Jump to content



  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by scbusf

  1. Sheesh! Hope things get better!!!
  2. On a roll so far!!!! Make appt for DD8 with university psychological testing clinic Schoolwork Practice presentation I'm giving at a homeschool conference this week (EEK!) Homeschool PE at the YMCA Karate class Grocery store run
  3. Last semester was a mess - DD had surgery, had a long recovery, then I had surgery, had a long recovery, then the holidays. We are in a good place right now with school ::knockonwood:: But I'm like @alisoncooks. I love the planning part, but nothing ever goes the way I plan. I spend so much researching and looking at samples, but then it doesn't work out for whatever reason. And I'll also have 2 middle schoolers next year, so if I push off planning for that, maybe it won't actually happen.
  4. I love Daily Burn. There are so many options of types and lengths of workouts.
  5. Yay!!! I haven’t been able to watch any today and I really wanted to.
  6. I'm watching Lisa's talk about Perfectionism right now. I'm only half way though and have already written 3 pages of notes. I love this one. It really resonates with me right now with where my kids are.
  7. I just bought a ton of books that I want to read. Mere Motherhood, Know and Tell, Sage Homeschooling, On Writing Well, and The Writing Revolution. I’m hoping they remind me why I’m doing this.
  8. Trust me. The thought has crossed my mind.
  9. The little bugger is fast! My cats can’t get it because we have too much clutter everywhere (note to self: KonMari all the things!!!). I ran to the hardware store and got some mousetraps. Put the cats in a bedroom so they can’t get in to the traps. Now we wait, I guess. My house has an open floor plan, so there’s no way to block off the kitchen. DS said he thought I was being murdered I screamed so loud when I saw it!!!!!!!
  10. "Playing the game" - I kind of look at this as we have decided not to play the public school game because we are homeschooling. At some point, if my kids want to go to college, they/we will have to play the game to some extent. It's different, but it depends on your goals. I suppose a kid/family could choose to completely not play the game. But if you want to go to college, or work for a corporation, or a school, then you'll have to play their game. If you don't, you're on your own - of course there have been lots of successful people doing that. I don't know if I'm explaining that very well or not.
  11. I really liked the guy, but I do think I agree with you. He also seems to have an innate sense of determination, or maybe stubbornness that really helped him to not give up. I'm sure all those positive supports helped with that, too.
  12. I would have just asked for a spoon. I Probably would have assumed the server forgot to bring one.
  13. I watched 2 of the Day 1 sessions and I really enjoyed them. I felt like the speakers really "get" our kids.
  14. Full disclosure - I’m a math teacher. My 11 yo DD hates math and I don’t know what to do. As in, I say, it’s time to do your math and it’s immediate tears. She’s doing fine - right on grade level, which is 5th grade. I don’t know what the problem is. I don’t expect that she will love math, but the fact is that she will have to be doing math for many years to come. So I’d love if we could get to a point where we both don’t cry every day over math. I also don’t want this to strain our relationship. She does struggle with anxiety, so maybe that’s part of it We have tried several different curriculum options - Math Mammoth, Singapore, and now Horizons because I thought maybe the spiral approach would help her confidence. What can we do???
  15. No pain meds? That's crazy. DS had his out when he was 5. Lots of popsicles, milkshakes, yogurt, ice cream. Basically anything cold and soft. I had mine out when I was an adult and it was awful. I didn't take any pain meds because codeine makes me throw up and my surgeon wouldn't give me anything else. So I suffered through.
  16. I don’t dissolve mine before I use it. I start my machine, pour in the scoop of detergent (baking soda, Borax and grated soap). I let the cold water run for a few seconds and then put my clothes in.
  17. My 7th grader is very into sports (especially football) and he is interested in looking into sports journalism. Even if he doesn't end up doing it as a career, I think it would be a great way to get him interested in writing. I've googled a bit and don't see a lot of journalism curriculum/resources out there. Any ideas? Thank you!
  18. Great ideas. We took an extended break due to surgeries and traveling for the holidays. I am having trouble getting motivated to get the house organized and to get my school stuff organized. But we all need to get back to a routine.
  19. Interesting about the cat. Did they test you for strep?
  20. Just until I drink the second cup. That could be an hour or two later. I don’t mind making a second pot in the afternoon.
  21. How hot do you get your water before pouring it over the coffee? Boiling?
  22. I like normal, automatic-drip brewed coffee. I drink 2 cups in the morning and sometimes 2 more in the afternoon. I currently have a 10-cup coffee maker with the carafe that's supposed to keep the coffee hot. It doesn't keep it hot at all. I used to have a regular 10-cup coffee maker and the second cup always drove me crazy because it tasted burned because it just sits there. So what are my options that won't cost more than around $40? I do have a basic plastic pour-over thingy.
  23. I am going to be personally reading a Chronological Bible Reading Plan. Is there a curriculum that's already out there that I could use for my kids to go along with it? I'm thinking I could read my chapters before we do schoolwork and then during school, tell a story and do an activity based on what I read. I'm sure I could pull something together myself, but if there's something already out there, then why re-invent the wheel???
  24. We are leaving tomorrow for a 10 hour road trip! Order my new glasses Buy new headphones for DD for road trip Fill up van with gas Finish Laundry Pack clothes for everyone Pack snacks/drinks Pack Christmas gifts - we opened most of the gifts already - just bringing a few with us. Drop off house key to cat-sitter Exchange pants at Kohl's for DD Eat up all the random food in the fridge LOL
  25. Creamy Spinach and Bacon Dip 16 oz. sour cream 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature 1 packet dry vegetable soup mix 8 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled 10 oz. chopped, frozen spinach (thawed and drained) 1 small tomato chopped tortilla chips Directions Preheat oven to 450℉. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, 1/2 of the cheese, soup mix, and spinach. Transfer the mixture to a 9 inch glass pie pan and top with the remaining 1/2 of the cheese and the bacon. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the dip is bubbly. Top the warm dip with the diced tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips, bread or crackers.
  • Create New...