I must say I still feel a little discombobulated since my new life found me. I'm not used to not rushing, not feeling stressed and not watching the clock. I could really get used to this.
This post is a bit discombobulated, well, cause I am. We just returned from a little camping trip yesterday.
I'm not even sure what I want to blog about. Bear with me for a day or two.
When push comes to shove, there's always bacon. Welch's Stop & Shop is now using my likeness on their packaging. I still don't get a discount though.
And then there's this chicken. I so think this is a dude. I'm just getting that vibe. Gosh I wish chickens had visible genitals. I'm sorry...I know that is crude. I just hate this waiting game. Is it gonna crow or lay an egg.....?
And there's something about the way these two look at that black chicken. Aunt PittyPat and Scarlett. They were talking about the latest episode of 'Project Runway' when I interrupted them with the camera. They are always whispering and looking at that black chicken.
The sunset tonight was beautiful. Gorgeous fall colors to welcome in the new season. I have time to breathe now, and I'm trying to really notice things like this. So fleeting.
I also wanted to talk about homeschooling a bit. Even if you aren't homeschooling your children, you might find this interesting. It's from Home and Health, dated 1907. I find it totally relevant for today as well.
What Children Should Be Taught
- To cook plain wholesome food
- To care for his or her own room
- That it is better to be useful than ornamental
- That the old rule, 'A place for everything and everything in its place' is a good one
- That he or she should dress for health and comfort as well as for appearance
- To respect gray hairs
- To be gentle
- To be courteous
- To be prompt
- To be industrious
- To be truthful
- To be thoughtful and attentive
- To do all kinds of housework
- To earn money and to take care of it
- To be neat and orderly in his or her habits and appearance
- To be self-reliant
I just love that, so we are incorporating it into our curriculum this year. Aaron is learning to cook. He's actually pretty good at it, and he is interested in it...which helps a GREAT deal.
Roast Chicken 101:
He learned the difference between fryers and roasters. What temperature the oven should be set at, what the internal temperature of the bird should be when done, and how to tell it's done if you don't have a thermometer. Now...please tell me you all know that. Are you really gonna let a 13 year old punk beat you? There was a quiz the next day, and he passed with flying colors.
I don't know about you, but I think the little bugger looks pretty pleased with himself.