We started school today. It was a gentle easing back in that included Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling and Copywork/Handwriting) and Math. We will ease History in next week and Science after we return from vacation. The local children start on Monday and while out today, I was approached by a lady who asked if my kids were in school. Of course I said no and then she told me about a local daycare. I politely informed her that we homeschool. She look confused for a minute. I think her original question was replaying in her mind but she didn’t ask me if they were of school age she just asked if they were in school.
We almost didn’t start today because I was still tweaking the schedule. After a late night last night, I just decided to bite the bullet and go forth with starting. In all honesty, the schedule will never be perfect nor will every day flow in real life as it does on the computer screen. 🙂
I canned the peach jam above last week. It is so yummy. So far, I have put away peach and strawberry jam/preserves and apples are starting to come in around here and my pears are looking good so of course they will also have the pleasure of being turned into jam as well as sauce and the apples must make an appearance in a pie with some ice cream on the side.
Speaking of ice cream, I have a favorite, do you? My favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. As a child, I remember my dad taking me to the local Carvel and getting a big cone of ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. It was my dad’s favorite and while I have tried other flavors, I always come back to my favorite. It never occurred to me to make it but while wanting some but not wanting to leave my house and go to the store, I pulled out the Cuisinart and made some. Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I had to make another batch because I kept sitting up at night eating a bowl after the kiddos went to bed.
I am looking forward to experimenting with some more flavors in the near future. My son wants coffee which was actually my grandfather’s favorite and my daughter who is quite colorful in her dress and personality prefers…..vanilla. Go figure!