Sunday, October 31, 2004

Daylight Savings Ends....YUCK!

We really don't like it when we have to "fall behind" with the time change. Most people get an extra hour of sleep, but not us! Caleb wakes up at 5 am every morning, so now he wakes up at 4 am. We actually like the "spring ahead" time change much better.

The toilet in the hall bathroom broke tonight. The handle snapped and the valve isn't working. Olaf is fixing it as I write this. The children are going absolutely nuts behind me. The decible level in this house could compete with a rock concert right now. They are having fun though. The house just shakes as they run through it. I am so grateful that my children play so well together.

We don't participate in Halloween, so we have turned the light off and covered the oval window in our front door. I also hung a sign on the door that says "No Candy" just in case some kids come up to a completely dark house. Our doorbell is disconnected, and so far no one has knocked. Grace doesn't even know there is such a thing as Halloween. I'm grateful for that. Caleb has been doing Halloween things since the beginning of October in public school. I am so glad it's over for this year.

Well, I need to run and get my children into bed. Please sign my guestbook or e-mail me to let me know you've been here! Thanks so much!

Saturday, October 30, 2004 the park...

you'd think it was the 4th of July.
People dancing, people laughing
A man selling ice cream
Singing Italian songs
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I’ve been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

Did I do it to you again? Is that song stuck in your head? LOL!

Today was productive. Olaf changed the oil in both the vehicles. I cleaned our master bathroom from top to bottom. Then we ate at Chili's. It was very good, but I ate too much. I ordered their No Guilt Pita (which is delicious) but I also ate some blooming onion! I am really full. I did walk this morning, so that's good! Josiah ate ketchup for supper. I think that is the only thing he has eaten today. I am amazed that toddlers can live eating the way they do. He certainly isn't too skinny. I think he is about 30 pounds now. Gracie is about 38 pounds and she is 19 months older.

I was reading my "An Encouraging Word" magazine this evening and was so blessed about an article on friendship. The title of the article was "Sisters: Working Together, Walking Together" There was a paragraph that spoke to me. It says, "If you value the relationship, be ready and willing to admit your error and be humble enough to sincerely ask forgiveness for specific sins you will inevitably commit if you walk together with anyone for any length of time." My Dear Sisters, if I caused offense to any of you, for any reason, please forgive me. A dear sister in the Lord has recently ended a friendship with me for reasons that she feels are important. She has seen sin in my life and felt it was best to part ways. I have never met this woman face to face. Ours was a longtime internet friendship. It's hard to judge motives and thoughts and tone through the written word, and I can understand why that would lend itself to misinterpretation. Nonetheless, she is convinced that I am "more of a strain to deal with than an enjoyment." I am asking you, my dear friends, to never let it get to that point in our friendship. Confront me, rebuke me, and show me grace. I am the chief of all sinners. I am heartbroken about her ending our friendship, escpecially with the words she used to end it. But I know that God is good and His plan for me is good. And that must include the end of this relationship. It's good for her as well. Praise be to God!


Friday, October 29, 2004

The Sound of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

Sorry! I just had to sing. Once I get a song trapped in my head, it HAS to come out. Maybe the titles to my blogs will all be songs and then you'll have them stuck in your head as well. The reason I wrote that title is because I am currently home all alone. My husband has so graciously taken all the children to Caleb's last baseball game of the season. I really wanted to stay home and get some things accomplished. Like my Bible Study and prayer. By the way, if you have a prayer request, please leave a comment below and I certainly will add it to my list. I have been praying about homeschooling and my relationship with Camille. Please, if you feel led, pray for me. It's too much to get into here, but God knows what I need. It's so neat how God works because this week's chapter in our Bible Study is all about not being anxious. I need to choose to give my anxieties to God, choose to pray specifically, choose to be thankful, and choose to dwell on the positive. The timing of this chapter is just SO awesome in my life right now. So much is going on in different areas of my life and I desperately need to CHOOSE all of those things above.

Camille did get school done today. We learned about Connecticut, the 5th state admitted to the Union. (We are learning about all 50 states in the order in which they were admitted) She wrote a creative story using good sentences with correct punctuation. She did a math page without getting too upset on the division problems which had 6 as a divisor! Last, but not least, she wrote her spelling words out on a sheet of notebook paper.

