is picking out which journals and videos she wants to continue with too. Honestly, she has the majority of her core credits finished and is working on finishing up electives right now anyway. She chooses to continue with basic mathematics for personal financial reasons because she wants to. She has no plans of going into science or engineering fields, so I am not worried about it.

Both girls have different goals. I am taking the back seat and as their partner making sure those goals get met.

Anyway, monkeys, Mozambique,

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(7 Facts by Sebastian Loan YouTube)

and the Mandolin. We watched music videos from Bill Monroe and Ricky Skaggs as well as Medival mandolin music. Sky still joins us for the videos and discussion to finish her Music Appreciation credit.

Little Sis chose a new drawing journal about sea creatures. So she watched a video about dolphins and we read the Magic Tree House Dolphins and Sharks guide,

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and she chose to draw an orca from Art For Kids Hub.

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Then, she learned about nutrias from Wildlife Facts on YouTube, watched a couple music videos about the ney instrument, and learned about Nicaragua from 7 Facts and Riveting Trip on YouTube.

 

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We read Who Was J.R.R. Tolkien and she added notes to her core journal.

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Little Sis has also been on a baking spree lately.

She made vegan no-bakes,

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and Tuna Melts from the Teens Cook cookbook.

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They were both delicious.

For the most part, we try to eat vegan as much as we can. However, it would be near impossible for us to be complete vegan or vegetarians with as much traveling as we do. Being able to pick up a fish sandwich in a pinch sometimes happens. The fact that our dairy and fish consumption has reduced greatly, and I mean a lot, is what truly matters to us.

Speaking of vegan, I purchased a new cookbook from one of my favorite food blogs.

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I have yet to make a recipe from her blog that we have not enjoyed. As much as I like using online recipes, I like to have a collection of cookbooks on hand to plan meals from. This one has officially been added to my favorites. Honestly, it is the only vegan cookbook you need as it contains everything you would want to eat.

Little Sis wasted no time in making the chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Another hit added to the list.

Since we read the biography of Tolkien, Sky joined us for a Thug Notes summary about Beowulf and Grendel.(Film as Literature course)

Sky has been working on her own projects as well. She has been taking notes and keeping track of all the resources she uses. She too chose a new drawing journal that she likes.

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She also chose a new Thinking Tree journal, like mine, for her own personal use and still using the spelling journal.

She has been keeping busy with some new art projects.

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She has been playing around with a collage app too.

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Peace for the journey.

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