Friday, November 7, 2008

Beautiful rain and last nights sunset!!

There were storm clouds about yesterday afternoon and the hope was that we would have some cool afternoon showers to cool everything down. It missed us!! But sometime in the night I woke up to thunder and lightning and the gentle patter of rain on our tin roof. I was duly lulled back to sleep. This morning we woke up and the rain is still with us. I love it!!
I hope it does not mess up my brother's plans for his daughters 1st Birthday party. I'm actually braving it and going even if half the family members I could quite happily do without as family are going to be there. They are not immediate family members!! But an uncle and cousins who made life miserable, my memories of them anyway. Needless to say I have no time for people who enjoy tearing others down!!
I managed to find a 'Character Education' that I want to incorporate with our homeschooling. Naturally, I could only find it in the USA. The group I am buying our curriculum from here did not want to sell me there 'Character Builders' without selling me the whole Bible section as well. I found it very sad that they practically said that sharing, trustworthiness, responsibility and other traits are only Christian traits. Made me go 'hmmmm' and reinforced why I beat my own drum when it comes to religion. Had to laugh though, the postage cost me more than the books themselves. But it was worth it!!
Cross fingers that after close on a 6 week wait our curriculum should arrive next week. Although the bits and bobs that I've found on the internet have been fun and we'll still be using them, especially Math Mammoth by Maria Miller. It seems to speak to Bradley and he gets Math with the way she brings it across.
Have a super weekend!! I intend too. I have some Amarula to go with those sunsets now!!


Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Michelle, What beautiful landscapes you have. Your eye captures such majesty in the ordinary, and elevates what you see to art. LOVE IT!!! Tag, you are it. Check out my blog to see seven things you didn't know about me.

angelinabeadalina said...

Mich, it's a shame you couldn't just get the part of the curriculum you wanted. . .sounds like a little bit of greed involved, not just their version of morality, ya know? Anyway, I do hope you have a terrific weekend! Rainy days are indeed nice to have. . .love to listen to the rain :)

girlfriday1962 said...

This homeschooling thing is intriguing... seems to be a trend here in Australia too... and why is it the people I want to tag have already been tagged by Ms. Rita???? LOL!

Kyfarmlife said...

Beautiful photographs! You have such a great eye! I have been reading your blog but for some reason I've had all kinds of trouble leaving comments lately! grr! I hope the party went well! Chin up!