Saturday, January 28, 2012

Human Body: Pushing The Limits

We are in the process of watching another fantastic dvd series about the human body that I can't wait to tell you about, it is called "Human Body: Pushing The Limits"!! If you are studying the body this 2 dvd set is a must, the graphics are AMAZING! All I can say is we were really spellbound when watching the first dvd which covered sight & strength, I can't wait to watch the second dvd on Monday!

Until Next time - God Bless!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Little Of This And A Little Of That

We are having a wild week already and it is only Tuesday!

My son's car broke down this morning which has set the tone for today : (

As many times as I have told him to have money set aside for car repairs he just never thinks about it happening and here we are and he only has $200.00 to his name and you know how car repair bills add up in a hurry....

On another note, I wanted to share with you a picture of our first dozen of eggs from our girls... the sad note is they decided to lay their eggs in our pump house so we added some hay to make it cozy for them which I guess they did not like and have now moved their laying to an undisclosed location. Kelly & I have been stalking the girls to see where they are going to try and find their new spot but so far no luck : (

I also wanted to share a cute picture of our man Riley snuggling in the blankets during the cold sanp we had been having, He is a Florida boy thru and thru and can't stand the cold...

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today!

Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Dvd's To Watch!!

We watched a great dvd to go with our lesson 18 in "The Mystery of History" vol 1 curriculum, "Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient China" We found it to be a very interesting and informative dvd which backed up what was mentioned in the lesson. I really like when I can find a dvd to go with the lesson it really helps Kelly remember what is being taught.
I also watched the "Forks over Knives" dvd, I enjoyed the book alot better and thought it went into much more detail, but the dvd is also so thought provoking! You honestly can not watch it without wanting to take action right away!! Kelly who was sitting away from the tv while I was watching kept commenting on it so I know it has also caught her interest. Honestly you can't hear this info and not want to do something.... It just makes so much sense to make a few diet changes to live a more healthy pain free life. We have already cut out the meat, and we have never been much for dairy so that will not be a problem for us to get rid of - Our sticking point will be sugar, We LOVE our sweets. I need to find a very basic plant based cookbook to get going on this. I have gotten a few from our library but they all have crazy ingredients that I could not afford to buy them so I really need to get a back to basic type cookbook. I'm still trying to save for "Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day", this seems to be my type of book : 0 ) I know I sound like a broken record but please when you get a free minute read the book or watch the dvd I think you will find it fascinating!!
Until Next Time - God Blss!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inside the Living Body dvd

We finished up the "Inside the Living Body" dvd, WOW! I think everyone should get a chance to watch it!! Of course it's not ment for the younger crowd and it does have some "gross" moments but I think it would be an eye opener for every teen for sure. I have to say when they got to the body at 45 year old & then again a the 50 year old body I was really saddened.... It really hit home for me on what is now taking place in my body. It was AMAZING seeing food turn to fat, you actually see it inside the body and how it lays on and blocks many of your important body parts causing many life threatening issues! As I had mentioned Kelly is very embarrased by any of the scenes that delt with sexual awarness, reproduction ect. so we skipped over a few of those so I can't speak for the entire dvd but from what I have seen it gets my WOW factor for sure!!

Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Back To The Grid Stone For Us : )

Good Evening Blogging Buddies! Hope everyone is doing well : )
Things are getting back to"normal" here, We hit the grid stone today and got some school work done which felt GREAT!
I did get a chance to go away to my son's house and spent some time down at the Daytona International Speedway on thurs., It felt wonderful to get away but with Kelly home sick I really couldn't enjoy myself. We kept texting her the whole time to make sure she was okay. She did fine without me and was no worse for wear when I got back. I just really enjoy my kids and outtings just don't seem as fun unless we are all together.
Back to our school day today, We starting watching "Inside the Living Body"
Wow, Is all I can say! You are able to view inside a real human and see food going into the mouth and then the path it takes through out the body amazing! The way they are able to show you how we grow from a baby to adulthood is also amazing! We are up to the age of being an adolescent and the interests it brings of the opposite sex. It was interesting how they showed a real egg inside a female and how it gets flushed out with your monthly period unless of course if it meets up with a male sperm. Kelly cracked me up when she said "So I am like a chicken, I have eggs" : ) Kelly gets real embarrassed with all the talk of sex and such so it should be an interesting day tomorrow, I'll let you know how the rest of the dvd turns out.
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tues. on the Homefront

