Yes, we’re in the final weeks leading up to Nutcracker, so it’s time for all those crazy last minute prop making jobs to start popping up. This week I refurbished a box full of mouse heads (no real mice were harmed in this process) and created some snowflakes on a stick. Yes really, snowflakes on a stick.
Here are my squashed mouse heads.
Here are my nice fluffy, fresh whiskered mouse heads.
The snowflakes will be used in the party scene and in the big snow scene of the 2nd act. You can not image how much fabric stiffener is needed to get these doilies to hold their shape!
On to academics! We’ve wrapped up our geography for this calendar year. We’ve covered North America, South America and Europe in the first 11 weeks of school. In January we’ll move on to Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. We should be finished by late April.
From now until January, we’ll be doubling up on science, having lessons four days a week instead of two. This should put Olivia at the midway point, or beyond, in her curriculum, and help Lindsey and I revisit the first portion of her curriculum.
The rest of our subjects are going according to schedule. Both girls are doing really well with math and language arts. I’m floored at how well Lindsey has taken to Latin this year. Although on a side note, I have to crack up every time we listen to the pronunciation CD. Every time the guy translates the Latin for “you will have” into English, he say’s “ya’ll have” and I just lose it.
Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the weigh in. Now keep in mind that for FIVE WEEKS I walked at least 2 miles a day, sometimes more. FIVE WEEKS. I cut out soda, most sweets and cut back on helping sizes and added more veggies. And…drum roll… I lost less than three stinking pounds. I cried, I admit it. However, I did not give up, give in or quit. I continue to walk every day, twice today….and am hoping that at some point my body gets with the program.
How has your week been?