This is a cool blogger thing in which I have yet to participate. For those not familiar, it's essentially a compilation of 7 various items of note during the week that the blogger wants to share with her readers. Hopefully, the readers don't find the items completely frivolous...hint, hint....
Apparently, I am not the only one who finds a situation like this completely untenable....no sooner did I dive into homeschooling this morning when a FedEx truck pulled up and brought me two new DVRs! It took less than 24 hours to rectify the situation. Hubby is installing as we speak, and I should be back in (show) business before you can say, "Ems is way too addicted to technology!"
Inside are all sorts of delicious homemade-style recipes, along with special projects to do with your kids like (1) sourdough starter for bread; (2) curing your own bacon; (3) making ricotta cheese; and (4) homemade marshmallows! I can't wait to try my hand at these, along with the more simple desserts and dinner recipes. The author is a big proponent of cooking with children in the kitchen, and there are many darling pictures of her two young daughters helping her with the process. I doubt my pictures and experiences will be quite as peaceful, but that's life!
Ice cream for 7 kids at McDonald's yesterday: $3.43
Happy baby with dripping cone: Priceless
Just a quick shout-out to McDonald's / Burger King for the whole .49 cent cone dealie...large families have never been happier!
|Here's the real "patio"...and the grill.|
Here's a book recommendation about a book that I haven't read yet, but really want to: Something Other Than God, by Jennifer Fulwiler. She is the brilliant Catholic convert (from atheism) who is behind the Conversion Diary blog that Jules and I link to occasionally. So smart, so funny, such a good writer. This book has gotten rave reviews, and I hope to be one of them sooner rather than later. So, if you are looking for an inspiring and very humorous read, check it out! We can have a book club together!
Easy Rule #28445: Remember that it's not really summer till June. The fickle season that is spring
may still give us frostbite at the least provocation (probably because I declared my love of summer too gleefully).
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