Weekly Wrap-Up: The New Moon High Edition

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What a week!  I’ll warn you, I’m still totally on a New Moon high, but I’ll try to talk about homeschooling a little bit.

Let’s see, Monday…oh, yeah…Monday was a horrible day.  The kids were misbehaving and bickering, I couldn’t log on to my blog and I developed a horrible headache probably directly related to those two things.  I had totally repressed that memory until just now.  I think I’ll repress it again.

Tuesday and Thursday were pretty normal days, except, since Thursday was the final hours countdown to New Moon, I was very much like this:

Other than the occasional outburst, however, Thursday, like Tuesday was pretty normal.  Josh and Megan have been learning about the Incas, the Mayas, and the Aztecs.  I’m going to try to pick up The Road to El Dorado at Blockbuster tonight.  We had it on VHS, at one time, but we don’t have a VCR that works anymore, so I want to get it on DVD.  I think they’ll be interested in seeing how much of the movie was based on what we’ve learned about these ancient Central and South American civilizations this week.  We began making Aztec codices, little zig-zag books that the Aztecs used.  I’ll post details and more pictures later.


We’ve also been moving along with Chemistry.  I didn’t have everything I needed for our experiment this week, but I hope to pick up the last thing — sand — this weekend, so we can do the project on Monday.  We usually take the whole week of Thanksgiving off, but we’re a little behind this year, due to vacation, so we’re going to do a couple of light, catch-up days on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday was Josh and Megan’s music performance at a local nursing home.  I am so glad the performance is over…that means no more outside classes until January!!!!  I’m looking forward to the break.

Thursday, we actually got a regular, full school day in before heading to take the younger kids to my dad and step-mom’s for the night.  Although I’d pre-ordered my New Moon tickets, we stopped to pick them up early so we wouldn’t have to wait in line.  When we stopped at the theater, we saw this:


I’d heard that many theaters were doing a special double-feature of Twilight and New Moon, but when I checked online, ours wasn’t supposed to be one of them.  However, they were offering seats at $5 per person to see Twilight, then, you could stay in the same theater to watch New Moon.  Since we’d never seen Twilight on the big screen, my husband, who loves me very much, bought us all tickets to see it, too.

It was a wonderful night!!!  I loved sitting in a theater filled with Twilight fans — predominately Twilight Moms — who were just excited as me to see the movie.  We sat around chatting and laughing with total strangers.  It was really cool.  And, the move was excellent!!!!  I loved it!  It blew Twilight out of the water.  I really appreciated the fact that director,  Chris Weitz stayed very true to the book. Some of my favorite lines from the book were direct quotes in the movie.  The hair and make-up were so much better than in Twilight and the computer-generated images (CGI) were incredible!  Love, love, loved it!!  I will totally go see it again at the theater…but I’ll try to wait until it comes out at the second run theater.

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  1. Sounds like a pretty good week. Chemistry-you're braver than I.
    Thanks for hosting this. I think it's always fun to read other what others are doing for school.

  2. Maybe I can be the first comment this time! Glad that the movie is out for you finally. I am sure you will enjoy your break from activities. Happy Holidays to your family.

  3. I hate to admit this but I haven't read these books or seen these movies. I have enjoyed reading your posts about them though. Maybe I should grab the books and give them a go. I can empathize though, because I am the same with the Harry Potter books and movies. I hope y'all have a great weekend and blessed week.

  4. LOL! I have seen that movie! I forgot all about the caffeine patch, SO funny! I loved the "I have a big head and little arms" scene.

    I'm sorry Monday was no fun, but the rest of the week sounds fruitful and fun. I'm so glad you loved the sequel. So often they can "pale" in comparison to the original but apparently that wasn't the case 🙂

  5. Sounds like a great week! Glad you enjoyed your movie. Looking forward to seeing those zigzag books finished. That looks very interesting.

  6. the trailor for new moon looks better than the twilight movie- plus the story gets more exciting. 🙂 i can't weait- we have tickets for next wednesday afternoon.

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