Thursday, 29 October 2020

School in a time of COVID – Tuesday

Encouraged by Monday, and the girls who went to sleep without talking for an hour, and got to sleep promptly, I anticipated the best on Tuesday. Whew! 

7:15 is wakey-wakey time – I went downstairs, nudged the girls, opened the curtain, got the fire going, and put on a light. I began singing ♩♪♫♬YMCA, to which Isabelle sang back, ♩♪♫♬"Why, oh why-o, why-o, why did I ever leave Ohio?"  I used to sing that, as JB and I went to the show and have the CD. I was surprised she'd remembered it.

ME: C'mon, girls, you're going to miss the bus!

ISABELLE: Two things, Gramma (holding up two fingers). 1) the bus will never come here and, 2) We're doing virtual school!

JOSEPHINE: Such sass from a youngster! 

We had breakfast and off they went. Everytime I walk by their rooms, Izzy is in a different position!

"Where are you going, Iz?"
"I have to show angles, and I thought the house was perfect." The poor girl had to sit there on Zoom, waiting for her turn to unmute and talk!

I took her gloves and a blanket, after awhile she came back in!

There was a storm on the way, so I suggested Iz take her run early. She agreed. At that point, the sun was out.  The blue is snow, moving northeast, and Jos added some wood to the fire. You just never know in the country!

Izzy's run around the house took 57 seconds. Yesterday, it was 33.45. She was pleased with herself. She scared Cinnamon right into the house! The cats know enough not to linger when there is a forest sound.

It's amazing how quiet they are during remote learning. Suddenly, I would hear one or the other speak, but it was few and far between.

After the debacle with the ribs Monday(they cook 2 hours), changing plans, I found out we didn't have any BBQ sauce for today. I made some from scratch, No Ketchup BBQ sauce, as I had time. We didn't have enough ketchup, so I used tomato sauce. 

The pot pie and ribs were good, cooking smells are lovely in the cold, damp afternoon. 

I used the gravy boat to pour the sauce on.
We watched a few more Border Security shows. Unfortunately, I had to explain what a pedophile is, as he wasn't admitted into Canada, and they stated this. Thankfully, Isabelle was reading downstairs. 

We banked the fire, as it is chilly in the basement. All was quiet.


Tom said...

...keep filling your days with fun.

Anvilcloud said...

I keep forgetting that you don't have Netflix. I was about to recommend Queens Gambit. We've only watch two episodes, but I have found them quite absorbing -- maybe because I once played chess and was even the high school coach of sorts -- not that there was much coaching to be done.

carol l mckenna said...

Your granddaughter is awesome ~ great photos and what yummy food you serve ~ ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

RedPat said...

Your internet seems to be up to the job!

Kay said...

Your Isabelle is a wonderful student and fun to have in the house. You're so lucky. We had ribs last night too, but well... we ordered out. :-)

William Kendall said...

It sounds like they're keeping busy.

Olga said...

Have the girls just recently started virtual classrooms or are they used to it? I know some kids really like it and others find it very hard to a part of things. It really helps to love learning and be self motivated as I'll bet your girls are.

Red said...

These kids are fortunate to have you to organize them

Jenn Jilks said...

They began Sept. 18th, Olga!