Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday's choices 07-31-14

GO AND DO
  • DONE 3 meals a day
  • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
  • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
    • DONE R
    • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
  • ZONE 1 - remodeling mess STILL!!!!
    • DONE 
      Thursday - hot spot patrol - 5 minute hot spots!
    • DONE 
      Thursday - trash hunt
      • Side Porch
        • Zone
      • Back Stairs
        • Zone
  • ZONE 5 

Zone 5 - 

  • DONE 
    • Thursday - tops of door jambs, pix, etc.
    • LR - 
      • DONE Zone
GARDEN - 
  • Weed garden -  
    • DONE corn, and squash, 
    • DONE beans, coles
STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
  • RELIGION

      • Work on lapbooks
      • J Hols & F
        • 105-110
      • Song 
        • 141, 142
    • Plan next lapbook project (2 more days this project)
    • SCIENCE
      • World of Plants (WOP)
        • Unit 4
          • 4-1 IL
          • 4-2 IL
          • 4-1R
          • 4-2R
      • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
        • CB 9
        • CB 10
        • CB 11
        • CB 12
    • THE EARTH
        • EH - 
          • 76-79
          • 80-81
          • 82
          • 83-84
          • 85-86
          • 87-88 assessment
          • Lapbook
        • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
          • Garden
          • Yoga A wk 5 (date/3 +1)
            • 07/31
        • MATH
          • 92
          • 93
          • 94
          • 95
          • 96
        • RUSSIAN
          • Continue Daily review
            • Lesson 14
            • Lesson 15
            • Lesson 16
          • HANDWRITING
            • Book A
              • 32
              • 33
              • 34
              • 35
          • CREATIVE WRITING
            • Writing Strands 
              • 12-7
              • 12-8
              • 12-9
              • 12-10
              • 12-11
              • LIFE SKILLS
                • Paperwork 
                • Family Financial Workbook
                  • Do the work for Chapter 1
                • MUSIC
                • ART - 
                  • Work on pix for book - have pix ready
                THURSDAY
                B:Rolled Oats
                L:Egg salad sandwich
                D:Creamy ziti, salad
                S:

                KITCHEN
                • BREAD
                  • Whole Wheat
                  • whole grain rolls, salad
                  • homemade pasta
                • MAIN DISHES
                  • Creamy Ziti
                • DESSERTS and SALADS
                  • wilted lettuce leaf salad
                  • Egg salad
                • JELLIES, JAMS AND PRESERVES
                  • Orange Marmalade (buy in!) - 12 x 1 C
                  • strawberry syrup
                • PICKLES AND CONDIMENTS
                  • Pickled Horseradish sauce - 2 x 1 C
                QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
                • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
                • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
                • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Wednesday) - 1 bag scraps (only 4 bags left!)
                • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Thursday)
                • BINDING
                • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                  • Any remaining table runners quilted
                  • All about Hearts Valentine
                  • Snow people
                  • Optical Illusions - St. Paddy's day - quilt
                  • Thanksgiving - finish quilting
                • Weekday PIECE
                  • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                  • Piecing
                    • Irish Double Chain quilt - next step (finish this week?????)
                • SEWING
                  • Sew all 3 blouses
                • SEW ALONG 
                  • Buckeye Delight
                • SWAPS
                  • Jacob's Ladder - prepare 50

                Wednesday, July 30, 2014

                Wednesday's Goals 07-30-14

                GO AND DO
                • Post office
                • Doctor's visit 
                • More New Tenants move in
                • Lecture - History of Floods in Westfield
                • 3 meals a day
                • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                  • W
                  • 1 hour - Sorting
                  • 1 hour - Filing
                  • 1 hour - Bills
                • ZONE 1 - remodeling mess STILL!!!!
                  • Zone - 
                    DONE 
                    Front porch area - welcome mats, sweep, wipe down front door
                  • NOT DONE Do same for side porch!

                    • Side Porch
                      • Zone
                    • Back Stairs
                      • Zone
                    • Front Stairs
                      • DONE Zone
                    • 2nd floor landing
                      • DONE Zone
                    • Front porch
                      • DONE Zone
                  • ZONE 5 
                    • Zone 5 - 

