April 22nd, 2011

Firefly: OMG Yeah!

Done for the day!

2 tests, 1 math sheet on ratios, 1 Grammar sheet, and the Astronomy lesson. SG is home, and was surprised we got it all done so quickly. We started at 6:45, though.....

Still NO babies. I think she's just fat at this point....except for the HUGE udder she's got going. It's like...she smuggling 2 2L bottles back there (poor thing - she really needs a cross-your-heart. Seriously.)

Kenzie has bounced back from her procedure....you'd never know she'd gotten snipped.

I've already got the next 2 weeks planned out - I did both the History and Science study questions while Himself was testing; I've printed the necessary maps, and I've figured out which models we'll be doing. Science has a few experiments on simple machines...Math is easy, I just go thru the next chapters, breaking it down where it makes sense. (Today was an entire chapter, because, really - Ratios? Simple. No obvious place to split it up. The beginning Algebra I broke into 3 days, because it made sense that way. This? Not so much.) The rest of the subjects are easy to do on a day-to-day basis......Science and History are the 2 "biggies". :shrug: I've got the study questions saved so all I have to do for Herself is print them off as we get to them......the maps are on my external HD, and are easy to print, as are the models - which she may or may not do. She's not as into that....I may have her illustrate the lessons, instead. :ponder: (Just how many paper pyramids does 1 family need, after all? :wink:)

Better skitter - SG wants help landscaping. :blah:
Dr. Horrible: Not a Good Sound


OK. I had started Himself (and me) on Palmer....and, you know...it's not pretty. It's functional, but it's not a PRETTY hand. hugh_mannity linked me (back) to the Getty-Dubai Italic book - *I* think italic cursive is ugly..but it's easy. It's an easy transition from "ball and stick", which is what the public schools teach out here, it's legible....and Himself likes it. :sigh: (In fact, it looks like my printing *is* Getty-Dubai italic...who knew? :lol: I still think it's ugly, but I'm leaving my printing alone. It's OK.)

So, I printed out the letter chart for him...and decided to HECK with this, and printed out a Copperplate/Roundhand chart for *me*. If I'm gonna spend the time working on my handwriting, I want the outcome to be *pretty*.

The funny thing is, a lot of my letters are already pretty close to Copperplate...it's just going to take some work to get it consistent. And my slope is all wrong....but that, again, can be fixed.

Herself will be using the Italic cursive, as well - her writing is WORSE than his, so she's got a lot of work to do. :sigh: At least she'll like the fountain pen.....he's not so fond of it. :grin: (Me? I think my writing's only as good as it is because I went thru a calligraphy phase in middle school/high school. For a while, ALL my papers were neatly calligraphy-fied....:heh: I KNOW my teachers hated it, but they couldn't complain - the papers were legible, and neat. Yes, I was a strange child......:heh:)