Monday, August 16, 2010

My life is a work in progress

Yes, my life is a work in progress. There is always something to be done around here, and it’s in the home, outside the home and of course… inside and outside of me!


People often ask me, how do you do so much? Almost enviously. Well, it certainly helps that my husband has been home ALL summer. It also helps that I love what I do! But the worst part is that I always have “so much” to do! I’m too organized to let it build up any higher. Here’s the short list of my top big projects.


Latest tasks checked off the list:

X Paint Master Bedroom – Thanks Tom!

X Finish the homeschool group’s yearbook and get it to the printers!


X Sew something to sell, and try not to keep it!

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Homemade Sale

X Try to sell some stuff online:

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     and Craigslist is my friend, free of charge

X Can/Freeze 70 pints of green beans – Thanks Kathryn!

X and bake cakes for church festival.

Cake for Bake Sale X Setup schoolroom and order books

(This is all you can look at – I’m not that ready!!!)


Things due in the next few weeks:

{} Clean Master Bedroom, again

{} Collate, punch and bind yearbooks – hand out at the rally this week.

{} More projects to sew and fix

Project Central aka MstrBr

Project Central a.k.a. a corner of our Mstr Bedroom

Even the curtains need work! ugh.

{} Make some moolah, because Tom still isn’t working (since April)!

{} Bake an Atkins cake for US to eat – and some zucchini bread.

{} Read the rest of “Raising Your Spirited Child


{} Plan out school year and file away old artwork.

{} And as always… dust covered Scrapbooking awaits

Project Central aka MstrBr



Tell me about your busy end of summer projects!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Devotional Storytime

While I’ve procrastinated all summer to turn in my homeschool grades and order the new books, IT IS TIME.


Some of my favorites to read to the kids are from Catholic Heritage Curricula. Last school year we read a daily devotional from this book, Devotional Stories for Little Folks:



My second grader was the most interested in this book, learning valuable lessons on how to behave in church and at home – and so much more. It has helped us, including myself, learn more about our faith life and ideas for our daily activities. Thank you Nancy Nicholson!


This year we plan to read Devotional Stories for Little Folks Too:




A continuation of stories for the next level. As well as Rare Catholic Stories:




To catch our 6 year old son onto these books, I am going to read to him one at his level…Bigger Stories for Little Folks





Besides these books, I am simply thrilled with their elementary home study books. Mikayla will remain with Seton Home Study, as she is good with the challenge, but Stanley needs something more fun and easy going – what CHC seems to offer! Of course Sabrina will be enjoying the newest books from CHC for preschoolers…




Please leave me a comment about your experience with these books, and if you have any others to recommend for my Pre-K-3rd Grade students.




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