Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday's Musings

What I'm thinking: How glad I am to be alive today. Some people never get tomorrow and here I am today. Praise God!

What I'm reading: Wow, you do not want to miss the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog Hop.


When I said there was something for everyone, I really meant it. These are the subjects being blogged about on all the different blogs:

Motivational Tools
Theme Park Schooling
Living out of my Pantry
Preschool Arts & Crafts
Traveling with Kids
Homeschool Technology
Summer Science
Service Projects
Raising Teens
Social Media
Nature Journaling
Living Math
Literature Unit Studies
Lesson Planning
Home Organization
Living History
Good Books
Freezer Cooking
Food Allergies
Fine Motor Fun
Farm Babies
Curriculum Evaluation
Classic Books for Girls
Character Training
Artistic Expression
Favorite Freebies
Homeschooling 101
Music Making
Kids in the Kitchen
Frugal Eating
Eating Around the World
Foreign Language
Educating with Games
Learning with BOB Books
Tutorials and How-to's
Hands-on Science
Love Languages for Children
Growing Godly Girls
Single Mom Homeschooling
Chaotic Homeschooling
High School Lesson Plans
Bringing Books to Life
Heart for Missions
Teaching Your Child to Swim
Classical Education
Competitive Athletics
Fighting Your Fears
Camp Schooling
Making Math Fun
Teaching Savvy Writing Skills
Sewing a Skirt
Crock-Pot Cooking
Preschooling with Pinterest
Scouting with Boys
Homeschooling an Only Child
Graduating a Homeschooler
Homeschool Life
Intentional Quiet Time
Discipling your Kids                                       Check it out!

What I'm listening to: One of the best sounds in the world in the morning, our burr grinder doing its thing to make coffee my perfect reality!

What we're learning: We are going to watch Amazing Grace this week for part of history. Now I know that it is not 100% historically accurate, but I think the movie is wonderful. We are also embarking on the Algebra 1 journey for Abigail via Pearson Homeschool. This came into the Crew and I am jazzed to get to try it. I don't think her level of excitement matches mine though...

What I'm watching: This one is easy -  Amazing Grace!

What's cooking: I am determined to get some Indian recipes under my belt. My dear friend Charlotte has inspired me with her regular variety of foods she cooks. The secret lies with Charlotte you know. tee hee

I will be posting my salsa and chicken taco recipe this week so for those that asked, keep an eye out! I made it again over the weekend with homegrown cilantro. YUM.

What I'm buying: I always always buy food. I am seriously considering buying another month of Reading Eggs. My Emma has done so well that I will probably do it.

What I'm thankful for: I am so very thankful that I am a Mama. I don't feel I deserve such a rich gift of these beautiful amazing five children I have, but wow, am I ever every thankful for them!!

What I'm creating: Lesson plans. Not too excited about THAT though. :D

What I'm praying: For so many personal needs for friends I cannot mention, but God knows. He is ever and always faithful.

What I'm planning: The summer months. So much happens in the summer and we still school so there is a lot to fit in.

What we did this last weekend: Saturday was a great work day. I planted the last of my peppers and harvested most of the cilantro. I did mostly house stuff and Crew stuff. Then on Sunday, we went to my favorite church in the world, heard a wonderful sermon, came home, ate a great lunch and made a Mother's Day dinner for my mother-in-law and our family with my oldest daughter. Some of our best talks happen in the kitchen when we are working together. God is good. Happy belated Mother's Day to all you lovely mamas out there!!

What I'm looking forward to: Camping with our church in the summer. I love this trip and it happens in early August this year.

A picture to share: I won this today! How fun is that? I don't often enter contests, but I did happen to enter this one, found on Amy Blevins' blog, Bow of Bronze. She runs some really excellent contests and I just happened to enter this one. Thanks, Amy!!

This means delicious pancakes when this arrives. Happy Mother's Day to me!! :D

Have a great week! I can't wait to see what my fellow Crew Team has to share on their blogs for the Blog Hop. Join me!


Brandi said...

WISH I could have participated in the Blog Hop!!! Maybe next time. :) So blessed to be a part of The Crew!!!!!!!!!

Charlotte said...

The blog hop does look fun! Next time I will try to fit it in.

And Amazing Grace would be a good one for our family to watch too.

Can't wait for that camping trip too! :-)

Wonderfully Chaotic said...

The Blog Hop really does have everything! I've just bookmarked the page on the crew blog and have been making my rounds as I have time.

Homegrown cilantro - yum! I've been using the Pioneer Woman's recipe for salsa. It's the best one I've found so far!

Patrick said...

Hi Kate,
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