As I end this to go soak in a hot tub...
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, WITH THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and MINDS through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue or anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. Phil 4:6-8

Cooking School

The Cooking School last night was a lot of fun. I got there early like I was supposed to. Stood in line with Tammy and Suzanne before the doors even opened. Then Suzanne said something about she was afraid of forgetting her ticket and BAM! It hit me. I FORGOT my ticket. So, I had to drive all the way home and get it and poor Tammy and Suzanne had to save the seats! The reason they wanted me to do it is because I'm the bold one. I don't mind going in with hundreds of other crazed women and tackling them for seats! LOL! My mind has been preoccupied the past couple of days and I just plain ole forgot my ticket. That is not like me.

Olaf worked with Camille on her 6 times tables last night. He said she really had a breakthrough when he told her "You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength." She kept saying that she couldn't do it and he kept telling her she could! Then she found a little metal bookmark with that Scripture on it and it was a confirmation to her that she in fact COULD do it! That was a blessing for Olaf to witness.

I'm not sure what is planned for this weekend. If the weather is nice I'm sure we'll try to go to Callaway Gardens. I really need to scrub the bathtubs. Who wants to do that while your husband is home though??


Wednesday, October 27, 2004


I called our local cable company and they couldn't access my webpage either! I guess they fixed the problem. I would try to log on and it would time out. Very annoying.

I took Camille to JMG tonight. They talked about soil and let the children spread lime on the garden at the fairgrounds. They made them figure out the square footage of the garden and then figure out how much lime to use. We were wearing sandals so our feet are white! It was very interesting. I learn so much at her gardening classes. I'm happy I signed her up! We ate at McDonalds afterwards though. I ate a Happy Meal which is 12 points.

Tomorrow is the Taste of Home Cooking School. That should be fun. I went to a free concert at the Performing Arts Center last night and it was terrific. We saw a local adult choir, a junior choir, and a guy that is on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast. He sang 4 songs. I was so impressed with the choir that I e-mailed the director. I may try out in January depending on their practice schedule. I'm not sure if I'll even make it, but it's worth a shot. They did a few songs a capella and it sounded beautiful. There were about 50 members or so. Probably 20 men and thirty women. They sang a few songs that I remember singing in concert chorale in high school.

Camille turned in her fundraiser today for Gooseberry Patch. She has the highest sales so far. She is excited about that.

My memory verse for this week:

Phil 4:6-8 Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. Amen and amen!


Internet Problems

This is Olaf right now informing all of Misty's readers that she is currently unable to post updates. For some reason our computer is not allowing her to go to her blog. Hopefully we will be able to figure this out soon.
Until then....God bless.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Monday, Monday...La laaa la la la la

You're way too young to be reading my blog if you aren't singing that song right now!:)

Monday morning is here and I plan on getting some school done with Camille. She is reading right now. She just finished breakfast and the little ones are watching The Wiggles. (Which, by the way, are playing to sold out crowds here in Atlanta) I ate a bagel and yummy strawberry spread piled high. Yes, I gained this week. No doubt about it! Check out my Weight Loss Blog this evening to see how much.

I bought Josiah Pull Ups at the grocery store because I had a coupon and they were much cheaper than diapers. ($6.58 for 29 Pull Ups) They have Buzz Lightyear on them and he loves them. I went to put it on him this morning and he didn't want me to because he wanted to hold it. So, I let him hold it and put another one on him. The bad thing about Pull Ups is they don't contain poo like a diaper. I have a ton of Pull Up coupons though.

I went grocery shopping on Sunday after church. (Yes, we actually went to church!) I saved 47 percent at both stores. I spent about $110 total. I also bought the girls the new Barbie movie for Christmas. We rented it once at Blockbuster and they both loved it. It has a lot of singing in it which the other Barbie movies didn't really have. It's called The Princess and the Pauper.

Caleb has his last day at CORRAL today. They are having a little cookout there, so he will probably be there most of the day. He is excited about it. Oh, and I pulled his bottom incisor on Saturday night. It was loose and bothering him. I asked him if he wanted me to pull it and he said yes. He was excited to find 2 quarters under his pillow the next morning.

