It’s Tuesday night…for those of you who don’t know how to read a calendar. 😉 I guess I’ve been busy, but then again. Not so much. Like I said on the previous post, Friday night we went to see the Harry Potter movie. Then on Saturday, it rained all day so I started reading the newest Harry Potter book. And that’s pretty much what I did all day. I got so much Harry Potter on the brain I even dreamed about the characters that night: Mad-eye Moody and I were trying to escape from “You know Who“. The chase was close, and I was just about to cast a killing curse at him when…”Mommy! I can’t sleep.” Grr. That always happens during a good dream. How do the kids know the precise wrong time to wake me up??
After I spent pretty much the whole day on my butt reading we got a call from our friendly neighbourhood -uh- neighbours. That would be Dawn and Sirdar. They invited us for a fire. We gladly accepted the invite. The weather cleared and we had a lovely evening around the fire. As usual, my kids had a superb time. While we there, Dawn told us that she was having another gathering the next night and kindly invited us again. This time she was having some of her fellow homeschool friends over. I don’t know that many homeschoolers so I was happy for the opportunity to meet some new people with a similar interest. My friends and family usually humour me and listen when I talk about homeschooling, but I’ve found (so far) the only people who don’t get bored talking about homeschooling are…other homeschoolers! Talk of curriculum, daily school routines, field trips, and the latest home experiment can be enthralling conversation. Definitely not topics to yawn at or give responses like “Hhmmmmm. Verrry interesting. Now what else is new?” I write this with the greatest of fondness for my friends/family who are very supportive, but still don’t find discussions on the best phonics program to be the least bit interesting. 🙂
Sunday evening we tried out our new wood burning pool heater. It was a perfect night since it was cloudy and kind of cool. It did its job, though, and heated the pool to a balmy 29 degrees C. Since then I’ve been a pool heating fool. We’re not usually able to swim much in August because it’s too chilly, but now we’re just lovin’ the warm water.
My parents came over for a visit Monday evening. We invited them to taste the chocolate cake the kids had made that afternoon. It was their first attempt and it turned out pretty well. Mom came in the pool with the kids and I while dad and Adrian visited in the house. We had a wonderful time in the pool and didn’t get out until after 8:00 that night.
Tonight, I finished the HP book. I think it’s the best one of the series. Very gripping throughout.
I don’t know what the rest of the week has in store. I have some tentative play dates planned, but the weather is due to turn rainy. We’ll have to think of some indoor alternatives, I guess.