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Weekly Wrap Up: Almost Finished!

FIFA Women's Soccer Norway vs Germany

Women’s World Soccer: Norway vs Germany

We are inching towards the end of the school year and hope to finish it by the end of next week.

Sometimes progress seems so slow, but this morning Miss 12 completed more in one hour than she does in a normal, hair-pulling day!  And all just so she could play her Saturday computer game!  Another lesson for mom, relearned again.  How many more times will I need to learn the same lesson, that she is able to do her work if she feels motivated?

Miss 15 faithfully plods along, day by day.  She reminds me of the adage:  Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Miss 17, nearing the end of grade 12, is busy finishing up Bible and Apologia’s Advanced Chemistry and Advanced Physics.  Those two AP level sciences are really intense and we only want a grade 12 course in each case, so I’m tweaking them both.  All that’s left for Bible is finishing up our big high school Bible project: writing (usually an introduction, sometimes a report, summary, poem, or story) about each individual book of the Bible.

Track and field, one of the highlights of the year, was almost rained out, but it turned out to be a success and the storm held off until the very end.  Miss 12 ended up with a chest full of red ribbons and a body full of aches and pains.

Another exciting event:  we attended a FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer game, Germany vs Norway.    We normally never watch sports, but this was wonderful.

This week in books:  Miss 17 is still working on Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Miss 15 is enjoying the zany science of Munroe’s What If? as well as Henty’s A Tale of The Western Plains, and Miss 12 read several books about the RCMP and is still studying Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits.

I finished Calm My Anxious Heart (mentioned here, review coming up), began A Friend in Me, and am skimming through Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath which is, so far, insightful and thought-provoking.   Since I tend to skim books from the back to the front, I’ve only explored the last chapters.

At meals we’re reading Psalms and Revelation, and personally I’m in 1 Samuel, taking many breaks to dip back into the Psalms.  With Linda Dillow’s Calm My Anxious Heart I read through Habakkuk and for the first time it made sense to me.

On the blog:  It is still impossible to comment on my blog (and even more problems have shown up behind the scenes).  Currently the only way to comment is to go to Google+ and comment there.  I’m so sorry about that!

This post is linked to Kris’s Weekly Wrap Up , Week in Review, and Finishing Strong.

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