Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - October 30

Current Mood: Cheerful and rested
Outside: 49 and sunny
Wearing: jeans, long sleeve magenta tee, heavy blue hoodie - all bought for $1 each at the thrift store on Friday
Tunes:  mostly Tron or nothing. lol
Kids Are: 3 are carving pumpkins, 1 is showering
Hubby Is: sitting, drinking coffee, and listening to the Tron soundtrack
Something New: got a few items of clothing for $1 each
Something Yummy: Sheryl's cornbread - sooooo yummy!
Blessings: David's robotics team is a blessing!
Reading:   A Praying Life by Paul Miller (Re-read). Oliver Twist (for Brit Lit). Listening to Voyager by Diana Gabaldon again. Going to start The Secret Garden. This is funny. I've read ALL FOUR of these books before and am re-reading them now.
Watching:  Lie to Me, Firefly, The Three Musketeers (in theater), Equilibrium, X-men Origins: Wolverine
Considering: reading aloud to the kids again - it is one of my failings that I can't seem to get into a routine with that.
Working On: lesson plans for November, figuring out a costume for Emily
Accomplishments: Did NOT volunteer for something that I was being asked to do (and guilted into). Huge for me!
Looking Forward to: writing for NaNoWriMo, trick or treating with the kids

Saturday, October 29, 2011

James - Soccer Fall 2011

Finally got some pictures of James - his LAST game of the fall season. James is in his second year of U12 AYSO soccer. He has realized that he does not really like playing goalkeeper. He usually plays very hard as a forward and has made three goals this season. His team does not have a great record, but they are improving. Aren't the blue uniforms pretty? :-)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - October 23

Current Mood: Cheerful
Outside: Sunny and 61
Wearing: black exercise pants, green tee, grey Pistons hoodie, slippers
Tunes: mostly listening to audiobooks this week
Kids Are: 1 is doing dishes, 1 is cleaning her room, 1 is testing our new Wii, and 1 is at loose ends
Hubby Is: folding laundry
Something New: bought a used Wii (for Christmas), also bought some brown leather dress boots to wear with pants
Something Yummy: pizza with bacon
Blessings: being able to take my concerns to God in prayer. I know that sounds trite or commonplace, but it means more and more to me as time goes on.
Reading:   A Praying Life by Paul Miller (Re-read). Oliver Twist (for Brit Lit). Started listening to Voyager by Diana Gabaldon again. LOVE IT.
Watching:  Glee Season 1 (finished it), Lie to Me, The 5th Quarter, Psych, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 
Considering: future book choices for Rollicking Readers
Working On: counting calories, Halloween costumes, learning my Tang Soo Do forms, basic actions, and self-defense moves (for testing Nov 11)
Accomplishments: stayed in bed til noon today! Taught week 1 of Oliver Twist.
Looking Forward to: seeing The Three Musketeers (at book club this weekend) & Anonymous (and yes, I know it's fiction, lol). Also looking forward to James and Suzy's last soccer games.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Co-op Classes 2011-12

I thought you might like a taste of the classes my kids are taking this year at co-op. The co-op meets every other Friday and each child takes 4 classes.

David (age 16)
1 - assist in Visual Basic Scripting (which he took last year) (computer programming)
2 - Government
3 - British Literature+
4 - Sports (PE)

Emily (age 14)
1 - Babysitting
2 - Chill Out (games and fellowship, to connect teens)
3 - British Literature+
4 - Writing for the Love of It

James (age 11, almost 12)
1 - Babysitting
2 - Junkyard Art
3 - Karate (same teachers we take karate with on M/Th)
4 - Reptiles

Suzy (age 9)
1 - Destruction (taking things apart to see how they work)
2 - Art Masterpieces
3 - Cooking
4 - What's Under My Skin (human body)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - October 16th

Current Mood: Bleh
Outside: Overcast and 58 with moments of sunshine and showers threatening
Wearing: jeans, black top, black boots
Tunes: Tron soundtrack, listened to some Ed Byrne comedy on youtube, slacker radio
Kids Are: 2 are riding bikes, 1 is upstairs, 1 is in here getting a back scratch from his daddy
Hubby Is: heading out to replace brakes
Something New:  a fancy new mouse - very comfy
Something Yummy: good thing I like rice cakes
Blessings: writing back and forth with my kids in their communication journals
Reading:   A Praying Life by Paul Miller (Re-read). Oliver Twist (for Brit Lit). Can't find anything else I want to read. Reading slump....
Watching:  Glee Season 1, Scrubs, Real Steel (in the theater), something else I can't remember
Considering: signing Suzy and James up for a more competitive soccer team
Working On: Oliver Twist lessons, counting calories
Accomplishments: can't think of any
Looking Forward to: the end of the soccer season, NaNoWriMo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - October 9th

Current Mood: relaxed
Outside: 81 and sunny
Wearing: black exercise shorts (since I packed my summer clothes away!), Ted Logan tee (brown) and barefeet.
Tunes: Have been listening to slacker radio online - Christian rock, new country, 80's hits
Kids Are: 1 is at Improv class, 1 is playing xbox, 1 is at a friend's and 1 is riding bikes.
Hubby Is: napping as usual on Sundays
Something New:  a new wireless mouse, but I am not sure I am happy with it.
Something Yummy: Dove chocolates filled with caramel!
Blessings: this lovely Indian summer!
Reading:   A Praying Life by Paul Miller (Re-read). Oliver Twist (for Brit Lit)
Watching:  Friday Night Lights (finished all the episodes....Sigh...), North and South, A Knight's Tale, Bridesmaids, The Hangover, She's The Man
Working On: getting back to exercising (hard to fit into my schedule), a denim quilt made from old jeans (if I can ever get started)
Accomplishments: Got all my work hours done so I could have a FUN WEEKEND!
Looking Forward to: getting my Rollicking Reader badges; National Novel Writing Month! Seeing Three Musketeers, Anonymous, Machine Gun Preacher, and a few others....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - October 2

Current Mood: Lazy
Outside: Sunny and 51 - brrr!
Wearing: jeans, navy tee, white socks, slippers, wet hair
Tunes: Christian music on the radio all day today (Bob's choice)
Kids Are: 1 is painting the stairwell, 3 are supposed to be cleaning their rooms.
Hubby Is: helping 1 with the painting.
Something New:  found refills for my eyelash curler at Sally Beauty - looked at Walmart without success.
Something Yummy: Brownie sundaes for my birthday - delish! (No cake - bleh)
Blessings: My writing class is going very well. The great curriculum (Wordsmith) gets most of the credit for that!
Reading:   A Praying Life by Paul Miller (started my re-read). Getting ready for a quick re-read of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, in preparation for teaching it to Brit Lit. Thinking about some Gabaldon.....
Watching:  Glee Season 1 (kind of a guilty pleasure), Moneyball (in the theater, long and very slow), Friday Night Lights (season 5 is on Netflix instant now!)
Considering: churches again....
Working On: Oliver Twist lessons, writing class lesson plans, sorting books and getting rid of things.
Accomplishments: Finished Three Musketeers! Got the October lesson plan sheets completed and printed. Finally made it in to get my hair cut - love it!
Looking Forward to: Seeing Twelfth Night at GVSU. Girl time coming up this weekend!