We've tried to adhere to something like a schedule this week.
We still have lots of settling in to do, but I think we're finding a little rhythm to go with the chaos of our lives. It's still very much a work in progress, but I think it'll have to do for now.
We did find time to watch our homeschool movie, To Kill a Mockingbird. I know most grownups have probably already seen it or at least read the book, myself . . . well . . . this was my first viewing. I was actually extremely impressed that a movie made back in the 60's had so much artistic integrity. Aside from the fact that the movie is very good, I love the opening credits and the interesting camera angles used to shoot the movie. It's not just your normal "head on" shots usually seen in older black and white movies. It may be a funny thing to notice, but with two budding amateur filmmakers in my home, it's impossible for some of it not to rub off on me. Also something else I found interesting was that the movie is almost entirely told from the children's point of view, particularly the daughter's. It is about a small town white attorney who has been appointed to defend a black man against the rape of a white woman. Instead of giving just the "token" defense usually given to accused blacks, he has decided to give the black man a real, thought-out, researched, top-notch defense. I don't want to give away too much by saying this isn't your usual race relations movie (Is a black person allowed to say that?), but an insightful look into the lives of the children of a man trying to do the right thing, and how the entire ordeal affects them. It's a definite "thumbs up." I highly recommend it.
Seeing movies isn't all we had time to do this week. Baby Boy had the chance to "bring home the bacon." Actually, he brought home the catfish on a little fishing trip with my niece and my dad.
And, of course, here are some photos . . . enjoy!
. . . Until next time . . .