Hope everyone is enjoying this second day of this wonderful new week!
We are still stuggling to get well here, this cold/cough thing is still going and going... Now you know I have to be better to leave on Wed. to go over to watch the Nascar testing at the speedway on Thurs.! At this point I am not sure if I will be going or not, Kelly is still pretty sick so I would hate to leave her, time will tell.
I had hopes that we would at least watch some of the dvd's I have to get some school work rolling but that didn't happen. We went out for a horseback ride and to get some air, when we got back and Kelly tried to eat some lunch she coughed so much it came back up so needless to say she was in no mood to do school work. Thank you for all the posts about what to use to stop a cough (It's a shame I don't have any honey). I told my husband today that he must buy Kelly something to help stop her coughing & some orange juice, I have to get this kid better!
I have been reading a ton of books at once... I jump around from one to another depending on what mood I'm in. Still enjoying the Tebow book, there is a waiting list for it so I NEED to get it finished. I'm half way with"Money Secrets of the Amish" and still pretty disappointed with it. I have also started a few gardening books, I am determined to get some veg. planted this year.
I have the dvd of "Forks over Knives" waiting to be picked up at the library, I read the book but thought I would take a peek at the dvd also it was THAT GOOD! I wish I could get my husband to watch it so he would do away with meat also, I think if he could just see how they treat the cows & chickens before they are to be killed he would never want to eat another piece of meat again.... just thinking of how they tazor zap the cows sometimes in the personals to get them to move along in the line to go to their deaths, they must experience such fear & pain before dying it is soooo cruel! They even mention how the chickens sometimes aren't even killed before being put into the scoulding hot water! I can tell you from owning chickens they are NOT dumb animals, they know things like when a hawk flies over they make a noise to alarm each other and they look for a place to hide (does that sound like a animal who doesn't understand things...?). I really hope you all get a chance to read the book or watch "Forks over Knives" dvd it will change your way of thinking.
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sat. Night On The Homestead

We warmed up a bit thank goodness today, I guess my blood has really thinned since moving down here to Florida from PA. because I can not take the cold weather at all!

We are all still coughing up a storm! My husband refuses to buy any of the liquid cough medicine, He says they cost to much. He did bring home some type of cough/cold pills that Target sells and I took two right away and I'm still coughing so they are useless... nothing like trying to sleep with everyone coughing : (

I read Forks over Knives by Gene Stone, It just makes so much sense for so many reasons to remove meat from our diets! I haven't had meat for months now and I don't miss it at all. A large part of the book is recipes, not many I would use tho : ( But over all it is a book I think everyone should read.

Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

All I Hear Is Coughing : (

My whole family has now come down with this coughing sickness that my husband started a few weeks back and it is really wearing us all out! Kelly could not enjoy her time down at my son's house because she didn't feel well (she also had some throwing up involved besides the coughing). My son & daughter-in-law brought her home and the poor thing looked like a zombie. Of course now my son & daughter-in-law are also feeling sick : ( As I said my husband has had it for weeks now and he can't seem to get rid of it! My throat has gotten so soar from coughing, I gargle with salt water which helps a tiny bit but what I really need is some cough drops that work, the ones we have tried are more like candy then something that will actually stop the cough. I have my two day get-away on the 11th., I am going down to my son's house and we are going over to the Daytona International Speedway and watch the Nascar drivers test their cars and they also have chances to get autographs and Q & A sessions with the drivers so we need to get better quick!!
I think Kelly found out what was wrong with my computer.... the screen is dead. We hooked my computer up to my husband's monitor and I can still use her : ) I must say tho, when I was computerless I did find time to read more, clean the house and go horseback riding and a number of other things so I am hoping to try and stay off her a bit more.
Oh yea, I have already blown my New Year's resolutions that I had made.... I have been drinking diet soda & I ate some cheesedoodles : ( I have no willpower when I am stressed.
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yes, We Had Frost : (