                      Wednesday - Dust decorative items
                      DONE 

                      Wednesday - pupa  

                      LR - 
                      • DONE Zone
                GARDEN - 
                • Weed garden -  
                  • DONE side garden
                STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                • RELIGION
                  • DONE Work on lapbooks
                  • J Woman
                    • DONE 252
                  • Song 
                    • DONE 138, 
                    • DONE 140
                • Plan next lapbook project (2 more days this project)
                • SCIENCE
                  • World of Plants (WOP)
                    • Unit 4
                      • 4-1 IL
                      • 4-2 IL
                      • 4-1R
                  • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                    • CB 9
                    • CB 10
                    • CB 11
                • THE EARTH
                    • EH - 
                      • 76-79
                      • 80-81
                      • 82
                      • 83-84
                      • 85-86
                      • Lapbook
                    • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                      • Garden
                      • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
                        • 07/30
                    • MATH
                      • 92
                      • 93
                      • 94
                      • 95
                    • RUSSIAN
                      • Continue Daily review
                        • Lesson 14
                        • Lesson 15
                      • HANDWRITING
                        • Book A
                          • 32
                          • 33
                          • 34
                      • CREATIVE WRITING
                        • Writing Strands 
                          • 12-7
                          • 12-8
                          • 12-9
                          • 12-10
                          • LIFE SKILLS
                            • Paperwork 
                            • Family Financial Workbook
                              • Do the work for Chapter 1
                            • MUSIC
                            • ART - 
                              • Work on pix for book - have pix ready
                            WEDNESDAY
                            B:Eggs a la Duchesse, biscuits
                            L:Tuna with lemon juice, parsley, seasoning and onion on toast
                            D:low country beef and rice (only use ground turkey instead!), sweet potatoes, salad
                            S:

                            KITCHEN
                            • BREAD
                              • Whole Wheat
                              • whole grain rolls, salad
                            • MAIN DISHES
                              • Low Country beef (turkey) and rice
                            • DESSERTS and SALADS
                              • applesauce
                            • JELLIES, JAMS AND PRESERVES
                              • Orange Marmalade (buy in!) - 12 x 1 C
                              • strawberry syrup
                            • PICKLES AND CONDIMENTS
                              • Pickled Horseradish sauce - 2 x 1 C
                            QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                            • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Wednesday) - 1 bag scraps (only 4 bags left!)
                            • Weekday PIECE
                              • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                              • Piecing
                                • Irish Double Chain quilt - next step (finish this week?????)
                            • SEWING
                              • Sew all 3 blouses

                            Tuesday, July 29, 2014

                            Tuesday - oh the joy of it all! 07-29-14

                            GO AND DO
                            • DONE Post office
                            • DONE 3 meals a day
                            • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                            HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                            • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                              • DONE T
                              • DONE 1 hour - Bills 
                              • ZONE 5


                                • Living Room/Family Room -
                                  DONE 

                                  Tuesday - hidden clutter - declutter for 15 min

                                • DONE Tuesday - detailed vacuuming session
                              STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                              • RELIGION
                                • How to Run
                                  • DONE 367-373
                                • DONE Work on lapbooks
                              • DONE Plan next lapbook project
                              • SCIENCE
                                • World of Plants (WOP)
                                  • Unit 4
                                    • 4-1 IL
                                    • 4-2 IL
                                • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                                  • CB 9
                                  • CB 10
                              • THE EARTH
                                  • EH - 
                                    • 76-79
                                    • 80-81
                                    • 82
                                    • 83-84
                                    • 85-86
                                    • 87-88 assessment
                                    • Lapbook
                                  • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                    • Garden
                                    • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                                      • 07/29
                                  • MATH
                                    • 92
                                    • 93
                                    • 94
                                  • RUSSIAN
                                    • Continue Daily review
                                      • Lesson 14
                                      • Lesson 15
                                    • HANDWRITING
                                      • Book A
                                        • 32
                                        • 33
                                    • CREATIVE WRITING
                                      • Writing Strands 
                                        • 12-7
                                        • 12-8
                                        • 12-9
                                        • LIFE SKILLS
                                          • DONE Paperwork 
                                        TUESDAY
                                        B:pancakes
                                        L:Green tomato soup
                                        D:Eggplant parmesan, green beans, salad
                                        S:

                                        KITCHEN
                                        • MAIN DISHES
                                          • DONE Eggplant Parmesan
                                        QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                        • Weekday PIECE
                                          • DONE LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 

                                        Monday, July 28, 2014

                                        Design Wall for Week 30 - 07-28-14


                                        Oh lordy!  I'm entirely too close to the top 10 on Stashbuster's Queen of the UFOs list!!!!  (I'm number 20 - and that was as of the 18th and I KNOW that I've moved up (down?) in the world - espec since Ellen just posted the NEW Queen of the UFO list - just not how FAR I've moved on up!

                                        That being said...............

                                        EVERYTHING comes to a screeching halt!!!!!  And what are the quickest (from where they are currently) and fastest items I have?????  Worst part is that I CANNOT find my Thanksgiving table runner on there!!!  (Needs 2 table runners anyway!  and other isn't even started being quilted!!!) So that means THAT comes to a screeching halt (at least until I have binding DONE DONE DONE on the next one!)

                                        Mondo Bag is one - only needs lining and attaching that...  oh yeah, the quilting - hmmm - no!  not yet! and the strap put on....  that's on the board for the NEXT time!!!!  Same for Nines and Dashes!!!  NY table topper - I'm still not sure how I want to do that one - so it's on hold!

