Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Bunch of Things

Well here is my weekly post of everything that I can think of to write. I'll start with my round-up of updates on the things going on in my life. Hoping to hold myself accountable for the goals I make and maybe stick to them.

1. School as always is enjoyable and going well, looking forward to the end of the year so that I can see how much progress little 'un makes. Working on my thoughts on curriculum for the future as well. This works well so far but I'm trying to stay ahead of the curve.

2. The diet is not where I would like it to be, however, I am doing better than I was last week. I even found some kefir in the organics section to try. We liked it a lot and now that I know little 'un can tolerate it I'm going to do my best to get my hands on some grains so I can make it myself. Hoping that the sugar content will be less if I make it myself!

3. Well my etsy shop plans were thrown for a loop when Mrs. B posted that the 31 days of Halloween won't be happening this year at least not with her. Looking for some other options and trying to get motivated again. I am still planning on opening one I just have to actually get my butt in gear and do the hard work of collecting the materials and making the projects.

4. House is beautiful. I was able to go above and beyond the call of duty on Friday without totally killing myself so the house looks really good. I was still able to do school with little 'un and we had just a really great day. In fact it was as close to perfect I think humans can achieve.

Jason over at the Wild Hunt posted something about a Documentary on Aphrodite the other day and if you are not one of his regular readers I would encourage you to go over and check out the link that he posted. He's also currently at PantheaCon and posting his thoughts about that as well. Last but not least Sunfire at Pagan Blog Prompts has a prompt up on gardening so I think I'll share my plans here now:

This year I'm planning to overhaul my system from last year. I found that cucumbers completely overtook my onions and garlic and that peppers were the plants that did best in my soil. The corn failed because I was not aware of the certain kind of beetle that destroys it and therefore did not protect against it and lost what would have been a promising crop due to lack of knowledge. I'm expanding what I'm growing on a whole both for spiritual needs and eating needs. Cucumbers and other climbing viney plants will be getting their own fresh plot in my yard so they won't kill everything else. Adding to my strawberry patch and adding to my list of herbs. Last year with little 'un being so little I didn't want to over do it and well I ended up with a very small yield. Looking forward to another year if gardening and I keep reminding myself that I will be saving so much money this summer on my grocery bill.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Another short sort-of update post!

1. Still sticking with school little 'un is still liking it especially the extra reading time I try to squeeze in. What I chose is working well for us right now, he seems to be learning a lot and will often mention things we haven't studied in weeks. The other day he wanted to look at the stars so I took him on the online planetarium tour and he could identify about 3 constellations on sight. Something that took me by surprise since it's been a month since we explored the stars and even then I wasn't asking him to remember anything about it, it was just fun.

2. Housework is finally coming together. The house is neat excepting the living room which is in need of about an hour of TLC which I should be able to by the end of the week. Insomnia aside I will be trying to give up napping during the day once again if I can manage five hours of sleep at night. That will help me get more deep cleaning done as the days go by.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Checking in

Not much of a post today I just wanted to check in here and keep you all updated.

1. My Etsy shop plans are moving forward. I have a couple dozen ideas that I am currently working on getting ready. I am hoping that I will have the shop up and running in time for the 31 Days of Halloween over at Mrs. B's.

2. Diet isn't happening at all very disappointed.

3. Little 'un is still having fun doing home school with me. He is now telling other people al about what he is learning about but STILL won't answer any of my direct questions. Toddlers eh?

I also have a friend who just got a hold of some kefir grains so now I have easy access to them. Looking forward to trying little 'un on it to see how his stomach takes it. Hoping that it will eventually take the place of his OJ so I can reduce his sugar intake. Household cleaning is staying on track for now despite another little bout of insomnia. Making plans in the future to have an Imbolc get-together. That's a lot of stuff on my plate!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm Back

Well for the last week and a half I have been out of internet due to a router malfunction we were unable to fix in a timely fashion. So now I'm back and hopefully will be posting more regularly.

An update on my current goals:

1. School with little 'un is going well. He still refuses to answer even the simplest questions about what I'm teaching him so I'm right now just hoping that he's picking up what I want him to. He may on occasion come up and talk about something we did the previous day but if I actually ask him about it he remains silent. He does really enjoy playing with the flashcards and today he remembered that clown begins with the letter C. We also sing a lot of songs and nursery rhymes.

2. Health in general is not happening right now. I have to set the bar higher for myself so that I eventually get over the winter blahs and actually DO something about my flab. You know eat healthy and exercise?

3. Housecleaning is off and on. This week it has been better but the last two I wasn't pleased with my efforts. The house is clean enough (except for the kitchen which I am so busy in that as soon as it's clean I'm making it messy again).

4. My thoughts for what I am going to showcase at my Etsy shop are coming along, I have a great many ideas for it. I will be setting up a magical and mundane split.

Well that's all that is on my mind for now!