Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Moving right along

Things are progressing quite well considering. J's doing really well in school. I'm still working at living like in the depression era and doing pretty well at it I might add. Sunday night I refried the beans without frying them. In other words I just pureed them. We had bean burritos for dinner and they were better than any I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. Seriously. And I am a connoisseur of Mexican food. J agreed and ate 2! Where that girl puts her food is beyond me. She has told me she has a tube that runs down into the ground and I'm starting to believe her! I'm just glad my girl loves spicy food.

I decided it wasn't enough to unplug everything so every night I'm cutting off the power at the electrical panel on every extra room in the house except the fridge, freezer and J's room. Along with saving power I'm also adding the extra exercise of running up and down the steps. Win/win. Of course J is terrified of the dark but now we're able to walk up and down the steps to the basement without a light. This is a huge feat since this is the darkest part of the house. I am proud of her.

This morning I tested her on Study Island which is an online program I signed up for last August. It helps them test for the CRCT and helps me stay informed as to where she is and where she needs to be when she returns to public school. She is exceeding at all math levels so far, as well as, on reading and L/A until she got to syllables. Compound words, counting money, making change, measurements, fractions, contractions, irregular vowels, controlled vowels, blends, digraphs, diphthongs, plurals and possessives are no problem. We haven't gotten to multiplication and geometry yet but it starts next week. WTH! When did kids start doing geometry in the 2nd grade???? It's interesting how well she does at math considering she detests it.

So much to be grateful for. I'll bore you with my list later. k?


Jillene said...

I am SO happy for you!! Being a stay at home mom ROCKS!!

Annette said...

What is this CRCT? I am curious to know so I can test my kids. Or is it for your state only?
I am so glad that J is doing so well with her education! She is going to be just fine. She has a wonderful mother!
Still haven't seen Twilight yet. Maybe next week.

Kristina P. said...

That Mexican food sounds delicious! Can I come over?

marythemom said...

So glad things are going well for you. Have I told you lately what an inspirational amazing woman you are?! J is so lucky to have you as a mom.

Still wish you lived here!

Mary in TX

Annette said...

HI, I went and read your answer on Jillene's blog! It's nice to know someone else is a dork besides me! I know jillene wont care either. So .....IT's ALL GOOD! Thank you for the suggestions I will check it all out.

Anonymous said...

She sounds like a smart cookie. It’s nice to see those little radishes use there intelligence in a good way… like school. Her mommy is pretty smart too, great idea about the breakers. Wow you’re committed, and I am sure you will find new ways to save everyday! Please share your burrito secrets!! Karissa

Holly said...

Sounds like things are doing really well with school. You are an awesome mommy.

Amy said...

I want you to update more! LOL I'm so curious about your new lifestyle, about how you're pulling it off, what you're doing for meals, where you ARE getting money, what made you decide to quit your job. I check two times a day to see if you've written more, I'm drawn in!! :)