Tuesday, March 16, 2010

no internet

due to a snafu at the phone co. when we shut off the phone( and bad service for 2 years with to many snafus to count) we have no internet, and because we live in the country our choices are very limited on co. we can use. so I will be visiting the local library once a week to post. on the plus side, I have gotten tons done.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

math and museums

Well yesterday we sat down and "did school" for the first time in a long time,
we did math workbooks

we did bible workbooks,

and apparently you get more from the Bible if you eat it, hehe.
Last Friday we went to my in-laws and went to the local museum, the kids had a blast. I am so happy the weather is getting warmer and we will be able to more things.
I love my son in the background!!! They were doing the hula. Priceless.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, March 8, 2010

I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed?!

Well I just spent 6 hours cleaning my sons room, with his help of course. I don't know if I should be proud of that or ashamed? We got down and cleaned it til it shined. Swept under everything went through every toy and piece of clothing. Got rid of 2 black trash bags of trash, 1 of clothes, and 1 of things to donate, 1 bag of things I did not want to part with so they went in storage. I feel drained now, haha. But it should be easier for him to keep under control from now on. Maybe I should pray for that one.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I just found out about this really neat site from catholic christian homeschooling it is called lesson pathways. It is a site that has lesson studies for homeschoolers. From the looks of it it has all your basic subjects for grades k-5. all though some of the year 5 things could be modified for 6th or 7th graders. It also has on there a tab to track the students. and it's all FREE. I am on my way back there to check it out some more, because even though we are very unschooling, I do like to do "real" work sometimes, I know I have it all in one place.
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sewing, phones, gratituesday all in one!

Well I will start with my Gratituesday,
I am grateful for so many things it is always hard to chose just one!
I am grateful for the basics, a warm house, lights, food. It is very easy to overlook these "small" things. But unfortunately many people do not have what many of us think of as basics.
Join me ain a quick prayer for them,

Heavenly Father we pray that you watch over all those who will go without food and shelter today, especially children and elderly, protect them and give them the graces they need to make it through their day.
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end Amen.

Well we are getting rid of our house phone! I am very nervous about this. I am a person who is always trying to limit the technology in our house. I prefer to hang out and read or talk then to sit in front of the t.v. I do enjoy blogs but really am only on maybe for 10-15 minutes in the morning and then again after the kids go to bed. I finally talked my husband into getting rid of the cable, I can not stand the commercials that are on. Even on the history channel on a Sunday afternoon. I would rather just not watch t.v. Plus I am much more productive without it on. We did not even have internet until about 4 years ago, and the cable we got 2 years ago, and had a contract for 2 years. So when I say finally I mean our contract is up and I talked him into not signing back up. I helped that the fee would have gone up as well and my husband hate to spend money, hehe. But back to the phones, so we have cell phones ( we were the last few Americans that until now did not have cell phones, not even 1) and ported our home number into my line. Which is great because I have my phone number all over the place for my home business and things at church. But I do not like cellphones, they are full of radiation. I am not to keen on radiating my brain. Although I do like my new phone, and all its gadgets. The alarms, calendars, and email are pretty nifty. And it is pink! My husband got a much fancier touch phone with full internet. I went with the one that was free after rebate and the one we got for the kids to share was also free and very simple. But I could not let there not be a phone in the house, so the kids phone is for emergency use only.
Finally to my sewing,  I rearranged my sewing room and for the last week I have had a pile of fabric in my dinning room, so today I started going through it.

And I am almost done, I had to pile some of back up behind a chair, but at least it is out of the way and neatly piled. I will post more pictures when I am finished.

 Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi