Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pentecost Mass with the Bishop

Bishop Brom, Fr. Matt
Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation
at the Immaculata
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

my fav... Saffron Chicken

This is how you balance a box of Salad Rolls on your lap, in the car, while you use the camera phone....

My favorite take-out in San Diego
down near Old Town off Washington
(a block from El Indio) is
Saffron Chicken
You must go and try their Salad Rolls.
filled w/ romaine, rice noodles, carrots, chicken, cucumber, green onion
You choose 2 sauces to go with.
I get salsa & sweet pepper

their flame broiled chicken is delicious
so is the cambodian salad & cucumber salad
ummmm, time for lunch???
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

ding dong .. lunch at the door!

my wonderful neighbor brought me lunch!
she picked zucchini blossoms from my garden and
made a veggie saute with her garden veggies
& purple rice
specially imported from Phillipines
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Book Stack ... waiting to be read

My waiting to read pile.
Between the library and my amazon order I have
a lot of reading to do.
Guess I better let homeschool out for the summer, this teacher
is ready for a break.

Since the photo :
Read "The Rosary: Keeping company w/ Jesus & Mary"
I bought 4 copies on Friday. One for me and 3 for gifts.
One Came quick from Los Angeles to my mailbox on Tuesday!
Mary & Jesus were working overtime!

I'm 3/4 thru Life of Pi

Started Fruitless Fall

That (FF) and Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
are recommended by Lissa.

Wicked & Ugly Stepsisters I put on hold w/ library and they were available too quick.
Darn that fast service!

I enjoyed Stephanie Meyer's 4 Twilight Vampire books So Much I ordered "The Host"
It is about aliens. I hope it is good. SM said on her website she thinks
it is better than her Twilight series. We'll see.

Ok off the blogger and get the reading glasses on!.

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wordless wednesday

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

homeschool yearbook photo day

the kids were getting their homeschool yearbook portraits done
they had serious individual poses and then some silly group shots
I took a couple w/ my camera and my focus is off

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Friday, May 22, 2009

library is bad bad place for bookaholics .......

We went to the library to p/u reserved books and there are piles & piles
of withdrawn books.
I got all of these (39) for $10
I can't pass up Books.
BookAholic Am I.

I just ordered Jeannie Fulbright's (Apologia) Botany and am waiting anxiously for her
Exploring Creation w/ Anatomy coming this summer.
That's why most of these books are on Botany and Plants.
Dinosaur & spider ones chosen by Derek.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

wordless wednesday

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Apologia Notebooking Journals for Astronomy & Botany

Apologia is now producing notebooking journals that accompany each of the elementary science books. Both Botany and Astronomy are now available. You can see samples on the Apologia website here:

These journals are beautiful spiral bound notebooks that will save you time and money. You won't have to print and keep up with your child's notebook pages, buy and maintain page protectors, or purchase and compile binders...everything that makes notebooking time-consuming and labor intensive for mom. Also, your child will adore having their own notebooking journal. 

Each of the notebooking journals include:
  • A daily schedule for those who like to have a plan or would like their children to complete the book on their own
  • Templates for written narrations, the notebooking activities and experiments
  • Review Questions
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice 
  • Reading lists and additional activities, projects, experiments for each lesson
  • An appendix with beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books
  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know at the end of the course.
See the sample pages here:




Jeannie is giving away four Astronomy Notebooking Journals and four Botany Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post about this on their site. Visit her blog to learn more about this contest: 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

webkinz on treadmill

don't forget to excercise your webkinz!
healthy pets are happy pets

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the dugout

Derek is waiting his turn to bat in the t-ball dugout.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

garden progress

Our garden is growing

I harvested 2 heads of Romaine lettuce for our Mother's Day salad

The corn is getting big and the zucchini is flowering.

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