Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Monday Is For Meal Planning

Sunday  5
Invited out
Tortilla chips 
Monday 6
Scrambled eggs
Divided lunch
Cukes & dip
Chicken patty sandwiches
Cucumbers & dip
Tuesday 7
1 help Lloyd
Spaghetti (GF)
Lettuce salad
Sausage gravy
All at one job
Carrots & dip

Thursday 9
Fried eggs and beans
All at one job
Friday 10

Egg biscuits
All at one job
Cheese sandwiches
Veggies & dip
Saturday 11
And so I will post it on Tuesday. 😀 Need some inspiration?

Some of the recipes are linked to what I use or something similar. Waffles and muffins are made with light buckwheat flour. For bread and biscuits I use spelt flour.

For the lunch menus I write down what is happening for jobs so I know how to pack.

There will likely be puddings throughout the week as well, using up milk. Breakfast will include homemade yogurt as often as possible.

What are you cooking this week?

Here's what we saw Friday morning in the western sky. Of course, a picture never does justice. It was a full arch, double in some places.
Have a tasty week!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Education Convention

For the last several years I have been studying the Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd) philosophy. Take note- this is not a curriculum, it is a philosophy of learning. Some time ago I shared the "Inspire, don't require" key of learning/teaching.

This past week the TJEd Convention 2018 began. I'm sorry to introduce this just now, because if you didn't know about it before, you have missed the early bird pricing. But even so, the price is reasonable.

And the content is life changing. We have been part of a "conveyor belt model" of education for so long that we think it is the normal way to be educated. Then when our children don't meet our expectations or don't do well with this "normal" way of being academically educated, we panic. Our children feel like failures and so do we.

"It worked for me!" we say. "Why doesn't it work for my child?" 

We find our children coming away from a formal academic education with a hatred for learning. They slam the books shut with a hurrah and want nothing to do with them forever after.

Is that the education we want for our children? No! A resounding no! 

We want our children to know their purpose in life and be educated in a way that will equip them for that purpose. TJEd will help us know how to accomplish this. 

Sign up here for the convention. (Scroll down to the box that says "The 2018 TJEd Online Convention".) I've listened to Rachel's first two videos and am feeling excited about the upcoming school year.

If you are unable to listen to the convention and would rather read, check out the book A Thomas Jefferson Education.

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Matthew (16) and Melvin (14) gave me a most precious gift this week! They pulled a dishwasher out of storage and replaced the one in the house that has been out of service for years. 

It is so wonderful to be able to put the dirty dishes in there and let them wash while I do laundry, sweep floors, wash windows or sleep!
Happy dance!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Flower Show -Lilies

There are some pretty lilies hiding in the weeds around here.

 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? Matthew 6:28-30 NLT