Monday, January 19, 2009

Peace Within

After camping, it was hard to get back into our routine.

Align Center~

On the homeschooling front, we started Oceanography.



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There is just so much to learn. We even combined English in the lessons. (I will get to that in a second)


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We also did Similes.



Here's one Ryan did: " The whale is as big as a house"


That's a pretty simple one.


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This will be a long unit with so much to learn.


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Here's a couple of sites we have been using.

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Very cool stuff.




English lessons

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So, enough about the kids, lol. This is what I have been doing this week.



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I have been learning about the Buddhist Religion




I'm listening to The Art of Happiness on my IPod (Rather Daryn's IPod)

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I have always thought that maybe I am a bit of each religion out there and that one is not more important than the other. As long as we have peace and love, the good will prevail.


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Two of my favorite all World Religion Wheels






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This is an Om

The universal sound of the universe.

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Om is the universal name of the Lord. It is made up of the letters A (phonetically as in "around"), U (phonetically as in "put") and M (phonetically as in "mum"). The sound emerging from the vocal chords starts from the base of the throat as "A". With the coming together of the lips, "U" is formed and when the lips are closed, all sounds end in "M".
The three letters symbolize the three states (waking, dream and deep sleep), the three deities (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva), the three Vedas (Rig, Yajur and Sama) the three worlds (Bhuh, Bhuvah, Suvah) etc. The Lord is all these and beyond.
The formless, attributeless Lord (Brahman) is represented by the silence between two Om Chants. Om is also called pranava that means, "that (symbol or sound) by which the Lord is praised". The entire essence of the Vedas is enshrined in the word Om. It is said that the Lord started creating the world after chanting Om and atha. Hence its sound is considered to create an auspicious beginning for any task that we undertake. The Om chant should have the resounding sound of a bell (aaooommm).

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Two great sites.

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Some of my peace.

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Knitting

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Finishing. (: Erik's Hat


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My children


Doing strange things.


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(Daryn's new glasses)

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Their achievements.



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Their love for each other (MOSTLY! (:



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Watching them sleep.


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Cuddling


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The kids enjoying my knitting


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The books I love reading



And looking at old memories




2 comments:

paula said...

I love the flow of learning..so much in your head and great you are sharing it :) Love your bird pics...Like your knitting!...and your 'view from your tent' is priceless!

KnittingintheRed said...

Thank you sooooo much! Really means a lot to me!