Queen Susan crept along to round 80. After I finish this round (tonight), I will be halfway through the charts for the center of the border ... 6 pages done, 6 pages to go!
The end of the school year is speeding up. Filia finished one of her classes on Monday, which surprised me greatly since finals aren't until the week of May 7th. Has college gotten easier in the last century? Filius has his End of the School Year Plan, and is doing his best to wipe out one subject per day. For his history class, he took the tests for the last 1/5th of the course without reading the accompanying workbooks, and passed with flying colors. He knows his WWII history and geography, thank you very much. I've assigned him a research paper to work on over the summer. Actually, I was going to assign him one -but he came across an assignment in one workbook and asked if he could do a Really Good Job on it - and since I was going to ask him to do that very thing anyways (without having seen the workbook assignment), this works out nicely. (Hmm, Carolyn -- use parenthetical expressions and dashes much?)
The website coursera.org came up on my favorite homeschooling list, and my inner "Must Learn Everything" immediately popped out and said that Filius absolutely must take some classes there. Recognizing the discrepancy between ME wanting to learn everything and HIM having to take classes, I asked if he would be interested. No. Drat. After consulting my inner student and deciding that, despite having more than enough to do (while not working on Queen Susan), I wanted to take the class myself anyways, and indeed WOULD take the class, the question became "Does he have to take it too?' I decided the answer was yes. We are now happily enrolled in Computer Science 101. Free! Once Filius realized it was not like Scholars Online, and he didn't have to talk to people in the class, he was a happy clam. Until he realized that only the first week of lectures were up. He is anxious for next Monday to come now.
The knitting evaluations are thick on the ground around here. Literally. There are two boxes at my feet, and two more to come before next week. I ran out of white paper :( but will get more tomorrow so I can start sending the boxes back to their owners. Asparagus is thick on the ground too, as are dill plants. If anyone wants dill, come take a shovelful!
Today's plan is to make sympathetic noises about having to write a summary of The Importance of Being Earnest (no, not a fifty word summary. Three hundred word minimum, please), work on a knitting evaluation until the house empties, then study chapter 2 of Revelation for my Precept class, and then KNIT. Supper will fit in there somewhere (probably an asparagus/mushroom omelette), and probably an audiobook or two.
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