Beginning 2012

The Homeschool Mother's JournalHappy New Year!!!  We had a slow start to our school year, how about you guys?  We had the energy and desire to do some clearing out and clutter killing… so I went with it 🙂

In my life this week…

We have had computer problems for weeks now.  I had to unplug the newest school computer and do some hard thinking while plugging in the dinosaur to record grades and such.  I learned the hard lesson of needing to save photos and school grades to a disk.  God was gracious and allowed me to find the System Recovery on the newer computer, ask me about it… it’s a life saver!!

In our homeschool this week…

We are working on our second week of Ancient Greece.  I found it a great parentheses for our Christmas break.  We left off Greece and began again with Greece.  I will be doing something like that again for other breaks.  The familiar themes were good stepping-stones this week.

I will tell you also that studying Ancient Greece is pretty hard for my kids because of the artwork and sculptures of their day.  With Tapestry of Grace, you repeat years and I may have to adapt the reading material for my teenage boy.  It is history, he needs to understand their culture, however there are other things like purity that I want to teach him as well.  Any advice from the mother’s of teens would be appreciated. Do you let your teenagers view such things and just deal with whatever happens, or do  you censor a bit to limit what is viewed?

Our PE this week was a lot of fun and I wish we had pictures, but we were all just having too much fun.  I found at the library Dancing Basics 101 video.  So I brought them home and the instructors were so good, my 11yr old was happily dancing me around our living room.  It was precious!!!

What’s working/not working for us…

The computer is working now, YAY!!!  But what is not working is having an 18 month active boy.  There is really nothing to do about it except for attempt to keep him occupied and happy.  But seriously, he is the 5th, he has never known how to play by himself and I have a pre-schooler learning to read.  I feel a bit worn out at the end of the day.  I know you guys get that 😉

I’m cooking…

This stinking awesome dip!!  It was sort of an accident but it turned out amazing!
I used:
2 pkg cream cheese
2 cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/4 cup or so blue cheese dressing
Frank’s Wings Sauce to taste (I used half the bottle)

I used my food processor to chop up the cooked chicken, I placed the chicken in a skillet and tossed in the hot sauce over medium heat.  Once blended well I melted the cream cheese over the chicken mixture.  Once they were blended in I added some blue cheese dressing.  I poured this mixture into a small crock pot and served it with pita chips for our Church’s New Year’s eve party.  Needless to say I didn’t bring any home 😉

I’m grateful for…

January 1st was my 15th anniversary.  I am very thankful for my husband.  I really got a good one and the perfect complement for me!!!

I’m praying for…

A family in SC who are friend’s of my friend.  Their young son was just found to have cancer on his kidneys.  It’s a nightmare I really don’t ever want to live through.

A quote to share…

“A people that value its privileges above its principles soon loses both”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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