Time to take the dogs out and start school with my precious third grader. My prayer for today: Lord help me to reflect the Holy Spirit as I school Camille today. May You alone be glorified in my thoughts, words, and actions.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

An new TV for us

As a surprise for Olaf, I went and bought a new TV for him last night. He has wanted a bigger TV for awhile now (we currently have a 20 inch). HH Gregg opened up and had fabulous sale prices on everything they stock. So, I went to Circuit City, they matched the sale price plus from HH Gregg AND gave me 110% of the difference. Well, the TV I bought ended up being too big for our living room, so we returned it today to Circuit City and then went to HH Gregg and bought a smaller one. We now have a Toshiba 27 inch flat screen TV. We were going to get a 32 inch, but Olaf preferred the picture on the 27 inch flat screen vs. the 32 inch. We will have to rearrange the furniture because the TV will have to go on the wall opposite the one it's on now.

Camille is able to walk on her sprained foot today. Hallelujah!

Time to set up that TV and see how it looks!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Nothing special

Nothing special today. I just got home from our ladies Bible Study. I was a little out of it tonight for some reason. I couldn't really focus or concentrate. It was like I had ADHD or something. I'm looking forward to chapter 2 though. My friend Charity made these awesome scones for refreshments this evening. I ate two of them! They were so good. When she gives me the recipe, I'll post it here.

How about those Red Sox last night? Olaf stayed up to watch history. I, on the other hand, went to bed at 10:30. I hope they win the World Series this year.

Olaf said Josiah cried several times for me this evening while I was at the Bible Study. He would walk to the front door and cry "mama!" Poor little guy. He was asleep by the time I got home, but I just want to go in there and wake him up so he knows I'm home. Now how stupid would that be??

Camille read a lot today. She loves her Pathway readers. They are stories about Amish kids and she just loves reading them. She must have read for two hours today and finished half of the reader. That was school today. I'm certainly not going to tell her to stop reading to do school. That doesn't make any sense.

Hey, for those who may be reading that like Coldwater Creek...October 24-28th they are offering 50% off EVERYTHING at their website including the outlet stuff. Use offer code WRF4020 at checkout.


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Olaf drove up to the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta today to apply to be on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. There were only about 35 people ahead of him. I really expected many more. They are accepting applications there today and tomorrow from 4-9 pm. Since Caleb will never live on his own, we are applying for him to have his own space. I know there are many deserving families and I know no matter what, the Lord is the ultimate One who chooses the recipient. He said the producer was really nice and asked for a photo of Caleb to attach to the application. Of course, I have a gazillion photos in my purse and Olaf only had one. It was a cute one though. It's from about 2 years ago where Caleb is holding a football and looks adorable.

I took the children to McDonalds today for supper because I am lazy. I ate half of Josiah's Happy Meal. I have not eaten well the past two days. Way over on points. I am going to walk tonight when Olaf gets home.


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Another Day of School!

Camille did spelling with a test, more puncuation and comma review, a math worksheet, and we started learning about Squanto. Then the children went with me to WalMart and she helped me figure out how much the grapes would cost for 2 pounds at $1.36 a pound. I had to go to WalMart for a few things including a new iron. The cord on the old iron was getting so hot it would burn my arm as I tried to iron. So, we went to Consumers Reports, looked at the Best Buys, and bought a Black and Decker digital iron for about $40. The magazine said it was $50, so we even got a better deal than expected. I like to iron and am thinking of seeing if anyone would be willing to pay $2 per shirt to be ironed. What made me think of it was a post on the homeschool e-mail list. A lady offered someone $30 to iron a laundry basket full of clothes. She said she hates ironing. Maybe I'll post on the Eagles Nest e-mail loop and see if I get a response. I'm not sure what it costs to actually have a shirt dry cleaned, so I have to do a little research.

Olaf stayed home today, but he is actually feeling a little better this afternoon. I think he is on the upswing of this virus.

I am excited about a new show on TV tonight. It's called The Biggest Loser and its all about fat people losing weight. I hope it inspires me!:) I'm not sure what network it's on.

Josiah just came up to me and told me he wanted to go poo poo on the potty. So I sat him on the potty and sure enough...he did. I am thankful because it was runny! What a big boy! He's 21 months old.

Please sign my guestbook if you come by! It's the only way I know you've been here.


Monday, October 18, 2004

We did school!

