Ian Making Coffee

Weekly Wrap up: Back to the Grind

In my life this week…

It has been a fairly normal week here. I think the weirdest thing this week was my almost 14 year old teaching my almost 7 year old how to make his own coffee.

Ian Making Coffee
Ian Making Coffee

I also wrote a post this week on a craft that I made for Christmas. It is called quilling and involves rolling paper in a variety of ways. The art form started with nuns making decorations with the trimmings from the edges of gilded books. Anyways I made two TARDISes. (Quilling – TARDIS)

Quilled Tardis
Quilled Tardis


We are reorganizing our basement. Ian needs a regular size bed. Currently he is still on his toddler mattress, wedged into the corner of the loft bed nest. Unfortunately there isn’t enough room for another bed in there. So they are getting the TV room. That means rearranging everything including moving the wall mounted TV. On the good side the kids actually sorted their toys. We are getting rid of two boxes of toys, five bags of garbage and three bins of recycling. We also have an old DVD player and 5 orphaned remotes going to electronic recycling.

In our homeschool this week…

We have been trying to get caught up on math for both Philip and Margaret. Margaret has succeeded. Philip has until Sunday or he starts losing privileges. He should be able to make it.

Portfolios are coming up so there is a push to finish everything off and get ready. I am feeling confident.

Telescope Disassembly
Telescope Disassembly

We did another of our take it apart Fridays. This week’s item was a telescope that I found at the thrift store for $10. It turned out to not be nearly as exciting as I had hoped. Removing four screw was all it took. Still it worked for Philip doing optics. The kids did play around with the parts, holding them up and seeing what happened when they combined them.

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap up: Back to the Grind”

  1. Hi Chris, long time no see. I love the coffee story. I really hate coffee but Keilee loves it. And that quilling!!!! I have always wanted to try that. Yours is awesome. And don’t get me started on Math…ugh. Happy weekend.

  2. Ugh. The cleaning and sorting of junk. I have a huge list of places to clean in our house. Instead I’ve played video games with Amber. Good job and getting through that sorting. And good luck moving everything.

    Math… Ugh again. It’s ok actually with Life of Fred now, just not her favorite. We just struggle with it when there is limited time.

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