27 Feb 2012


Today, it is raining, and the Avoca River is back on Flood Watch. I am watching the river levels with interest. Not alarm, but interest. I am wondering whether the swimming pool is going to overflow and whether I need to call Mr PD for instructions on how to let out some of the water before it does.

Today, I will be reading aloud the next few chapters of Howard Pyle's The Story of King Arthur and his Knights. This is a really great book. Merlin has just been beguiled and brought down by the evil Vivien, and that has made me rather sad.

Today, Jemimah will complete MEP 5a and I am feeling really proud of her efforts. She has been working on special quadrilaterals, including parallelogram, rhomboid, trapezium, deltoid, square and rectangle this week, and it has been a nice break from more mundane maths problems. She has good spacial and geometric awareness, and we will be testing it using this fun online quiz. My score was 4.17 first time round. What's yours?

Today, we are turning the majority of our basil crop into pesto and freezing it for the long cold basil-less winter months. Jemimah and I make a fine team with chores like this.

Today, I am keen to finish my book, Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki. It is a sad and lonely book, but somehow draws you in.

What does today hold in store for you?

Today starts to look funny once you have written it a few times.


  1. Today sounds full for you! We are reading Tree in the Trail which the children are loving, and BEG me to read more. I am reading 'Mere Christianity' by C.S Lewis and finding his writings really get into my intellect and challenges my thoughts. I love it. We are also preparing our home. (-:

  2. Your day does sound fun. Today we are taking it easy after a full weekend. We're reading the last chapter of Sun on the Stubble, I'm reading The Giraffe the Pelly and Me to my youngest two, we're playing piano, doing Complete-a-Sketch (tech drawing), baking banana muffins, and playing Rum Rebellion. I'm reading a few pages at a time of Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live, and I'm enjoying this Monday because I get to stay home all day - next week soccer training begins and I will no longer have a day in the week when I don't have to go out. EEK!

  3. Today, after a sluggish start, we have continued on in our study from Daniel, usual subject work and now some are cooking muffins while I read blogs.
    Today we have a curried chicken dish in the crock and I will visit with D2 and her children. Mondays are special!

  4. We have studied poetic forms, debating, the Russian Revoltion & read aloud our chapter from The Merry~Go Round in the Sea. I have nmade corn chowder for dinner with fresh sesame seed rolls & Star is baking banana cake ~ which smells wonderful. Can't wait for the *taste test.*

  5. Just about to turn our basil into pesto...do you have a wonderful recipe to share?
    Butter Fly

  6. first round - 4.5

    and signing a contract on a kitchen....:)

  7. And that is why I always hated writing out my spelling words. It wouldn't look right after I had written 6 or 7 times and the last 3 or 4 were a struggle to spell correctly.

    Hope your "today" was good.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW


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