November has come and gone and December is knocking on the door. It’s knocking and calling out – Hey! When are you going to decorate your tree and put some lights up? Well, I still have a few days left of November to finish first, Mr. December, so hold on!
We spent Thanksgiving Day with some missionary friends in a nearby city. We opted for a different kind of menu this year with a pork shoulder and some baked beans as our main dishes. Corn bread, salad, carrots and corn rounded out the meal with cashew pie, pumpkin pie and cherry pie (had a pie filling on hand from the States) for dessert.
Seems we were a tired bunch with all of our eyes closed in these few photos, but we were a happy group nonetheless. Boys did some work on their buggy while there as well as played chess and Phase Ten. We got home late and slept in a little on Black Friday. Of course, both days are just normal days in Brazil with the world running around like usual oblivious to our feasting and holiday fun.
Yesterday I sat down with each boy and went over what I hope each one can accomplish before our Christmas break. We set the deadline and I indicated that there were several days free for Christmas shopping and unexpected items which would give them plenty of time to get it all done. I have read about having a “weekly interview” with your homeschool high schoolers and have found this “meeting” time occasionally to be very beneficial.
So December, you can come now – we are almost ready!