Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fun Post by a blogger I follow

Rachel from

Grasping Objectivity

on her blog post Mommy Scouts had a great idea. Badges for Mom's instead of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Below you will find the ones I get from her site with some comments. I did not do all the badge pictures, just a few, so to check out her post to see all the badges. You can leave a comment on her post as to which badges you have earned and what other badges you would like to see that you have earned.

I get the:
I survived selling our house and moving with a baby Merit Badge

I made it through an Emergency Room visit (or two) with my toddler in tow (one was on Mother's Day. My Toddler had fallen and bitten his lip through from inside to outside... ooooohhhh)

I let my toddler fingerpaint and I actually enjoyed it Merit Badge

Let him cry it out so that he will sleep through the night Merit Badge (I have 4 of these!! except two were girl babies)

I taught my child to read and write without losing my mind Merit Badge:

I taught my child to say "Please" and "Thank You" Merit Badge

Homeschooling Merit Badge:

I lost all my baby weight and fit back into my little black dress Merit Badge: ( I did this once after the first child but have failed since then. I am now working on loosing the baby weight again... but this time my baby is 12 years old!! LOL)

I can understand what my toddler is saying Merit Badge:Which, by the way, you get another one of these if you ever get to the point of understanding what your teenager is saying. (I get both of these)

I have a drama queen daughter Merit Badge

Tent Camping with kids Merit Badge (which only applies in a one room tent) {we took our Baby daughter and tried to sleep on Assateague Island, Maryland in the summer and were devoured by the mosquitoes!! and we left her pacifier in the car and were not willing to fight the mosquitoes to go get it. She finally screamed herself to sleep and then we decided to go home we were so miserable. I ran for the car with her and hubbie grabbed the tent by the top and pulled and left the tent spiked there.

I took my child to big church Merit Badge (not only that but all 4 of our children go to adult Sunday School class with us and only two of them are adults)

I endured the glares of all other passengers and took a baby on a plane Merit Badge

I would love to add these:

I Homeschooled a Child from K-12 and We Both Survived Badge (actually I get two of these)

We Have Moved 7 Times and Lost a Lot of Things Badge

My Husband Has Changed Jobs at Least 8 Times and I Survived Badge

My Husband Injured Himself at Work and was Home All Day Every Day for 3 1/2 Years and I Put Up With Him Badge

Click the link below to go see all the badges and to comment if you want to. There were many there I have not earned, some I was glad not to have earned, and you will get to see al the pictures of the badges too.
Mommy Scouts

Have a Great Weekend,

Sum Up Your Life in 6 Words

I don't know if you ladies know about Beth Moore or have done any of her studies but I did Daniel this year, my first Beth Moore Bible study, with the ladies at my church and have been a Beth Moore fan since then. I have been following her blog and yesterdays post on summing up your life in 6 words was great... there are over 340 comments on there.

Here are the comments I put on the post then you can go read the other 340 if you want and post one of your own. If you post one (or if you already did post one) please come back here and tell me what you posted because there are so many and I would love to hear what my readers and commenters do with this.

Ok here are mine... I did 4 different ones.

Many Trials ~ Much Grace ~ Trust God

This World is NOT My Home!!!

Many Homeschool Days Past and Future

Homeschool Mom - 4 Blessings From God

This was fun, I hope you join in.

Win a Square Photo Charm Necklace

I am a follower of 5 Minutes for Mom. She is having a giveaway on her blog the winnnerwill receive the Square Photo Charm Necklace from Planet Jill shown above! Just click on the photo above to go to 5 Minutes for Mom's blog and find out how to sign up to win this prize. Also, while you are there... check out the rest of her site. She has great stuff. The upcoming blog party should be fun... I have never done one and I am looking forward to it. So there you go... sign up if you want to win a lovely necklace.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Say It Forward - Friday, February 27, 2009

Mom Blogs

I am really excited about this new blog carnival I found. During this carnival every Friday (or mostly every Friday), I will be featuring and introducing you to one of the people that are loyal commenters on my blog.

