Thursday, February 28, 2008

Long Thursdays

Okay today is the day I dread of all my week days. I get up at 6am and go to my accountability partners house and then go to clean my weekly cleaning job. Some days I enjoy the break others I return tired and with an aching back. I always listen to music, sermons, or talk radio while cleaning. But this morning I broke my earphones getting out of the car! So, in the bathroom I listened to the radio and then had quiet for some of the other 2 hours of cleaning. Which gave me much time to talk with the Lord. But for some reason when I don't have radio I move much slower and was a 1/2 hour behind today. When I got to the kitchen I turned on the Food Network channel and this show was on called Partially Homemade. Now I am hoping to find these really amazing recipes on the web! Which got me to thinking about a friends blog and her question of what does from "scratch" mean? What does it mean? Unless your God did you really make anything from "scratch"? Anyhow, now that the persons house I clean for is clean. I need to clean mine. It is much more fun to clean another persons house than your own!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


As I wrote in my profile, I am a homeschooling mom. I love homeschooling although it has good and bad days. I am a Charlotte Mason girl. For those of you who don't know what this is, it is a style of homeschooling. We use whole living books to read. These are books written by one author who is passionate about the subject. They are not textbooks because they are written about many subjects and by more than one author. How many of you have read a really good book that was non-fiction? Say about Helen Keller that wanted you to learn more? That is a living book it inspires you! So those are the books I look for. The girls love to read and do most of their learning with these types of books. We also do grammar by journaling. I asked a professor once how to improve writing and grammar skills he said "by reading really good books and by practicing"! So, that was exactly what Charlotte Mason said in her books . We also do vocabulary words which can be interesting considering the majority of our reading comes from classics like Shakespheare . We also do Narration and Dictation along with Copying great works. I will get into these later. For Math we use Math-U-See, it works well for us and uses the mastery method rather than the spiral method schools and textbooks use. Anyhow, if any of you doubted how crazy I was it is now verified. I am crazy about books, Jesus, my kids, and oh yeah my husband.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hey I did it!

I am figuring this out sorry that Hannah is sideways. I'll have to figure that out later. So these are my beautiful girls. I am very proud of all of them. Things have been very tough for Hannah this year left all alone with no parents and living with 4 people she really didn't now very well. But she is doing very well.
This is Michala she is 10.5 yrs old.
This is Carmin almost 8yo.
This is Hannah my 18 yr old cousin.

New Start

Well it has been almost a year since I have been here. I actually am very computer illiterate and I couldn't figure out how to post another blog. That and last year I had dial up---how annoying. Since last year we have a new child. She is really my cousin. Around this time last year I was caring for my Aunt Oona who had bone cancer and a brain tumor. Well in April last year she passed away and my cousin came to live with us. Hannah turned 18 a week ago. I am also homeschooling her she is in 11th grade.

This year has been difficult with so many changes and my husband working night shift. But praise the Lord he gets days in May! I will try my best to get some pictures up of my girls (all 3) if I can figure out how.

Today is our busy day with library stops and orchestra for the girls so I must get a move on.