Sep. 29, 2012

End of the month tag...


What books and/or magazines did I read this month?    I have done a lot of reading but it seems to have been all online...research for field trips, for homeschool, and various other things...also reading books to Sam and Abby.
What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?  I haven't watched any television.  I watched half of Tangled with Sam before he switched it off.  We watched some dvd's from the library - I watched 'The Others' with Susannah.  The Help.  
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?  Sooooo many fun times with family and friends :)  The marshmallow battle, the turkey pot luck supper at T's house, farmers market, skateboard park....September has been a month of non stop laughter!
What gifts did I give and/ or receive?   I received some 'emergency chocolate and a chocolate face mask' from T :)  A chocolate fountain from L!!  Poems from crazy J :)  I gave two big boxes of craft supplies to S's Daughter - and have a few other things for her too...my children are always giving me little gifts...I love treating them too :)  I got Laurence a t-shirt that I knew he would love :)  Oh and he also got something else pretty special too :)  I also sent a text to Now Radio and got Rachel to give Laurence a shout out as he was driving home in his new car :)
What special or unusual purchases did I make?    I bought insurance and AMA coverage for my Son - for his first car :)    Thats pretty special!!  I also renewed my registration - not THAT special but a first for me lol!  It was always done FOR me in the past!  I don't know how I didn't suffocate!  Sigh....
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?  Horrible ear ache for a few days.  I also had a couple of inconvenient migraines AND this last week I have been completely exhausted.  Sa is now sick with a cold so I am popping all kinds of supplements to ensure I help my body fight off whatever it is fighting off ;) 
What were my accomplishments this month?  I organized some successful field trips.  I finally decided that I do NOT want to date....and switched off my online dating account.    The pressure to date from others is so high at times but the last two months has proven to me again and again that I am content and comfortable - and MUCH happier, when I am single.  
What were my disappointments this month?  Just the same old person who continues to put himself and his bitterness FIRST instead of his childrens feelings.  It's sad but it will be his loss if he doesn't get therapy or do SOMETHING....I will NOT let his behaviour effect my children.
Anything else noteworthy to include?  September was a pretty incredible month - the weather was FANTASTIC!!  The month started with a last camping trip to Drumheller.  Our homeschool year has started in an amazing way - Sam and Abby are doing so much and learning the most amazing things.  They have had some fabulous experiences in the last few weeks - and yet more are planned for the coming weeks!
I just wish this beautiful weather would hang around a little longer!!


Our evening at home....

I barbecued burgers, vegetables, potatoes....and we ate that with wholewheat buns...it was warm enough for us to eat outside...



My view while I was barbecuing:


After supper we had a bit of a rest before heading out to the front for a fire, smores, snakes and roasted marshmallows :)  Yummy:



I bought orange 'pumpkin' marshmallows for a bit of a different look to the smores:




The fire was gorgeous and soooo warm and homely on a Fall evening:


The kids used up some sparklers we had:



A lovely way to make the most of what might be the last warm weekend this year.  
Flurries are forecast this week...brrrrrr what a difference!!

A walk with Rosie....




















Lazy Saturday morning at home.....










Susannah cut the grass (she's after an Itunes card lol) I got the outside ready for tonights fire...and picked up some garbage that was lying around the place...
Sam and Abby made candy necklaces with the Halloween kits we bought yesterday - we did these last Christmas and they were a big hit!  So I was happy to see them on sale yesterday and grabbed a few :)  

The kids all made fruit smoothies which is great and healthy :)  Love them doing this :)  

Apart from that, there has been a lot of chilling out, chatting, laughing, dancing, and coffee drinking.

:)  

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