This week, since it is my first week doing this carnival
I am going to feature my dear daughters

and their blogs:

the blog they have together Young Homemakers
Young Homemakers Button

and my dd Jessica's Writing blog at
Literary Pursuits Button

Rachel and Jessica are precious to me. They are great girls!!! and I am not prejudice at all. Free Smileys They have great information on their Young Homemaker blog and it is especially great for young women and older girls that want to be homemakers and are striving to be a blessing to their families while they are waiting for God's provision of a husband and home of their own. It's great for mom's, too. So if you are looking for that kind of blog to read go to Young Homemakers.

The girls also have a lot of practical stuff on their blog. Rachel has put a lot of recipes on the blog, with pictures like this..

ooohhh Yummmy!!! Want a Bite???
just click on each picture above to go to the post with that recipe on it.

They also have handy craft projects on the site like this.
click this picture to go to this post

They do some meme's and have even made a couple of their own. Check out their sidebars for those. They have blogged about a variety of topics and since there are two of them they have way more posts than me, even though I have been blogging longer. AND they have more followers than me. They say that is because it is mostly young girls that read their blog and they have more time than mom's to blog and to read other blogs and to comment. I guess I will take that since the reasons that run through my head make me feel bad about myself and my blog and I started my blog for me not for anyone else. I needed an outlet since I am a STAY at home mom, with emphesis on the STAY! Since we only have one car I am home all week with the kids...


I digress...

or should I say I went on a Free Smileys trail... LOL

Anyway check out their blog at Young Homemakers

My daughter Jessica also had a blog soley about writing at
Literary Pursuits Button

On that blog she seeks to encourage young writers by challenging them with weekly writing challenges on the weekends
Writing on the Weekends 1

and little challenges or tips throughout the week. It is a great blog and she has some followers on that blog too. So if you or your kids are interested in writing you may want to check her writing blog or if you want some tips for helping your kids with writing. At Literary Pursuits.

Rachel and Jessica. Since you have been featured on Say It Forward you can download the button that says Loyal Commenter from the Say it Forward site below if you want. If you have questions just ask me.

So check out my dear daughters blogs Young Homemakers and Literary Pursuits

by the way they made their blog buttons themselves and figured out how to get them and the links for others to post them onto their site... way to go girls!!!


check out the hostess of Say It Forward and the other links on Mr. Linky of other loyal commenters by clicking on the button below
Mom Blogs

Have a Wonder Filled Weekend,
and leave me some comments on my blog posts and maybe I will feature you some week in the future!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

50 Facts About Me

My dd Rachel from Young Homemakers tagged me again. We are supposed to come up with 50 things about ourselves. Some of the things you might already know about me, but hopefully you will learn some new ones too! =;)

Here are the rules: Try to come up with 50 facts about yourself. If you're tagged you must try to do it! Its o.k. if you don't make it all the way to 50. You may use things from previous tags. Just have fun!

1. I don't eat eggs by themselves like scrambled eggs, poached eggs, egg salad or omelets but I will eat them in and on things like french toast, pancakes, meatloaf, etc.

2. I love to scrapbook.

3. I love to read.

4. I love to play board games.

5. I love everything about studying History - I love planning our units, reading Historical Fiction to the boys, seeing God's hand directing all of History.

6. I love all things Little House on the Prairie. I have the books in hard back and paper back, the Unit Study - Prairie Primer - here is a link to Amazon in case you want to check it out. I have many books about her life too, like:
The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and Places in Laura Ingalls Wilder life and books. by William Anderson
The Little House Cookbook by Barbara M. Walker
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography (Little House) by William Anderson
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915 by Laura Ingalls Wilder
and I could go on but I will stop now and go on with the tag

7. I love old musicals, Summer Stock, Babes in Arms, Holiday Inn, Good News, Meet Me in St. Loius, White Christmas, Strike Up the Band, Harvey Girls... I could go on and on here too but I will stop

8. I love homeschooling, Free Smileys most days Free Smileys LOL

9. I love driving in the car with my hubbie on our way to somewhere.. like shopping at BB's or Shady Maple... and reading a book to him and discussing it.

