My Week

Weekly Recap (1/18/2020)

The Passage by Justin Cronin (2010-12-01)

What I read:  This week I have been reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. I tried to watch the tv series with my husband a few months ago, but I just never really got into it for some reason. But……after hearing about it on the What Should I Read Next? podcast, my curiosity was peaked. The television show was a little too gory for my taste so I assumed that the book would be even more so (after all it is basically a book on vampire-like creatures) but so far it hasn’t been that bad. If you like books about dystopian societies and vampires, then you may like this book.

Emma (15 years old) is reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell earlier in the week and really liked it, so that made me happy.

Ben (8 years old) is reading The Lightning Thief, Judy Moody-The Bad Luck Charm, and Little House in the Big Woods.

What I watched:  I am currently watching Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries and Season 5 of Dexter with my husband. **I must like murder series.

Something I was happy to check off my to do list:  For some reason, our local thrift stores will not take used strollers anymore which made me very sad because I had a perfectly good one that I wanted to give away. Feeling determined to not just throw it away, I decided to ask around Facebook and see if anyone was looking for a free stroller. I was happy to find a fellow homeschool mom that said she would be happy to take it off my hands, so that solved my problem rather quickly.

This week, I am looking forward to:  Taking my daughter to see Little Women (we forgot to go this past week!) and going to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to see the whooping cranes. **The whooping crane is an endangered species (only 85 left on Earth today) that began to overwinter in Decatur, Alabama in 2003. Apparently the scientists were trying to get the birds to go further south, but they fell in love with the beautiful Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and have returned every year:)

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Things I learned: 

  1. That the average adult human produces up to 1 liter of mucus every day (more so when you are sick!)
  2. That Kaplan will send your high school student a practice ACT question everyday via email (they also have other standardized testing questions available too). **It is absolutely free and it will even explain why the answer was wrong if you miss it.

Funny things that happened this week: 

  1. I found out that my 15 year old daughter thought that Liberia was geographically near Russia (Upon further discussion, she realized that she was equating it with Siberia…which is near Russia….but still….????)
  2.  Ben (my 8 year old) has decided that he never wants to marry anyone, but instead wants to work at Walmart as a greeter. He also says that he wants to have a mullet, buy a fedora, and wear a trench coat when he grows up (Emma says that sounds a little scary) ***Lucky for Emma, Ben says that he also wants to live in her future basement:)

How has your week been??

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