Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

This week we are doing Cells & DNA during co-op class. It is going to be so fun!! I lead a Breastfeeding Support Group and it meets this Tuesday after Ice Skating. Out topic this week is a Breastfeeding Jeopardy Game I made a few years ago when I worked for WIC. The rest of the week is Free & Clear. Yahoo!! Hoping to get all the schoolwork finished up early and work on some sewing for Christmas.

Thinking about

Trying to finish up all my Christmas stuff up by the first week in Christmas so I can just enjoy the month of December. This week is sewing projects. I will be getting the projects organized, cut, and pinned together. This most likely will not be done this week but might as well try.

Out of doors

This week we will finish stacking wood and splitting what we have. Later this week we will be getting some more wood to cut down and split. Busy week outside.

In the kitchen

I would like to make a decorate a pile of cakes this week. Why? I just love to decorate them. Hoping to find families to eat them ūüôā My youngest daughter turned 5 this weekend. I made her a Hello Kitty birthday cake and remembered how much I love it.

A photo from last week….

Here is a scene from the movie the kids made this past week. The grandmother is discussing something with her grandchildren. They are all at a party.

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Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

Can’t believe it actually looks like a slow week this week. We only have Co-op classes today, Ice Skating tomorrow, and Bible study Wednesday. We have the November packets of schoolwork to finish this week. The main focus this week is making a video for a contest the kids found.

This weekend they started with talking about all the movies they wanted to make. I finally said to them that they just needed to do it! I told them they could have a good chunk of time this week to work on one if they could find a contest to enter. There would have been 4 movies being worked on if they didn’t have a main goal ūüôā So, they found one and are having a planning session today and start filming tomorrow afternoon.

Thinking about

I was able to finish up neatening up the hallway upstairs. I still need to organizer it. I have containers to spray paint to match each other. I bought the spray paint and have the containers (in varying colors). The containers will go below each child coat and snow pants. The containers are to hold that particular¬†child’s ice skates, hats, gloves, and helmet for skating. Trying to cut down on the number of hats, gloves, and mittens around the house and get the hallway organized.

Out of doors

Brrr, it has been so chilly overnight. Tomorrow looks like a perfect afternoon to get outside and do some filming ūüôā

In the kitchen

Hmmm, what to do, what to do… We have so much time home this week. Trying to use the oven and get the house warmed up on these chilly days. Lot’s of cookies being made. Thinking we should change our focus to muffins and quick breads to have in the mornings for breakfast. Love to make these in bulk with our commercial size muffin trays that hold¬†2 1/2¬†dozen muffins. That should kill two birds: warm up the house and have breakfast all set.

A photo from last week….

This weekend we had a great time just hanging out with some friends after church. Here is a¬† cute picture of both¬†of our family’s¬†youngest children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead…

This week is starting out crazy and well isn’t going to get any better. A friend asked me this weekend how my week looked. My comment was just¬†our normal crazy life ūüôā¬†Today we had homeschool co-op on the Nervous system and then headed up to Costco to go shopping for the month. Tomorrow we have ice skating in the morning, Soccer party in the afternoon, and homeschool meeting in the evening. Wednesday is the state police field trip, orthodontist, and the last of the grocery shopping. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are clear sailing so far. Looks like a good chunk of school on all but Tuesday, YES! Focusing on working on our packet of November schoolwork and Easy Peasy this week.

Thinking about…

We did end up working on wood burning last week and will continue working on them this week. I have a really nice sign I started for the craft room that I will finish up this week. I need to pick up some stain on Wednesday for this project. Also, my goal this week is to tackle the upstairs hallway. UGH! I need to organize winter clothes and get rid of some hats and mittens that have seen better days.

Out of doors…

We have figured out the duck housing situation and it is working well. They are trained now to sleep in the horse barn at night. Since they are a South American breed of duck they don’t do well in the winter weather. Hoping this situation will help them. Our plans for outdoors this week are to fence in the chickens. We have the fencing, the stakes, and just need to find the time ūüôā

In the kitchen…

Had fun making soup this week. Our favorite was my dh’s shepherds pie soup. It was amazing. It was also his own creation. Don’t have any real specific plans in the kitchen this week except trying to use the crock-pot more. I took it out this week to do soup and just love the way it smelled coming home to supper all done.

A photo from last week….

We had a wonderful field trip to the apiary last week and here is a picture of Tech, Pilot, and Collector with a friend. Behind them is the view from the apiary parking lot. We live in a beautiful part of the country for sure.
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Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

We are doing the Muscular System this week in co-op which should be fun. There are a lot of fun experiments to try ūüôā Ice skating starts this weeks which is also the same day as Soccer for just this one week, busy but exciting. Apiary field trip on Wednesday. Looks like nice big chunks of schoolwork days this week, awesome! We are hoping to work on wood burning for art this week. We have the supplies except the word burning tool. In the organizing of the craft room I still have not found this tool. Hoping to find it this week.