10. I had a cat as a pet two separate times and gerbils once when I was growing up but my kids have never had a pet.

11. I love walks in Winterthur

12. The header of my page was taken by us at Winterthur - see link above

13. I love books. Our collection grows yearly if not monthly.

14. I did not learn to drive until I was 22 yrs. old.

15. My dad died when I was 14, in 1976. I still miss him.

16. I never knew either of my grandfathers, they died before I was old enough to even remember them and it was the same with my kids (my dh's father died before we got married) ... I really feel like we all missed out on that one... granpa's, papaw's, pop pop's would have been fun to have. My kids do have older gentlemen in the church that fill a little bit of that void but it is not the same.

17. My favorite color is purple.

18. My favorite hymn is At Calvary

19. My favorite drinks are McDonald's Sweet Tea, Propel (black cherry is my fav. but I like some other flavors, Dunkin Donuts White Hot Chocolate, and Land O' Lakes Cocoa Classics (fav. flavors, in order: Mint, Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Supreme (regular not flavored), and then Raspberry. I do not like the other flavors.

20. I love stuffed bears, I have quite a collection. I will have to post about that soon... with pictures.

21. I have been wearing glasses since 2nd Grade.

22. I love to sing. I have been singing alto since I was fairly young.

23. I graduated from Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA.

24 I graduated from The King's College, our headmaster was Dr. Bob Cook, the college was located in Briacliff Manor, NY. Dr. Cook retired the year I graduated and the college went downhill after that. They have revived themselves and are now located in the Empire State Building. I will blog more about that some day soon. I got my BS in Elementary Education.

In the mean time check these out if you want.

25. I also minored in Geology.

26. In 1981 I took a "field trip" to Hawaii with my Geology class at college... Trip of a Lifetime!!!

27. I place a lot of blame and guilt on myself, even for things that are not my fault.

28. My dh and I dated for 13 days, then he asked me to marry him and I said yes... see this post: About Me and My Dear Hubbie and our Dating Days

29. I do not recommend #28 to my dd's... LOL dating for less that two weeks and then getting engaged that is... actually I don't recommend dating at all. I recommend Courtship.

30. My favorite flower is Hyacinth, I guess that should be favorite plant, for cut flowers I like roses.

31. I am a people person. I am an Extrovert. I talk to people everywhere, even in line at a store. LOL

32. Many times I struggle with caring to much what others think about me ... yes, I struggle with selfishness.

33. My favorite Music is Gaither Vocal Band, Patch the Pirate, Christine Wyrtzyn, and Hymns.

34. My favorite Ice Cream Flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

35. My favorite Ice Cream store is Cold Stone Creamery.

36. I was Vice President of our Homeschool Support Group for two years 2002-2003 and 2003 - 2004 and in 2004 Rachel graduated from our homeschool... I must have been crazy... I was crazy busy at least. They offered me the Presidency but I am not crazy enough to take that position. My best friend took the position. It was fun, and a lot of work, to do with a friend.

37. I hated History until I got a great professor in College - Dr. Vos. His class made me love History for the first time.

38. I was the Elementary School Book Librarian for two years in College, we had a separate small library only for Elem. Ed. Students, I organized the books, re-shelved them, checked the books out for students, set the library hours , I did it all.

39. I love ballet, and opera, classical music concerts and art museums but never get to go. My love for them started in college. We were all required to take a Fine Arts course and since we were so close to N.Y. city, only 20-30 min. depending on traffic, we were afforded the opportunity to see all kinds of performances. We had to choose 10 different kinds of genre to explore. I got to see the Opera Carmen in NYC. I also saw a ballet, but I don't remember which one. Also my friend Becky from High School and her parents used to go to free concerts and in Philadelphia at the
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. It is the only outdoor cultural arts venue in the Philadelphia region and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. We sat way, way, way back from the stage, sitting on a hill outside, and you needed binoculars to see the stage at all but the sound was GREAT.

I saw Baryshnikov in a ballet at the Mann Center one year too. That was a thrill.

41. I love to cross stitch.

42. I have been homeschooling for 18 years since fall 1991. I have 6 years to go... then I hope to start helping with grandchildren... I hope I at least have a grandchild by then... I will not have a school age grandchild by then because that would mean my dd would have to be pregnant now and she is not even courting yet... LOL

43. I taught First and Second Grade for 1 year in a Christian School in Salisbury, Md. That is the church I was attending when I met, fell in love with and married my dh.

