Wednesday, July 8, 2015

knitting and reading

I'm sorry to say that I have yet to start that beautiful pattern that I won and talked about last week.  I originally planned to go shopping for yarn this past weekend.  But, the weather was incredibly beautiful, and I realized that I wanted to be outside, and not shopping, even if it was for yarn.


Instead I have been spending bits of time here and there knitting a scarf I started for Emma several months ago.  I love this yarn and have done a few different projects with it.  I love the sparkly sequins, and I love the black and deep pink colors together.  

My book reading is still in the homeschooling realm.


I received a box of books from Amazon on Monday.  There is nothing better than a new box of books in the mail!  It is my favorite kind of mail actually.  These are going to be the main books that we use for our journey into early American history this year, and I am incredibly excited about it!  I still have A LOT of books to buy, but for now, I am working my way through these and trying to set up some lesson plans for the new year, which will be starting before we know it - how does that happen!?


The other book that I recently got and am incredibly excited to get into is Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World.  I think that we are doing a good job at preparing our kids, but I honestly feel like I am at a loss as to how to teach them different life skills, so this book should come in handy.  I have seen it highly recommended.  I am only on the introduction, so there is a long ways to go before I can come to any sort of opinion on the book, but I am hopeful!

What are you working on this week?

12 comments:

  1. I completely understand Heather, the yarn will still be in the store, enjoy beautiful days when they present themselves.
    You do have some gorgeous yarn you are using for you scarf.
    Yes, a box of box in the mail is always great.

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  2. I've been reading for the upcoming school year, too. I just finished Paper Towns by John Green. Now I need to start the books that my district is mandating. It must be so much fun to design your own curriculum.

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  3. The pink and black together are very pretty! I am working hard on not planning next year but I suppose I need to carve out time to think and plan our first homeschooling year although I plan to be very simple for kindergarten. Still, there are some supplies to gather! Books from Amazon- one of my favorites!

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  4. Getting books is seriously one of my favourite things ever. I love pawing through them and flipping through the pages to see what I'll get to read. Oh it's the best. :)

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  5. I've had my mind wrapped around lesson plans for fall, too! LOVE receiving books in the mail!! Life Skills for Kids is excellent!

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  6. I'm with you......a box of books in the mail is some kind of wonderful!!!

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  7. Beautiful scarf. I love that yarn. I love boxes of books too.

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  8. We've had such rainy crappy weather that you'd think I would be getting a lot of knitting done, but I've gotten a lot of nothing done.

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  9. Oh yes, yarn and books make the best kind of mail! I will have to look for that Life Skills book at the library.

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  10. maybe you will start next week?? I am in between knitting projects and I love dreaming about the maybes. Good luck!

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  11. Looking at your stash of Homeschool books take me back to long ago when I homeschooled - I used to love planning the new year and getting excited about all the new books, new subject matter etc.
    Enjoy!
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  12. Love receiving stuff from amazon :) Isn't it the best? I have so many half-knitted scarves - I really need to pick back up. Now that it's 100 degrees and all haha

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