Today's Wisdom

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2 FREE Spots to The Old Schoolhouse Expo - Quick Giveaway!

Giveaway Ends - 02/26/14 @ 7:00am EST or when the 2 comments are posted whichever comes first!

Okay, here's a fun giveaway!  As a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I have been given the opportunity to give away 2 seats to The Old Schoolhouse Expo!  Just look at the fabulous speakers!!

As you can see, the expo is this Thursday so act fast!  The 1st two of my readers to leave a comment with first name, last name, and email will get to join me at the expo!!  As simple as that - where's my easy button? :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up - Week 21

In my life this week…
It was a much better week!  Mostly in part of the sweet, sweet comments about last week!!  Thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment and encourage me - it was greatly appreciated!!  We are still waiting on our CLASS materials and I'm working with them to figure out where to begin so hopefully we can get started with that very soon. Meanwhile, Jonathan is joining Stephen and Sarah for now with a few extras added in - like King Alfred's English.  I just love that book!!  He's finding it very interesting and fun as well and learning a lot in the process - my kind of learning! I love the teacher helps too!

In our homeschool this week…
Stephen is still practicing for National Number Knockout and we submitted his entrance video this week. It's fun to watch him in action!

It was also box day for next year's goodies!  I usually buy early when we get our tax refund.  We will continue with the family cycle, year 4 of My Father's World - Exploration to 1850.

Weigh In
This will be a new addition here on the blog.  I'm already updating for accountability on YouTube but want to do it here as well.  I weigh in each Wednesday.  I was down 0.7 this week for a total of 10.8 pounds over the last 14 weeks. I'm following the Weight Watchers plan using the Ultimate Food Value Diary Plus app on my phone to track.  I'm focusing right now on portion control mainly and making wise choices.  I'm also participating in the online Made To Crave study at Proverbs 31.

I’m cooking…
Here is a video of our dinners (lol, all 1 of them) for the week.  We ate out a lot this week and went over budget there too...ugh.  I forgot to take pictures for the rest of them. Hopefully, I'll do better next week!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wrap Up - Week 20 - The One Where We Survived!

In my life this week…
It's been a rough week.  It's been one of "those" weeks.  I'm a planner.  If you've been here before, you've seen that I need a plan.  I enjoy a plan.  A plan makes me happy.  I also know that things don't always fall into said plan no matter how hard you try.  So....

In our homeschool this week…

The big news is we're starting high school over pretty much with my oldest son.  He's been extremely unmotivated, struggled, and not put forth the effort that I know he has in him.  He's never liked school and always tried to do the bare minimum.  Well, this time he's going to have to face the consequences of his actions. I hate it for him.  As his mom, I wanted it to be easier for him - to guide him, for him to take it, run with it, flourish but sometimes "the plan" just doesn't go that way.  Sometimes, you just have to learn the hard way.  You have to fail to gain. Sometimes the easiest way isn't the best way at all.  You choose the hard way but often times that hard way makes the biggest impact on your life. That's what I'm holding on to!  I know that in the end God has a plan and His plan is so much greater than mine could ever be!  We both need more accountability. The weekly meetings just don't work with this child.  He needs to be held accountable but then again he needs to learn to do things on his own as well.  We're enrolling him in the CLASS program, praying that having to be accountable to someone else besides mom will be another wake up call.  He's so close.  His desires aren't college but just to make it through. He can do this!  Will he?......

Times like this is when I love having those who have been before me to lean on.  I hope I can be that way for others when we make it through too!

In other news, Stephen and Sarah had a good week.  During our study of the Medieval period, we made some stain glass out of paper and put together our castle. We also had some fun practicing for National Number Knockout.  

We also had fun celebrating Valentine's Day and believe it or not - more snow!!  

I’m cooking…
Here is a video of our dinners for the week.