Monday, May 10, 2010

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Last week was full, but I'm resurfacing.

I had a writing dreadline that didn't kill me. A living, breathing, not-in-the-throes-of-a-panic-attack mother is always a good thing in a homeschool.


We finally did our dissection unit. We dug into the usual suspects: an earthworm, a crayfish, a perch and a frog. Anne relished every minute and I surprised us all when I manhandled the frog and examined its tongue for the benefit of a curious teenage guy in our humbly-dubbed coop (we consist of two families.) The other mom kindly left us the three extra specimens from the kit, and Anne is looking forward to cutting open a starfish, a grasshopper and a clam in her spare time.

Why are Anne's safety goggles safely on the table?


We visited the local animal shelter and found out the beagle we wanted to see had already been adopted. We kept praying for the right dog to come our way.


"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" We headed to Omaha to see some friends perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at their homeschool learning center. And though the course of true love never did run smooth, our day did. Loads of fun.


God answered our pet prayers and we are thoroughly enjoying our first-ever dog. So far, I am pronouncing her to be the sweetest dog in the world. The girls love her and still can't believe she's ours. 

And we think she's content with the situation, too:


Don't forget you have until noon (or a little later, since I'm busy loving this dog) today (central time) to click over to this post and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of my Rosary book.


Sara said...

I love your dog -- we have a dog (of our three) that has similar brindling (sp?) your blog too -- love your southern "Those That Wonder" mom

ps if I win the book, send to Sara Sullivan, 8275 Majors Glen Ct., Cumming, GA 30041

Ann said...

Hi! Love that you were able to get a dog. they are wonderful to love! I'm enjoying you blog. Just found you about 2 weeks ago. I'm just learning the rosary and loving it. If I win your book I'll email you my address. Have a wonderful day!

Karen E. said...

Hi, Sara and Ann -- thanks! You're in the drawing!

tanita davis said...

WOW - dissection! I thought of another project for you all when you're done with that -- and it doesn't even require safety glasses!

What a fabulous picture of your backyard and your kids and dog. The title of this post reminds me of my picture book of the prayer of St. Francis -- The Circle of Days. I need to re-read that, incidentally.
Happy Monday!

P.S. I didn't fill out your contest because I'm going to BUY the book, but though I'm not Catholic, the St. Francis prayer is my all-time favorite prayer, just to have answered one question!

Karen E. said...

Tanita! You are the best in every way. Not only are you buying my book which is enough to endear me to anyone, but ... knitted dissections? HOW did you find that? I'm still laughing.

Karen E. said...

Oops -- the knitted dissections were funny, but the rest of the site is rather yucky ... don't visit the main page, kids!