Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Simple Woman's DayBook

Outside my window...It's early morning. 
Cold and dry.

I am thinking...I'm cold.  
It's going to be a busy day. 
What do I need to take with me?

I am thankful...For friends who care.

From the learning rooms...Wrapping up for Christmas break!
Weaver Vol. 5, Chapter 9.
Will hopefully have the chapter finished and reading books done by Friday!
In the kitchen...Coffee is done.
I think my coffee pot is leaking?! 
It's only a few months old, 
so I'm very upset about this, 
but the last week or so the counter behind it has been wet every morning - 
not damp wet, 
but actually water standing there wet.  

I am wearing... Black fleece with Santa, Rudolph and Snowman on it, Blue jeans, tennis shoes.

I am creating...?

I am going...To town.
I see the pulmonologist for a check up and then we are finishing up our shopping. 

I am wondering...What to get everyone that is left on the Christmas list.

I am reading...The Centurion's Wife - seems pretty good, just haven't had much time for reading the past few weeks so I'm not very far in.
Farmer Boy - School - will finish by Friday
The Wedding Dress - lit - plan to finish Thursday! Yay!
Various Christmas tales

I am hoping...That we can find everything we need today and it's on sale! LOL. 

I am looking forward to...Christmas.

I am hearing...The radio in the kitchen 
- All I Want For Christmas Is You....

Around the house...Not much.

I am pondering... Presents.

One of my favorite things...Chocolate. 

A few plans for the rest of the week: School, Work, Finishing our cookies, wrapping gifts, mailing items....

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Come and Get it!

Here we are again,
struggling to figure out this weeks menu.
Breakfast - Grits, fruit available
Supper - Bean soup - spiced up with cumin, tomatoes and leftover steak.

Breakfast - French toast, fruit available
Supper - TBA - 
Good Ole Boy and I are going out to finish shopping, haven't decided what we are providing yet....?
Breakfast - Bacon, eggs & toast
Supper - Duck, potatoes, green beans.
(have you ever had duck? I haven't - need to find a good recipe!)

Breakfast - Pancakes, fruit available
Supper - Stir Fry.
Breakfast - Eggs and toast
Supper - Pizza.

We made cookies Saturday so we've been eating lots of junk.
Still have a few kinds to make - most importantly is our Christmas cookie cut outs!

I might make some sort of apple desert as our apples are starting to get wrinkly....not sure yet!

Thanksgiving 2011

Gosh, I've meant to post this for weeks now, and here we are a week from Christmas! Better share our Holiday with y'all now! 

We had a nice Thanksgiving.
We anticipated a quiet day alone at home, 
but experienced a not so quiet day away with friends.

The kids and guys played flag football while the moms got everything ready.
We had a wonderful time eating and visiting.
I tried sugar cream pie - which was wonderful! - I can't believe I've never heard of it before. 

We left there and went to Wal-Mart for a Black Friday deal on a camera.

I made our Thanksgiving meal on Friday.
Still good. 
I can't believe how quickly time flies and that Christmas is SO close!
I hope that you have all had and will have a Blessed Holiday Season!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Simple Woman's DayBook

Outside my window...It's raining.
At least it's not freezing! 

I am thinking...My kids are moving like molasses!

I am thankful... For my AMAZING husband!

From the learning rooms...Weaver Vol. 5, Ch. 9
Apparently we need to spend some time reviewing US geography...
lots of map and weather work lately. 

In the kitchen...Coffee is still on. 
Beans are going for dinner.
Breakfast dishes are done. 

I am wearing...White fleece with snowflakes embroidered on it, Black skinny jeans, my slippers.

I am creating...Emmets coat. 
I'm half done but need to measure him again so I can finish. 

I am going...To clean out some of these tabs....
currently I have 11 open tabs....
And then I wonder why my computer is extra slow or crashes....
I drive my dad and Good Ole Boy crazy! 

I am wondering...What kind of chickens to get?

I am reading...The Centurion's Wife
Farmer Boy
The Wedding Dress
Various Christmas tales.. 

I am hoping...God provides Good Ole Boy with a better job.

I am looking forward to...Christmas.

I am hearing...The radio in the kitchen.

Around the house...Laundry is going.
School stuff is scattered all around the living room. 

I am pondering...How to get everything done that I need/want to each day?

