Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Outside my window... The trucks are already heading down the road to work on the remodel and new construction homes past ours. It makes me feel a bit lazy to be typing in the midst of our unfinished house, but a string of to-do's waits with good intentions for today!
From the kitchen... I bought groceries for the first time in two weeks last night. And by that I mean I bought a box of Honey Nut Cherrios and milk. The cupboards are bare! E-Mealz will be making hubby happy this week with loaded nachos and creamy garlic chicken on the menu!
I am wearing... Grey yoga pants, purple Crocs, and a bright yellow-orange chili cook-off shirt.
From the Learning Rooms... Second semester plans are in the works. Hopefully I'll fit in a few more field trips in the next few months. With the Magic House family membership that my big sister gave us for Christmas, I'm hoping to scope out their events and make it to a few!
I am creating... a mental pro/con list trying to decide exactly how busy with my own projects I want to be this year. I'm afraid that serving as bridesmaid in two weddings this year might swamp my creative resources.
I am praying... for a happy and safe visit for Big Sister who is with her dad for the week.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Outside my window... Grey sky and barren branches highlighted with the snow left from last week.
From the kitchen... The last batches of Christmas cookies wait. No Bake Cookies and Classic Sugar cookies. I've already made Candy Cane Cookies, Chocolate Pistachio Bow Ties, dipped Pretzel Rods, Gingerbread Men, and Andes Creme De Menthe Cookies.
From the Learning Rooms... Just a few art projects to give as gifts this week and the normal educational play, learning games, and reading. Hopefully we'll make it to Story Hour tomorrow to see Santa!
I am creating... The last of my Christmas letters. The funeral over the weekend changed the schedule around here a bit.
I am praying... For an Advent full of peace, especially for my aunt who sent her husband Home after his long battle with Cancer.
Hubby's office Christmas party had a photo booth- that didn't warn you before it took the pictures!
Have a truly blessed Holiday,
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Outside my window... Grey. Cold. One of those mornings that makes crawling out of bed a drudgery.
From the kitchen... Crock Pot Chicken, Cheeseburger Soup, Roast, Tilapia...
From the Learning Rooms... After being gone all weekend and not yet readjusted and rested from the VERY full and fun road trip with my little sis, I haven't even begun to plan our lessons. I did, however, pass cotton fields while in California. Little Sis and I stopped and collected some that had blown onto the roadside. I plan to use this natural cotton to teach about the cotton gin.
I am creating... Photographs and Christmas presents!
I am praying... For energy! I'm still dragging SO much!
My first sunset over the ocean!
Thanks for stopping by,
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Outside my window... The old cedars at the edge of the yard are the only surviving green.
From the kitchen... Our first week of E-Mealz! Last night we had beefy nachos and cucumber and onion salad. For the rest of the week: Stove Top Shrimp and Sausage, Santa Fe Soup, Spaghetti, Chicken and Dumplings, and Tuna Casserole.
From the Learning Rooms... Our pirate day was a HIT last week! It was the first day that Little Mister hasn't been squirrely in weeks. This week is more of the same- reading skills, patterns, and basic addition and subtraction. We're getting better at addition and subtraction, but any pattern beyond "abababa" is still tough!
I am creating... Freezable meals to feed the gang while I'm away later this week! California, here I come!
I am praying... For my husband, that he may continue to be the strong provider that he has been thus far, and that I may find new ways to show him that I appreciate his dedication to his family and career. I pray that 25 years from now, he can look back on the years gone by and remember me as an ever supportive wife who strengthened his career simply by believing in him.
Big Sister was in a cooperative mood, so I started her favorite music and let her bop around for a few shots yesterday.
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