today was a beautiful day. i hung 2 loads of laundry on the line to dry and got to practice my throwing knives. i do better when i throw the knife by the blade than when i throw it by the handle. go figure.
i also spent some time listening to a french cd. it's michael thomas' speak french. it is supposed to teach you without writing or memorizing. you're just supposed to relax (ha) and repeat what he says. so far, it's been fun. i'm trying to figure out a schedule to work with the kids both in spanish and french and feel more comfortable learning it myself first so i at least have a basic foundation in it. spanish i am more familiar with, i had 2 years in high school and i have the rosetta stone cds which i LOVE. but, i cannot afford them now so i'm at the library's loan system's mercy on what i can choose to learn french with. i have a whole bag full of french cds and other programs waiting for me to pick up at the library tomorrow. they must think i'm insane! if not now, when i start requesting the latin stuff they will be!!
we are trying to get back into more formal homeschooling, sitting down every day and working on copywork, reading and math. once i get my tax refund, i plan to buy the primer math-u-see plus the manipulatives. this fall we can 'officially' start kindergarten so i'm trying to take my time and select curriculums that will appeal to us and work with our lifestyle.
i had more to say but my kids have successfully driven any train of thought i had out of my head.