One of my favorite things...Snuggling with a baby.

A few plans for the rest of the week: School, Scouts, Work, Shopping, Church.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Come and Get it!

After majorly slacking....
I'm back to attempting my meal planning.
Here we go again - 

Breakfast - Eggs & toast
Supper - Fend for self - Good Ole Boy and I are going out! 
Breakfast - French toast
Supper - Roast Chicken, sweet potato, green beans, pear crisp

Breakfast - Oatmeal & Fruit
Supper - Chili
Breakfast - Pancakes
Supper - Venison roast, mashed potato, carrots, pear crisp

Breakfast -Eggs and toast
Supper - Stuffed peppers

Breakfast - Toast, cereal, fruit
Supper - Soup 
So a rough look at the week.
What's on your menu?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Simple Womans DayBook

Outside my window...It's cold and dark.
I will admit to a pretty day - the sun was shinning (for once) 
but it was COLD.

I am thinking...Why do cats stick their butt in your face?!
lol. Aiden is on my lap, which I love, but geesh! 
Don't love THAT end! lol 

I am thankful... For the good times we have together as a family.

From the learning rooms...Weaver Vol. 5, Chapter 9.
Right now we are learning about weather.
Today we discussed snow and thunderstorms.
Learned how to make French Toast, 
and had an (unplanned) art session.

In the kitchen... Dinner is almost ready.
Ham, squash, and fried potatoes.

I am wearing...P.j's, robe and slippers. 
I'm tired... 

I am creating...Working on grocery shopping list,
it's like old mother Hubbard around here, lol.

I am going...Tomorrow I get started on Emmet's coat! :)

I am wondering...Why kids constantly buck rules and "forget" our routine? It's not like it's new, it's been over a year!

I am reading...Up next - The Centurion's Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
 Farmer Boy - School
The Wedding Dress - Lit

I am hoping...God provides Good Ole Boy with a better job.

I am looking forward to...Spring? lol.
I really dislike winter!  

I am hearing...Kids are on the wii.

Around the house... Very Christmasy!
Just need to hang some lights and it'll be done.

I am pondering...Where in the world did the goat hoof trimmers go?!

One of my favorite things...The glow of Christmas lights.

A few plans for the rest of the week:School, work, Church....wow, slow week!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Voyager News - November Edition

Hunting season.
Two Birthdays.
Weaver, Volume 5, Chapter 9
days 9 - 20.
Life application of Jesus.
Bible lessons mostly from Matthew.
Our prayer time has been wonderful.
I love hearing my kids pray about others - 
even those they have never met.  

In Weaver Science we have talked about snow/avalanches, river/flooding, and various forms of weathering (erosion).
Some of our science carried over into social studies.
In Social Studies it's been alot of geography and maps.
Map searches, longitude & latitude, topographical maps and Israel.
We've used various maps on the walls, the globe, atlases, and internet for our learning. 
I also have a very handy little book about maps that seems to always have a two page spread on ANYTHING I've ever wanted to cover with the girls! It's been a very helpful resource for us.

Of course, with topics like these, we've had some health and safety lessons. We've talked about staying safe in heavy snows and floods. 
I had the girls make paper snowflakes to go along with the snow lessons - only to learn that the older to didn't know how?! 
Snowflakes are now decorating the dinning room...
We've done a little bit with Story Starters this month in getting the girls thinking and in Wisdom Words they've done a bit of reviewing.
Home ec with Hunny has been on cracking and making eggs - review for her.
~Read Alouds~
Farmer Boy chapters 7-17
My Side of the Mountain chapters 6-14

Photography came to a short standstill when my camera died on me,
(That was my Black Friday purchase for myself! Can't live without the camera!) So we've only discussed light and Eadward Muybridge.

Chemistry has just been working with the Doo Wop Board and reviewing the Periodic Table.

Sis has had two volunteer days this month.
We've also taken more time to do homestead type jobs - 
extra cleaning, fruit preservation and lately Christmas decorating.
We've been watching lots of historical shows on Netflix and having great conversations regarding Indian treaties/treatment, diseases of the day, inventions and what we take for granted and customs of the time period 
(dress, food, manners, etc).

We've borrowed a few books from the Life of Fred math series for Sis to try out.
So far she seems to like it...
We've had 16 school days.
(total - 52)