Sunday, September 27, 2009

Taylor Swift!

I still can't get pictures on blogger but I put lots on flickr.

What a great mom daughter outing.

Taylor Swift concert was wonderful we had great seats, then they started putting a rope up and I thought she is going to walk by us we were at an end of an aisle. She did and Brittney got to touch her hand. She has said she is never washing her hand again!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not cooperating

I have been trying to add pictures but blogger is not being cooperative.

We had a fun outing with friends on Friday to an apple orchard. Pics are in flickr if you click on the flickr box to the right.

Tomorrow morning Britt and I leave for girl fun! Taylor Swift concert tomorrow night. She is so excited and so am I. We are leaving in the morning going to have lunch at Cheesecake Factory and a little shopping before the concert. We are staying the night in Tulsa and will head back some time on Monday. Hopefully blogger will let me post pics tomorrow night. I am looking more forward to this concert than the previous Cheetah Girls, and Hannah Montana concerts that we have went to.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Drama King

I don't really have a drama queen Britt has her moments but she is not NEAR as dramatic as her brother.

This morning we are studying monks in history and we were making a traditional lentil soup from that time.

Braden all of a sudden drops to his knees and hands raised goes "Why Why Why"
I am like what are you doing?
He looks at me and says "I was asking God why I am allergic to so many things but I can't be allergic to this soup!".

I am making him eat the soup or at least 4 bites of it as that is the rule around here but he is just so amusing!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trying to do less

I have been missing in action.

It has been on my mental to do list to throw a post up but the mental list has been a swirl of things.

I had a crying meltdown over just having too much this past weekend. I actually felt better after it. I have given up girl scout leader position. After talking to Brittney she didn't really care about it either, talked to her best friend she didn't care either so why was I killing myself. So that is off the list now. That helps.

I have also cut down a little on the free lance paralegal work I have one attorney that pays very well and I get the most work for him but then I have another attorney who doesn't pay as well but he was one of the ones to start my free lance work and has always been there so I felt obligation to him. However it was just becoming to overwhelming so I went into talk to him. Of course started crying and he was like why didn't you say something sooner no problem. So we worked out a compromise he wants me to do certain tasks because he has known me 15 years and trusts me but other tasks are being delegated out. Which leaves the other attorney who pays well but is harder to work for. I am just going to have to put boundaries with that work.

I have lots of upcoming appointments for Brae I have bypassed some doctors and am just doing what I feel needs to be done. I know I will step on some toes but have decided it has to be done. So hopefully will have some answers soon. If you follow me on facebook you know about the weird episodes he has been having here and there with his heart rate dropping. It has now been 7 days since he had an episode so who knows.

Our home school coop has started and I do enjoy being director of that and I think I have it organized enough that the next 5 weeks should go smoothly so I don't get too overwhelmed. Home school is going good. I have started a new program with Brae working with his auditory and visual disorders I will let you know further into it how it goes. So far so good. We are actually seeing a vision therapist tomorrow interested to see what she has to say.

I have lots of recipes and crafts to share just have to have time to get them typed out and put up. Also going to share some of our favorite new books this school year. We are loving our art book and I need to share pics and more about some of the latest painters we have tried.

So basically I hope to get things into general order soon leaving mroe time to do things I enjoy like posting. Learning to say no to some things it is either that or really lose my mind.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Crock Pot Kinda week

I have 4 days this week I am using the crock pot for dinner.

I am loving layered dinners in the crock pot. Yum. Last night we had steak, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob all in the crockpot done at the same time and the steak was so tender. Tonight is a summer soup.

I get tons of recipes from crockpot365

She goes into details on the layered cooking as a bonus her recipes are gluten free, and if you don't have to eat gluten free then you just substitute your regular pasta, etc.

I do still take the lazy way out and buy the crock pot liners from Reynolds not cost efficient but makes clean up SO easy.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

studying michelangelo

We started our book "Discovering Great Artists" today. We read about Michelangelo and his painting of the chapel ceiling, etc.

After reading about it I used masking tape and taped large paper under a table in the garage and let the kids lay on their backs and paint. They had fun and I think will remember more about Michelangelo than they would have just by reading it.

Ignore the messy garage in the background of the pics community yard sales are this weekend so trying to get ready for that.