Quote of the Day

Haven’t we all felt like Hawkeye and BJ in M*A*S*H at some point in the last six months?

Bored.

So bored.

So bored, it’s boring.

Boring-a-ding-ding.

Boronus, boreetus, boreemus. I came, I saw, I bored.

He bored, she bored, they bored.

All aboard.

Quote of the Day

This is kind of how I feel every time I get ready to leave the house.

‚ÄúThat’s three hours of boredom, followed by seven seconds of sheer terror.” Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13

2020-21 School Year–Week Five

Hymn of the Week–“We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” (Lutheran Service Book #941)

There’s something about making it through the first five weeks of the school year that always seems significant to me…maybe it’s because we’re already a quarter of the way through our doodlebug countdown to the 100th day of school!

Turkey and Bunny made and interpreted graphs of waves in calculus. They worked on persuasive writing in their Elements of Style workbooks. In advanced biology, they started a chapter on the integumentary system, and learned more about skin than they probably thought was possible. They finished the March trilogy in history. Their new literature study of Jane Eyre began.

Ladybug worked with radicals and learned how to rationalize the denominator in algebra. She finished her 800 word paper on the American Revolution, including her first experience with footnotes. She also began a new literature study, and we’re both excited about reading The Trojan War. In science she read about the hydrologic cycle. She and Chickadee learned about the Second French Republic and the Second Reich in history, and frankly, a lot of it hit a bit too close to home.

Chickadee reviewed counting money with both dollars and coins in math. We made it to harvest time in Farmer Boy. She finished the second chapter of her science book about birds. Her narration, dictation, and copywork assignments focused on a few passages from Misty of Chincoteague, which was timely, because she also recently had a selection from that book in vocabulary.

It is finally cooling off, and while we haven’t ventured out to play tennis yet, we are very glad to be able to talk comfortable walks again!

Tasty Tuesday–Cooking Through a Pandemic, the Sixth Month

Time for the sixth installment of cooking through a pandemic…can you believe it’s been a half a year?!?

Cooking for the last month or so has been a little more challenging for me now that we’re back to school. I did have a little help though…the night before school started, we had Portillo’s via mail order, the first day of school was frozen pizzas for the first in I don’t know how long, we ordered Pizza Hut one night when I just couldn’t anymore, and just yesterday, we tried out the newest concept by Beast Craft BBQ, Wing Runner STL. We also tried quite a few new recipes in the last month, some of which were huge hits!

We’ve kept up with baking cookies every Sunday after church, and we even added a new chocolate twist. We also baked brownies, a few cakes, and made baklava over Labor Day weekend since we couldn’t go to the St. Louis Greek Festival.

Maybe I’ll do this again next month, maybe I won’t…only time will tell!

Sartorial Saturday–Duotone

When Splendette previewed their summer Duotone range, I was ecstatic…the colors and carvings are amazing! Like everything else this year, it was delayed due to COVID-19, but since they arrived during summer (and since I don’t have many places to go), I guess that doesn’t matter too much. My very favorite pieces from this line are the bright pink and mint Flamingo and Parrot colors…I purchased all of the Duchess Bangles, both necklaces, and one pair of earrings. They’re so mid-century marvelous!

I did discover that I don’t have a whole lot in my wardrobe that goes with them, so I’ll have to work on that, but I do have a few things I can pair them with. And did I mention the new mint and iris pink leopard bangles are a perfect match for the Duotone?!?

There are several other color pairings in the Duotone range, but the only other I ones I bought (for now) are the clematis and violet, a beautiful pair in shades of purple.

I’m already looking forward to seeing what Splendette has in store for fall!