Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MOH Lesson #14 Jacob & Esau

We watched a dvd yesterday about "Jacob & Esau". Kelly was getting lost and it was hard to figure out who was who especially since it was so simular to the Abraham story. She looked at me when the story dealt with Jacob being with a total of 4 women whom he had children with.... Esau also had 4 wives and had many children with them also. We didn't go into more detail about that, I really didn't know what more to say about it.
We are getting a dvd on
"Sodom & Gomorrah" it is animated and geared towards children so we will see how that goes.
Before we get that dvd we have to watch
"Horton hears a Who!", No, Kelly nor I requested that video - my husband did! The other day at work the guys (men well over the age of 40) were discussing Horton and who he was. My husband had not heard of him and came home and asked me about him. When I said I had seen the dvd he wanted to get it. It really makes me wonder what else my husband and the "guys" talk about when they are at work - Yikes!!
Have a great day & God Bless!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

To The Mud Pit And Beyond : )

Our school day was rolling yesterday! We both got up early and the weather was fantastic! We had some computer time then we took a long walk and explored a "mud pit" back in the woods where some kids have started taking their 4 wheelers and older trucks to ride around in. It was a great outting : ) When we got back we finished up the "Abraham" dvd., I liked it. Kelly said being that is was a "movie" type dvd about the topic brought it more alive for her and she could understand it better. I just love when she says stuff like that..... : ) We read a bit more about Abraham in the History of Mystery book and then went on to our "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" book. We have a easy version of that book, so we are crusing right thru it. Kelly is enjoying it, of course not as much as the "Swiss Family Robinson" book.
We did a few other things also but the day went really well... Still lagging on math. I really want to get a copy of "Your Business Math Series: Pets" I know it states for 8-12 age group but I really think seeing how math is involved with any type of business you own or work at will help Kelly understand how impotant math is in life instead of the constant struggle we have each day just to do the basics.
Anyway, Hope everyone has a fantastic day today - God Bless!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!!

Whew, Glad that holiday is over..... I cleaned and cooked "wait" is that a holiday????? Anyway, It was wonderful to have my son & daughter-in-law over for dinner. My husband called his father and he had plans with his neighbors and friends, He is doing very well since the passing of my mother-in-law. I asked my husband to invite a friend/former co-worker of his over (this fellow like alot of folks around here hasn't worked in ages and is losing his house and his health from all the stress of it all) I didn't want him to be alone during the holiday but he said he had plans : ( Dinner I have to say turned out to be one of my worst to date, I burnt the rolls & the pumpkin pie! My son said "We are having Christmas at our house" I think that said it all about my cooking this year....
On another note, My son and daughter-in-law are inching to be moving out of Florida and they want us to follow them. Now you all know my thoughts on Florida, this state has brought us to our knees so I'm like where ever the heck you decide to go we will try and go with you. I just love that my son wants his family to be close to him : ) I must have done something right raising that boy! It turns out they are thinking of moving all they way back up north - Yuck! He actually wants to buy the 1st house we ever bought, the home he grew up in. It happens to be for sale and my son is crazed about getting it. The really funny thing is that the house right behind our 1st home is also for sale! He feels it is a sign from God that we are ment to be there together. Now remind you my son & daughter-in-law have not saved one dime towards buying a home yet.... So how he feels he can move on this I do not know. He is calling the realestate office today to ask more questions, I hate to be a negative nelly but they just aren't ready at this time but I guess it is wonderful to have dreams to strive for!!
In school news we are working on lesson 13 "Abraham" in our Mystery of History book. We are watching "The Bible Collection: Abraham" dvd. I wasn't sure how Kelly would like a "movie type" dvd on the topic, but she has been drawn in. She actually said to me "Mom, Don't forget we still have to watch the ending of that dvd." : ) What an amazing man and what trials he had to face... In the one part of the movie Lott (Abraham's nephew) and his family welcomed in strangers to their home, We talked how we treat stangers and to be honest we are very garded. I think most in society today are fearful of strangers but people are so nasty now adays you just don't know. We did think about how when our neighbor (who almost ran me over with his truck and the same family who calls the cops/animals control on us) lost thier dog they other day we helped them look for it. Not sure if the two tie into each other but we know we did a nice thing.
We also got on inter-library loan the two books we need for the Elemental Science Biology curriculum I was given. The funny thing is the one book came in right away and the second one took another week to get here so since the take out time is limited to 4 weeks we are really only down to 3 weeks so we need to get rolling on it! If it turns out that we enjoy it like I think we will, I will need to bite the bullet and buy those two books....
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day today!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

Well here we are at Thanksgiving Eve, Are you all ready?????
I have all the fixins but the house sure isn't ready for guests : ( Today will be spent cleaning..... I think this is a large part of why I hate holidays I am always worn out by the time the day gets here. You think I would learn and get the house in shape before hand but in our house that is impossible if it looks good today it will not look good by tomorrow just how it is.
Anyway, We plan on taking the big table outside and having Thanksgiving out there. I love having it outside we did it once and it turned out fantastic. The weather is supposta be in the 7o's with a breeze - Can't ask for better than that!
Hope everyone has a great day today getting ready for your feasts tomorrow!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday Morning To Ya!