                                        Yellow Brick Road it is!!!  Straight grid pattern on the interior - and I truly would like a twisted ribbon in the border with a bow in each of the corners!  Of course, life couldn't be easy - I have to ADD the borders!  (I think 2 - inner one off white and 1.5 " strip and outer one I think I have the green already cut!  not sure!  IF NOT - then 3.5 inch strip - preferably pastel green!  Although a 2.5 inch strip would do!


                                        And all to be done - miraculously by Thurs eve?  OK - after I pick myself up off the floor - I had best get busy!

                                        Monday - and it's back to the daily grind! 07-28-14

                                        GO AND DO
                                        • DONE Post office
                                        • DONE 3 meals a day
                                        • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                        HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                        • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                          • DONE M
                                          • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
                                          • DONE 1 hour - Bills - talk about DEPRESSING!!!!
                                        • ZONE 5 
                                          • Zone 5 - 
                                            DONE 

                                            Monday - flat surface declutter and trade about
                                            DONE 

                                            Monday - hidden clutter - purge the CDs, DVDs, videos.
                                          • LR - 
                                            • DONE Zone
                                        STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                        • RELIGION
                                            • J. Hols & Fest
                                              • DONE 81-85
                                            • J Woman
                                              • DONE 188-190
                                            • Work on lapbooks
                                          • Plan next lapbook project (2 more days this project)
                                          • SCIENCE
                                            • World of Plants (WOP)
                                              • Unit 4
                                                • 4-1 IL
                                            • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                                              • CB 9
                                              • CB 10
                                          • THE EARTH
                                              • EH - 
                                                • 76-79
                                                • 80-81
                                                • 82
                                                • Lapbook
                                              • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                • Garden
                                                • Yoga A wk 5 (date/3 +1)
                                                  • 07/28
                                              • MATH
                                                • 92
                                                • 93
                                              • RUSSIAN
                                                • Continue Daily review
                                                  • Lesson 14
                                                • HANDWRITING
                                                  • Book A
                                                    • 32
                                                • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                  • Writing Strands 
                                                    • 12-7
                                                    • 12-8
                                                    • LIFE SKILLS
                                                      • DONE Paperwork 
                                                    MONDAY
                                                    DONE B:Kasha
                                                    DONE  NEXT time with fresh cukes and then maybe!L:Cucumbers (re-hydrated????) chopped with mayo, red sweet peppers, onion or chives on ww bread,
                                                    DONE YUM!D:Sweet lentil stew, whole grain rolls, salad

                                                    KITCHEN
                                                    • SOUPS 
                                                      • DONE sweet lentil stew
                                                      • DONE Green tomato soup
                                                    QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                                    • DONE DESIGN WALL (Monday)

                                                    Sunday, July 27, 2014

                                                    Menues for Week 30 - WB 07-27-14


                                                    SUNDAY
                                                    B:Omelet with jalapenos and cheese
                                                    L:Green or sweet red pepper with mayo on ww bread
                                                    D:Polenta pie, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    MONDAY
                                                    B:Kasha
                                                    L:Green tomato soup
                                                    D:Sweet lentil stew, whole grain rolls, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    TUESDAY
                                                    B:pancakes
                                                    L:Cucumbers (re-hydrated????) chopped with mayo, red sweet peppers, onion or chives on ww bread,
                                                    D:Eggplant parmesan, green beans, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    WEDNESDAY
                                                    B:Eggs a la Duchesse, biscuits
                                                    L:Tuna with lemon juice, parsley, seasoning and onion on toast
                                                    D:low country beef and rice (only use ground turkey instead!), sweet potatoes, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    THURSDAY
                                                    B:Rolled Oats
                                                    L:Egg salad sandwich
                                                    D:Creamy ziti, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    FRIDAY
                                                    B:waffles
                                                    L:Bean and rice soup
                                                    D:Carmelized garlic chicken, baked potato, sweet potato or squash or pumpkin bake (pureed), broccoli? or cauliflower
                                                    S:

                                                    SATURDAY
                                                    B:Frosted and Fruited bread (apricots or prunes instead of raisins),
                                                    L:Moroccan chicken (crock pot), green beans, carrots, couscous
                                                    D:Mexican stuffed pita, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    SUNDAY
                                                    B:Eggs Fricasee, toast
                                                    L:Peanut butter and onion sandwiches
                                                    D:leftovers
                                                    S

                                                    Peanut butter and onion sandwiches
                                                    Tuna with lemon juice, parsley, seasoning and onion on toast
                                                    Green or sweet red pepper with mayo on ww bred
                                                    Cucumbers (re-hydrated????) chopped with mayo, red sweet peppers, onion or chives on ww bread,
                                                    Egg salad sandwich
                                                    Bean and rice soup
                                                    Green tomato soup


                                                    Stash Report for Week 30 - 07-26-14


                                                    07-27-14 - Week 30  Hoping to complete 2 table runners today.  But they will be on next week's stash report!  As well as the Month End!

