Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Feast

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
One - Only my wedding ring

What is your favorite instrumental song?
Anne of Green Gables Soundtrack by Hagood Hardy
Who has a last name that you like?
Me :o)

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
Lots, but no one can believe I haven't seen 'Top Gun'

Dessert Fill in the blank:
Nothing makes me tired like being a passenger in a car.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Thoughts from a Walk

It is quite warm here today! Thankfully, there is the occasional breeze across the fields.

My son and I went for a walk this afternoon. A little too warm, but we went just the same. We weren't too far from the house when guess who's hand was in mine? :o) I wrote about that a while back. lol! I guess he isn't getting too big for that just yet. I'm glad that we have the kind of bond that makes that a natural reaction. That said, he did let go of my hand yesterday as we were walking across a parking lot because there was a boy there about his age. I guess he didn't think that would be very cool. ;o)

While on our walk, we saw the neighbors cows. They were all congregated together. I commented on that and my son said maybe they were having church. :o) I said probably not because it's only Tuesday. He said maybe prayer meeting instead. lol Funny little man. :o)

Anyway, it turned out I had to finish the walk myself as my husband came along on the 4 wheeler (a friend is storing it here) and since it was so warm our son decided to hop on the back. They offered me a drive, but I wanted the exercise. They kindly came back to the house and got me a big ol' jug of water and then rode along side of me for company. :o)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Faith vs. Doubt

Doubt sees the darkest night,
Faith sees the day.
Doubt see the steepest path,
Faith sees the way.
Doubt dares to take a step,
Faith sores on high.
Doubt whispers, "Who believes?",
Faith answers, "I".
~Author Unknown~

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

It's Friday again!! :o)

This past week I made a Father's day card for my father-in-law. I think I may reproduce it and make masculine birthday cards. The cardstock is from "Stampin'Up!". The colors are tan, brown, and mellow moss. I can't remember the actual name for the colors, just that they are SU.
I had tried to start another towel using my own pattern. Not such a good idea! lol ;o) I'm going to unravel it....again....and start again using the pattern I used for the other one.

Be sure to stop by Shereen's blog and see what crafty things other bloggers are working on. Oh! And be sure to add your crafty project to Mr. Linky.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Works for me Wednesday

I didn't think I had anything to share for today's WFMW, but I guess I do! ;o)

I know growing up, I was asked/told to clean my room and I don't think I was ever shown how. At least I can't remember if I was. It's not that I didn't want to, I just really didn't have any idea where to start. And rather than show me, I think, my mom figured it would be quicker to just do it herself. ;o)

I want my son(8.5) to know how to take care of his room and to be responsible for cleaning it. Obviously, it is not enough for me to say, "Clean your room", so I written out a little list for him. I tell him it has to be done in order, as that will make it go smoother.

Here is what his list looks like......
**Make bed (this is usually done every AM anyway)
**Put clothes away.....ones that he leaves everywhere. lol ;o)
(Put clothes in hamper, dresser drawer or closet)
**Tidy top of desk
**Tidy under desk
**Tidy top of dresser
**Tidy night stand
**Clean things off of floor and put away
**Look at room and see if there is anything else that needs done

The list is a huge help to him as he knows where to start and what to do. It is a huge help to me too, so I can work on other house cleaning. Plus, it is a skill that he is going to need for life.

He is so happy with the results!

It works for me! :o)

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Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Homeschooling Schedule

Well, we are done homeschooling for this year. We've been done for a little while actually.

Now, I say we are done for this year but when I really stop to think about it that is not true. We are done with some of our text books until fall, but the learning continues. Last night, Caleb chose a book to read before bed. He finished today while we were driving. We stopped for groceries and I let him use my cell phone to add the prices as we went. I got 2 of one item which was $1.69. He didn't want me to tell him the amount to enter. He wanted to figure out on his own what the cost of 2 would be, and then he would enter it.

