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We have had quite the week again. Fun and crazy as usual. Keep reading to find out about some of our many adventures here in the little house on the pond. We have included affiliate links to some of the products mentioned in this post. These help to support our blog.
Elephant fuzz here, elephant fuzz there, elephant fuzz everywhere… sounds a bit like a children’s book, doesn’t it? So what is elephant fuzz? I asked the same thing when I first saw this all over the house:
The kids were quick to reply that it was ‘elephant fuzz’…. ok, but where did it come from? Here is the answer:
It appears that this little pillow has a hole and is leaking elephant fuzz… lol… kids come up with the darnedest things don’t they? Well, I got the hole taken care of and hopefully that’ll be the end of the elephant fuzz.
Afterwards we made some Haystack Cookies or Noodle Cookies as Mr. Awesome calls them. The kids have been eating them up!
Monday our regular club dance was ‘dark’ to support a reunion dance that was being held locally. Here is a short video from the event:
We had a good time and got to see old friends plus we made some new ones while we were there. Afterwards we ate at Texas Roadhouse and an exceptional server named Terrence.
I got a call from the Florida Gardiner Scholarship telling me about a glitch in the system which had caused some of my orders to be denied… this meant I had to go back into the system and resubmit the orders… oh what fun!
I also figured out that I can ‘Air Drop’ pictures from my phone to my tablet… this makes life so much easier!
The kids are loving their new routine chart:
I am working on ordering some different magnets because the stars don’t stick very well. I may also paint or paper the board. There will be a post about this sometime in the future.
We read a chapter from the Laura Ingalls Wilder biography before bed and had a short discussion about the things we learned from the chapter. The kids are super excited about the new school year.
They were also very happy that I had ordered more of their favorite toothpaste:
We all love the lemon flavor and I love the fact that it works so great! I always buy the triple pack and the first time I ordered I bought the multipack so we could try out all the flavors. The kids didn’t care for the peppermint or cinnamon as they thought they was too spicy. Some of us older folks liked the wintergreen flavor but lemon was the majority vote.
I actually found a little time on Tuesday to paint my nails too! Mommas need a little bit of pampering from time to time. 😊
Wednesday morning we changed our breakfast routine a bit. Instead of Muffins the kids had a bowl of fresh fruit and a cup of yogurt.
I’m really loving this new fruit bowl I got earlier this month. It is so much bigger than the one we had, plus it’s not as fragile. The banana holder is a great feature as well. It keeps the kids from dragging out and bruising all of the bananas just to find the ‘perfect’ apple.
While cleaning the bathroom I got a call from Walgreens …. NOT… it was a telemarketer call disguised as a local business. I HATE these kind of calls. They wanted to help me with my interest rate on a card they knew nothing about.
After politely asking a strongly accented Chris Sawyers to remove me from the list I had to threaten to report them to the authorities for FRAUD. He asked me to hold online while he removed me from the list. I did hold, with the phone muted and the receiver set on the shelf, and an hour later I was still on hold… haha Mr. Sawyers from card services you’ve won a mention on my blog. Congrats!
After our morning chores were finished we played one of the new games that we’ve gotten:
Bugs Building is similar to the once popular Jenga game. They had a lot of fun playing the game but then we had some major midweek meltdowns!
Luckily I still had a hidden stash of FREE chocolates…
Hmmm… Thursday was a kinda gloomy day, very rainy and windy too. We didn’t get our laundry done because of the weather but it got finished up on Friday. We were also without power for a little while that morning.
The kids made the best of no electricity and played some board games. I think they thought they were getting out of chores but everyone had to help finish up the chores when the power came back on. Then it was time for some lunch which was Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
After I got the kids down for quiet time I got this text message from Mr. Awesome:
Oh boy do I love these kind of messages. I dug my outfit out of the closet and got to work on making some dinner. I had planned to make Spaghetti but opted for Sloppy Joes when I realized I didn’t have any noodles.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics of the Pink Cadillac Dance or our super cute outfits because my phone was acting up again.
After paying a couple of bills I went ahead and renewed our ABC Mouse that the kids have been begging for. They wasted no time getting on their and taking care of their virtual pets. Joey also made sure to update his avatar:
Those glasses look almost like his and they are just too cute!
That afternoon I went to make some our favorite Cream Cheese Chicken with Rice and Green Beans only to realize I didn’t have any cream of chicken soup… I don’t know what happened when I went grocery shopping last week but I guess I didn’t do a good job. I did finish dinner and it was really good with the substitutions I made so I’ll try to get that updated recipe posted soon.
That evening we went to the square dance. Again I didn’t get any pics because my phone died but I did get that video finished. I’ll have it at the end of the post.
I had planned to get the porch cleaned up a bit but the constant thunderstorms kept us inside. The morning was spent tidying up around the house and then we went out to eat at Golden Corral. It wasn’t the best experience and we probably won’t visit that location again but the kids enjoyed it.
After eating we headed to the movies to watch the new Ant Man movie. It was pretty good and everyone had a great time. All in all it was a good week and we are really looking forward to a great time in the upcoming week.
This week I plan to get some of the lessons entered into the Homeschool Manager app and also set a date for us to start school. I will also be working on a couple of more promo videos for square dancing as many clubs will be starting classes in September.