Isn't the above graphic adorable? Click on it and it will take you to the website where I got it from.

Yippee!! Camille got a full day of school in today. We did Spelling, Language Arts (grammar), Math (division, story problems, review), Geography (states in the order that they were admitted to the Union)and now she is watching her siblings outside. There she is learning MORE than she could learn sitting down at a desk all day. She has also emptied the dishwasher so far.

I am nauseated today. I am certain it is from the antibiotic. I started Zithromax on Thursday night and I feel a whole lot better.

I weigh in tonight, so be sure to look at my Weight Loss Journey this evening.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Grocery Shoppping

I had to do my weekly grocery shopping today. I saved 40% at Kroger and 35% at Publix. Wouldn't you know it, I had to buy dog food, cat food, cat litter, and diapers so I still spent more than I wanted to. I spent $77 at Kroger and $100 at Publix. I would like to spend no more than $130/week which would save our budget $280 a month. Olaf has $200 a week budgeted for food, so anything under that is a bonus!:)

Olaf is taking a nap. He feels horrible. All of the children are outside since it is so beautiful. I need to be clipping coupons, but thought I'd write a few sentences first. I am still very tired but coughing less. Praise God!

I hope to get a full week of homeschooling in. We haven't done a lot since I have been sick.

Come back tomorrow for the weigh in results! I'll post them at my Weight Loss Journey site which is the cute little bear link to your right.


Saturday, October 16, 2004

Saturday Morning

I slept pretty good last night despite dreaming about html. My brain cannot turn off when it comes to numbers and letters and such. Other than that, I slept good.

Olaf woke up feeling worse. Grace and Caleb woke up with stuffy noses. I am feeling better, Praise God! We were going to go to Callaway Gardens this weekend, but not now. We love Callaway. It is such a beautiful place. The weather is beautiful today. We should have a high of 67 degrees and a lot of sun. Perfect for riding bikes.

This is what I desire to be.
I'm not there yet, but God isn't finished with me either!

Friday, October 15, 2004

I am so tired. I cough all night and when I finally get to sleep it's around 3 am. I get up with Caleb at 6, so I am really spent. I have been doing this the past week and it is starting to take it's toll on me. My head hurts and I feel like I am in a fog. It's hard to take care of the children when I feel this way. Poor Olaf has now officially caught this virus and is feeling horrible. It's not going to be a fun weekend.

Caleb went to the Atlanta Zoo with his school today. He hasn't said too much about it and when we question him, he just smiles. He did say he saw a giraffe and ate at McDonalds.

My friend, Jeannie, came by today and dropped off some chicken and rice soup. I called her and asked her to make it for me. She is one of those friends that you don't mind letting know if you have a need. I called her on the phone and left a message saying, "Jeannie...I need soup!" She was here in about three hours with my soup! Tomorrow is her birthday, so I made her a cake and gave her a pear scented candle.

I am going to type out my memory verse again to help me remember. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Phil 4:11-13


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Feeling like poo!

I had to call Olaf home from work because the thought of taking Camille to homeschool choir and Junior Master Gardeners was just too much for me to bear! I just want to lay down (or is it lie down) and go to sleep. I feel like such a wimp for having Olaf come home from work though. Olaf is starting to get this sickness as well which is a big bummer for him.

Camille learned about propagation at JMG today. She came home with a few cuttings and a couple of seeds planted in dixie cups. We are also cutting a pineapple and going to plant the top of that in some soil. It will actually grow another pineapple if you wait a year!:) I didn't know that. Hopefully we can do a full day of school tomorrow.

I have put a link to my Weight Watchers site to you right. It's the cute little bear. I really need to figure our how to do backgrounds and such. Right now I can just copy and paste a graphic into my website. I want to learn how to manipulate the backgrounds and such. If anyone wants to share their knowledge, please e-mail me. I have been to a couple of html basic tutorials. I still can't figure it out. This pink template is from blogspot and I don't know how to change it. HELP!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I will sign off with my Bible memory verse for this week: Phil 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Doctor Update

As soon as Dr. H walked into the room, both children start screaming their heads off. Now I feel like I need to explain myself on why I allow that. First of all, we see no one. We have no family near us, no friends that visit, and we rarely get to church. When we do go to church it is just a few families and I do not leave my children in a nursery. Therefore, all they know is a stranger is coming too close for comfort. Anyway, I digress. Both of the children have ear infections. It's weird because you'd never know it by how they act. They don't complain of any ear pain, they sleep through the night etc. They are both on Zithromax and neither one of them like the taste. Good ole amoxil would have been better. He checked out my throat and said it's viral and in a few days I should feel better. Same with Camille. I wish he would have given me something to quiet this hacking. I cough so hard I lose my breath and almost vomit.

