Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I did forget a few things so I started a list of everything I need to take for camping. I used to have one on my PDA but I accidentally deleted it. Time to start over! I'm going to look for cooking utensils, etc. on sale so I can add them to our camping box.
Since coming home I've been knee deep in laundry. I'm almost finished. All the camping stuff is put away; Michael just needs to take it out to the shed. Right now they are on the living couch.
After bowling, we stopped at K-Mart to return an electric pump that Michael didn't need. While there I saw some curtains that I had looked at before--but now they were on sale! They are special light-blocking curtains that are supposed to help keep a room cool. I need them for our schoolroom, which is usually about 5-10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. I needed six but, of course, they only had five. Anyway, to make a long story, short: I put the five on layaway and the clerk called another store to see if they had one. They did so I'll pick it up later today. Yeah! I'm hoping they will really lower the temps in this room. We have fans blowing in here all the time. I think a lot of it has to do with the computers. They generate a lot of heat.
That's all for today! What's new with you?
Monday, June 25, 2007
1 Citizen Kane (1941)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 Casablanca (1942)
4 Raging Bull (1980)
5 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
6 Gone With the Wind (1939)
7 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8 Schindler's List (1993)
9 Vertigo (1958)
10 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11 City Lights (1931)
12 The Searchers (1956)
13 Star Wars (1977)
14 Psycho (1960)
15 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17 The Graduate (1967)
18 The General (1927)
19 On the Waterfront (1954)
20 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
21 Chinatown (1974)
22 Some Like It Hot (1959)
23 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
27 High Noon (1952)
28 All About Eve (1950)
29 Double Indemnity (1944)
30 Apocalypse Now (1979)
31 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32 The Godfather Part II (1974)
33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
34 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35 Annie Hall (1977)
36 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
37 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39 Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40 The Sound of Music (1965)
41 King Kong (1933)
42 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
43 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45 Shane (1953)
46 It Happened One Night (1934)
47 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48 Rear Window (1954)
49 Intolerance (1916)
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
51 West Side Story (1961)
52 Taxi Driver (1976)
53 The Deer Hunter (1978)
54 M*A*S*H (1970)
55 North by Northwest (1959)
56 Jaws (1975)
57 Rocky (1976)
58 The Gold Rush(1925)
59 Nashville (1975)
60 Duck Soup (1933)
61 Sullivan's Travels (1941)
62 American Graffiti (1973)
63 Cabaret (1972)
64 Network (1976)
65 The African Queen (1951)
66 The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
67 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68 Unforgiven (1992)
69 Tootsie (1982)
70 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
74 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
75 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
76 Forrest Gump (1994)
77 All the President's Men (1976)
78 Modern Times (1936)
79 The Wild Bunch (1969)
80 The Apartment (1960)
81 Spartacus (1970)
82 Sunrise (1927)
83 Titanic (1997)
84 Easy Rider (1969)
85 A Night at the Opera (1935)
86 Platoon (1986)
87 12 Angry Men (1957)
88 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89 The Sixth Sense (1999)
90 Swing Time (1936)
91 Sophie's Choice (1982)
92 Goodfellas (1990)
93 The French Connection (1971)
94 Pulp Fiction (1994)
95 The Last Picture Show (1971)
96 Do the Right Thing (1989)
97 Blade Runner (1982)
98 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99 Toy Story (1995)
100 Ben-Hur (1959)
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tomorrow (today actually) we are headed out to the country for a camping trip with our church. At last count there were about 29 families going; roughly 130 people! I think the church will look empty this coming Sunday.
Today was spent packing all our gear. I told Michael that we certainly need to take a lot of stuff just for 3 days: tent, sleeping bags, food, stove, etc. I'm really excited this year because we bought a screen tent that we can put the picnic table in and enjoy bug free meals. It will also be a nice place to sit in at night.
This afternoon I made some brownies and muffins to take. Since it will be warm, I'm not cooking as much as I did when we went in September. Dinner tomorrow night will be Italian sausages for Michael and I and hamburgers for Julianne. Saturday's breakfast will be muffins, eggs and bacon. Lunch is pbj's and chips! Dinner will be chili which I've already made and frozen. I'll just need to cook it a pot. Sunday morning breakfast will be oatmeal (in these handy little cups that you just add water to make) and cereal. Easy!
Michael loaded up the van this afternoon so we are almost ready to go. I will update you when we return. I'll be taking lots of pictures so I'll share those also.
See you on Monday or possibly Tuesday. Monday might be spend doing laundry and putting away all the camping stuff.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Listening......to crows scaring off a red-tail hawk
Relaxing......on my swing
Working......on a huge pile of laundry
Planning.......on our upcoming camping trip
Praying.......for a job situation of a friend
Making......a mess of my desk!
Going.......to and from church
Mailing.......lessons for The Mailbox Club
Studying......the Word :-)
Watching.......my daughter make Rice Krispie treats
Praising......the Lord for His care and provision
Friday, June 15, 2007
This has been a hard lesson to learn--and I'm still learning! The Lord gave me an opportunity to put it into practice today. Michael called this morning to tell me that Jared was in a car accident. He is fine except for muscle stiffness and soreness. Praise God! But....his car is probably totaled. He drove it home but that's as far as it's going.
I have to admit that most of the morning I was listening to myself. Thoughts like these filled my mind: Why? Why, Lord? How could this happen? How is he going to pay for this car? What if it is totaled, how will he get to work? I don't have to write anymore because I'm sure you can fill in the rest!
