The beginning of my week did not start off well. Normally I would have been extremely upset. However, I focused on the Lord and was able to stay calm. I really missed my daughter this week. The rest of the week was pretty normal.
In our homeschool this week…
It was a straightforward week. I did come to the conclusion that DS needs to concentrate more in Math. So I've decided to increase the amount of hours we focus on Math and cut down on other subjects.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Unfortunately, we did not have a car this week, so we went nowhere. Bummer....we missed the scheduled field trip Friday.
What’s working for us…
Starting our day later. Originally, I had planned for our school day to start at 8:30 am. We have been starting between 9 - 9:30 am this week and have been doing well.
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" ...slowly.
I’m cooking… Nothing special this week, but do plan on making some Sweet Potato Muffins this weekend. Great for breakfast.
I’m praying for…
The family of the 11yr. old boy who was abducted and killed recently. It has showed our nation that we must be proactive in matters of missing children.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
“ Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children. ” — Lilliam Holstein
The Homeschool Movie Club is an awesome site I just discovered today! They offer curricula based on a few popular children's movies. What a great way to integrate fun and learning.
Go to their site today and download the Dolphin Tale Curriculum for free! Kids from Elementary to High School can use it. They also have other links to great information about dolphins; and the actual dolphin the movie is based on. You do have to register with the website, but it's free. I plan to take my son to see the movie first, then work with the curriculum. Enjoy!
I'm known as "The Queen of Pancakes" in this house. Everyone eagerly anticipates my pancakes on Saturday mornings with excitement. I could make plain, banana, blueberry, oatmeal....anything. They were always delicious and satisfying.
Then I passed on my recipe...to my husband. I was away from home helping my daughter settle in for college, and the little one asked for pancakes. I sent my husband the recipe. It was his first time ever in his 40+ years on this earth that he ever made pancakes...ever!! They were a hit. Such a hit that the little one said that I MUST taste Daddy's pancakes. He raved and raved.
I came home and the little one continued to rave about these pancakes that my husband made ONCE in his life. "Oh Mummy, let Daddy make the pancakes!" But I told him that I would like to cook for him since I'm home now. I got back into the kitchen, prepared my recipe, lit the stove and proceeded to make my pancakes.
They were "eh".
I didn't understand. Why weren't they light and fluffy? Why do they look like flat discs? I assumed that I didn't put in enough baking powder. They were edible, but they weren't "Mine". The next weekend, I offer to make pancakes again, determined to do better than the previous weekend. Again, I prepared, lit and proceeded to make my pancakes. And again, they weren't light and fluffy but flat. Too little baking powder, that has to be it! I decided to mix another batch, this time with more baking powder.
And again, Flat. Not only flat, but flat and heavy! WTH! Why?!! I am the Queen of Pancakes!
Pancakes were MY thing. Now the kid only wants pancakes from Daddy (ugghh). I have come to the conclusion that I have lost my Pancake Mojo. I understand now why some people don't like sharing recipes. Once you share them, you lose everything that made it special. These were my special pancakes and now they're gone.