Adventures in Unschooling

Archive for July 2009

Friday is my last day at my current job.

The people there are so grand and I am going to miss being in such a positive work environment.

For my goodbye they gave me this sweet card with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They also had an ice cream party for me. It was so nice to be recognized and made me miss these great women even more.

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Here is what my husband has been sewing himself. All of the pieces are made from patterns he drew himself and by his own hands/machine.

I am very impressed with his first attempt at making all of his own gear from scratch.

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How nice it was to have some actual free time to do some crafty things.

I made three more necklaces today and I also made a new dress for Anna.

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Just as a side note: this is my 101 post. I missed my 1ooth!

These days my boys have been mastering their puzzle making skills. I was amazed to see Trey completing even new puzzles with ease and I was even more surprised when Joel started following suit. He had only been observing and helping Trey with the odd piece but now he is completing his own. *applause*

I have also had a little time to do some art. I am doing a do-it-yourself oil painting course and I am hoping to start doing portraits again.

The one on the left is an acrylic abstract and the one on the right is made with watercolour crayon on a human canvas. 🙂

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DSC06255Time is something I keep complaining I don’t have enough of but I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done this weekend. I am very behind.

And to wrap up with post:

I had made a sling for a pregnant friend a while back (view back to see it) and I thought for a shower gift I would make her a matching hand bag and put some cute books in it.

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My daughter used the sign for milk for the first time today.

Apparently she squealed at her dad then signed it. Then he asked her if she wanted “milk” and she smiled and did it again.

I just hate that I missed it.

But on the other hand, if Kevin’s application goes well he could be away from his kids for six whole months while he is in training. Is it so bad that I give up my job so that he can have good quality time with his kids before going?
No, I think we’ll all appreciate this in the end.