Thursday, June 25, 2009


No, not like I got to go to one, like I'm living in one. Ah, the midwest in the summer. It was 96 yesterday. I have no idea what the heat index was. Today is supposed to be about 90 but even higher humidity. Tuesday we took advantage of dollar day at the pool, yesterday I took them to the free splash park. Yes, money is an issue. The 'spring' property taxes have come. Notice how it's late June when the county got around to sending them. I wonder if I can be three months late paying them. Yeah, I didn't think so.
The older boys are still at camp until Saturday. I'm expecting them to be DONE with the great outdoors after all this heat and mosquitos.
The Chocolate Frosting Incident

Sisters ~nothing like the swimsuit sale, they are not crazy about matching

Enjoying the wading pool

Life Scout-trying for Eagle if girls don't get in the way

Monday, June 22, 2009

Busy and Menu

Just too busy living life. Girl Scout Day Camp last week, older boys at Boy Scout camp this week. VBS is this week and I'm helping. Finishing up baseball/softball. Soccer is over! The Fourth of July Festival will be here before I know it. DD wants to enter something in the flower show, 4-H projects, etc., etc.

My 15yo and 13yo dss are at scout camp which should do wonders for my budget foodwise

Mon-chicken alfredo w/broccoli, strawberries
Tue-chopped steak, potatoes&gravy, salad,apple slices
Wed-au gratin potatoes w/ham, green beans, mandarin oranges&kiwis
Thu-spaghetti&meatballs, salad (walmart had a sale, lol), grapes
Fri-hot dogs, potato chips, fruit salad
Sat-beef&bean burritos, corn, ice cream
Sun-ham&swiss sandwich roll, berries and bananas &chocolate dip

blueberry muffins
coffee cake

leftover salisbury steak, carrots,pears
fish, green beans, oranges
english muffin pizza, applesauce
chicken nuggets, peas, grapes
peanut butter sandwiches,carrot sticks, bananas
ramen noodles w/peas&carrots, peaches
cheese quesadillas, pepper strips, fruit cocktail

Friday, June 12, 2009


Tomorrow I am taking eight 10 year old girls to an amusement park. Two hours away. In my big van. Yip, yip, yahoo.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Actual Life

We've been swimming and hiking and ball playing and bike riding and... you get the idea. And I never take a camera. I do have these
All those final awards

Girl Scout Service Project

Milkshakes in the yard

We're enjoying the heck outta summer, go get you some too

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Well Duh

"This part really hit me over the head -- not sure why this thought never occured to me before. . ."Kathy
Yeah that /\

A WIn-WIn solutIon:
The Empirical Evidence on How Vouchers Affect PublIc Schools

Unfortunately, Americans are not accustomed to thinking of
K-12 education in terms of choice. They expect and demand
the right to select their own goods and services in everything
from food, housing, clothing, transportation and medical care
to magazines, haircuts, dry cleaning and video games. If government
attempted to assign people to live in certain neighborhoods
or shop at certain grocery stores, they would howl
in protest. Americans even expect and demand choice when
it comes to education outside of K-12 schools—everywhere
from colleges to trade schools to night classes. But when it
comes to K-12 education, the idea that they would choose for
themselves rather than having government dictate what they
receive is new and sometimes uncomfortable.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Menu Monday

Menu Plan /Kids Are Home Edition

Mon-leftovers (hamburgers,hot dogs, fruit salad)
Tue-breakfast for dinner
Wed-pork chops, hot rolls, broccoli
Thu-spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
Sat-chicken and stir fry,rice
Sun-corn dogs, fries, corn