it’s kind of like writer’s block but worse. I have an audience, so to speak, and a writer just has some paper and a deadline. Yikes. I’ve been writing in my head all week but nothing has been coming out on the keyboard. I have been quite busy as well. I spent some time at my daughter’s, have been making big progress on the kitchen and yesterday I had errands to run. I did get inspired to make another whole homemade meal. We had linguine with Bolognese sauce, a caprese salad with basil from my garden-the tomatoes aren’t ripe yet, and rosemary focaccia bread. This time my dough rose/rise/rosed? lol…it worked out this time. Last time I tried focaccia I think I killed the yeast. I made sure it foamed yesterday and then went ahead with the bread.
As for the linguine, I was able to use half unbleached white flour and half semolina. I almost used my food processor to begin the kneading process and I should have. It was so hard to knead! I added in another egg and some olive oil just to soften it up. In the end, after letting the dough rest, we had a wonderful ball of smooth dough that made perfect noodles. I also used “the table”, which I’ll write about soon, to make my pasta and bread.
I missed the Friday Favorites party because I was so busy yesterday but I’ll join again next week. I have been researching quite a bit for a new/old phase of life I am about to enter. We have decided to take the plunge and once again home school our boys. There are multiple reasons behind our decision but at this point it’s the best choice, educationally speaking, for our family. We no longer want their creativity limited or their gifts hidden by the public school process. I am confident we can provide them with all that they need to learn. They will both be starting at 9th grade and using pretty much the same books/courses with a few minor differences.
One of the courses we plan to take all together is learning the Italian language. It should be interesting! I am very excited to go back to homeschooling, we taught the girls at home for a few years and the boys began their education at home up until five years ago. We put them in public school then and they did well, making great strides over the years. But now we have noticed that they are stressed and squelched in their interests and talents and abilities. They learn differently and think differently and I want to bring that out of them and help them find their talents and know what they want to do for a career.
Now I need to find some cool homeschooling blogs to read and I will be linking up some of them. I did find this one in my searching, Free Homeschooling 101, and it’s a great resource for all homeschoolers. I hope I am not going to lose readers because of a personal choice like this but it’s what we need to do. I am not going to stop blogging, but I might have more to write about.