Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Breakfast Pizza

1 multi-grain flatbread (toasted)
1 wedge cheese spread
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
2 slices bacon cooked in microwave - juices drained, crumbled
1-2 T salsa

Yum!  Only about 250 calories. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

8 crock pot freezer meals - DONE!

I found this link on pinterest and decided to try it.

Yesterday I did the shopping, made the soup for dinner, we're having the roast today.  It's in the crockpot as I type!  The only thing is I went to three stores and could not find beef consomme. So I used brown gravy mix. :/

I'm killing two, maybe three, birds with one stone by eating healthier, saving money and time.

It really took about an hour to get these ready.  My kids helped so of course it took longer.  Just kidding. :)  They actually helped organize it while my hands were all covered in chicken juice. Eww!

I don't know that we'll eat all of these in one week, but I love having options on days that are busy and MANY of our days are busy!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Four Year High School Plan

This is our basic four year plan.  It will vary some I'm sure and we won't get all credits in these exact years but he will have them all by the time he graduates.  That is the plan anyway. ;)
This is based on the graduation requirements for Texas.

School Year Plans 2013-14

We're starting back to school on the 12th. Ack!  I've still got TONS of planning to do!  I have the preliminary outline but still so much detail left to figure out.

Overview For 10th grade:

  • Math: Finish Algebra I and begin Geometry (Probably in December)
  • English:  DS. has some LD in the language arts so we'll be working on writing narrations, sentence structure and paragraph structure along with spelling, reading and listening. I have several sources to pull from that I've had FORever! We'll also be reading some literature from the historical time period being studied.
  • History: Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration.  Whew!  A lot to cover!  We'll see how far we get.  We are doing our own thing most likely, following a pattern of Charlotte Mason style learning.
  • Science: Almost finished with Physical Science and in September we will begin Biology.  We're doing a co-op this year and I'm leading the Biography class!  Talk about out of my comfort zone!!! We will be mostly doing the experiments and lab books.  I think I can handle it.  Pray for me. :)
  • We'll be adding in speech, foreign language (Spanish or Latin), technology as well as fine arts.

It's going to be a full year but I am actually excited.  DS is maturing so much and things are getting easier.  I pray constantly for his increase in wisdom and stature with God and others.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Today I am 47

It's my birthday today.

I usually don't even give much thought to it as we don't do BIG birthday celebrations around here.   But here are a few things I've noticed about being 47 in no particular order.

  1. I have to use tweezers more often...and not on my eyebrows. I don't like that.
  2. I am best-friends with my grown kids. I like that.
  3. Getting up out of a hard chair leaves me hunched over because I can't straighten my back. I don't like that.
  4. I'm still 9 years younger than my husband. I like that.
  5. I try to diet and eat healthy but losing weight just isn't as easy as it used to be. I don't like that.
  6. I can still run. A little. I like that.
  7. I forget things, not major things, but details.  I don't like that.
  8. I am a grandmother now. I like that.
  9. My mom is getting older and is showing her age. I don't like that.
  10. When I get a new electronic gadget, I give it to my 15 yo or 22 yo to figure out for me. I actually like that.
  11. I can still sit in the floor and get back up on my own. I like that.
  12. My hair is thinning and graying.  I don't like that.
  13. My kids are old enough to go to the store for me.  I like that. 
  14. I wear bifocals now.  I don't like that.
  15. I still feel young and creative.  I like that.
  16. When I'm friends with someone and I find out they were born in the 80's.  I don't like that.
  17. I've been married to one man for almost 27 years.  I like that.
  18. I can say that something was "30 years ago" and I wasn't a child.  I don't like that.
  19. I actually want kitchen appliances as gifts now.  I like that.
  20. I fall asleep watching TV.  I don't like that.
  21. I wake up early now. I like that.
Basically 47 is alright.