It’s been a fun and busy couple of days! This week, the public schools in our area had half-days so that they could hold parent-teacher conferences in the afternoons. Since I don’t need to tell myself how my kids are doing, we did full school days all week – until Friday. We took Friday off and headed to the aquatic center in Usk, Washington – about an hour or so away – with several other homeschooling families. It was so much fun!
Then, yesterday, Natalie was invited to do something with her friend, Caitie, and Noah and Jonathan were invited to a friend’s house. That left my youngest, Josiah, to wander around the house alone – or, even worse, spend the entire afternoon playing video games. I decided it was a good opportunity for one-on-one time, so we drove south to Spokane and saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 together. The movie wasn’t horrible, and it did have quite a few funny parts. Since I love listening to Josiah laugh, that made it all worth it.
Last night, I stayed up (too) late finishing Lauren DeStefano’s Wither. Wow. Definitely a 5-star read – it really is amazing. (Review to come in the next week or so.)
Today will be spent doing some homeschool organization (one more week til Spring break, one more week, one more week…), laundry, catching up on Fringe episodes – and reading, of course.
Here are the books I’ll be dipping into today:
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (on audio while doing laundry)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – loving it, but it’s taking a while – it’s a chunkster!
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill – should finish this one today or tomorrow. Interesting, but not great.
The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell – started off really well, but dragging a bit in the middle.
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – just downloaded an e-galley of this one from Netgalley.
Will you be doing any book-dipping today?