Thursday's Thoughts: Week of August 18, 2013


Today during Lit for Lunch (our read aloud time) I read Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. In the back is a recipe for Thunder Cake which is basically a chocolate cake, but with 1/3 cup of pureed tomatoes as one of the ingredients. I promised the kids we’d give it a try next week. I’m not sure if the thought of tomatoes in a chocolate cake is a good one or not. We shall see.


Still finishing up the Tasha Alexander Lady Emily Mystery series that I mentioned last week. I’m trying to find the inspiration to read the non-fiction book I have checked out. I’m not feeling it yet.


To Chipette make her concentrating noise (like a humming sound) while finishing up her independent work for the day. Preacher Man took Magpie and Monkey with him for a quick Wal-Mart run. I’m not sure how quick he’ll make it with those two in tow!


About how tired I am. Not a good night’s sleep last night. My mind would not settle.


My last homeschool planning post for the blog about planning your subjects. I’ve put it off for way too long and I’ve almost finished it so be looking for that post next week sometime. We’ll see if really winds up being my last planning post. I’m sure I can find something else that needs a planning explanation. J


Feel free to follow me on Pinterest using the button in the sidebar. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds this past week:

Homeschool: I pinned an awesome free Amazon book deal earlier this week so I wouldn’t forget to claim it when it went into effect. Here is my pin so you can click on it and claim your free Amazon book too. The pictures are stunning!

Home: I pinned this neat idea for tooth fairy money a few weeks ago and with Magpie super loose tooth I’ll probably be using it really soon!

Cooking: I’ve mentioned before about Preacher Man’s love of German Chocolate Cake, so when this came across my Pinterest feed it was a no-brainer. I’m making this for our next small group night at church because I do not need leftovers coming home with me.


The back to school pictures that Jenna took of my girls this year. If you haven’t seen them check out my meet the students post. These are only a sampling of the wonderful pictures she took of Chipette and Magpie. They are all so great!


The excitement and fear of my children about a week ago during their first power outage. A storm rolled through and knocked out the power for a couple of hours. Taking a note out of my mom’s playbook we broke out the board games until it returned.

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Looking forward to a new week of productivity, loving, learning, laughing and cooking in the tree house,


1 comment:

  1. How sweet! I can remember some sweet and fun memories playing with flash lights during power outages as a child and with my children!