Saturday, October 6, 2012

Our Journey This Week....

What's Happening this past week.....

One very sick friend and one sick son....... My pastor's wife,which is also my cousin, has become very ill this week. She is in the hospital trying to recover. She has a tick borne illness called Erlichiosis. Most people just have a mild case that feels like flu, but there are some cases where the disease is severe and that is what she has, the severe case. Please pray for her when you can, I know she would appreciate it. It seemed my son had a flare up of what we thought were allergies, but then later in the week began to run a temp, so he went to the doctor yesterday and he has pneumonia. He is one sick boy, not up to his regular activity level, and missing soccer today....which upsets him. But I am sure he will be ready to play next weekend in the tournament.

In Homeschool this Week.....

My 5 year old demonstrated that she could now count to 100! Who knew...I had thought we were just counting to 49 when she informed me that no she could count all the way she said....she also was able to sound out more words this week, started learning the value of a nickel, how to count the correct number of pennies for an item, and more handwriting. We also started on a lapbook for Noah's Ark.

My middle son, before he had pneumonia, worked on grammar. We made an adjective acrostic with each family members name, he also went on a noun safari. He completed a project on Vermont and placed it in his journal. It was part of the "Nifty Fifty" project where he will learn important details, and just amazing facts about all 50 states. So far he is enjoying this lesson. I think what he really likes is making the foldables to show the facts he has learned.

Advice I Would Share about Homeschool....

Be sure you are familiar with the learning style of your child and plan projects and activities accordingly. A great tool to asses the learning style that I got from the local college, is this....Learning Style Inventory. Let me say that about 90% of all children start out at kinesthetic learners, but by second grade they begin to learn differently. By 5th grade they have differentiated into their own learning style. My son struggled so long before I found this site and put into practice the things I discovered there....

A Fun Thing This Week...

We attended our monthly 4H meeting on Thursday and both got signed up for their small group projects. They will be involved in Homesteading and Outdoor Activities. Our first homestead meeting is this coming Friday....I think I am as excited as they are!

Another great thing this week was that my sister came by after work for dinner. She is not from my area of the state, but was within 30 minutes of my house with a specialty clinic. It was great to get to visit with her and catch up on everything from back home.

What I'm Cooking.....

For my sister's visit, I made Tortellini soup that I served with garlic toast and a vegetable salad. This has to be one of the easiest soups I have ever made. all you do is boil your choice of meat (I usually use chicken, but this time made with pork loin), after it is done, remove, add chicken broth, bring to a boil, then add tortellini pasta, a fozen green veggie (I used broccoli),a can of diced or crushed tomatoes, add the meat back that you have cut up, season and let simmer...amazing!

On Friday night, we had a simple meal of polish sausage that I cooked with red onions and bell peppers, served on a hoagie bun with provolone cheese...They were so good! We had chips and dip on the side.

This Weekend....

Here is what's happening for us this Savannah has a football game to cheer at this morning, we were supposed to be at soccer, but the pneumonia took care of that, I am working on laundry and ironing, cleaning out some cabinets, taking care of my sick one, and then later having the oldest watch the other two while my sweetie and I go out to dinner for some quiet time.

What I am Grateful For Right Now....

Well that one is easy....God's Mercy and Grace!


  1. The tortellini soup looks delicious! Hope your son feels better soon.

    1. Thanks! And yes the soup is so good, you have to make it sometime just to try it

  2. That soup look so good!

    1. This soup is AMAZING!! You have to try it!

  3. Great looking soup, you were one busy lady this week

    1. hey Cyndee...Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! I thought that too when I actually put it all down on here what we had done!