We are getting fall weather! Cooler evenings, wind and rain. This does not deter from beautiful sunsets on the river. We try to go to the river weekly to investigate the shore line and look for anything new to study.
We made more No Knead bread however one of the loaves turned out flat...no worries! We made yummy pizza bread out of it. These tasty wedges were also lower in calorie and fat than store bought pizza bites ( store bought were also much smaller serving sizes) This taste amazing, was filling, and easy to make.
On the thrifty side we went thrift store shopping and to the library sale. Got some great books!!!!!! One of my favorite finds was 2 old sewing books from the 70s. These how to books are chalk full of good sewing tips and directions. Found a lovely 80 year old bible. And an awesome Microwave Cook book. It is brimming with amazing recipes to try.Spiced Coffee,Tidewater Tea, Country Casserole,Old Fashioned Custard Pie, Elegant Hash Browns, just to name a few.
School is going fine. We have tweaked the schedule and lessons some. Found a little wiggle room. Overall we are off to a good start. The chore jar continues to work well for us. The educational videos for science...not so well. So much theory! Not a lot of fact. But it does give us lots to talk about. What is really making a difference is me getting up early and preparing for the day. I need time to do my quiet time, time to pick up from the day before, plan for the day, and just be relaxed when the kids get up. I can focus on the kids better having done all my "chores" ahead of time.
I am reading Max Lucados ( three in one book) In the Eye of the Storm, He Still Moves Stones, and Gentle Thunder. Working my way through the New Testament. Really enjoying reading and studying the Gospels side by side.
I am crafting yo yos. Some day I will have enough to make something amazing! It gives my hands something to do while watching tv.