Day to Day Adventure: 8/21/11 - 8/28/11

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First day of School 2011

One of the biggest parts of our lives is homeschooling. 

Yesterday we talked at breakfast about the privilege from God that we have to be able to homeschool.  I think I forget that sometimes amid the day-to-day grading, planning & keeping it all running. 

Homeschooling is a job(one I do only by God’s grace).  Being a student is a job.  But ones that we are hugely grateful to be able to do everyday.

There are 3 students in the Brush Creek Academy this year.  One in high school, one in jr high & one in elementary.  Crazy huh?  Keeps me on my toes.

After our discussion about the “privilege” of homeschooling, I reminded them that being thankful for something would mean not grumbling or groaning about it.(snicker snicker)  There were some groans from all persons involved last week as we realized that our summer hours were going fast.

As our day went on, I was so blessed that they all had good attitudes & worked steadily on their assignments.  Some of the lessons this year are academic and as always there are many that are life lessons.  Chores, cooking, being organized, home repair etc.

We didn’t tackle a full load of school.  I like to start at about 1/2 so we can work out the kinks(missing books, where to put assignments, etc)

So we were done by noon & headed to the library.

We normally do this on Tuesday once all our activities start back up but I also had some grocery shopping that HAD to be done. 

We saw some friends at the library.  The mom’s decided that a trip to the park was the perfect thing for the first day of school(theirs too!)  Unfortunately we were so busy having fun that I forgot to snap any photos while we were there.

It was a great first day of school & I am ready to tackle the next . . . well week or so. 


Black Bean & Tomato salad

We’ve had TONS of cherry tomatoes.  Almost more than we can eat.  No lie.  Joshua goes out to pick for me and brings in 3-4 cups.  Then the next day he does it again!

This salad is so yummy.  We eat it with a little cheese & sour cream.  You can also add taco meat.

Black Bean & Tomato Salad

1-2 cans beans(I’ve used black & pinto in the photo)

1-2 cups chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup cilantro

1 1/2 cup corn(or one can, drained)

Mix ingredients together.  Chill if you have the time. 

If not, it is still great!




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