I can hardly believe I'm going to say this, but we had a great week. We started using Spelling Wisdom found on http://www.simplycharlottemason.com/ and Greek and Latin Roots found on http://www.homeschoolestore.com/ .
The copywork is definitely something we needed instead of a text book. The Spelling Wisdom helped to walk me through how to do copywork appropriately. I mean, I knew how to do it before, but this really simplified it for me.
So far as the Latin and Greek goes, my kids love it. It is set up so you have a different root each week. Each day you do a different activity with that root and vocabulary words that use that root. On Thursday, when I started taking out the activity for Latin, both of my daughters lit up and said they couldn't wait.
We also went back to Ambleside Online and I am sooooo glad. I am doing Year 5 with dd(10). Dd(9) had to finish up a Guinea Pig unit (also found on http://www.homeschoolestore.com/) this week and next week she will start Year 3. I am so relieved that we went back to this.
Maybe next week, I'll be pulling my hair out again. For today, all seems right. Praise God!