I can not belive how cold it has gotten down here in my area of Florida!!
Last night was sooooo cold, I was freezing! Of course like I mentioned yesterday, Our heater does not work! Nothing like finding that out during a week long cold spell with temps. dipping down into the 30's. I'm just glad Kelly is staying down at my son's place and is warm, you know it is cold in the house when the dogs are shivering : ( We had the fireplace going but dam that thing did not give off much heat, I pushed the couch by it so I could get some sleep but I really can't rest when the fireplace is on.... I'm letting the logs burn out and I have open the curtains trying to let in some sunlight to warm the place up a bit (we don't have may logs and will need them for tonight).
The biggest news is my computer died! I was worried about her since she started to go to black screen for no reason but now I can't get her working at all. The sad part is I have all of our school work on it. I know your saying why didn't you back up your files and such, honestly I don't know how to put anything on to a disk so I just never think about it : ( I'm hoping I can have her looked at when ever we get some money together. In the mean time I have my husband old computer which I will try and use but it runs a very old windows program so you are unable to see alot of things.... but hey I can still read all of your blog posts on your sites so that is a good thing : )
My husband also broke the door lock this morning on the front door, I guess it froze and he forced it to close and bamo it's broken, but at least it broke while locked instead of broken while open with no way to keep the door closed! I have to use the side door now which doesn't have stairs, I just put a chair out there and use that to get in and out - They don't call me Donna MacGyver for nothing. It looks terrible but hey it works and that's all that matters : )
It sure has been a crazy week already and we are only on Wed.!
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Freezing Down Here In Florida : (

What a temp. swing, just the other day we had 77 degrees and it was sunny almost to the point where you were sweating... then today it is about 32 degrees with a chilling wind! The high today is said to get up to about 46 degrees - Yikes! That's pretty dam cold for us here in Florida!! We had the fireplace going last night but that sucker really doesn't give off much heat at all : ( I really don't think our heater/airconditioner works so we will be layering up on clothes for sure!

I had hoped to start back on our homeschooling this week but it looks like my son wants to take Kelly for a few days down to his house to keep my daughter-in-law busy (she is feeling a bit in the dumps about losing her job). Soooo needless to say we will be off another week. With all of my "issues" this week, I'm kinda glad we won't be dealing with school work.

My computer has been acting up also, it just goes to black screen for no reason. It has done it a few times already this morning so that sure isn't a good sign : ( I would be lost without her : 0 )
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bad Mother Of The Year Award For 2012!

Okay here we are only a day into the New Year and I have already won the "Bad Mother Of The Year Award For 2012"!! Yes, I have done a very bad thing..... I fogot the date of Kelly's birth (Feb. 19th.)!!!!!! I honestly could not remember if it was the 18th or the 19th of Feb., I was even trying to convince Kelly it was the 18th.! The poor child just looked at me like I hurt her heart : ( I feel sooooo terrible about it, What mother forgets her own childrens birthday?????
I told her I am blaming it on perimenopause - I am 48 yrs old, my period is a week late, I'm a nasty son of a gun, moody, and I have lost my brain! So I really think I have started the first faze of menopause. Of course this does not excuse my forgetting Kelly's birthdate, I will NEVER live that down!
So don't worry moms out there I have already won the award for 2012 so you all in the clear : )
Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year - 2012

I hope this post finds everyone safe after last nights activities.......
I always love the start of a New Year and all the hope it carries with it.

Did you write down your resolutions for 2012????

One of my top resolutions is to do away with drinking diet soda, It is a huge problem for me so I really will need will power to stay away from it. My second thing I want to do away with is cheese doodles.... yes I have a doodle addiction.

These are just a few of the items I want to tackle this year : )

Hope everyone has a great day today and a wonderful start to the New Year!!

Unil Next Time - God Bless!!