Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sometimes 10 years olds are awesome!

L has been in a new stage and I have to say that I'm enjoying it. She wants to cook, and cook everything. She made hard boiled eggs the other day (I supervised of course) and then blueberry muffins. Today she made mac n cheese for lunch. I think I'll show her how to make meatloaf so she can make dinner too :P

I'll just try to focus on this part and not the "2nd mom syndrome" she seems to have right now ;)

Monday, January 29, 2007


Another day of no desire to blog and nothing to blog about.

I decided that I needed to let my loyal readers know that I'm alive and kicking.

Homeschool is coming along well.

School for me is coming along well.

The family is pretty healthy.

Stu's job is going well.

The dust bunnies are coming along well. Ok, just seeing if you were really reading ;). I dusted last week and even vacuumed, yeah I know shocking!

I'm tired of brown air in the horizon, knowing that I'm breathing that lovely stuff.

I'm still in my pj's and its 4:45 in the afternoon. If I didn't have class tonight I would stay in my pj's the whole day ;)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

So cool!

I was taking the garbage out on my way to school and noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye. I dropped the garbage can lid, because its freaking freezing out! And saw something jump in our neighbors yard. I turned all the way around and saw a deer!! I ran up the steps and fumbled with the door trying not to scare the deer. I yelled "hunny, get the camera quick!" While waiting for him I noticed that there were 3 deer!!

The camera had dead batteries, dangit! So Stu ran to get new ones while I watched whispering to the kids "shh, don't scare them." One started walking toward the street and our street is really busy with no sidewalk on our side, so I said "don't go into the street." Cause deer understand english and would listen to me, duh. To my surprise it started walking into our yard! Woohoo, we might get a pic after all.

Stu got this picture...

before they ran down the hill and out of site.

I hope they found food or whatever it was they were looking for. They were so cute :)
and for Stu's version, click here.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Getting in a groove...

Last week was pretty hard, getting the kids into new routines and figuring out how much they could handle to learn. How much time could they sit and do work, how often did they really need breaks. How long should the school day last? etc etc etc...

Then this week the kids just fought. All. The. Time! It has been really cold here and snowy and just icky. Plus we've been dealing with illness too. I was about to throw in the towel and say, no more school for another week! Just let 'em battle it out for awhile ;)

Yesterday I decided to try a more relaxed approach and see how it went. I had L on once couch, M on the other and Little Man on . It was so much fun and we covered a ton more material, so nice! Fighting was much less and I think they really enjoyed the day. I know I did!

Today we are going to the library and we'll do craft time and maybe some geography or history. Just a relaxed day.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I have been tagged!

And it was by my own husband! He has been bugging me to post and with our new 2 O'clock church time, I have some time on my hands.

5 things you don't know about me, and if you already know these things then too bad ;)

1. I am a green belt in Shaolin Kempo, actually a green belt with a brown stripe ;). My next belt would be a brown belt. I only have 3 more belt tests before I would take my black belt test. But the prices went up and the kids became first priority so I no longer go to martial arts.

2. When I was a kid I wanted to become a chef. I even enrolled in the local community college right out of high school. But I didn't know how the whole financial aid thing went and when I saw the bill ($755 plus books) I freaked and dropped out before I even started. Embarassing, yes. I still love to cook but no longer want it to be my profession.

3. I hate my feet. They are wide and ugly and now that I'm a runner, they are bony and gross. Good thing there are a lot of cute shoes out there ;)

4. I cannot stand to hear people eating. It makes it really hard to eat in restaurants or with friends. My family is trained to be very quiet and if they aren't then watch out!

5. My high school ring, that I just had to have, has a naked woman on it. Its the "mascot" but still! I really don't need to see breasts every time I look at it :P

Ok, now I tag foodie, Olivia, musical mom, Sheri, and Heidi. Now go forth and complete your mission, don't forget to tag 5 more people, mwahahahahaha!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ahh winter!

I promise to post some cute pictures of my kids, eventually ;). But for now I'll whine about the cold weather and the overcast icky days. I think I need Stu to hurry up and make a few million dollars so we can vacation in warm areas during this icky winter weather.

Little Man was sick last week, some stomach bug. I got something similar for about 24 hours on Sunday/Monday. M is now complaining about a headache and has a slight fever, which doesn't surprise me because he gets a fever with every illness. I just hope it isn't 105 this time, not cool.

And this afternoon I was reminded that I am human afterall and I'm getting old. I can no longer skip breakfast and have a few chocolates for lunch, if I do I'll get a migraine. Fun fun :P

Oh and Happy New Year :) hehe.