Sunday, August 31, 2008

Working Outside

For the past 2 days I have found myself working outside. I love it! I have somehow changed in so many ways but all the same I haven't changed at all. One of the many ways that I have changed is that I have quit smoking. I'm not kiddin! In March of this year I gave up the nicotine. I am so thankful that I quit smoking.

Today we had lunch at church. We call it "Dinner on the grounds". We have dinner on the grounds every 5th Sunday. There sure are some delicious pots of food there! I am looking for 2 recipes this week, so if anyone has these delicious recipes tucked away somewhere, please share. The recipes are Buttermilk Salad and Pea Pickin Cake.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

4 Rules of Fractions


4 Rules of Fractions

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4 Rules of Fractions
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The four rules - adding, subtracting, division and multiplication - with fractions


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Catching up with Karisma

Needless to say, as you have probably noticed, things have been far too busy down under. And while she may not have been dodging tornadoes, Karisma has been trying very hard to keep up with everything but seems to be lacking in decent blogging time! She has been busy for the most part in the real world (you know the one outside the computer!), setting up a new group for homeschoolers in her region of the world. To date the homeschool group closest was a good 40 minute drive away, which may not seem so bad to most people but Karisma does not drive so therefore was feeling a bit isolated up here!

Finally she had the nerve to break away from the main group and lo and behold, all those silent people who never responded from the old group (Karisma has only been trying for two whole years) , came out of the woodwork. Along with a few new people who are very much like Karisma herself (you know, the weird ones) we have a lovely new group of families who are very enthusiastic and motivated. (Karisma loves them very much, for once , she does NOT have to do all the work!) We are still part of the main group but have our own seperate activities as well.

Already in the making are two excursions, one to a local lighthouse and one to Sydney to attend an archeological dig! (Very into what Dinoboy wants to learn at the moment). We have music and gymnastics coming up which will alternate on a weekly basis, tennis lessons, swimming, drumming (one of her favourites), craft days (her other favourite) and library days. There is also talk of clowning classes coming up too! We have been having much fun playing in the real world.

This week our group met at a brand new playground, the kids had a wonderful day playing, riding bikes, climbing and meeting new friends! (We had three new families join us). Gameboy even played with a GIRL, Karisma was most amazed and pretended not to notice. When she mentioned it to Dinoboy later that night, he pointed out to her that this new girl was not really a girl? Excuse me? Well Mum, she acts like a boy, even though she looks like a girl! "OH" Yeah Mum, she offered Gameboy a knuckle sandwhich if he did not play with her! Nuff Said! She's in alright! Just what Karisma likes to see, a girl who knows how to put the boys in their place! I think it must have been the shock that got him! He is normally entirely shy around people he does not know and it takes him a little while to feel comfortable and come out of his shell. So this little girl was really amazing, and believe it or not, she was a normal sweet little girl in front of the rest of us! She kept her boylike behaviour for the boys! LOL! Karisma really cannot wait to get to know this little girl better!

Now Karisma has not been totally offline, she has indeed discovered a new place to play online. She totally thinks Alta should come along and join her! The new place is called Liberated Learning and is a forum for people who are homeschooling, unschooling, living a conscious lifestyle and basically those who love and care about our planet! Everybody is so nice there that Karisma has found herself hanging out there instead of blogging (Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone!)

Click here to check it out!

And please don't tell her blog friends who have all run off to Plurk land. But it is far more entertaining than plurking! I just don't get it!

Anyway, its bedtime for the kidlets down here, so Karisma bids you all a sweet night of dreaming! Peace and Happiness to all! And to all , a good night! xxxxx

Friday, August 29, 2008

We Survived

My goodness...It sure does seem like I get started here and something happens and I end up a good ways behind. Who knows why?! Yes, we survived the storm. Oh gosh, schools were closed, businesses were closed and on and on. Rain! That's what we got. I am so thankful that we got lots and lots of rain from the hurricane.

Now I'm off to never-never land to loose myself again. I'll surface again soon and tell you something exciting.

Squirrel - he is doing wonderful! His eyes are open and he is eating (lots) and he is just wonderful. We decided not to call him Freedom II. He is officially Houdini.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Storms a comin

It's that time of year. It's been that time of year for a couple of months. Hurricane season! We live inland so we don't run around boarding up the windows and hunting higher ground. Our biggest concern is tornado's that spawn from hurricanes. We generally loose power for a couple of days and get lots of rain. I will say that we sometimes get some pretty high winds. Hmmm...that sounds like we get the hurricane. I guess we do. We generally keep our yard and barn area tidy but when a storms a comin we make sure that things are tied down. Anything that can fly around in high winds gets tied down. So much damage is caused from things that get thrown around in the wind of a storm.