                                                    Used This Week 0 yard
                                                    Used This Month: 0 for July
                                                    Year to Date: 45.813 yards

                                                    Added This Week: 0 yards
                                                    Added This Month: 0 yard for July
                                                    Added Year to Date:5.63 

                                                    Net Used for 2014: 40.183 yards !!!!! 

                                                    Sunday - the Beginning of the Week! 07-27-14


                                                    SUNDAY
                                                    B:Omelet with jalapenos and cheese
                                                    L:Green or sweet red pepper with mayo on ww bread
                                                    D:Polenta pie, salad

                                                    GO AND DO
                                                    • DONE Post office
                                                    • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                    • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                    HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                    • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                      • DONE 
                                                    GARDEN - 
                                                    • Weed garden -  
                                                      • DONE coles
                                                    SUNDAY
                                                    B:Omelet with jalapenos and cheese
                                                    L:Green or sweet red pepper with mayo on ww bread
                                                    D:Polenta pie, salad
                                                    S:

                                                    KITCHEN
                                                    • MAIN DISHES
                                                      • DONE Polenta pie
                                                    QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                                    • DONE STASH REPORT (Sunday)
                                                    • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                                                      • WORKED ON Thanksgiving - finish quilting
                                                    • Weekday PIECE
                                                      • WORKED ON LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                                                    • SWAPS
                                                      • WORKED ON Jacob's Ladder - prepare 50

                                                    Sunday - and goals for Week 30 - WB 07-27-14



                                                    GO AND DO
                                                    • DONE Post office
                                                    • DONE Doctor's visit 
                                                    • NO Book - 5 Days 
                                                    • NO Lecture - History of Floods in Westfield
                                                    • DONE Call MA Dot 
                                                    • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                    • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                    HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                    • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                      • DONE 
                                                      • DONE M
                                                      • DONE T
                                                      • DONE W
                                                    • ZONE 1 - remodeling mess STILL!!!!
                                                      • Zone - 
                                                        • DONE Tuesday - Walls and windows in dining room - fingerprint patrol
                                                        DONE Wednesday - Front porch area - welcome mats, sweep, wipe down front door

                                                        DONE Thursday - hot spot patrol - 5 minute hot spots!

                                                        DONE Thursday - trash hunt

                                                        DONE Friday - broom and vacuum - 5 min each area.

                                                        DONE Friday - Ceilings, light fixtures, windowsills
                                                      • Side Porch
                                                        • DONE Declutter
                                                      • Front Stairs
                                                        • DONE Zone
                                                      • 2nd floor landing
                                                        • DONE Zone
                                                      • Front porch
                                                        • DONE WHB
                                                    • ZONE 2 - 
                                                      • Kitchen
                                                        • DONE WHB on Fri - 
                                                      • Dining Area
                                                        • DONE WHB 
                                                      • ZONE 3 
                                                        • Bath
                                                          • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                          • Laundry Room
                                                            • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                          • Sewing Room
                                                            • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                          • Study 
                                                            • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                        • ZONE 4 
                                                          • BR - 
                                                            • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                        • ZONE 5 
                                                          • Zone 5 - 
                                                            DONE Monday - flat surface declutter and trade about
                                                            DONE Monday - hidden clutter - purge the CDs, DVDs, videos.
                                                            DONE Tuesday - detailed vacuuming session
                                                            DONE Tuesday - hidden clutter - declutter for 15 min
                                                            DONE Wednesday - Dust decorative items
                                                            DONE Wednesday - pupa  
                                                            DONE Thursday - tops of door jambs, pix, etc.
                                                            DONE Thursday - detailed vacuuming session
                                                            DONE Friday - something pretty in LR
                                                          • LR - 
                                                            • DONE Zone
                                                            • DONE WHB 
                                                        GARDEN - 
                                                        • Harvest
                                                          • DONE Green beans
                                                          • DONE blackberries
                                                          • DONE Raspberries
                                                        • Weed garden -  
                                                          • DONE beans,
                                                        STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                        • RELIGION
                                                            • J. Hols & Fest
                                                              • DONE 81-85
                                                            • J Woman
                                                              • DONE 188-190
                                                            • How to Run
                                                              • DONE 367-373
                                                            • DONE Work on lapbooks
                                                            • J Woman
                                                              • DONE 252
                                                            • J Hols & F
                                                              • DONE 105-110
                                                            • Song 
                                                              • DONE 138, 140
                                                              • DONE 141, 142
                                                          • Plan next lapbook project (2 more days this project)
                                                          • SCIENCE
                                                            • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                              • Unit 4
                                                                • 4-1 IL
                                                                • 4-2 IL
                                                                • 4-1R
                                                                • 4-2R
                                                                • 4-5R
                                                          • THE EARTH
                                                              • EH - 
                                                                • 76-79
                                                                • 80-81
                                                                • 82
                                                                • 83-84
                                                                • 85-86
                                                                • Lapbook
                                                              • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                                • DONE 
                                                                  Garden
                                                                • Yoga A wk 5 (date/3 +1)
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    07/31
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    08/01
                                                                • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    08/02
                                                                • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    08/03
                                                              • MATH