As far as cleaning the FlyLady missions will be in the Master Bedroom this week. I just need to do a tidying up in there so I’m not really sure how much I will get done in there. I would really like to get the porch cleaned off and have some usable space out there but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.
What are your goals for the upcoming week?
Below are some other things that we’ve done this past week and that video we put out for square dancing.
Other books we’ve read this week were:
Be A Good Dragon is a cute book about a dragon with a cold.
Yum! A Preston Pig Story is a variation of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ that kids enjoyed.
We got lots of goodies in the mail this week:
I was really excited to get these books and hopefully the kids will get to use them some this weekend.
This week I also posted these posts here (which may have affiliate links to some of the products above):
We are looking forward to a new week with lots of new surprises. So far we have these activities planned.
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Here is that video I promised:
I honestly don’t even know what all we did last week. It seemed to have went by in such a blur. I do know that I had put out a few different posts and here are the links in case you missed them:
I hate how I sit down to write a quick little post and my internet acts up and makes it take foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………………
But anyways let’s get back to what all we did last week…
We did get more packages from UPS and Fed Ex… the drivers pretty much know me by name and recognize me when I am out and about now… I guess that’s a good thing? Continue reading A Look Back On The Past Week And A Peek Ahead To This Week
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So this week has been really good. We’ve made a lot of progress as far as finally getting the house organized and getting our routines simplified. I feel like I can finally breathe. It has never taken me so long to get unpacked and organized after a move before. Just a word of caution to anyone trying to downsize…. it’s probably gonna be a lot harder than what you think!
We have had quite an exciting week that has been packed full of all kinds of planned and unplanned surprises. Keep reading for a brief summary of what we’ve been up to. Continue reading Weekend Wrap Up: June 9, 2018
Quite an assortment of topics for this update. I’m sure I will add in a few others as we go along too.
First on the list is the allergies. I try to be preventive and I spray the beds every morning with an essential oil concoction that contains Lavender. This usually helps but I didn’t spray when I made the beds yesterday and the grass was mowed in the afternoon.
I took a trip to the garden after the mowing and now I’m dealing with major allergies. (Last night’s fresh tomato sandwich was so good though.) I love the outdoors but they don’t love me. I seem to also have an allergy to bug bites, especially mosquitoes, after I was attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes last Fall.
Luckily the kids aren’t as bad as I am. Joey gets the sneezes every now and then. I’ve found that the generic Zyrtec helps us both when the Lavender isn’t enough.
Hey everybody! I haven’t been doing daily updates this week as we haven’t done a whole lot of major cleaning missions at all. I overdid it last week and had to call in reinforcements just to get a few projects tackled this week.
Luckily Ms. Olivia was free for a couple of days and she came to stay with us. The kids loved having big sister back home and she really did help out quite a bit.
This week has been a very dreary week with rain and storms almost everyday. Not great for getting motivated to work but perfect for sleeping. The good side is that we haven’t had to water the garden at all!
This week was also a pantry challenge week for us and since we just finished organizing our pantry last week we had a pretty good idea of what needed to be used up. Continue reading Bathroom And Extra Room Kleaning Missions Weekly Wrap Up
Oh my! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We did here but it has left me pretty much exhausted from all the fun. Continue reading Mother’s Day Weekend Wrap Up
As many of you know I am an avid square dancer. I also love to dress up in my fancy square dance outfits but no outfit is complete without a couple of pieces of nice jewelry. I am constantly on the lookout for affordable trendy pieces to compliment my various outfits and I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try out this lovely bracelet by Judy Luxury, which is an online fashion store specializing in affordable fashion items for women.
I am in love with all things rose gold colored here lately and this bracelet is no exception. This beautiful Judy Luxury Designer Bracelet Rose Gold Color is made of titanium and its variety of patterns looks great with many different outfits that I have. This delicate bracelet has quickly become a favorite of mine and I look forward to wearing it with many different outfits on many different occasions in the upcoming year.
Judy Luxury also has a wide variety of handbags, wallets, belts, jewelry, and other products to keep you looking your best without breaking the bank. Be sure to check them out here to take a peek at the other beautiful pieces they have.
I’m so looking forward to starting new classes because that means I’ll be meeting new people that I may not normally be in contact with. Our club has grown so much since I first started in January.
Many of us started out as strangers and now we are closer than some families. We come from all walks of life as we have moms, dads, bloggers :), farmers, quilters, hairdressers, nurses, teachers, grandmas, grandpas, young kids, cashiers, and even a retired doctor just to mention a few.
All of us have at least one thing in common, square dancing, and we are able to spend time with each other while also improving our lives one step at a time! We have so much fun it doesn’t seem possible. Many of us even do things together other than square dancing like shopping, hunting, and going out to eat on occasion.
(Some of our members don’t dance and just come to mingle with us and give us moral support but they are just as important as everyone else.)
I will say that just being a member of this club has helped my stress levels, helped me to make many new friends, improved my memory and concentration, helped my aches and pains from Fibromyalgia and arthritis, and just given me such a sense of accomplishment. I am proud to be a member of this group and proud to participate in the many events that we have done this past year including special dances and fundraisers.
If you would like more information please check out Classes on the Silver Fox Squares site.
We had an awesome time Saturday at The Big Barn Dance. Please check out our video on Youtube and give us a thumbs up!
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Check out we’ve been up to! via Silver Fox Squares: December 2017 Update