Now I am planning what our homeschool year will include for this fall. It's interesting to look back and see how things went when we first started homeschooling and to now see how things went this year. That is post in itself. lol ;o) I will post that sometime, because it really amazes me to see the changes.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

Here is what I've been up to lately in the crafty department. Knitting!! :o)

This is a towel. I still need to sew on the button, and then it will fasten on to the stove handle or fridge handle. I have a little poem that goes along with it.

I suppose you might be wondering
what this little towel is for.
You button it through the handle
of your refrigerator door,
or maybe on the oven, any likely place
It's just for wiping fingers
and not for hands and face.
So if you get them drippy
there's no need to frown or scowl.
Just reach across and wipe them
on this pretty little towel.

I've also knit 4 dish cloths. It takes me roughly 2 hours to knit a dish cloth. I'm not sure how long it takes me to make a towel, but longer than 2 hours. lol ;o)

I use Handicrafter Cotton by Bernat to make these. I have quite a bit of yarn still left so I've started another towel. This color is called 'Rainbow'.

If you have a crafty project that you would like to share, stop by Shereen's blog and add your blog to the Mr. Linky, and see what crafty projects other bloggers are working on.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Some of My Scrapbooking

I thought I would share some of my scrapbooking pages today. These are not necessarily my 'best' pages ;o), but still a couple of my favorites. :o)

This page is probably one of my first I ever did. While I'm not crazy about the hand written title, I really do think that this is the most commented on in the whole album. Everyone seems to like the picture in the bottom left corner. You may have to enlarge to see it, but Caleb's little footprints are too cute!

This is one of my faves too! It was the first layout that I 'paper tore' the pictures. That was a little scary. lol ;o) I had 'paper tore' paper before, but not pictures. I like the final results. I like snowflakes and so I decided to heat emboss the side border with silver embossing powder and my Stampin' Around Wheel. I'm not sure that this is one of Caleb's favorites though. He thinks the bottom left picture of him looks like a lawn ornament. lol!! :o)

All of the journaling I have done so far in his album, or as he calls it...'My Story' :o), has been in my own handwriting. Not the cutting edge of scrapbooking I know, but there is something about handwriting that makes it authentic. For me at least. I want him to look back on it and see my mark. Crooked lines, spelling mistakes, and all. ;o)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

"Are You Gonna Drink That??!!"

You're happy right I am!! ;o)

What is it you ask. Activated charcoal. Yum! Not so much. ;o) Seriously, it really has no flavor to it.

I started getting a runny nose on Sunday. By Monday I was suffering with my sinuses. Ugh. I really don't need this. :o( I have so much on the go right now and I have people who need me healthy to be able to help them. Thankfully this is something minor health-wise and it too shall pass. I just wonder why everything happens at the same time. I can never figure that out.

So I mixed up some charcoal this morning and drank it right down. I do feel better. Much better. I think it has worked better than the daytime/nighttime meds I was taking yesterday. I am still a bit stuffy, but the sinus pressure is gone and I feel good. Not groggy or sluggish.

I usually mix a tablespoon or two with a cup of water. It is not gritty and it has no flavor. I don't mind the powder, so that is what I use. You can also buy the tablets and capsules.

I first learned about charcoal a few summers ago at our church campmeeting. I was Primary leader that year, and John & Kim volunteered to help out with the program. They were scheduled to give some seminars on natural health remedies and charcoal to the adults in the afternoons. I was glad it was in the afternoon so I could go too. :o) They also did one for the kids too, and the kids really enjoyed it!

The seminar was very informative. Several people shared their experiences with charcoal. I liked that because these were people that I knew of so this made it all the more believable. (You can read some other testimonies of charcoal here.)

My sister-in-law had a very sick cat and she thought that they would have to have it put to sleep. Then she remembered the seminar and how it had worked for somebody's dog. She added charcoal to the cat's water and it drank it and bounced right back. It is now a chubby kitty. :o)