I was thankful that Jared wasn't hurt. I wasn't bitter about what happened or blaming God but I was listening to myself and my feelings. And what does the Bible say about that? "The heart is deceitful above all things and desparately wicked, who can know it?" My heart was certainly deceiving me! Colossians 3:2 says, "Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things." Was I doing this? No! (And I just had a discussion about this with Trish on Wednesday night! How quickly I forget things!!!!)
About this time, I had to run some errands. I was still listening to myself and knew it wasn't right and that I had to do something!! I put on a CD from The Listener's Bible. I chose 1 Peter and I'm glad I did! The Lord used His Word to remind me that I needed to talk to myself about the unchanging truth of He has done for me through His Son. As C. J. says in his book, "By God's grace I was able to turn away from what I felt and began to live in the goodness of what is true and unchanging--God's grace to me through the cross."
I still don't know the answers to my questions. A friend came over to look at the car and it does indeed look bad. He's going to price some parts for us but it may not be worth it to get it fixed. How will Jared get to work? How will he pay for another car? It looks as if all the money he saved for college will be going to a car. But it's ok. God is in control. He protected Jared from harm (and the other person also). He has a reason for this and it's good (Romans 8:28-29). I have been praying that the Lord would get Jared's attention--perhaps this is the way? It's not what I as a mom would have wanted but God's ways are much better than mine!!
Here's the passage the Lord used to remind me of all He has done for me and to get me to talk to myself instead of listen.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through Him you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:18-21)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Charlotte Mason said, "Besides my Bible, I always keep three books going that are just for me--a stiff book, a moderately easy book, and a novel, and I always take up the one I feel fit for." With that in mind, here's my reading list for the summer.
Damsels in Distress--Martha Peace (Trish and I are meeting once a week to work through this book together)
The Holiness of God--R. C. Sproul
Age of Opportunity--Paul Tripp
Love God with All Your Mind (Revised and Expanded)--Elizabeth George
Shop, Save and Share--Ellie Kay
A Passion for the Impossible--Miriam Rockness
15-Minute Meal Planner--Emilie Barnes
Love to Eat, Hate to Eat--Elyse Fitzpatrick
Aunt Jane's Hero--Elizabeth Prentiss
Miss Jane Austen (bio)--May Becker
Ishmael (Lamplighter book)--E.D.E.N. Southworth
Seasonal Soundings is sponsoring this Challenge. Be sure to check out her site to see what others are reading. So many books..............so little time!!!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Dinner at Penny Lane Pub
The Gang at Penny Lane
I can't seem to get the caption under the picture but the one above this one is Jessica, Jared and Matt.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
In coming days look for my summer reading list. I have a lot of books that I "want to" read but have never gotten around to actually putting a list on paper. The Lord has really been convicting me lately of the use of my "free time". Reading more is something I say I don't have time for but actually I don't make the time. Lord willing, that will change this summer.
What else is planned for this week? I need to finish up the spring cleaning that I started last month. I have Mailbox Club lessons to mail and other paperwork that needs to be finished.
So, how is your week shaping up?
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I e-mailed twice to see if I could volunteer at the Used Curriculum Sale but I haven't heard anything. Oh well, I'm sure when I get there and tell them I'd like to volunteer, they won't turn me away.
Pray for me and all the other homeschooling moms who will be going. Pray for safety, a time of rest and refreshment and to not get stressed when we see all the wonderful books, games, curriculum, etc. and think that we have to do it all. God knows our families best so pray that we listen to Him and not the world.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Stay out of trouble!
Friday, June 01, 2007
Apple Jacks or Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries
Neither, I liked Trix. I always felt sorry for the rabbit. I would have given him a bowl!
Band or Choir
I was in the band in Jr. High.
Yes, it was gold with an purple stone. It's still in my jewelry box.
Ducks or Battleships
Neither. I used to take Barbies in the tub so they could swim. :-)
I never had a job until I graduated high school.
Definitely Mr. Brett in high school. He was an English teacher but I had him for study hall. He helped me with my writing. I was finally going to have him my last semester of senior year and he moved! His last day he drove me home in his WV bug and I cried the whole way. (Wow, I bet a teacher can't drive a student home these days!!!)
No, but I've done all right w/o it.
Didn't enjoy this. I'd much rather be outside!
Kickball or Dodgeball
The Monkees, of course!
Am I musical or do I play an instrument? I can play the flute; can't sing, though.
Number of School Districts
Two: 1-4 (didn't go to kindergarten, it used to be optional); 5-12.
Orange or Apple
Apple, but I'd rather have a banana.
Quiz Team or Debate
Ha! I'm not sure if our school had this but I was "way too cool" to do anything like that. LOL!!!
Jumping rope. I loved to sing all the jump rope rhymes and to double dutch. That's usually all we did during recess.
My high school yearbook says something like "art and fame". Neither has happened. That's ok because once I became a believer my priorities changed.
I think I learned how to be a friend in school. High school was a joke. Even though I was a straight A student I can honestly say I have learned more from homeschooling my children than I ever did in school.
Walk or Bus
Walked in elementary school and rode the bus from 6 through 10. My junior and senior year I rode in my girlfriend's car or mine. Riding the bus as a senior was not cool, LOL!
X Country or Basketball
First Grade and Senior Year
Hmmm, there were lots of boring classes, mostly history. Today it's my favorite subject.