Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Simple Woman's DayBook


Outside my window...
It's overcast. 
Kind of a dreary day, and windy, but warmer than it seems.

I am thinking...
What did I do to my neck?!
I've had a stiff neck since Friday!

I am thankful...
For a nearby vet.
Ended up taking Kisses (Bugs new doeling) in yesterday for wheezing and he said she has pneumonia! :(

In the kitchen...Beans are bubbling on the stove & dishes have been done.

I am wearing...
Black Capris under a blue skirt, White longsleeve Shirt under a Black Sweater, and my slippers.

I am creating...
Ideas of things to do/make.

I am going...
To bed.

I am wondering...
Why I'm SO tired?!

I am reading...
The Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
A Good Wife's Guide by Darlene Schacht

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

I am looking forward to...

I am learning...More about goats.

Around the house...
Sis is upstairs, Einstein is doing dinner dishes, Bug is on the front porch bottle feeding one of the goat kids, Good Ole Boy is in the living room watching tv/checking out ebay, Hunny is on the couch.

I am pondering...

A favorite quote for today...
"The education of a man is never completed until he dies." General Robert E. Lee

One of my favorite things...
A baby's laugh.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
School, Work, Scouts, Ball, Dr Appointment, Basket Class, Church.

A peek into my day...


Come and Get IT!

Wow. First, I'd like to say 
I've missed y'all.

Now, This weeks lineup

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Dinner - Baked Potato Bar

Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Dinner - Bean Soup

Breakfast - Toast & Fruit
Dinner - Hot dogs & Home Fries

Breakfast - Pancakes
Dinner - Corned Beef & .....?

Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Dinner - Burger something

Fresh Fruit on Hand - Bananas, Oranges, Apples, Cantaloupe


Thursday, March 8, 2012


Outside my window...The SNOW is GONE! Yippee!

I am thinking...I'm going to need a nap today...

I am thankful...For people who care.

In the kitchen...Coffee. Bug made pancakes.

I am wearing...PJ pants and a black t-shirt hoodie & slippers.

I am creating...Lesson plans for our International Study.

I am going...To try and at least get part of my school order in today.

I am wondering...Why I hurt so badly?

I am reading...Detatched
Great Expectations - Lit

I am hoping...THAT GOD PROVIDES GOOD OLE BOY WITH A BETTER JOB! He has a whopping 5 hours in this week. Obviously, doesn't pay the bills....

I am looking forward to...Planting my garden!

I am learning...About Ireland with the girls.

Around the house...Mud room needs mopped badly! All the mud....
Rest of the house isn't to bad...
Really need to spend some time organizing and decluttering my room but that won't be today!

I am pondering...Where God is leading us?

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things...The sound of the birds singing outside my window.

A few plans for the rest of the week: School, Work, Sis is having a friend over Friday night.

A peek into my day...


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Come and Get It!

This week's lineup

Breakfast - Toast & Banana
Dinner - Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Macaroni Salad

Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Dinner - (Leftover) Sloppy Joes, Chips

Breakfast - Sausage Biscuits & Gravy
Dinner - Lasagna 

Breakfast - Pancakes
Dinner - Bean Soup

Breakfast - Eggs & Toast
Dinner - ? Tacos ?
Sis is having a friend over so we haven't decided yet.... 

Fruit on Hand - Apples, Oranges, Bananas


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Voyager News - February Edition


Weaver Vol. 5, Chapter 10
Days 8 - 15.
The Suffering Savior.
We finished the chapter, but it took us longer than expected.
Sis wound up pretty ill and threw our family for a loop!
We spent a few weeks in VERY light school mode
as she slept A LOT!
(Then Hunny was sick...)
We also spent alot of time researching anemia,
trying to figure out how to raise her levels
(she is very close to needing a transfusion)
and learning a bunch about iron in foods
and how to increase absorption.
Her levels still aren't up any but she is feeling some better.

Bible lessons have been mostly in Matthew.
Social Studies has been continuing to learn about the Jewish religion.
We have learned about the order of the services, various offerings and prayers and all the jobs the priests do.
Weaver science has been learning about gears and pulleys.
We have still been working on the temple model -
but we aren't done with it yet.
So even though we finished the chapter and will be moving on,
we will still work on wrapping this up.
~ Read Alouds ~
Little House on the Prairie
Chapters 9 - 24
Parts of the New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

In Photography we studied Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mike Hollingshead (quite a discussion on storm chasers!) and learned about using the macro mode on our cameras.

Home Ec has been fun although we haven't gotten to it every week.
We made cucumber flowers which was interesting

and we made a shaker cake,
but I don't know that we will make either again! lol.

The girls have often asked to help with meals or make things for fun, so while not technically part of 'school' it has been great.
Bug has made pancakes,
and Sis has made cookies, meatloaf, breakfast items, and nachos.

We've done a few lessons in Wisdom Words,
but mostly we've focused on 4H items for their writing and grammar work, for instance, there is an award that is only available to Bugs' age group so she worked on an essay to submit for that.

Latin we've been working on chapter 13 -
ALOT of review!

 We spent a multiple days focusing on rabbits
(in preparation for rabbit shows)
and working on showmanship, doing health checks and grooming and spending lots of time quizzing.
Bug & Hunny got guniea pigs so we've spent some time researching and reading about how to care for them.

Then our homeschool group had the Art Show.
So the girls worked on things for that and we had a really nice evening seeing what everyone had done.
Hunny with her basket & drawing.
Sis with her painting & basket.

Bug with photography & drawing.

So even with all the challenges,
it's been a great month of learning!

20 School Days this month.
(total - 101)