Hope everyone is primed and ready for Thanksgiving.... only 3 days away - YIKES!
Being that Kelly & I are vegetarians, I was upset to have to buy a ham : ( But my son, daughter-in-law & husband are not in our frame of mind about meat so I will have to cook that for them. I saw a glimmer of hope tho from my son, he was telling me about the egg plant and the way they treat their chickens, he had seen a little bit of the video about it and he said "Mom it was BAD". Back when I was buying my baby chickens he thought I was crazy when I asked him if he wanted me to get extra so I could supply him and his wife with fresh eggs also, now he is like "Got any eggs Mom"?
I had a surprize outting on Sat. night my daughter-in-law came a picked me up and we went to the movies! I have not been to the movie theater is years so it was really nice to get out. We saw Breaking Dawn, it was okay but I liked the book a whole heck of alot better. I couldn't belive how expensive it was to get in $7.00 for each ticket and the 2 large sodas & large popcorn was another $14.00 - Yikes $28.00 dollars for a movie night.... just doesn't seem right : (
Kelly is still sick! It seems to be sticking with her and not letting go. She is a real crank pot when she is not feeling good so school work is on the back burner.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Next Week This Time Is Thanksgiving : )

Can you belive we are a week away from Thanksgiving.... Yikes! It turns out we are going to have dinner at our home this year so I need to get planning.
Have you read about how Facebook tracks your every move, Isn't that scarry! Like my episode with Walmart calling my son's phone number trying to collect our debt when we never gave them his number, things are getting out of control! I'm not sure if this is related or not but I have been viewing "The Omnivore's Dilemma for kids: The secrets behind what you eat" on Amazon a number of times because I want to buy a copy and use it as part of our Life Skills: Nutrition course. It seems every time I look the book up it keeps going up in price... Now of course I know others thru out the world are also looking the book up and buying it but it just seems strange that when I first started looking at it I could buy it with shipping for $6.56 now it is up to roughly $8.28! I guess that is what I get for not buying it right away.... I am now thinking of going the inter-library loan route, that will cost me $2.00 instead of $8.00.
School has been going slow, naw lets face it it has been in a stop mode the past couple of days : ( Kelly got back from her brothers totally wiped out. The child was staying up till after 1am each night, came home with a cold also. Needless to say we are going to be tip toeing around school work getting what we can done...
Hope everyone has a wonderful day today!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Okay, I know I am always the last one to jump on a band wagon and Pinterest is no different. Jennifer from Toad Haven had sent me an invite awhile ago and I signed up and kinda gave it the once over but didn't really spend alot of time there. I have been seeing posts from a number of my blogging buddies about finding some real goodies over at that site, so I thought I would give it another look see.... Holy Cow!! I am addicted to it! I spent most of yesterday on there just going from one thing to the next. You find a craft you think looks interesting and then you end up on that persons blog or website and then you get drawn into what they have to say on their site which is amazing. I have pinned a number of things, but I can see how you could spend your time pinning and not doing.....
Kelly is gone for the weekend over to my son's house so it just me and Pinterest... no no I ment to say just me and my husband : 0 ) hehehe!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sorry For Blogging Issues!

I'm very sorry if you had come to read my blog and were subjected to that "music" or just plain nasty talk that took over my blog!
Some how something was able to attach to the "my weather" gadget on my blog and was able to cause trouble from there, not sure how that happened but I have removed that gadget!!
Sorry : (

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Don't Forget To Set Your Clocks Back Tonight

Happy Saturday to you all!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!
We are having great weather here, coolish but sunny - can't ask for more!
Don't forget to turn you clocks back tonight - Gain and hour of sleep : )

If you all get a chance you have to read this post over at Homemaking on the Homestead, I think she hit the nail on the head with this post "Life isn't about what you don't have... It's about making the best of what you do have" AMEN!

On the lawyer front, this new lawyer is really grabbing the bull by the horns and getting busy with it! Just what I like : )
I really don't know what the last lawyer was up to but he was pulling alot of wool over my eyes... He told me that the two sisters estate had $80,000 dollars in it, this new lawyer tells me they have $470,000.00 dollars! I was floored and kinda a saddened that if they had that kind of money (they also had been paying roughly $2,000 a month at the assisted living place for the past 5 or 6 years they lived there) they could of just hired a live in nurse instead of going to that place, but that's all water under the bridge now.... The pervious lawyer said I was to get a fee for my survices for being a co-executor of the will that I was NOT mentioned in the will, well my husband and I are mentioned in the second paragraph of both wills - the ladies are giving us $10,000 dollars each for a total of $20,000 dollars!! Praise God!! These ladies have always been our Angels and they are STILL trying to help us even from their graves... So it turns out we will be getting the $20,000 plus 3% of the $470,000.00. The lawyer gets 4% for his payment, which I find to be really high but that is the going rate - Yikes! The three people the ladies listed in their will will be getting a really huge amount of money from this estate so I expressed my concern to the new lawyer that time is of the essence since I am sure if the ladies where 97 & 101 years old when they passed that their cousins must be in their late 70's or 80's we need to get these people their money ASAP.
I don't know when we will get this money, it would be enough to cover the property tax sale so we would not loose our house & property but if it doesn't come in time and someone else buys the note so be it, I am leaving it all in Gods hands.

Life really is something, We make decisions thru out or lives thinking was are doing whats right for our families but then find out after time we have made huge mistakes! I wish there were do-overs in life, but there aren't : (