                                                                • DONE 97
                                                                • DONE 98
                                                                • DONE 99
                                                                • DONE 100
                                                                • DONE 101
                                                              • RUSSIAN
                                                                • Continue Daily review
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    Lesson 14
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    Lesson 15
                                                                  • DONE 
                                                                    Lesson 16
                                                                • HANDWRITING
                                                                  • Book A
                                                                    • DONE 32
                                                                    • DONE 33
                                                                    • DONE 34
                                                                    • DONE 35
                                                                    • DONE 36
                                                                • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                  • Writing Strands 
                                                                    • 13-1
                                                                    • 13-2
                                                                    • 13-3
                                                                    • 13-4
                                                                    • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                      • Paperwork 
                                                                      • Family Financial Workbook
                                                                        • working on it 
                                                                          Do the work for Chapter 1
                                                                      • MUSIC
                                                                      • ART - 
                                                                        • Work on pix for book - have pix ready
                                                                      KITCHEN
                                                                      • SOUPS 
                                                                        • DONE Green tomato soup
                                                                        • DONE Bean and Rice soup 
                                                                      • MAIN DISHES
                                                                        • DONE Polenta pie
                                                                      QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                                                      • DONE STASH REPORT (Sunday)
                                                                      • DONE DESIGN WALL (Monday)

                                                                      Saturday, July 26, 2014

                                                                      What if the ATM didn't work.......


                                                                      If there was NO electricity for an extended period of time, as did happen twice not that long ago - NO electric to pump gas, definitely NO ATM working and those shops that were open wanted cash only - how would I handle it?..........

                                                                      Obviously as regards any cash - it would have to be what I have on hand.  Which wouldn't be a lot, for sure!  Especially since I'm known for traveling miles with only 25 c to my name!  :o/


                                                                      1. So - with regard to bills - those I need to get paid off ASAP!!!  (which will make the folks I owe very happy!)
                                                                      2. As for my car - I need to keep my car up to date re maintenance and to think ahead!  It would probably also not hurt if I got a Chilton's manual for my car and learned some very basic maintenance myself.  Heck - it might even save me money!
                                                                      3. Re gasoline - well, first of all I need to consolidate trips, plan my driving around, limit that to one day a week.  I also need to remember to fill up at the end of the day instead of wait for the next morning (when I'm running late anyway!)
                                                                      4. Re food - I need to have my 24-72 hour kit updated, refill my 90 day short term supply and rebuild my long term supply again.  I have some things but definitely am lacking!
                                                                      5. Re other out of pocket expenses - hmmm - maybe keep a week's "allowance" on me - which is a max of $20 and almost always is the 25 cents instead!  
                                                                      6. Don't use credit cards
                                                                      7. Don't use Debit cards
                                                                      8. Switch over to cash only.  Bills can go by check (and the post office).  All else can be paid with the green stuff!
                                                                      9. Try to raise/can/put away everything that I am able to, 
                                                                      10. Think homestead - because with all the veggies and fruit stuff I have growing - that's essentially what I have anyway!
                                                                      I don't like being dependent on others, nor do I like being dependent on working systems which can - and frequently do go down!  That being said - I did enjoy my caramel mocha the other day entirely too much!  

                                                                      Saturday - Thank goodness! 07-26-14


                                                                      SATURDAY
                                                                      B:Cinnamon Buns
                                                                      L:Orange thyme crock-pot chicken, brown rice, green beans, spinach salad
                                                                      D:salmon veggie salad

                                                                      GO AND DO
                                                                      • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                                      • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                                      HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                                      • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                                        • DONE Sa
                                                                        • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
                                                                      STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                                      • RELIGION
                                                                          • DONE Plan next lapbook project
                                                                        • SCIENCE
                                                                          • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                                            • Unit 3
                                                                              • DONE 3-3R
                                                                              • DONE 3-4R
                                                                              • DONE Lapbook Unit 3
                                                                          • THE EARTH
                                                                              • EH - 
                                                                                • DONE 71-73
                                                                                • DONE 74-75
                                                                                • DONE Lapbook
                                                                              • RUSSIAN
                                                                                • Continue Daily review
                                                                                  • DONE Lesson 13
                                                                                  • DONE Lesson 14
                                                                                • HANDWRITING
                                                                                  • Book A
                                                                                    • DONE 31
                                                                                    • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                      • DONE Paperwork
                                                                                    SATURDAY
                                                                                    B:Cinnamon Buns
                                                                                    L:Orange thyme crock-pot chicken, brown rice, green beans, spinach salad
                                                                                    DONE D:salmon veggie salad

                                                                                    QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                                                                    • Weekday PIECE
                                                                                      • Piecing
                                                                                        • DONE Toes in the Sand

