Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year -- New School Plan

We are two days into our new school schedule--so far, so good. However, I have learned to not count on 2 days being a predictor for future days. Tomorrow will throw a wrench in our day as it is the day I have staff meeting and Snickerdoodle (a/k/a "The Daughter") has riding lessons right in the middle of the day.

I have started using a workbox system for DS #2. He seems to be liking it. He likes to work through the numbered boxes. I have to find stuff to put in each , but that makes it more exciting.

DS #1 is using his new history curriculum. We LOVE it. I wish that Notgrass would come out with curriculum in every area. But I still have Math-U-See.

Snickerdoodle is working hard on her science and Starting Points. She is getting a head start on her assignments for Starting Points and, as usual, I am very proud of her.

The husband and I got to exercise together yesterday and today, first thing in the morning. We hope to continue that. I actually made the kids breakfast both mornings--no cold cereal, although we love cold cereal. But the point here is to keep tummies full until lunch time so we don't get derailed by scavenging for food.

Hope we can keep it up. It takes 7 weeks to form a habit, right. Yikes! Two days down, 33 more to go.

Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Hi, my name is ****, and I am a recipe-a-holic"

*I don't use my real name on my blog, so . . .

I have a bit of an obsession. I LOVE recipes. Used to be I would surf the web and e-mail myself recipes. Matter of fact, there are eleven pages of recipes in my recipe folder on my e-mail account. Now, well, now I have Pinterest. I should make a resolution to actually make the food represented by these recipes, but that will never happen. I use them occasionally, but I will never get around to using them all. I will say, it is a much cheaper hobby than some. I get to enjoy the wonderful looking food and I don't gain a pound. But, seriously, it is a little crazy.