44. Since my dh was divorced.. long story... not going their now... neither the Pastor of the church we were going to at the time nor the Pastor of the church I grew up in would marry us. Nor could we use those church buildings sooooo... we got married by my High School Science Teacher who also had a Bible degree and was qualified by the state to preform marriages. Since we could not use the churches we decided to get married outside in the yard next to my sisters house. The majority of the yard actually belonged to an Odd Fellows Lodge that was using an old church as it's meeting place, and we got permission to use part of their lawn which is attached to my sisters lawn. I will post pictures and more details about that closer to our 25 anniversary on July 14 of this year. I was 23 yrs. old when we got married.

45. I try to read at least one new homeschool book each summer and reread several older ones.

46. I always have multiple books I am reading. To the boys, to my dh, to the family as a whole, for History, and for personal reading I usually have at least 3 books I am reading for personal reading: a fiction (or 2 or 3), a homeschool book, and a marriage or parenting book. See my Shelfari on the sidebar for my current reads.

47. My favorite fruit is Pineapple and second is Clementine Oranges.

48. Favorite desserts: Cheese Cake, my husband's Heath Cake, my dd's cakes, cookies of all kinds, Crispy Cream Donuts (there is not one near us any more so Dunkin Donuts is second best), Entenmann's Desserts ( we have a thrift store near us - desserts for $1 and $1.50 a box... dangerous!!!) Ice Cream (see #34 and 35).

49. Favorite Homeschool/Book resources, not in any particular order except the first four are tops then the rest are the about the same amount of favoriteness (a new word???):

Bethlehem Books - Great Historical Fiction
Vision Forum - Great History Resources and lots of hands on stuff for boys (boys stuff is harder to find) and girls
Lamplighter Publishing- Great Fiction and Historical Fiction
Barb Shelton's site - Homeschool Oasis - she has the best book for planning your child's High School Homeschool Adventure - Senior High - A Home-Designed Form+U+La and this is the part of the website with lots of High School Helps scan down the High School Helps page to find the Home-Designed Form+U+La book.

Tobin's Lab - great science and lapbooking resources, and other things
Greenleaf Press - Great History Resources
Timberdoodle - All subjects but they have great Science Resources and Hands on stuff... we especially loved the
K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Gears

K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Wheels, Axles and Inclined Planes

K'nex Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys

we used them for Physics

Diana Waring Presents - Great History Resources
Love To Learn - Great hands on resources
Rainbow Resource
- Everything and more you could think of- the thickest catalog in the homeschool world
Lifetime Books and Gifts - the have the
ALWAYS INCOMPLETE RESOURCE GUIDE but it is out of print right now they still have their online catalog which is super and they are working on a new catalog, I used to love their catalog, I think the last printed catalog they did was 2000 or something, I can't wait to get my hands on the new catalog once it is out. Like I said in the meantime you can browse online to your hearts content.
Mantle Ministries - Home of Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler - History... definitely History
Geography Matters - ummm Geography maybe??? LOL
Farm Country General Store - sounds like a good place to get penny candy doesn't it??? but they have all kinds of homeschool resources
R.O.C.K. Solid -
they have all kinds of homeschool resources

50. I am the "Link Queen" as you can see from numerous link in the above post. I cannot do a post without at least one link. I love to search for and share great homeschool links/resources with local and online friends. I hope some of these help someone out there...

51. I LOVE comments so leave me one!!!

I am on a roll now and may not stop... LOL

52. I Love Lapbooking and Notebooking and Copywork... I started my own copywork binder to keep important quotes in.

53. My favorite subject in school was math... and science is it ok to have two. In Middle School I like Home-Ec we had a classroom with ovens and counters and sinks for cooking then we did sewing, I made a pair of pants and by the time I got them done they did not fit me...LOL and they were purple!!! ROFLOL In High School my favorite subject was Science, specifically Geology and Paleontology.

