Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I'm knitting a little garter stitch blanket for the new baby. This isn't the best photo on this gray fall day but I am making progress.
This is the third such blanket I have knit. The first was for Tabitha's third child, Toly, and the second was for Gloria.
I will know next Wednesday whether I am knitting for a daughter or a son. I am having a hard time with the wait and I wonder how I went without knowing until the birth three times! (Gilbert, Trixie, Gloria)
We have finalized names to call the baby for either sex. We toyed with some names earlier but these are The Names:
I can't go to the ultrasound without knowing the baby's name. I know some people say to wait and then you'll have 50% fewer names to consider but I want to say right then "It's Clementine! Hi baby!"
We decide on the name the child is called together, but Sean picks middle names and I don't know what he's currently thinking over. He sometimes doesn't know himself until the baby is baptized, or when we register the birth with the state, whichever comes first. He teases me about it too, coming up with ridiculous names, and since he fills out the paperwork I don't know until it's final.
He keeps me on my toes.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Since we moved this summer, we have had extremely limited internet. It means that we get 60 GB per month, which gives each of us a bit more than 200 megabytes of data per day.
That is not much data.
It means that I use my phone and the kids use a single computer. We have no Minecraft, no Netflix, no YouTube. (Well, maybe a little YouTube. But with only 200 MB, not much!)
This is both good and bad, but mostly bad. I have friends with similar bandwidth diets who have no trouble with it, but they have much smaller and younger families. It simply will not work for us but we have essentially no alternatives - the only other option is a T1 line at around $660 per month.
Since I don't use the computer much, most of my typing is done on this phone. It's certainly better than nothing but it is not ideal. I guess my point is this: have pity on me and my autocorrect typos, and also don't judge me by my brevity.
I guess that's it for now.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
We're out at Post Oak Exsilium now.
Today we have killed two scorpions (Faith both times) and a red paper wasp. Saw a cute little green lizard and a HUGE black rat snake in the yard.
We have a new puppy, a new dog and a cat with four kittens.
It's all good.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We've had this thing for nine months and I have yet to drive it. I am a scaredy cat. Sean, the Man of Steel, has no such qualms and tools around everywhere with us. Well, no more! I must learn so learn I shall.
I do not like driving. I don't mind as much when I'm alone in the car, or with Faith and Abby, but with any of the other children - especially Dorothy - I hate it. Some of my attention is always on them, you see. But since we are finally MOVING (yay) I really need to be able to get out and around if Sean is not a few minutes away like he is now.
I will start this week, like a teenager learning. I want to go to a nice empty parking lot and get a feel for the thing.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Faith and Abby are starting Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra next week. Well, maybe not next week because we may be packing to move! FINALLY! Our builder called today to say the floors are done, we are good. to. go.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
3 cups whole spelt flour
2/3 cup warm water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
Mix water, yeast, egg, sugar, salt and oil. Add flour. Stir, then knead a little. Place in clean oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in warm place for an hour or until doubled in size. Punch down, form into loaf, place in oiled loaf pan, cover with dampened cloth or oil top of loaf and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise again until doubled (it will be faster this time). Remove cloth or plastic wrap and bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I'm feeling all out of sorts about the Boston bombing and the Gosnell trial and bird flu in China. I can't do anything about that stuff, so I'm staying away from social media and news sites. With any luck we will be moving in the next few weeks, and that should occupy much of my attention.
All of the homeschooling kids are doing well. Faith and Abby are almost ready for Pre-Algebra. Kinda exciting! Gilbert is chugging through third grade math like a champ.
Dorothy is growing like a weed.
We have a new doctor and we like him a lot.
Guess that's it.