                                                                                    Friday, July 25, 2014

                                                                                    Ta Da for Week 29 - 07-25 for WB 07-20-14

                                                                                    Report on the week (and not just quilting either!)
                                                                                    1. Education (pix - will add pix Sat eve)
                                                                                      1. Religion - caught up.  Beginning another holiday study
                                                                                      2. Science - Beginning Chapter 4
                                                                                      3. Earth - 
                                                                                        1. continuing - 
                                                                                        2. The sea - primitive sea
                                                                                      4. Russian
                                                                                        1. Beginning review - chapter 15
                                                                                        2. Completed 11 - 14
                                                                                      5. Handwriting - Italics (a review - or clean up my handwriting!)
                                                                                        1. completed numbers and lc letters
                                                                                        2. Beginning uppercase letters
                                                                                      6. Exercise - 
                                                                                        1. Yoga -uhm - continue week 5 until it comes a LOT more easily!
                                                                                        2. Garden - continuing
                                                                                      7. Math - moving right along.....
                                                                                      8. Creative writing - same ol' same o
                                                                                      9. Life Skills - Financial awareness and planning - continue sorting papers until done and ALL straightened out  - preferably 1 hour a day - tho 15 min ok too
                                                                                    2. Garden (pix) - garden is MUCH smaller than previous years!
                                                                                    3. Strawberries - a very weedy mess!!!
                                                                                      Beans - picked and weeded.  Squash between beans and corn!  Also weeded
                                                                                      Cabbage and coles - MOST are transplanted (including into vacant sweet corn spots!
                                                                                      Grape vines are next to side garden and TRULY DO NEED a proper support!
                                                                                      (vines died back with late frost this year!  But came back with a vengeance!)
                                                                                      1. all weeded except strawberries!
                                                                                      2. Beans picked
                                                                                      3. MOST cabbage, etc. transplanted (from garden seedlings)
                                                                                    4. Food preservation
                                                                                      1. none done
                                                                                    5. Quilting (pix) (to be added sometime Sat PM)
                                                                                      1. Piecing
                                                                                        1. Leader-Ender - 
                                                                                          1. Jamestown Landing
                                                                                        2. Swap - 50 4-patches
                                                                                        3. Sew-Along
                                                                                          1. Buckeye Delight
                                                                                        4. Projects 
                                                                                          1. Toes in the Sand
                                                                                          2. Irish Double Chain
                                                                                      2. Quilting - 
                                                                                        1. Thanksgiving Table runner
                                                                                        2. Snow people
                                                                                    6. Service to others - working on it


                                                                                    Friday - ALMOST there - 07-25-14


                                                                                    FRIDAY
                                                                                    B:Waffles
                                                                                    L:lo lunch menu
                                                                                    D:Pasta Beef Satay, salad, squash bake

                                                                                    GO AND DO
                                                                                    • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                                                    • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                                                    HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                                                    • ZONE 1 - remodeling mess STILL!!!!
                                                                                      • Side Porch
                                                                                        • DONE WHB
                                                                                      • Back Stairs
                                                                                        • DONE WHB
                                                                                    • ZONE 2 - 
                                                                                      • Kitchen
                                                                                          • DONE WHB on Fri - 
                                                                                        • Dining Area
                                                                                          • DONE WHB 
                                                                                        • ZONE 3 
                                                                                          • Bath
                                                                                            • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                                                            • Laundry Room
                                                                                              • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                                                            • Sewing Room
                                                                                              • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                                                            • Study 
                                                                                              • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                                                          • ZONE 4 
                                                                                            • BR - 
                                                                                              • DONE WHB on Fri
                                                                                          • ZONE 5 
                                                                                            • LR - 
                                                                                              • DONE WHB 
                                                                                          GARDEN - 
                                                                                          • DONE Weed garden - potatoes, corn, squash, beans, strawberry plants, okra
                                                                                          • DONE Finish Transplant cabbage, caul., brocc, brussl spr, 
                                                                                          STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                                                          • RELIGION
                                                                                            • DONE Plan next lapbook project
                                                                                          • SCIENCE
                                                                                            • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                                                              • Unit 3
                                                                                                • DONE 3-3R
                                                                                                • DONE Lapbook Unit 3
                                                                                            • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                                                              • DONE Garden
                                                                                            • MATH
                                                                                              • DONE 96
                                                                                            • RUSSIAN
                                                                                              • Continue Daily review
                                                                                                • DONE Lesson 12
                                                                                                • DONE Lesson 13
                                                                                                • DONE  Lesson 14
                                                                                              • HANDWRITING
                                                                                                • Book A
                                                                                                  • DONE 30
                                                                                              • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                                • Writing Strands
                                                                                                  • DONE 12-11

                                                                                              • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                                • DONE Paperwork (bills)
                                                                                              FRIDAY
                                                                                              B:Waffles
                                                                                              L:lo lunch menu
                                                                                              D:Pasta Beef Satay, salad, squash bake

                                                                                              KITCHEN
                                                                                              • MAIN DISHES
                                                                                                • DONE Pasta Beef Satay,

                                                                                              Thursday, July 24, 2014

                                                                                              Thursday - I procrastinate well enough, thank you! 07-24-14


                                                                                              Egads!  Some things to remember........