54. I wore a lot of polyester knit dresses and outfits when I was young becuase my aunt worked at a store that sole polyester knits. I once even had a polyester knit dress that was purple with skottie dogs on it. I will have to see if I can dig up that picture for the next {Sincerely 'Fro Me To You} can you imagine wearing that??? if you grew up in the 60's and early 70's you can!!!

Ok.. I am done.. not because I cannot think of anything else to write.. because if I sit here long enough I can.. but because I started this last at 7:00 this morning and it is now 2:15. I have done other things inbetween like lunch and check on the boys doing school but it is time to move on.

I hope you all enjoy this and I am all tagged out this week so I am not passing this on. If you are a reader of my blog and want to do this that would be great... leave me a comment and I will check out your post, but I am not going to tag anyone else right now.

My friends are probably tired of playing tag...

I know I am...



You're It!!!!

Whoever "YOU" are!!


{Sincerely 'Fro Me to You} Mighty Warriors

The purpose of Sincerely 'Fro Me to You (every Thursday) is to link up a post about something from your past. You can reach back all the way to your childhood and bravely post pictures of your 'fro or post something from last year and tell us about it.

In honor of our study of Vikings and the Middle Ages,
I wanted to post these pictures of the boys.

Aren't they adorable!!!

The Year was 1999.
Nathan was 5 yrs. old and Christopher was 2 yrs. old.

Wouldn't you love to be attacked by these soldiers!!!
They seem so Gung-Ho!

What a Handsome Knight

The photos were taken by my dh with a sheet as a backround.

To read the other Sincerely 'Fro Me to You posts, or to find out how to do one on your blog, go visit our host - Kristen at We Are That Family

I hope you enjoyed the photos and the look back with me.
Have a great day,

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weightloss Wednesday Feb 25, 2009


Well, surprise, surprise... I lost a pound. I am shocked. I have worked out except for the end of last week, but I have been eating all kinds of things... thanks to my dd's baking... like this


There was also the cheese cake and the sweet tea not to mention the Valentines stuff I had...

Well, that was my last two weeks. I have been eating more fruit in general and I have been drinking more water most days. I am just soooo glad to have lost weight.

This post reminds me of those ladies magazines where they have weight loss tips and pictures of yummy goodies right next to each other on the cover of the magazine.

Well, that is it for Weightloss Wednesday! Don't drool over the cookies to long.

To see the other WLW posts and find out how to post your weightloss goals and progress check out Chasity's Blog at Seasons of a Godly Woman

Have a Wonder Filled Week,

Human Body Unit - Games

The Circulation Game

We love playing games, and if you make the game first that is great. We had a great time coloring all the parts to this game. If you get the game as a FREE download on the internet that is even better. If the game also teaches your kids about a subject you are studying that is the best. I love finding things like this that are such an addition to our homeschooling.

You spin the spinner and move around the circulatory system. There are no questions to answer. The point of the game is to see to how the blood flows through the system. Using red blood cells to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the lungs,

through and over the heart. We love the 3D effect.

You also have protein and Sugar squares that have to travel to the cells in the outer parts of the body from the small intestines and then you pick up wastes in the outer cells and take them to the kidneys. It is such fun.

The spinner for the game is in the shape of a human heart. That is soooo cool.
If you download this game I have a suggestion. To make the spinner work I put a washer between the spinner and the heart to make it spin well.
If you need to see the picture up closer to see the washer just click on the picture.

We also loved playing
The Brain Game

You answer questions for this game and try to collect pieces of your brain.Each question is about a specific piece of the brain, and in order to get that piece you have to answer the question correctly. If you don't get the question right you don't get that piece.

There are also cards that make you put pieces back in the pile.

The questions are challenging, they really make you use your brain!! LOL

Well here are the links so you too can download the games, make it and play it with your family.
The Circulation Game

"-Ectomy" A game about parts of the brain

She has loads of great games and activities on her site. Here is her free downloads page.

