Sunday, May 31, 2009

May wrap-up

Read:
Adult Fiction:
*Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (homeschool, Classics '09, 999 Challenge, 1% Well-Read 2)
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (1% Well-Read 2, What an Animal, Dewey's Books, Book Awards 2, RYOB, Countdown Challenge, What's in a Name 2, 999)
*Lord of the Flies by William Golding (homeschool, What an Animal, 999, RYOB)

Graphic Novel Fiction:
*The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot (Graphic Novels Challenge, Dewey's Books, Support Your Local Library, 999 Challenge, What an Animal)
*Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham (Once Upon a Time III, Graphic Novels, Countdown, RYOB)
*Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham (Once Upon a Time III, Graphic Novels bonus, Countdown, RYOB)

Middle Grade Fiction:
*The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater (read-aloud with boys, Spring Reading Thing '09, What an Animal)

Adult Non-Fiction:
*Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby (RYOB, Essay Challenge, Spring Reading Thing '09)

Young Adult Non-Fiction:
*Chew on This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson (homeschool)

Graphic Novel Non-Fiction:
*The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz (Science Challenge, Non-Fiction Five, Graphic Novel Challenge, Countdown Challenge, Dewey Decimal)

Essays/Articles:
*"South Africa: Statistics and Country Report," Global Studies: Africa by Thomas Krabacher, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Azzedine Layachi (for homeschool)
*"The Long Journey of a Young Democracy," The Economist: March 3, 2007, reprinted in Global Studies: Africa by Thomas Krabacher, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Assedine Lavachi (for homeschool)
*Creating Keepsakes (cover to cover) June 2009 issue (for fun)

Watched:

On TV:
*Harper's Island (for fun)
--"Bang"
--"Thwack"
--"Sploosh"
--"Thrack, Splack, Sizzle"
*House (for fun)
--"Under My Skin"
--"Both Sides Now"
*Crimal Minds (for fun)
--"Roadkill"
--"Amplification"
--"To Hell...And Back"


On DVD/Video:
*10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America by The History Channel (for homeschool)
--"When America Was Rocked"
--"Freedom Summer"
*The Presidents by The History Channel (for homeschool)
--"Cleveland to Taft: 1885-1913"
--"Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1913-1945"
--"Truman to For: 1945-1977"
--"Carter to George W. Bush: 1977-Present" (that "Present" having been 2005)
*Delores Claiborne (for fun)
*Volcano (for fun)
*Criminal Minds (for fun)
--"Broken Mirror"
*Mississippi Burning (for homeschool)
*Lord of the Flies (for homeschool)
*Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War by The History Channel (for homeschool)
*NOVA "Cracking the Code of Life" (for homeschool)

Created:

Cards:










































































Scrapbook layouts:



























































































Baby afghan:

11 comments:

DesLily said...

like: wow! you do such fantastic stuff!!!!

Chris said...

Another great month Debi!! And I absolutely love your creations :) The cards are fantastic and the scrap book layouts are perfect! I love Max's comics :) Looks like he has a future ahead of him! And that baby afghan was great!

Amanda said...

Those cards and scrapbook pages are so cute!! And you read some wonderful books.

Melody said...

Wow, I love viewing your creations, Debi! You're one creative and not to mention a talented mom! :D

Jean said...

It's my dirty mind, I know, but when I read your heading "adult fiction," I was sort of expecting porn.

Love the cards and scrapbook layouts. I'll get back to my quilt layout soon, I hope, but first there's money to be earned.

Amanda said...

Hi again Debi, I have an award for you here.

Susan said...

I love this list! And I think your cards are fabulous, and I didn't know you homeschool and that you find time to do everything else - read! knit! make things! - is amazing. ALL IN ONE MONTH. And I love the books you did read, and the comic books. I hope your kids make you a hot chocolate as a reward (at the very least!) maybe bring you flowers? :-D

Nymeth said...

...no, YOU rock :D You've had a productive month, I see!

kreed said...

You are so talented! I have no clue where you find the time.

You may check with Camp Invention and ask about scholarships...they offered scholarships through the school I teach at because they are sponsoring one of the sessions. And there is a little price break if you register early. Bryn is saving her money for animal camp next summer - maybe if it is something the boys really want to do you can rent them out to earn money for camp!

Karen Beth said...

Debi, I am somewhat of a new reader to your blog, and I wanted to stop by and comment. Your cards, scrapbook pages, and afghan are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. I think you've nudged the creative side of me today.

Trish said...

Debi--I literally, audibly GASPED when I saw that baby afghan, kind of like this: OOOOHAAAAAA. It is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Is there a particular baby the afghan goes to?

I'm bookmarking this post for later when I finally work up the courage to move into scrapbooking.

And this:
--"Bang"
--"Thwack"
--"Sploosh"
--"Thrack, Splack, Sizzle"
A lesson in onomatopoeia maybe? :P

And because: *HUGS* I know I haven't been around this past month, but I've been thinking about you just the same.