                                                                                              1. Canned chiles are NOT nearly as hot as homegrown fresh chiles!
                                                                                              2. Chiles with seeds in them are a LOT hotter than those without!
                                                                                              3. When the recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped cilantro - they are talking about FRESH cilantro - NOT dried (fortunately this one I caught!  Still too much but not nearly as much as otherwise!)
                                                                                              As for the chili itself - was good - and I have no more sinus problems!  Actually, I probably have no more sinuses either!  Or mouth! or throat...........!

                                                                                              Never did get any corn bread - can't find my little paddle that goes on the bread machine (making cornbread that is BREAD - not the quickbread one with eggs!  I'm out of eggs!)


                                                                                              THURSDAY
                                                                                              B:Rolled Oats
                                                                                              L:lo casserole
                                                                                              D:Black and white checkered chili, corn muffins

                                                                                              GO AND DO
                                                                                              • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                                                              • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                                                              HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                                                              • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                                                                • DONE R
                                                                                                • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
                                                                                              STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                                                              • RELIGION
                                                                                                  • J Woman
                                                                                                    • DONE 186-188
                                                                                                  • Work on lapbooks
                                                                                                  • Song 
                                                                                                    • DONE 107
                                                                                                • DONE Plan next lapbook project
                                                                                                • SCIENCE
                                                                                                  • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                                                                    • Unit 3
                                                                                                      • DONE 3-2R
                                                                                                      • DONE Lapbook Unit 3
                                                                                                    • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                                                                                                      • CB 9
                                                                                                  • THE EARTH
                                                                                                      • EH - 
                                                                                                        • DONE 74-75
                                                                                                        • Lapbook
                                                                                                      • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                                                                        • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
                                                                                                          • DONE 07/24
                                                                                                      • MATH
                                                                                                        • DONE 95
                                                                                                      • RUSSIAN
                                                                                                        • Continue Daily review
                                                                                                          • DONE Lesson 11
                                                                                                          • DONE Lesson 12
                                                                                                          • DONE Lesson 13
                                                                                                      • HANDWRITING
                                                                                                        • Book A
                                                                                                          • DONE 29
                                                                                                      • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                                        • Writing Strands
                                                                                                          • DONE 12-10
                                                                                                      • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                                        • DONE Paperwork 
                                                                                                      THURSDAY
                                                                                                      B:Rolled Oats
                                                                                                      L:lo casserole
                                                                                                      D:Black and white checkered chili, corn muffins

                                                                                                      KITCHEN
                                                                                                      • MAIN DISHES
                                                                                                        • DONE 

                                                                                                          Black and white checkered chili, 

                                                                                                      Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                                                                                                      Wednesday - Anti-procrastination day - 07-23-14


                                                                                                      WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                      B:Poached eggs, ww toast, homemade jam
                                                                                                      L:cheese sandwich
                                                                                                      D:Mexican torta,salsa, sour cream

                                                                                                      GO AND DO
                                                                                                      • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                                                                      • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                                                                      HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                                                                      • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                                                                        • DONE W
                                                                                                        • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
                                                                                                      STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                                                                      • RELIGION
                                                                                                          • J. Hols & Fest
                                                                                                            • DONE 80-81
                                                                                                          • DONE Work on lapbooks
                                                                                                          • Song 
                                                                                                            • DONE 107
                                                                                                        • Plan next lapbook project
                                                                                                        • SCIENCE
                                                                                                          • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                                                                            • Unit 3
                                                                                                              • DONE 3-1R
                                                                                                              • DONE Lapbook Unit 3
                                                                                                            • Coloring Book
                                                                                                              • DONE CB 10
                                                                                                          • THE EARTH
                                                                                                              • EH - 
                                                                                                                • DONE 71-73
                                                                                                                • DONE Lapbook
                                                                                                              • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                                                                                • Yoga B (date/3 + 2)
                                                                                                                  • DONE 07/23
                                                                                                              • MATH
                                                                                                                • DONE Exercise 94
                                                                                                              • RUSSIAN
                                                                                                                • Continue Daily review
                                                                                                                  • DONE Lesson 11
                                                                                                                  • DONE Lesson 12
                                                                                                                  • DONE Lesson 13
                                                                                                              • HANDWRITING
                                                                                                                • Book A
                                                                                                                  • DONE 28
                                                                                                              • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                                                • Writing Strands
                                                                                                                  • DONE 12-9
                                                                                                              • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                                                • DONE Paperwork 
                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                              B:Poached eggs, ww toast, homemade jam
                                                                                                              L:cheese sandwich
                                                                                                              D:Mexican torta,salsa, sour cream