This morning the boys woke me up for church with a surprise. The surprise...another baby squirrel. He was so cold when the boys first gave him to me. I was concerned that he wouldn't warm up, but he did. His eyes are closed, but if you look real close you can see a little bit of his right eye trying to open. By Wednesday or Thursday his eyes should be open. I'm having a difficult time getting him to eat (not really eat but drink his milk). Superman reminded me that it took a couple of tries on Freedom (our first baby squirrel) before he was really active at meal time. You can look back to a year ago and see our first little squirrel. I think we'll name this one Freedom II.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Getting Outside

Yesterday and today I found myself outside. I did - Really!

There have been a lot of changes in my life. We have met our first anniversary with the boys. Can you believe it has already been a year. From no kids to 3 kids all at once was certainly a different world than what we were used to. Our world turned upside down! We wouldn't change it for the world. We love the boys as if they were our own. Ha - they are our own and they have been for over a year now.

Since I quit smoking (almost 5 months now) I haven't been at the computer as much. And for some reason, I don't even know what I've been doing. LOL It's ok though because life is good and getting better. Yes, you are gonna get to hear all about it. I know, I have catching up to do and lots of pictures to show. I'll get to it!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Is This Too Much

I was just wonderin if this template is too much. I really kinda like it but I think I need to play around with it a little and get it just the way I like it. I know I have to be careful and not zap it all. LOL

Today was a wonderful day! I just love the water and the sun!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Messed Up

I have cleaned way too much house and messed up! I am almost sick about it. Somehow I feel like I have thrown the baby out with the dish water. I'll fix it - I know I will. Yeah - just look at the page. It's horrible and dull and ugly and...messed up.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Cleaning House

Over the next few days or weeks or however long it takes me, I am cleaning house. I don't mean here at home (even though I need to). I mean I will be cleaning my blog. Karisma has pointed something out to me that I should have realized a long time ago. Thank you Karisma for stepping on my toes...LOL!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

You Want Me to Pay What?

Yeah - you read it right...You want me to pay what - as in how much? Do you feel sometimes like you are just paying for nothing? I feel that way lots of times. If you do the math and figure things out, you will come to realize that yesterday was my birthday. I know...I really am old as dirt. But it's ok - I feel better. Ha Ha!!!

I had no plans on celebrating my birthday in any certain way. As a matter of fact...I just wanted it to be quiet and peaceful. Now that I look back on it, I guess it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

I had a doctor appointment for my wrist. I dropped the boys off at one of our church members houses for a little project they had planned. Hugs and kisses bye and I'll see you in about 2 hours. 2 hours - yeah right. It was more like 4 hours.

My doctor appointment was pretty much like I thought - just a small co-pay and a very painful shot. Then off to some other place to get a brace made. I am not kidding when I tell you that when they told me the price that I would have to pay, that I got very sick to my stomach. The bad part - I couldn't even go outside and smoke! The good part - I don't smoke! Over 4 months now! The brace, $280 with my insurance. I called Superman and told him and he talked me into not throwing up. I didn't have the brace made because that price is ridiculous. I was thinking that I had some Popsicle sticks at home that I could mix with a little bit of tape and come up with a brace.

So if you can imagine me sitting here telling you this with Popsicle sticks and tape covering my right wrist. When someone sees it they just ask what happened and I smile when I tell them that one of our science projects failed.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Looking Back

Yesterday as I was enjoying the company of Granny Karen, she very casually pointed out to me that maybe just maybe I need to look back. Looking back is what I have been doing since she mentioned that to me. We have certainly come a long, long way. It seems as though every day brings a new challenge for me. I think that is because of what I have started doing. I'm not gonna break all out and start bible thumping on ya (not today anyway) but I am seeking God.

Are ya freaked out?! LOL I really am seeking God. Some people think omyshehaslosthermind.

Ok - so I have lost my mind. Not really, I am just walking a different path in my life.

I do have lots and lots of thoughts going on in my head and lots of things that I need to sort out. Don't give up on me, I'm here behind the monitor just sortin things out til the time is right for me to just bust on outta here.