Friday Fill~Ins!

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And…here we go!

1. He was a _what?____.

2. ____Cooler weather_______ is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend ____is Jesus because He laid down His life for me._______.

4. _____I hate forwarded email unless it includes a personal message from the sender_______ to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be ____frightening, especially my own first thing in the morning______.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was _____my child______.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to __rest___, tomorrow my plans include __a trip to the library___ and Sunday, I want to ___go to church__!

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Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 2:34 AM  Comments (7)  

Thursday 13 “Back to School” Memories

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Going back to school was great for 13 reasons:

  1. Back to school shopping!
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  2. New Big Chief tablets, new supplies and a cigar box and a tote bag (before kids needed huge “packpacks”) to put them in!
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  3. New Beginnings!  Nothing better than a fresh start!
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  4. The preparations the night before and all the anticipation!
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  5. The aroma of: a newly opened box of crayons,chalk dust, and paste (and the yummy taste!  Oh, how I miss paste!) and purple ink from the ditto paper!
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  6. Making new friends!
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  7. Seeing old friends I hadn’t seen all summer!
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  8. New shoes – the winter brown suede ones not the tennis shoes or flip flops (we called them something else in the midwest but it’s name has a different meaning today) we wore in the summer.
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  9. New clothes (or “new” to us).  Of course it was still warm and there was no a/c when Mama would line us up and go through the fall/winter closet to try on the clothes hanging there.  We would dress and undress and the clothes would stick to our small sweaty bodies.  When our favorite outfit no longer fit we would try to convince Mama it did.  When a not-so-favorite  outfit did fit, we tried to convince her it did not.
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  10. Being in a new classroom with a new teacher in a new grade!
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  11. New lunch boxes packed with a special first day lunch – Spam!
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  12. Coming home and telling my family all about my first day!
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  13. And the promise of autumn!

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Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 3:06 AM  Comments (8)  

Back to School Monday Musing

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.  ~ Aristotle, 384 – 322 BC

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do. ~ John Stuart Mill, 1806 – 1873

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Published in: on August 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM  Leave a Comment  

Daybook August 24

FOR TODAY August 24, 2009. . .

Outside my window . . . hot, so hot.  Still.

I am thinking . . . We’re having a great 1st day!

I am thankful for . . . all the time I get to spend with my children!

From the learning rooms . . .  Back to School!

From the kitchen . . . Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Toast, Apples, O.J., Milk

I am wearing . . .  a Mexican dress – because it’s comfortable.  I changed into it when I realized I wasn’t going anywhere because of a sick child.

I am creating . . . kidney stones – apparently. 

I am going . . . to be so thankful when we all feel better!

I am reading . . . Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

I am wishing (praying/hoping). . . for restored health!

I am hearing . . .  children talking.

Around the house . . .  I desperately need to play catch-up!

One of my favorite things . . . “I love it when a plan comes together!”

A few plans for the rest of the week: party, bowling, and the library. . .  

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .  

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Here is our Back to School craft for the day.  My oldest wanted to use the big string but my youngest and I did the one on the right. 

More summer daybooks can be found at Peggy’s site The Simple Woman’s Daybook! 

Published in: on August 24, 2009 at 8:10 PM  Leave a Comment  

Organization Challenge

Operation Organization

Sorry I went AWOL but life got really crazy here.   I did meet my week 1 goal!  :)  Actually, I did it the first day! 

I can’t believe it’s already week 4.  My elephant is so huge-well, I have several elephants and I’m not sure which 0ne I should start eating first.  The hardest part is just taking that first bite.  I will do my desk this week.  It’s totally out of control!

The BEFORE picture is posted here.

Here is my AFTER!

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Published in: on August 22, 2009 at 12:07 AM  Comments (3)  

Friday Fill~Ins!

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And…here we go!

1. I remember, I remember __I’ll always remember, the song they were playing . . .___.

2. Dear ____World_____ I want you to know __That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ~ Rom 10:9___.

3. Is that my _____weight or my area code______!!???

4. I’m trying to resist the temptation of __________.

5. I’m saving a ___nice_comment_______ just for you!

6. If I made a birthday list ____a get-away______ would definitely be on it!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to __crashing___, tomorrow my plans include __crashing___ and Sunday, I want to __go to church___!

 
Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 3:04 AM  Comments (5)  

Daybook August 17

FOR TODAY August 17, 2009. . .

Outside my window . . . hot, so hot.

I am thinking . . . I just want to feel better!

I am thankful for . . . the a/c!

From the learning rooms . . .  planning for next year!

From the kitchen . . .  Skillet Breakfast (Ham, eggs, cheese, and onion)!

I am wearing . . .  a jumper.

I am creating . . . schedules. 

I am going . . . to be so thankful when I feel better!

I am still reading . . . Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

I am wishing (praying/hoping). . . for restored health!

I am hearing . . .  the dryer and children playing.

Around the house . . .  I pray that I’ve strength to restore order!

One of my favorite things . . . is feeling well!

A few plans for the rest of the week: resisting the urge to stay in bed, going to sewing, swimming, and the library. . .  

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .  

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 I am so ready to go back to school!  :)

More summer daybooks can be found at Peggy’s site The Simple Woman’s Daybook! 

Published in: on August 17, 2009 at 6:18 PM  Comments (4)  

Daybook August 3

FOR TODAY August 3, 2009. . .

Outside my window . . . hot, very hot.

I am thinking . . . I better routine/schedule!

I am thankful for . . . a God Who is loving and patient.

From the learning rooms . . . Bible!

From the kitchen . . .  Pancakes!

I am wearing . . .  clothes.

I am creating . . . a fun Kindergarten 27 week curriculum for next year. 

I am going . . . to be so glad when this week is over!

I am still reading . . . Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

I am wishing (praying/hoping). . . for the salvation of those who are in power in the Land of the Brave!

I am hearing . . .  little voices, the washer, and the moans of this house.

Around the house . . .  I want to maintain, and complete one project a day!

One of my favorite things . . . spending time alone with my husband!

A few plans for the rest of the week: going to the doctor, meetings, and the library. . .  

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . .  

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These are a few of my favorite things!  A little hutch that my old church was going to throw out.  A vintage apron I found at the thrift store.  Tea cups from thrift stores and tea cup exchanges.  The plant was given to me 10 years ago!  It’s a Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.  I read it “thrives on neglect”-probably the reason I’ve not managed to kill it! 

More summer daybooks can be found at Peggy’s site The Simple Woman’s Daybook! 

Published in: on August 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM  Comments (2)  

Organization Challenge ~ Week 1

Operation Organization

I am joining Melinda at Coming Clean for her 8 week challenge Operation Organization: The Battle for Order.  Stop by her blog to learn more!

BEFORE

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This week I’m going to tackle one messy box filled corner!  I had started packing for a possible move that never happened and haven’t quite figured out if I’m ready to unpack or just what.  But the boxes have to go!

The red dress draped over the chair has bubble gum all over it from a piece of gum that my baby chewed up and then lost it out of her mouth.  She couldn’t find it and didn’t tell anyone.  It melted in the hot car and got stuck on the seatbelt which got stuck on her dress and was discovered upon arrival at church one Sunday night.  

I haven’t had the desire to deal with it so there it sits!  I need to just get some ice and get the gum out and wash the thing so it can go back in my daughter’s closet!

Published in: on August 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM  Comments (7)