Are you enjoying your Girl Scout cookie stash? Pretty soon it will be gone, but if you live near a Dollar Tree store you can satisfy that Thin Mint craving all year long. They carry a mint fudge cookie that tastes just like a thin mint. They are square instead of round – similar to a fudge graham cookie. Soooooooo yummy & only a dollar, that works for me!
This quote is from an 1867 Victorian newspaper column written by Mrs. “Jenny June”:
“Even under the present imperfect conditions, home is the central attraction of every human heart, the inspiration of nearly all effort, the haven of all our hopes & desires. What would it be were women true to themselves, to their high destiny, to their great work? [What would it be] were the influences of home charged, as they might be, with the electric current of active love, faith, knowledge, strength, courage,and devotion to the interests they are bound to protect?”
The evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
Teaching Math In 1960
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
Teaching Math In 1990
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes?(There are no wrong answers.)
Teaching Math In 2005
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. El costo de la producción es $80 ……
I get to order a new booooooook!! (Can you tell I enjoy doing that?) I just ran this by Hubby to use as our new Science curriculum. He likes to get the kids involved in gardening every Spring, so I thought this was a good fit. We are going to study it together as a family, which is really exciting to me because Hubby is a great teacher!
We will be using
Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook
By Jeannie K. Fulbright
Click on the link above to save $10 off the regular price!
This looked fun so I thought I’d give it a try. If you want to do a list too, leave a comment so we can check it out!
Aprons – Y/N?
No, but I might consider it. I had no idea so many people still wore aprons until I started reading blogs.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake:
Clothesline – Y/N?
No, it is against our homeowner association regulations (which is ridiculous considering we live on an acre on the outskirts of town).
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Only if poking a hole in canned biscuits and frying them counts as making donuts.
One homemaking thing you do every day:
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
the internet and my mother-in-law
Ironing – Love it or hate it?
I don’t hate it, but I do it as little as possible. We just throw wrinkled clothes in the dryer with a damp washcloth for everyday wear.
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
yes, in the kitchen
Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?
I love to make my home a festive, fun place to be. My mom filled our home with laughter & celebration, and I want my children to have the same memories.
Mop – Y/N?
Yes, although our favorite method doesn’t involve a mop, but 5 pairs of socks. I got the idea from Michelle.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
throw them away (I know, wasteful, but I rarely wear them & they are cheap)
Oven – Do you use the window, or open the door to check?
open the door
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
sausage & green olives
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I go find out what my two youngest are getting into – that’s the only time it’s quiet.
Recipe card box – Y/N
No, but I do have a recipe notebook. I find most of my recipes on the internet & print them out.
Style of house –
I have no idea- traditional? red brick & black roof
Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
I usually have a seasonal table cloth, but we use paper napkins. I think I am going to try Shannon’s idea soon.
Vacuum – How many times per week
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do a week?
at least 10
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?
Yard – Who does what?
HaHaHa….oh, sorry. What I meant to say was Hubby is in charge of the grass & garden, & the kiddos are in charge of
leaving their toys & bikes everywhere putting away their toys & bikes. I am in charge of whining about how hot it is and choosing which beautiful plants we will be killing this season.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Making sure all toys & shoes are put away so the dogs don’t have a party after we go to bed.