I am also going to start another blog and link it to this page specifically for my weight loss journey and my ladies Bible Study. I don't know when I'll find the time to do that, but I'm gonna try. I cannot exercise right now because as soon as I start walking, I'm coughing.

Blessings to anyone who takes the time to read this. My counter is going up little by little. I know someone comes here, even if it's an accident!

Weigh In Report

I think their scale is broken! I am down another 2.6 pounds for a total loss of 12.8 lbs. I usually have these bigger losses when another lady from Stockbridge weighs me in. I am wondering of she brings her own scale from that office, or if they keep one at the church where I meet. I'll take it!

I am taking the children to their doctor's appointment this morning. Grace and Josiah both cry when Dr. Heindel looks in their ears. My poor children. Actually, it's poor Dr. Heindel. He is such a nice fellow too.

I was up all night coughing again. My throat feels a little better this morning, but I think it's because I have a pain reliever constantly in me.

Caleb is already on the bus. He was happy! He goes to the Atlanta Zoo on Friday. That will be fun for him.

I hear Gracie on the monitor, so I best sign off for now.

Monday, October 11, 2004

How Awesome!

I was reading my MOMYS posts, when Tina (the moderator) encouraged us to take the meaning of our children's names and see if they have anything to do with the plan of salvation. She did this because of the lineage from Adam to Noah. When interpreted it goes something like this:

Hebrew English
Mahalalel-The Blessed God
Jared-Shall come down
Methuselah-His death shall bring
Lamech-The despairing
Noah-Rest, or comfort

Here is a summary of God's plan of redemption, hidden here within a genealogy in Genesis! Well, my children's names show the plan of salvation in a much simpler way.

Caleb - Faithful, bold
Camille - Virginal, unblemished
Grace - Grace of God
Josiah - God has healed

Because God is "faithful" to mankind, He sent His Son through a "virgin" to show mankind His "grace" in order to "heal" us from all our sins. I am assuming since God is such an AWESOME God, that you can probably see a plan of salvation in your children's names too!


Sunday, October 10, 2004

We're sick!

Blech! Our throats are getting worse, not better. I am coughing up a lung as well and that irritates the throat. Praise the Lord that Gracie and Josiah have a regularly scheduled ENT appointment on Tuesday. It's to check up on the tubes in their ears, but he can also look in all of our throats. Camille's eyes have dark circles under them. She looks horrible. Caleb does not have school tomorrow. It's a teacher's work day. He is going to be mad when he can't ride the bus tomorrow morning.

I went grocery shopping today in spite of being sick. People were staring at me as I tried to cover my mouth the best I could. Needless to say, we didn't go to church. I went to Kroger and to Publix. I spent $172 and saved $110. I bought more groceries than usual this week. I will not need to go again for two weeks...well, besides milk and bread etc. I have been averaging $120 week which is a savings of $80 per week for our family. Included in our grocery budget besides edibles are diapers, pet food and supplies (2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 parakeets and outside birdfood!) The bad thing is I now spend much more time shopping than one trip to WalMart.

Yesterday was productive. Olaf and I cleaned up all the piles of junk in our bedroom. Our bedroom has always been the "catch all" for everything. Boy did we stir up some dust. I'm sure that didn't help my sickness as well. Olaf also bathed and shaved Deacon. No easy task.

OK, off to make "fluff." It's a low point goodie that I can eat on WW. I sure hope I lost a little weight this week. I think I hit the dreaded plateau. I'll post tomorrow night and let you know!

Friday, October 08, 2004

My brother's birthday

Today is my brother's birthday. He is 43 years old, lives with my mother, divorced, an alcoholic and drug user, never held a job for more than months at a time, been in jail, has warrants out for his arrest and has three children. Two of them are adults and model their lives after my brother, the other is a precious four year old girl that doesn't have a chance at a normal life. But, to beat that, he claims to be a born again Christian. What do you think? "By their fruits you shall know them." Sorry if I sound cynical, but in my opinion he really needs the Lord. Please pray for him if you read this.