Thinking about

I bought fabric last week for a couple summer dresses for Princess and a night gown for her. I might start these. I also have an idea for a sewn advent calendar that I am still forming in my head. I need to finish organizing the craft room before sewing. I am close but not done yet. (updates on this progress will be here: Crazy8 Gets Organized)

Out of doors

We still need to finish up the bulkhead before the snow. Not sure if that will work this week with the weather forecast ūüė¶ The horses fencing needs repair and that will be first priority for this week.

In the kitchen

My goal this week is to try a new soup each day and bake a loaf of bread to go with it. This is huge for me because I always think I don’t have time for this kind of thing. Planning my menu today and will let you know how it goes.

A photo from last week….

We had a wonderful time at the Natural Science Museum this week. Here is a cute picture from our day. It was cold but we learned a lot about birds.

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Collector & Princess at the Natural Science Museum

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

For this week: Skeletal System Co-op class Monday; soccer Tuesday; Field Trip to the Apiary on Wednesday; Natural Sciences Museum Friday (a friend gave us tickets); and Free Kids Carnival Saturday. Looks like we will be doing a good chunk of sit down schoolwork this week. Still working on fencing in the ducks this week and building a shelter for them.

Thinking about

In our state we have to report our progress at the end of each school year. I never like to be searching at the last minute for what to send in. This week I am focusing on making sure I have a paper I could send into the state in each of the required subjects. That means I need a paper from Math, Language Arts, Science, Health, Art, History, and Health for each of my school age children. I believe I am all set for Septembers work. I just need to have a page for each of them from this month.

Out of doors

We will be having an outing to the Natural Science Museum on Friday which should be a treat. We have bulbs to plant and more brussel sprouts to pick. Soccer may be cold and too wet to do this week.

In the kitchen

We ended up making pumpkin pie (Tech made this) and potato and corn chowder (Mechanic made this) to bring to the Barn Dance on Saturday. Also, we were given about 25 lbs of meat in exchange for harvesting grapes so I need to figure out what is in there and organize the upright freezer again.

A photo from last week….

There were so many pictures form this week it was really hard to choose…. Here is Tech with his best friend this week when we carved pumpkins.

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Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

For this week:¬†Digestive System Co-op class Monday; soccer & Princess’s dentist appt.¬†Tuesday; Pumpkin Carving @ nursing home, Tech’s dentist appt,¬†& Fire Department Field Trip¬†on Wednesday;¬†dh Dr apt Friday; and Homeschoolers Barn¬†Dance Saturday.¬†Looks like we will be doing sit down schoolwork on¬†5 mornings this week including a small bit on Saturday. Working on fencing in the ducks this week and building a new shelter for them. The craft room organizing is ready for the next step.

Thinking about

My oldest daughter Gallop and her husband are expecting their first child in May. I would like to sew a layette for them. I need to look at what I have for patterns and figure out which on to do. I would like to only sew useful things for them but also a couple just cute things. They will be finding out what they are having so that will help with picking the material color out.

Out of doors

It looks like a beautiful week this week except for Monday. Hoping to focus on finishing up the bulkhead repairs before winter sets in. We have a friend who is willing to let us use a backhoe to finish the job. Maybe this is a good week for that.

In the kitchen

It will be chilly out this week so maybe a few soups will be on the menu. I know for class tomorrow I am planning on making edible intestines, sounds gross, but should be yummy. Also, on Saturday is the Homeschool Barn Dance and we need to bring soup or chili to that for the pot-luck part.

A photo from last week….

Here is a photo from out our front door. We sure do live in a beautiful part of the country.

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Isaiah 66:2 “For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”

Monday Musings

Plans for the week ahead

Busy week this week with Respiratory System Co-op class today, soccer Tuesday, and dentist appointment on Wednesday. Plans are for school each morning except today cuz of classes and working outside each afternoon except Tuesday cuz of soccer. We should be able to get our workbooks all done on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and then work on Easy Peasy computer school Thursday and Friday. Passing out the monthly papers on Wednesday also. Finishing up the garden this week and hopefully do the last mowing of the fields this week.

Thinking about

Scheduling and how to fit it all in. Trying to organize the upstairs fka (formally known as) the computer room. It is now just called the “stupid room” not sure why but it will eventually be an organized craft and activity room.

Out of doors

Lots of project to work on outside: bulkhead, gardening, mowing, fencing in birds, and planting bulbs.

In the kitchen

Cleaned out the garden this week and ended up with lots of cherry tomatoes to snack on with lunches. We did our monthly shopping at Aldi’s for meat and now our freezer is full.

A photo from last week….

We had a wonderful time at the Children’s Science Museum this week. This museum is one of our favorite places. Here is Pilot’s creation using massive building materials. It is a huge marble factory.

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Pilot’s Marble Factory

Hope you have a wonderful week!