Friday, October 13, 2006

The Beauty of Homeschooling -- A Day Off

Yup, we're taking a day off today. Actually, we're switching today for Wednesday of next week as we already had Wed - Fri scheduled off. DH has the day off. Ah, I love homeschooling and having the freedom to do such a thing!

Oh, I had grand plans for DH...go sell one of our four cars. I've only been begging him to do this for YEARS. He got mad at me (again) for suggesting that he do that today of all days. I said again, if not today, then when? We pay way too much for car insurance, especially considering he hasn't driven this car in about three years. Ugh. It sits in our driveway, cluttering our home, our neighborhood, my mind and the checkbook.

It's still cold and the wind is a blowin' something awful. No outside work today.

DH is on the couch reading. DS is in my bed reading. I'm at the computer, reading.

I don't know what we'll do with the rest of our day off. I'm thinking perhaps we'll paint the windows. I found a recipe for making window paint:

Use Tempera Paint
For each color of paint, mix about 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with 1/2 tablespoon of paint (the mixture should have the creamy consistency of house paint).

2. Using a different brush for each hue, paint on the window, being careful to avoid sills and woodwork.

To remove the dried paint or fix a mistake, wipe it off with a moist paper towel.

DH said he didn't mind if we did this. (Yes, I asked his opinion. I would have done it anyway, though. lol) He's concerned about getting paint on the trim, though. I'll have to tape the woodwork really well before we start. I envision cute pumpkins and a scary witch or two. DS will probably make bats and spiders: easy art, but cool and creepy.


Ms.L said...

That sounds like a fun day!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a fun day! How did those windows turn out?

We had a reprieve yesterday from the cold weather, but tomorrow is supposed to be wet, heavy snow :(