Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What I have Accomplished in the past Week

It's Summer! We are having a great time with swimming lessons and bike riding but every homeschool mom knows that Summer is the time to really clean your house,de-clutter...... and of course, plan next year's subjects. So that is what I am doing. There is still much to do but here is a list of what I have done in the last week or so.

Cleaned out my bathroom cupboards
Deep cleaned the bathroom (Adriel's says "I didn't know the floor could get that shiny.")
De-cluttered my bedroom
Cleaned off book shelves
Purged old binders and collected still useable school supplies
Ordered next year's school books (and got some great deals on used books)
Sent messages to sellers letting them know the books I purchased  arrived
Negotiated a smashing deal on strawberries for jam ( I am my father's daughter after all)
Cleaned out the hair supply drawer
Cleared my desk
Set up my sewing stuff on my desk
Made a little pouch for my Nike Plus
Read two of the kids literature books for next year (Mostly while on a treadmill)
Finally found Jeans that fit David (It was more like David is finally up to a waist size that exists)
Dealt with Mim having a tummy bug (why do they always throw up in my bed??)
Turned my torn slacks into shorts
Started training the dog

I still have a huge list of things to do but it is nice to see a list of what is done, rather than what remains. The last weekend in July I have arraigned for my sister and my parents to take the kids for 4-5 days. My goal is to get all of my first semester and pre-school-year stuff done while the kids are having fun with cousins and grandparents. Before then, I need to have the house all de-cluttered, the school supplies organized and all of the lit books read.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Giant Radishes

Our radishes keep getting bigger and bigger. We can't pick them fast enough, and every time we go out to the garden they're even larger. Many are now baseball sized. They still taste great!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


What if you took King Saul and David and put them into modern time with modern world events and modern ways of thinking about things... that's the premise of NBC's "Kings." Very intriguing, quite dramatic, and we found ourselves really enjoying The characters in this show. This is one of the best shows I have seen, I would gladly give up LOST to keep up with Kings instead.

Unfortunately NBC pulled the show from the spring lineup after five episodes because it wasn't drawing the hoped for audience. But ITS BACK! Starting on Saturday evening at 8pm the sixth episode will air and each Saturday after that the series will continue through the season conclusion.

You can catch up on the first five episodes at NBC or Hulu.

We want to see this show back for a second season so check it out, and if you love it be sure to let NBC know!

Show trailer:

Our two favorite characters are David and Michelle (replacing Johnathon of the biblical story):