Wordless Wednesday, late

Spelling is a lost art (“Ninguana Natacion” was “Ninguna Natacion” when I studied Spanish)

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It’s been a strange week. I work on the computer but seldom have pain in my arms or wrists. But back in June when I went wild looking up home school information I must have used the mouse too much and my right shoulder started hurting. I’ve tried to cut back on the web-surfing and give my arm a rest. But it didn’t get better and this week it got worse. Then my wrist started hurting. So, I pulled out the old Pain Free by Pete Egoscue. I started with the shoulder and wrist E-cises. Then the upper back started hurting (squeezing together my shoulder blades hurts, probably not a good sign) so I added the back E-cises. He mentions that many of the positions come from yoga and yoga is good for alignment so I kept up my yoga this week as well. I did notice that my shoulder feels better at the end of the yoga session.

I said I’d stay away from the computer over the weekend, and here I am. I’ll finish up this post and walk out of the office until Monday.

Anthony and I have given copies of Pain Free to a number of friends. The concepts are great and it is certainly worth trying before going through the expense and pain of surgery. The overall concept is that we just don’t move enough in enough different ways like the body is built to do and we get out of alignment. He provides E-cises to get you moving those different ways again and get the body back into alignment.

That’s it for today. Off to do something not at the computer!

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Dining room and kitchen pics

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What’s behind the doors…

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Wordless Wednesday

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Friends – human and canine

Last weekend I was house and dog sitting for some friends. They have a Great Dane who can’t be crated so I go hang out and make sure the yard breaks and feedings happen on schedule. Kramer (the Great Dane) thinks he should eat and go outside about 4:30 am. I am determined that 6:00 am is the earliest I’m getting up. Jill (his mother) has successfully trained him to wait until about 8:00 am.

This time was even more adventuresome because they have their house on the market and Monday morning the realtor called to schedule a showing. I had planned on coming back to my house mid-day anyway. So, I spent Monday morning following Jill’s list of final touches to clean and straighten the house up, then packed all my stuff and the dogs into their truck and drove over to my house.

Here are the dogs hanging out by the front door so that when their owner comes they can show they are ready to go! (Notice they are sitting on the runner. It’s very hard to sit on a hardwood floor, as the rear and paws keep sliding apart.)

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Wordless Wednesday

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Home school lesson plans

I pulled a Word template for creating a lesson plan per subject from another blog. And it is a great format. She also had a great one already done for the Apologia General Science that does a great job of warning about lab materials ahead of time. Very cool.

I wanted to create a plan for my history, geography, literature, Bible reading using the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia as the spine. I was going along great, getting the Bible reading to actually time up with some of the history pages. Then I realized I had been doing 2 Kingfisher page-pairs a week instead of 1, so we were going to finish in 26 weeks instead of 36. I went back to try to move stuff back around in the document and drove myself nuts. So, I went ahead and bought the Homeschool Tracker software so I could make these adjustments without driving myself absolutely batty.

The software is really great, I could plan it all out, copy easily to create new entries, then preview it in a schedule to see if the dates worked out. History fits exactly into the 36 weeks. Bible ends a bit early, but I skipped Job and went light on Proverbs so we can tack more of those on the end. And I am well aware that all of this may need to be adjusted when we actually start to work. But at least I have an idea of how to start.

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The Phoenix Academy

We have a name for the home school. Rick and Connor talked it over, and found this really neat poster. They vote for Phoenix Academy and Rick then came up with a few logo samples. I’ve got the NC form fill out and will put it in the mail today!

I like this one best:

Here’s the other one – it’s pretty good, too!

I suspect we’ll have some posters and room signs by time school starts in August!

It’s great having a brother-in-law who is creative.

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Wordless Wednesday

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