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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Recently I’ve taken to carrying a notebook and pen in my apron pocket during the day. None of my dresses have pockets (why is it that women’s clothes in general have fewer pockets than men’s clothes anyway?) so I bought … Continue reading
This was a a quick invention last night, as I wanted something to munch on while the rest of dinner was cooking. 1 bunch Swiss Chard (about 12 large stalks) Olive Oil Salt Pepper mustard creme fraiche lime juice Wash, … Continue reading
This week I really splurged on greens, we love them in all kinds of dishes and there are plenty at Byrd House Market right now. I spent just under $30 dollars and got: 1 pound each of baby zucchini and … Continue reading
One place that I have learned to really stretch food dollars in with flavoring (spices, bases, and herbs). In many cases a little bit of a more “expensive” ingredient can really improve a dish’s flavor. Here are a few examples: … Continue reading
When F was a baby (about six months old) he stopped wanting to sit quietly on my lap. After all he was somewhat mobile at that point and could hold things and bang them together so sitting on Mama’s lap … Continue reading
Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and … Continue reading
Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast revealed thy glory among the nations: Preserve the works of thy mercy, that thy Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name; through the same … Continue reading
Sometimes I think that if I hear “why?” one more time I’ll probably scream or have a nervous breakdown or something. Sometimes (especially when I’m busy) I wish that my children were a little more like Lord Cardigan’s soldiers in … Continue reading