Boredom is the sign of a small mind! ~Dr. Salter
- Cleaning a bathroom
- Write a letter to someone
- Bake something
- Bringing the dog on a walk
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31 Aug 2013 12 Comments
Boredom is the sign of a small mind! ~Dr. Salter
24 Aug 2013 9 Comments
Hey! I am really excited about this recipe that I made a few days ago. Those of you that have have read my previous post, “The Lesson of the Flummery,” know that I don’t always have the best cooking skills. Well then you’ll be surprised to hear that this recipe was a great success! It’s gluten and sugar free…really healthy! You will need:
03 Aug 2013 14 Comments
Hello everyone! So, summer vacation is drawing to an end and there are only a few more weeks until school! Sometimes these last weeks can seem like there is nothing to do and that you just want to get back into a schedule. A lot of times the answer to most people is TV. Well lately I have found a great outlet for my time! Reading!
Now, I know your saying, “Um…I knew that” Wait! I think that reading ALOUD is more challenging and more fun and exciting. I have been reading to my siblings out loud and they are really enjoying it. It’ s better for your eyes/brain then TV is and it is actually very challenging.
You don’t know how many times I stumble over my words and sentences, how many times my sisters laugh at me because a word like “wait” turns into “wheat”…or something like that. Oh, and for you mothers reading my blog…my mom is giving me a penny a page. I just finished reading my sisters The Little House in the Big Woods. That has 238 pages in it. Hey, I just made $2.38 by reading to them! The book we are reading now is a classic Nancy Drew book (The Secret of Larkspur Lane). So, tell me if this works for you! I would love to hear about it!
Also, I’m so happy that I now have 40 “email followers” on my blog. The goal for the end of this year is 50. If you haven’t become a follower enter your email address and click the “submit” button on the right side of your screen. You will get an email when there is a new post so you can come check it out! It would be great if you could pass this around to your friends and tell them to follow as well! Thanks!
18 Jul 2013 10 Comments
Hello Everyone! Here’s a fun craft for the summer – decorating a shirt or towel. The following are detailed instructions to help you make one…and wear your own art.
How to do it:
30 Mar 2013 10 Comments
Author: Mary Ray
Publisher: Bethlehem Books (165 pages)
Hylas, a secretary slave, is living a happy life with his mother and other kind people in his master’s home. But, when one morning the master is found dead by one of his fellow slaves, everyone grows suspicious. The mother of the dead man has all the slaves taken to prison to be tortured to death, which is a custom if a slave is the murderer. All, except one… Hylas. He knows in his heart that no slave in the house would do such a thing. So, he hides from the guards in an elderly lady’s home where he plots a way to rescue his mother and friends. He realizes that he cannot do this alone. He must call on one of his friends to help him. This could be dangerous since most people would turn him in. Slowly he realizes it will take more than just his god, Fortuna, and his other Roman friends. Through the kind old lady he learns something else. Something that will give him hope.
What I liked: I enjoyed this book immensely and highly recommend it! I know that everyone loves a good mystery once in a while, right?
Points to Consider: This book requires a higher level of reading skill and could be challenging for young readers.
Score: I give it five stars.
10 Mar 2013 15 Comments
I wrote this story about a recent personal experience that gave me something to think about. I hope you find it entertaining…and inspiring!
It was Wednesday March 6, 2013 and Essi (me!) was hosting a tea party for her family. She decided to make a strawberry flummery (Jell-O/jelly). Carefully she followed the directions to the last quarter of an ounce. She put it into a shiny pot her mother owned and put it on the stove on medium. A few minutes later it started to bubble and eventually it started to smoke! A few times the fire alarm went off and she had to run and wave the smoke away with a towel. Opening the windows, the garage and turning on the fan finally shut the alarm off.
Her dad, alarmed from the sound of the commotion, came out of his makeshift office and asked what was going on. “I am making strawberry flummery!” She explained proudly. “It smells burned.” He said eyeing the pot on the stove. “Oh, I followed the directions carefully and I am sure this is what it is supposed to be doing.” She answered confidently. So he walked back to his computer.
After 10 min. it was ready so she emptied it into a glass bowl. But, oh my! The pot! At the bottom it was black and the edges had burnt strawberry flummery stuck to them! She scrubbed and scrubbed the pot, but it would not come off. Sadly, she called her mother and told her this sob sorry. Her mother told her not to worry and that she would see what she could do when she got home. The flummery had to be thrown out and the pot well…
The recipe was a good one, so what went wrong? Of course, I should have been stirring it the whole time. Same picture with God, he makes us like that shiny pot. But because of sin (or strawberry flummery) we often make it black. But God can make us shiny again if we ask him! Lesson learned!
10 Feb 2013 11 Comments
This year for Valentines Day, I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to get the pre-made cards that you get at the store, so I did some research and want to share with you what I found.
Let me know if you try it! Happy Valentines Day!!