Well, I lack the energy to make any real post, as I’ve been in bed with a horrid case of influenza all week. Thankfully, in spite of a few days of high fevers (and a tepid bath which certainly made me understand better what little Isabelle goes through when she gets high fevers) the baby’s heartbeat is still strong at 170! Anyway, my sweet husband brought me his laptop so I could check my email, and I saw that Baptist Mommy has tagged me. I think I have the mental energy for this. . .
1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED
Teaching The Trivium
2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN’T BE WITHOUT
3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT
Dick and Jane books
4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR
Well, I’ll justify picking three since I only have preschoolers and thus these are just little books and such. The girls all LOVE Animal Babies In Ponds And Rivers, and I love the short intro to a few different animals, and the photographs. We all love My Mommy, My Teacher by Johannah Bluedorn. Lastly, I LOVE the free downloadable tracing/dot font I found – Isabelle loves practicing her letters this way, and it’s amazing how much she’s learned to write.
5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR
Winter Promise "Animals And Their Worlds" pre-k/k package – we’re excited about it!
6) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY
I’ll pick a couple. Someday I’d like to look more into Tapestry Of Grace or Mystery Of History. I’d like to get Our Young Folk’s Josephus in the next few years. And eventually I’d like to get the Beautiful Feet horses unit study, as I love horses and Hannah seems to be following me in this.
7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED
The absolutely *perfect* curriculum-in-a-box. One with a classical style in the Bluedorn vein, every resource which would end up being my personal favorite, every day’s lesson planned out for me in a way that I could use, etc . . . It never hurts to dream . . .
8) TAG ANOTHER HOMESCHOOLER, OR A FEW . . .
Now I have to cut and paste a funny story that my mom sent me today – it gave me a much needed smile:
A farmer named Clyde had a car accident. In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning Clyde. "Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine,’" asked the lawyer.
Clyde responded, "Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule, Bessie, into the…"
"I didn’t ask for any details," the lawyer interrupted. "Just answer the question? Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!’?
Clyde said, "Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road…."
The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question."
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Clyde’s answer and said tothe lawyer, "I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule, Bessie."
Clyde thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Well as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting, real bad, and didn’t want to move. However, I could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the Patrolman came across the road, gun in hand, looked at me, and said How are you feeling?"
"Now what would you say?"