Archive for October, 2009

Emergency Essentials

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

I always try to have food stored in the house. I need to get better at storing water! I saw this on Crystal’s site yesterday and decided to give it a try. Emergency Essentials has a free food storage analysis. It was simple to use. We have approximately 60 days worth of food storage in […]

He made my day

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Today, we worked on Cursive Success. The page he was one said to play a game found in the teacher’s book. James came to find me and said, “Quick. Find page 37 in your book and tell me how to play this game.” I dug out the teacher book to find the rules. He had […]

Fall Squash~Cheat

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Here’s my works for me today! I enjoy fall squash, but they are a pain to cut in 1/2 and bake. So, I just cheat. Here’s what I do. 1. Wash the outside of the squash with a tiny drop of dish soap. I just put it on my hand and run my hands over […]

Remembering~Repost from 2007

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

When I’m not sure what to post on here, I pray about it. This post came to mind today and so I’m reposting it. I think it could be that in the past month, I’ve dealt with death more than once and I feel a little tender right now. Remembering March 2007 On Wednesday night […]

Homeschool Update

Monday, October 19th, 2009

We’re enjoying school this year. I really do best with a schedule. Odd how that works! Each year, I’m so in love with the Ambleside selections and the things James (and Mom!) learns. I think it can’t get better but then each year gets better than the year before. For Bible, we’re reading A Faith […]

Works of God

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Any blessings this week? I’m NOT thankful it’s cool enough to have the heat on, but I’m surely thankful for our new heater. Guess what? It actually blows out hot air! That’s so exciting. I cuddled in bed with James tonight. (I’m writing this on Sunday night.) I read a couple chapters from Little House […]

Questions convict the conscience

Friday, October 16th, 2009

At one point, I heard this statement which I wrote down. “Questions convict the conscience. Accusations harden the will.” I thought about this the other day when my  husband asked me a question. While preparing to leave for my Grandma’s funeral, I wrote a list for Lee. I was going over it showing him the […]

From Outside the Frame

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Cute idea–how to make a brooch out of buttons and wire. Unconventional Sunrise Photos AWW! A tiny knit acorn. A recipe for chicken pot pie that sounds good MMM! I love apple butter. Here’s a recipe for the crockpot Ways to find time for God even though you’re a busy mom. Sweet pattern for a […]

Works for Me~Candles

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I found a super yummy smelling candle last year and then the wick fell off into the wax and I couldn’t use it! I thought about melting the wax and trying to make a new candle. I have wick in my craft cupboard, but uggh! Who has the time? A few weeks ago, while visiting […]

Most Annoying Word

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Last week, I read on Yahoo a poll about the most annoying word. They came up with “whatever” The most annoying word in my book is “preggers”. I just hate hearing that–it sounds so ridiculous! Ok, what’s yours? **OOO! I thought of another one. “Prolly” for probably. GRRR!