Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simple Woman's Day Book for the Week of June 26, 2011


Outside my window...Dark, kind of cloudy, a bit was a pretty nice day today

I am thinking...I need to get a tan before i go down to Florida, maybe i will lay out in the sun a couple days this week so i won't look so pasty that my "spray tan" has worn off, lol.

I am thankful...That my children's extra-curricular activities are pretty much done for the rest of the summer and i can enjoy some long, lazy days reading, watching a movie, or even doing some more spring cleaning...let summer begin!

From the learning rooms...see is out for summer :-)

In the made dinner tonight since i was busy with Erin all day, i don't think anybody made dinner yesturday since i was busy with Rachel, we got pizza the night before since i was busy with Rachel, and the other nights i cooked--twice a tried new recipes, and they both tasted yummy. One was pork and apples and carrotts and maple syrup of all things, and the other was beanless chili using cut up beef instead of chopped meat, and i thought that was great :-) I do love experimenting!

I am jeans, blue sleeveless shirt, blue hat, white socks--soon will be wearing pj's...almost bedtime :-)

I am creating...nothing this week i don't think

I am going...i may be going to visit my friend debbie this week, but other than that, i am going NOWHERE for the first time since the kids got out of school, i have a full week with nothing planned.

I am wondering...why my gym card no longer works...which reminds me, i do have to go to the gym a few times this week, that is, if i can get my key card to work.

I am reading...A Praying Life, Desperation, and a few College guides to prepare to guide Matt and help him get done the things he needs to get done to apply for College

I am hoping...this week goes fast so that our Florida trip will be here!

I am looking forward to...Seeing my friend Deb, our 4th of July bbq--we are having some of Steve's work friends come over and Erin's boyfriend and Matt's girlfriend...we don't get a lot of visiters so i'm looking forward to it, and of course, Our Florida Trip

I am hearing...The Tv is on...the fan is whirring, Rachel was talking to me...everyone else is sleeping

Around the house...A bit of a mess since i have been so busy lately, i need to get on that.

I am pondering...a LOT of things that are too weighty for this blog

One of my favorite things...stepping on the scale and seeing a five pound weight loss...Go Me!!! My first goal weight has been achieved...two more goals to reach!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Matt at Boys State--Speaker of the House

Rai in her Dance Costume

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: The One That Brought Our Homeschool Jouney to an End

Wow, i can't believe that the week is over all ready! Seems like just yesturday was monday.

This week was bitter sweet because it was my very last week home-schooling my youngest daughter before she goes off to high school next year. Bitter because i will miss her and sweet because i am looking forward to focusing on finishing my schooling and getting a job!!

Saturday last week, i went to a graduation party for my good friend Chelsea, who graduated college this year. I will miss having classes with her. It's hard to believe that she is only 21, she and i get along really well and i relate to her alot, which either means i have a young soul or she has an old one,lol.

Sunday, i don't think i did anything but sat around all day. Which in theory i love, but when i actually do it, i feel pretty crappy. I did order a washing machine from lowes, since ours was on the brink of dying. I watched t.v pretty much all day and Matt took my car out with him all day as he had to work all day and then had a graduation party to go to....most of his drama friends are graduating this year, so next year is gonna be a bit different for him.

Monday me Steve and Rachel went out to buy Steve a new grill, since his broke over about two years ago, and we wanted to bbq today. While we were out looking, I got a call from Erin, who was home sleeping, that the Lowes delivery truck was there to deliver the washing machine i had just ordered the night before online. Which was weird cause they didn't call me to set up a delivery time. Either way, i love my  new washer!! it is so quiet and it has a bunch of different cool setting that i still need to play with.

Tuesday me and rai did some homescool work and went shopping for groceries. Matt had an extra practice for a show he was helping to put on for Dr. Marchio, who is the superintendent of our schooldistrict, who is retiring this year, so he took the car this afternnon

Wednesday was just another home-school day wrapping up our last week of stuff to do while matt took the car again for a last all-day practice for the Dr. Marchio retirement show.

Thursday Rai and  I had an appointment with her next year's guidance counselor about what classes she will take next year in high school and such.

Friday was our very last day home schooling and rai finsished her last research paper...which i have to say was a great paper. She has come sooooo far since i took her home 2 and 1/2 years ago. I am so proud of both her and me...we have accomplished alot together!!

Satuday, today, Matt went early this morning to take his second round of SAT's and i hope he did as good as he wanted to this time around.

He will be done with school on Monday after he takes his finals. Then he will be done with his junior year and will be a senior next

Well, that's about all i remember for this week. I'm sure much more happened, but my memory escapes me at the moment.  I hope you have a great week!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

5 Question Friday

1. If you had to choose, how would you prefer to choose to spend money...on landscaping or a pool?
Well, since i currently live in a neighborhood that does not allow pools any bigger than those little baby pools, i would definitely spend money of landscaping. In fact, we have done bits of landscaping here and there over the years--flowers and lights up the walkway, a beautiful pond with a fountain by the front windows--but nobody took care of the upkeep, so everything died and the pond and fountain got ruined. So, in hindsight, along with the money spent on landscape, i would save some to pay a landscaper once a month to care for said landscape.

2. Death penalty, yea or nay?
That would be a big no. IMO, no one has the right to take another one's life, except for our Creator. I do believe real criminals should be punished by a very long jail sentence, but i don't believe that death should be considered part of that punishment.

3. What is the worst thing your kid has gotten into when you turned you back/blogged/showered/blinked?

My kids are all teens now, so it's been a while since i had to keep an eye on them, but i the worst thing i can remember is Matt getting his head stuck inbetween the banisters in my mom-in-law's house when he was about 2. Wow, did i panic about that one! Thank God for cool-headed grandmothers! She somehow got his head out of there while i ran around in a panic! I am sure that Rachel got into a lot of trouble too, since she used to be known as "the little tornado" by everybody who knew her well :-)

4. How often do you REALLY go to the dentist?
Not often enough...for sure. Up until a year ago, the kids didn't even go regularly, and had the cavities to prove it. But, we got them back on track, filled most of the cavities, and got them on a cleaning schedule.
Me, i have not seen a dentist for probably about five least. Yuck, i know that's not good. Once the kids are all done with their teeth problems, i will make an appt to start taking care of mine. Even though we have insurance, it still is way out of our budget to spend the amount of money the dentist charges us. I don't know what we would do without insurance! Well, yes i do actually, since that is why the kids went so long between visits...lack of insurance. I really, really hate how much it costs just to keep our bodies healthy...and don't even get me started about how much it costs if one of us gets sick!! UGH

5. What is your favorite animal?
Definitely dogs. I love horses too, but dogs can stay in your house and ride in your car and sleep on your bed...not so with horses, lol.
wow, i don't know why my typed letter all of the sudden changed and got lighter and smaller, lol.

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