January 16th, 2010

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Month of January: Math Block
Spanish for month:
Wheels on the bus (Cante 46)

Homeschooling plans for the week of January 18-22
Music for the week: One Misty, Moisty Morning (WSMG 31)

Monday:
Ike Seven, 7, VII and heptagons, Seven Ravens (first grade 174), Draw week calendar in MLB
Elli and Gwen: Star Money (they get this story all week)
Baking: Star Cookies
Afternoon: origami cranes
Activites:

    * All TKD (EDIT Canceled due to holiday)

Tuesday:
Ike: eight, 8, VIII, and Octogons, Octopus untangled, (Tales of Tiptoes Lightly 28), Draw octopus in MLB
Form Draw Review
Painting: Blue Hides her Face (WHE color story) Didn't get to this last week.
Activities

    * Ike: Eurythmy at MGWS at 8:40AM
    * Ike: Vision Therapy @ 2PM
    * Girls: Off to M's at 1:30

Wednesday:
Ike: Nine, 9, IX and nonogons
Modeling: Star money
Afternoon: Milk Carton Bird Feeders
Activities:
All: Co-op at Lincoln Glen Park @10AM

Thursday:
Ike: Ten, 10, X and Decagons, Two ways to count to ten, (Six sense math)
Form Drawing: review
Copywork: this week's Music
Afternoon: Ice Candles
No ACTIVITIES!!! WooT!

Friday:
Ike: Forest Friday
Elli and Gwen:MOPS with me
Library Day


Last week's Goals
finish mollygm 's daughter's Christmas Hat (Done! But its big on Ike's head, I'll start a size lower and try again. Third times the charm.)
Start  mollygm s christmas hat
Practice recorder twice
finish "Simplicity Parenting"
finsh "Ask and it is given"

This Week's Goals
work on mollygm's hat
finish "Ask and it is Given"
Start one of the sleeping books
Practice Recorder twice
Prep for Mom's Retreat this weekend.
partys over

Superbowl Commerical Party

Its the Nth annual Superbowl Commercial Party!

Who's playing? Who cares!

Who:  If you can read this you are invited.
When: Feb 7, 2010 @ 1PM
Where: Our house (Email me for directions)

Bring your favorite food, drinks, and people. Small people welcome, ours will be here playing with whomever shows up.

We will provide, snacks, chili, a grill, and various libations, alcoholic and not.

Kickoff at 3:30 approx

We'll even crank the hot tub up if there are enough requests (clothing optional, bring your own towels)
 
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Book

5. A Tale of three trees by Angela Hunt
A picture book story of three trees who had big dreams when they were small, who grew up to be disappointed, and then redeemed as important parts of Jesus' life. The manger, the boat, and the cross. Interesting book/story, I was looking for good Easter books and this one came up in my search at SJPL. I'm not sure I'll use it or not.

Cool Meditation Quote

"Most of us meditate on things totally useless to the Spiritual life. Those who say they "can't" often meditate the most. Their minds get stuck on one thing and they mull it over and over. They are meditating a lot-on the wrong things! Don't tell me you don't know how to meditate. When you get angry with someone you can meditate on that for at least a half a day, can't you? When you're upset it can consume you for the other half of the day. We review our lives like scenes in a play. You remember what one said and what the other one said and then you add more to it. You not only meditate, but you use your imagination. We all go through a series of thoughts and imaginings. The essence of the interior life is to control that and focus on God. We're all massive meditators. We just need to keep focused on God and learn what to meditate on."

-Mother Angelica from Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scripture

I found this book at the library and it caught my eye...so far its a very interesting read...I've got to find some of her videos.
She who cooks

Randy's Ultimate Pork and Beans

Randy (allanh's husband) gave me permission to post this. Its his altered recipe from some cookbook. These are AWESOME. Easily doubles or triples. I keep losing the piece of paper the recipe is copied and scribbled on, so I'm posting it here.


4 slices of bacon diced
2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
3/4 Cup brown sugar (6 ounces)
1/3 Cup BBQ sauce
1/3 Cup ketchup
1/2 onion chopped
1 teaspoon molassas
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 Cup chopped beef brisket or carnitas (I've done both. Excellent either way. Buy your carnitas from Costco.)
3 15 ounce cans baked beans

In a big stock pot saute bacon until bits are crisp and well browned, remove and drain on paper towels. Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of drippings. Cook onion in bacon drippings. Throw everything else in and heat through. Serve

Or
Put everything in an oven proof pan and bake at 325 for an hour.

I've never done the oven thing, but putting everything in the crockpot and letting it sit works well too. Awesome with cornbread.