In my life this week…
Last weekend I took my two older kids to Calgary,AB for their Irish Dance Competition. A seven hour drive there, one day in town and a 7 hour drive home left me a little out of it on Tuesday. The kids had fun and did well compared to their last competition but didn’t win any trophies. My wife had a business trip to Portland,OR and left Ian with Grandma for one night. So there was one night were we were spread out over 3 cities in 3 different provinces/states and 2 countries. It also meant that I was doing this competition for the first time without my wife there. There were some minor confusions one of which had me acting like a charging rhino trying to get my daughter to the right stage before her dance started. She was trying to tell me that she was a the right stage. I had misread the schedule. She had disappeared on me and I couldn’t find her so by the time I did I was sure she was about to miss her trophy dance. That I would have never lived down. She, having also read the schedule was peacefully waiting at the correct stage.
My wife is really enjoying Portland. Her hotel is much, much nicer that the one we stayed at. She texted me last night asking what books to look for, for me in Powell’s. She spend an hour and a half there last night and her text to me stated she had to leave before she bought any more books. She is going back later today before her flight and I am to get her an email list of books I’m looking for. I jokingly said that we need to plan a road trip to Portland in the next couple of years. I think she felt that was a good idea. I will need to discuss it with her when she gets back. Google Maps says it is only about a 9 hour drive. With Kids I would spread that over two days.
My Weekly Clean up task…
Last week’s clean up task wasn’t to bad. Most of it was recycling. I did find a padlock and deeper down a key. It turned out to even be the right key. In this house that’s pretty miraculous. It does still need to be vacuumed out but my so is doing his Chinese in his cave and he needs quiet.
This weeks task is the shelf above my desk. It has long been the home to “Important papers” that can’t really be all that important judging by the depth of the pile.
In our homeschool this week…
Philip is plugging away on his Chinese. Basically that is all we have done all week. Monday was a holiday. Tuesday we had speech therapy in the morning but the rest of the time has been Chinese.
The trip to Calgary turned out to be educational as well. One of the thing we covered this year was the physical regions of Canada. Philip piped up from the back seat that we should be crossing from the Cordillera to the Plains. I told him to watch for. Sure enough suddenly you are on the plains. We had a good talk about that and reinforced some of the ideas. Coming back it was even more obvious. He compared it to Dora the Explorer. “Flat, Flat, Flat, MOUNTAINS!” You had to be in the car, we all broke out laughing.
Just a note all these Rocky Mountain pictures were taken on our trip last year for the same event. My wife took picture while I was driving. This time she wasn’t there and that was going to lead to concerns and confusion.
With my wife out of town for the week I’ve been rather lazy in my cooking and did stuff that me and the kids like but she doesn’t. I did post another recipe For a Blog hop. This week’s recipe is Salsa Chicken. I have posted about it before but not the recipe.
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I love the wildlife pictures, and I’m happy to hear your wife is loving Powell’s!
I love the wildlife photos…especially the squirrel that seems to be screaming at you. Thanks for linking to the Homeschool Review. -Savannah
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