Camille and I are getting a virus. We both have sore throats and feel like a truck hit us. Motrin does wonders, but when it wears off then we feel yucky again. Caleb still says his throat is sore as well. I'm not sure about Gracie and Josiah. They sound a little "chesty." I think what did me in was when I mowed the lawn today. It was just too much physical work for being sick. The lawn looks good though:)

Camille did Language Arts and Math today. I really need to start reading out loud to her on a regular basis again. It's hit or miss right now. We need to finish "Little Women." What a great book!

The presidential debate is playing behind me. I absolutely despise listening to these men demean each other. C'mon fellas! One is a Republican, the other a Democrat. Different views...always have been...always will be! Get on with it without being so darn mean to each other. Tell me what you will do and not what your opponent cannot do! Yes I vote. For the lesser of two evils. I am trying not to complain but I guess I'm not doing a very good job of it!

Blessings to all of you.

This is Gracie and Mama about three years ago.  Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Learning HTML

Oh boy...who would have thought that starting a blog would get me hooked on learning html? This has been so fun. I even figured out how to set up a link to Graphic Garden where I downloaded these beautiful graphics for free. I added an e-mail button as well. I have learned a lot in the past two hours. Josiah is currently down for a nap and the girls are playing in their bedroom. At least I fixed them lunch before I started this! LOL! I took the weather pixie off because it just didn't fit with the graphics.

We are going to Ci Ci's tonight for supper. I will have a salad and a slice of pizza. It's hard not to overeat there, but I must stick to my guns this week. Our new ladies Bible Study starts this evening. Ms. Mike (a wonderful and Godly Titus 2 woman) is going to lead us through Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. I am so looking forward to it. She has asked us to bring a special teacup tonight to drink tea from. We will also be celebrating my dear friend Tammy Pitts' birthday this evening. She doesn't have the internet so I can post that without her knowing.

Olaf, are you reading my blog? If you are, you are my best friend and I love you!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004


I didn't lose and I didn't gain. I'm maintaining. LOL! I will keep on perservering though because I want to be healthier for my family.

Took Cami to riding lessons this morning. It was a beautiful day. I love it when the temperature doesn't get above 80 degrees. We really don't even wear pants here until sometime in November. Well, you can look at the weather pixie (on your right) and see our weather here. I absolutely love autumn. It's my favorite time of year. We did a little school when we got back. She did spelling and language arts. We need to work on our Junior Master Gardener projects. Tomorrow she has homeschool choir and has to stay over because she has a solo this year. It's only about 6 measures or so, but she is nervous and excited at the same time. Terri Terrell said she would drive her home because I need to be back here to wait for Caleb's bus. This way Josiah can get a nap as well. Thank you Terri!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Weigh In Day

It's Monday and I have to weigh in at Weight Watchers this evening. I know I have gained a bit, but I am not going to let it get me down! No way! I'm in this forever. I am doing good so far, but it's not lunch time yet!

I am doing school with Camille right now. I did lose my temper once when she couldn't use the glue stick without getting it all over herself and everything within a 3 foot radius. Right now she is working on her math worksheet and then we will be almost finished. She still has her devotional for choir to do. We did a Junior Master Gardener project today (which required the glue stick) and made a collage of things that come from plants. This afternoon she will go out and collect leaves so we can see if they are monocot or dicot and then do a leaf rubbing.

Funny story. Last night one of our parakeets escaped and we didn't know it. I went in today to uncover the birds and there was only one in the cage. I looked at the bottom of the cage for a dead bird, but she wasn't there. I turned around and she was sitting on my son's pillow (the birds are in his room). I am thinking she must have gotten out last night when Camille changed the gravel. The door to the gravel dish stays open if its pushed up high enough and Camille just didn't know she was gone when she came back from getting the gravel in the kitchen. Caleb slept last night with a bird flying around his room!

Time to make lunch for the children. We have so much food in the house since I have been coupon clipping and using I spend so much less and have so much more. It's wonderful! Maybe that's why I didn't lose weight this week.