If you download this game or any of the other things on her blog leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Excellence in Blogcasting Award

My dd's Rachel and Jessica have given me an award is for "Excellence in Blogcasting"! Thank you so much girls! Free Smileys I Love you! Free Smileys

Here are the rules...
1) Post the award on my blog
2) Pass it on to some friends, up to 15
3) I have to let them know they've received the award. So, here's some of the people who's blogs I enjoy and this award is now theirs to pass on.

I am awarding this to some bloggin' friends with Excellent blogs (in no particular order) ...
1. A new blog I read and love - Kristen at We Are That Family - Kristen we are one of those families too and I have on my list of things to do to get to be an honorary member of the That Family Tree.
2. Kristen's neighbor and the newest blog I follow... wow it is great Bake at 350
3. Molly at Counter Cultural School, I have especially enjoyed her Home Library Builders Series, but all her posts are Excellent! and Molly is an Excellent Lady
4. My good friend Laura at Day by Day in Our World - one of the few bloggin' buddies I have that I have met in person, her blog is Grrrrrreat!!
5. and lastly I am awarding Jessica at A Path With Promise - her blog is Stupendous and her unplugged challenge posts and activities are Wonderful. She is a great homeschool mom.

Have a good day ladies and if I didn't send you the Award don't feel bad... I read lots of blogs but you only want to do so much work handing out these awards. I have other things to do and these awards are great BUT you have to choose who to award and then post about it and then comment on each blog to let them know... It is a lot of work!!! I picked two new ones and then some of my fav's so... if you are reading this check out my friends EXCELLENT blogs if they are not ones your regularly read and tell them I sent you.

Way to Go Bloggin' Buddies!!!


Molly at Counter-Cultural School is having a Blog Contest giving away one of the above cd sets. Go to her link above or click on the picture above for more information on how you can be entered in the contest.

Have a Great Day,

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook for the week of February 23, 2009

FOR TODAY Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Outside my window... it is dark and cold ... but at least I got the daybook done on Monday...LOL

I am thinking... I need to go to bed... as soon as I get this done

I am thankful for... computers... I found a great site with fun games to make for our Human Body study... I will post about that tomorrow

From the learning rooms... Human Body finishing up Circulatory System (played a fun game today as I said), Middle Ages, need to work on Composer and Artist studies and need to read Do Hard Things to the boys... have let that go for more than a week,

From the kitchen... tonight we had Crispy Zippy Chicken, Potatoes cooked in the microwave and green beans and corn. Not gourmet but the family raved about the chicken.

I am wearing... sweats... so to be traded for p.j.'s

I am creating... History Unit Studies that I hope to sell soon on a website soon to be created (I hope) and will be working on a new project - scanning all the books we own into a new FREE program my dh found for Linux... more details about that later.

I am going... to the library tomorrow night.. as usual.

I am reading... the same as last week... see my Shelfari for details. Still trying to finish Two From Galilee and still behind on my reading the whole Bible in 90 days... still not giving up... hoping to catch up. Gotta spend more time each day on that!!!

I am hoping... to go see David Phelps in concert with my dd on March 20th.. the day before her 23rd birthday.

I am hearing... snoring... my dh is sleeping in our bed behind me... I plan on joining him in a minute...

Around the house... books all over my bedroom as I work on the History Lesson Plans

One of my favorite things... playing games with my kids.

A few plans for the rest of the week: reading, blogging, an afternoon with my dd Jessica tomorrow... it is her turn for time with Mom, working on History Unit Study Planner and maybe scan some books and movies and games into the new program, exercise, pass out fliers for our churches Upward Soccer outreach, maybe a walk at Winterthur since it is supposed to be nice later this week

Here is picture thought I am sharing... since I am looking forward to spring at Winterthur here is a picture of last year for you.

Winterthur Peony Garden

Check out the hundreds of other posts and post one yourself... check out The Simple Woman's Daybook

Have a great week,

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tagged by my Daughter Rachel

Rachel from Young Homemakers tagged me!

Here is what you do... Copy the questions from my post and paste them in a new post on your blog. Erase my answers and put yours in. Use the first letter of your name to answer ALL of the following questions. If the person before you has the same 1st letter pick a new one. You CAN NOT use anything twice, and you CAN NOT use your own name for the boy/girl question. After you are done, tag 5 people.......