                                                                                                              KITCHEN
                                                                                                              • MAIN DISHES
                                                                                                                • DONE Mexican torta,salsa, sour cream

                                                                                                              Tuesday, July 22, 2014

                                                                                                              Tuesday - Flylady says it's MY day!!!! 07-22-14


                                                                                                              Sigh!  Ideally this should be my day to .... lie in bed and read all day (I do that anyway - at 230-530 AM!  LOL), go swimming (I don't swim that well), go shopping (uhm - not until I have money!  Besides - would rather go to Amazon and get more books!), eat at a fancy restaurant (hmmm - Indian food would be nice!  So would REAL Mexican food - say Enchiladas - like I make them!!!), loll around in the shade in my garden (IF and only if all mosquitos/chiggers/midges could be removed from there!), go to a beauty parlor and let them wash, color, style my hair, give me a facial, do my nails and toenails (oh man do I need that!).  Solution - keep a list - and start saving money in a SPLURGE IT account!  Need to figure out where in my budget that will fit, however.  Hmm - maybe under medical - after all - it IS my sanity I'm saving!  LOLOL

                                                                                                              GO AND DO
                                                                                                              • DONE Post office
                                                                                                              • DONE Library
                                                                                                              • DONE 3 meals a day
                                                                                                              • DONE 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                                                                                              HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                                                                                              • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                                                                                                • DONE T
                                                                                                                • DONE 1 hour - Sorting
                                                                                                                • DONE 1 hour - Bills
                                                                                                              GARDEN - 
                                                                                                              • Weed garden
                                                                                                                • some DONE beans, 
                                                                                                              STUDIES - (NOTE - will work on week's assignments - Mon AM to update from weekend frenzy)
                                                                                                              • RELIGION
                                                                                                                  • How to Run
                                                                                                                    • DONE 365-367
                                                                                                                  • DONE Work on lapbooks
                                                                                                                  • Song 
                                                                                                                    • DONE 106
                                                                                                                • Plan next lapbook project
                                                                                                                • SCIENCE
                                                                                                                  • World of Plants (WOP)
                                                                                                                    • Unit 3
                                                                                                                      • Biomes
                                                                                                                        • Forest
                                                                                                                          • DONE Boreal
                                                                                                                      • DONE Lapbook Unit 3
                                                                                                                    • Coloring Book
                                                                                                                      • DONE CB 9
                                                                                                                  • THE EARTH
                                                                                                                      • EH - 
                                                                                                                        • DONE 70
                                                                                                                        • DONE Lapbook
                                                                                                                      • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                                                                                                        • Yoga A wk 5 (date/3 +1)
                                                                                                                          • DONE 07-22
                                                                                                                      • MATH
                                                                                                                        • DONE Exercise 93
                                                                                                                      • RUSSIAN
                                                                                                                        • Continue Daily review
                                                                                                                          • DONE Lesson 11
                                                                                                                          • DONE Lesson 12
                                                                                                                      • HANDWRITING
                                                                                                                        • Book A
                                                                                                                          • DONE 27
                                                                                                                      • CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                                                        • Writing Strands
                                                                                                                          • DONE 12-8
                                                                                                                          • LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                                                            • DONE Paperwork 
                                                                                                                          D: Pasta with tuna and lemon sauce, salad with cimarron lettuce, lemon pudding

                                                                                                                          KITCHEN
                                                                                                                          • MAIN DISHES
                                                                                                                            • DONE Pasta with tuna and lemon sauce,

                                                                                                                          Monday, July 21, 2014

                                                                                                                          Design Wall for Week 29 - 07-21-14

                                                                                                                          I obviously did NOT do a lot of much of ANYTHING last week - other than feel icky, miserable and hide out in my bed under blankets!  So - am re-posting what I DIDN'T do last week!

                                                                                                                          Halloween table runner/Hanging -
                                                                                                                          still needs witches hats and spiderwebs (forget the spiders!!!!  UGH!!!!)

                                                                                                                          Snow people
                                                                                                                          (at this rate it will be NEXT Spring before I complete this one!)

                                                                                                                          Back of Thanksgiving table runner -
                                                                                                                          question is - will it be completed in time for Thanksgiving?

                                                                                                                          Jamestown Landing -
                                                                                                                          by now one would think I would have AT LEAST 5 times this many squares done!
                                                                                                                          HAHAHA

                                                                                                                          Toes in the Sand -
                                                                                                                          MUST be caught up preferably BEFORE class NEXT Sunday!

                                                                                                                          Irish Double Chain -
                                                                                                                          a good session of slice and dice is in order -
                                                                                                                          THEN stitch it together!

                                                                                                                          Arizona Skies - aka Tequila Buzz (quilt creater's name!) -
                                                                                                                          question - will I EVER get this one done????
                                                                                                                          (I probably will sash it)  Has a pieced border to go with it too!

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