In my life this week…
Our week was pretty relaxed with Philip still at Grandma’s. On Monday the other two spent the afternoon at the Y at their respective activities. It gives me a much needed four hours without kids.
Tuesday was Canada’s Birthday; Canada Day. My wife had the day off and there were lots of activities we could do. I was feeling a little under the weather so I let her take them to some of the activities. I relaxed, had a nap and made brownies for our second commitment of the day.
In the evening we went to a party with the Irish band my wife and daughter are part of. It was a potluck thus my brownies. It was great food, great conversation and of course great music.
My wife wants me to include the following video. It does a good job of describing what it is to be Canadian. The person on the right in Chris Hadfield, a Canadian Astronaut, who spent time on the ISS.
The biggest thing for this week is our bathroom is finally finished. We had a vanity that had to go back due to a forklift hole in one side, a vanity top that was the wrong one and another that was broken in half. We ended up going with a different top which I like better anyways and didn’t have to be special ordered.
I have also continued playing with Origami and I have started adding posts on it. The first post is on the Origami Penguin. This week I made a dragon that I found to be really cool.
This week I tackled the game closet. As you can see it was an absolute disaster. When I was done I had two empty shelves. I ended up bring the puzzles from downstairs up and that took up one of the shelves but finished emptying a whole unit downstairs. I am under blanket orders to not eliminate any shelving units but I can make them temporarily unusable.
In our homeschool this week…
We have our final grade for the year and both got straight A’s. For those that are wondering how this works. We register through a distance learning (DL) provider. They receive funding from our government and offer us a variety of resources including a teacher to oversee and ensure that we meet the requirements set out by the government. Think common core but with out the controversy. Ours are much simpler and goals only. I am not told how to teach only that they need to know x by the end of the year. The biggest advantage is that we get a PO# and budget to buy curriculum with. It is still cheaper than yet another seat in the public system. The other advantage is I get transcripts as if we were in a private school.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Last week I mentioned that we watched a photo shoot after a lesbian wedding. I then watched the following video and read this article from Babycenter.
I support LGBT rights and gay marriage and I have long had a problem reconciling that with my Catholic Faith. I also just learned that a friend of mine since kindergarten was a victim of a gay bashing years ago. So is there anything that you have been keeping your mouth shut about?