1. What is your name?: Debbie
2. A 4 letter word: Don't
3. A boy's name: David
4. A girl's name: Donna
5. An occupation: Doctor
6. A color: Denim (it is a crayola crayon you know... see )
7. Something you wear: Dress
8. A Food: Donuts
9. Something found in the bathroom: Dirt Free Smileys (ROFLOL)
10. A place: Delaware, of course
11. A reason for being late: Daughters... (LOL)
12. Something you shout: Dig in Girls!!! (LOL)
13. A movie title: Driving Miss Daisy, Doctor Doolittle (old and new versions), Dave and the Giant Pickle (Don't you just Free Smileys Veggie Tales???) Diary of Anne Frank (deep and touching), Dimples (with Shirley Temple Free Smileys Shirley Temple )... sorry I couldn't pick just one
14. Something you drink: Daiquiri (gotta be Strawberry and NON-Alcoholic!!! I have one once in a while on very special dinners out)
15. An animal: Diplodocus (sorry gotta have a picture)

16. A song title: Does Jesus Care
17. A verb: Discover

Since you may or may not be familiar with the song in answer #16 here are the words
  1. Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
    Too deeply for mirth or song,
    As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
    And the way grows weary and long?
    • Refrain:
      Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
      His heart is touched with my grief;
      When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
      I know my Savior cares.
  2. Does Jesus care when my way is dark
    With a nameless dread and fear?
    As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
    Does He care enough to be near?
  3. Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
    To resist some temptation strong;
    When for my deep grief there is no relief,
    Though my tears flow all the night long?
  4. Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
    To the dearest on earth to me,
    And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks—
    Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
and here is a link if you want to hear the song Does Jesus Care
Just click the play midi button on the lower left and you will get a lovely organ rendition.

That was fun! Now, I tag
My good friend Michele at Seek the Silver Lining
Chasity at Seasons of a Godly Woman
Sheri at Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer
Laura at Day by Day In Our World
Erna at Simply Lapbooks
Jessica at A Path with Promise
Molly at Counter Cultural School

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook for the week of February 16, 2009

FOR TODAY Monday, February 16, 2009

Outside my window... it is a sunny but cold day with lots of pretty, feathery, white clouds

I am thinking... that I need to get dressed and get school started as soon as I post this

I am thankful for... good friends - we had some friends over after church yesterday and had a great time, thanks Merideth's for being our guests, can't wait 'til we get together again.

From the learning rooms... Middle Ages, Human Body - Circulatory System, The Red Keep (Historical Fiction see Shelfari), Artist Study - Caspar David Friedrich, and Composer Study Franz Liszt

From the kitchen... Nothing special, dd made goodies for yesterday when we had company and we made 4 different Pizza's for the main part of the meal - Cheese, Peperoni, Everything and Pepper and Onion; we had salad, chips, pretzels and dip, and for dessert dd made Apple Cake and Cream Cheese Cookies - it was all good

I am wearing... my bathrobe and pj's but soon to get dressed, as soon as I finish this post

I am creating... I hope to do some scrapbooking today and this week. We looked at my scrapbooks with the Meridith's yesterday and it got me in the mood to do some scrapbooking so I hope to work that into my schedule this week.

I am going... nowhere but my dd's are going to there grandmothers to help her do some cleaning, they will be gone Mon. Night - Wed. Night and I will have to do some extra things to make up for them being gone.

I am reading... my Bible, trying to catch up on being behind in reading the whole Bible in 90 days. I am WAY behind and trying to read 1 full day every morning and then one full day every afternoon until I catch up.

I am hoping... to go to a David Phelps concert with my dd in March.

I am hearing... the microwave beep, the kids getting breakfast, the kids going up and down the stairs, the boys goofing off instead of doing their math

Around the house... pretty clean since we had company yesterday, not much else

One of my favorite things... looking at photos in my scrapbooks

A few plans for the rest of the week: lots more cooking than usual since my dd's will be gone, trip to the library Tues night as usual, New study with some mom's from our church on the book Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Signs of Spring

If you want to do this meme you will find the directions and Mr. Linky at The Simple Woman's Daybook

I hope you have a good week,


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