Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook - Tuesday February 21, 2012

For Today

Outside my window . . . snow. We finally got snow Sunday, nearly a foot of it. But it's not going to be around long because temperatures are going to be in the 60s the next two days.

I am thinking . . . about what a fun and busy long weekend we had. Snow on Sunday and taking the kids to Skatetown Monday evening were a couple of the highlights.

I am thankful . . . for all the fun we have together.

In the kitchen . . . I made a batch of sugar cookies from a mix this morning . . . 

 and made bacon cheddar bagel thins for lunch.

For dinner this evening I made Oven Scrambled Bacon and Eggs and a huge batch of pancakes. My goal was to have pancakes left to put in the freezer for later and I had this stack left. I'm really working on cooking double when I cook so that I'll have a stocked freezer for those busy days when it's hard for me to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

I am wearing . . . green and white shirt and green pants.

I am creating . . . I was able to work on the braided rug for about 45 minutes today.

I am going . . . I didn't have to go anywhere today which was wonderful.

I am reading . . . With Austin and Amanda Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. I'm also reading When Bad Christians Happen to Good People: Where We Have Failed Each Other and How to Reverse the Damage by Dave Burchett.

I am looking forward to . . . a special activity with Amanda this weekend.

We are learning . . . At circle time this morning we read  The Beginning from The Beginner's Bible. We enjoyed the following videos from Youtube - The Creation Story, Phonics Song, The Big Numbers Song, and When the Snow Falls. We also played a game of Bible Memory Match.

At storytime this afternoon we read Don't Forget The Oatmeal!  and a few pages from Bible for Little Hearts (Little Blessings).

This afternoon Michael began working with a Hooked on Phonics set we were given Sunday. He was excited to begin. We reviewed the sounds for each letter several times. We then went on to Starfall and reviewed the -at and -an word families and watched How the Alphabet Got It's Order. At this point he was starting to get tired so we did a quick review of the number line before we quit for the afternoon.

This week Austin is doing the Time section of Math Live. Amanda is doing the Displaying Data section of Math Live. Both Austin and Amanda watched Measuring Temperature (4:50) and Different Temperature Scales (1:40) in NeoK12 Physical Science: Heat and Temperature. They also watched The Fed and Money Creation (7:25) and Inflation (11:25) in NeoK12 Social Studies:Banking

Around the house . . . Doug, Michael and CJ are asleep. Amanda is in her room. Austin is here in the living room with me using his laptop and watching Austin & Ally on the Disney Channel. The dishwasher is running and the house is mostly picked up.

I am pondering . . . Learning on the Less Traveled Road.

A favorite quote for today . . . Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains it's original dimensions. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

One of my favorite things . . . White Noise Generator. I use this at night after the little ones go to bed to block out the noise of the tv and whatever else might be going on. I can feel myself relax when I put my headphones on and turn this on. I call it going to my happy place.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . lots of cooking and baking.

A peek into my day . . . I don't have a picture to share here today. Besides what I've already written we all did some cleaning, Amanda and Austin took care of the animals, I did a couple loads of laundry, and Doug ran a few errands after work. CJ had a good day at school. Michael had a few ups and downs, I'm still not sure the Adderall is going to work for him. It's seems to make him cry a lot more than usual. But he had a really good evening and went to sleep easily. All in all it has been a busy but good day.

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1 comment:

  1. Is the Aderrall new? I would think it might take a few weeks, but if he isn't new to it then that would not be very good. I am sorry he struggles still, but there is always something good from it. My son uses Vyvanse and he does fairly well on it. He has his moments and I always know when it has worn off at the end of the day or if he never took it. I think the only side effect is weight loss.