Monday, April 19, 2010

Checking In

Hello there!
This past week as been a crazy one. Z is headed into the hospital on Wednesday to get tubs put into her ears. Aaron will be going with her, as I have to work. It should be interesting. :)
Last week I caught 2 kids making out at school and called parents. Ever since then, they have been mad at me. Worst part is, they've drug their whole class into it. So, come second hour, I've got 20 or so angry 7th graders staring at me.
This week is Earth week, with Earth Day being on Thursday. I have planned a whole week worth of stuff for my kids to watch and discuss about. Everything from sustainability to truly protecting endangered species. Should be interesting what their view points are at the end of the unit. It is very hard trying to teach something as unbiased as possible, but I will do it. I also find it interesting that acknowledges Global Warming as a theory/fact while a lot of other scientist do not. What's your opinion?
I've started doing NFP this past month. It is interesting to see the temperature readings i'm getting. they are kinda everywhere so far. Anyone out there use this method?
I have been finding A LOT of awesome recipes especially vegetarian recipes. Aaron recently decided we was going try to go veggie as much as possible. so in an effort to help him, I've been trying to do my part and cook meals that are fitting.

Below are a few websites i've browsed and found things i've liked or am going to try soon:
Fish Tacos with Chipotle sauce
Lentil Tacos
Warm and Nutty Cinnimon Quinoa: I'm still intimidated by quinoa. Any suggestions?
Golden-Crusted Brussel Sprouts: Really, I LOVE brussel sprouts.
Crockpot Applesauce: I actually used 1 T of brown sugar and added 1 T of Butter... so yummy. Of course you can add any spices to your liking.

I've have gone to church the last two Sundays. My friend is attending a church and asked me to go with her. The message is a four part message about how we can defend our faith to those who don't have faith through SCIENCE!!! This is just what i needed to learn to talk to Aaron about it. He always asks me "where is the science to prove God exists" so, now, I have something. I am really excited to go the next two weeks and even more, I am excited to go back to church. I think this might be a start to something. I'm optimistic.


  1. You did the right thing calling the kid's parents. So what if the class is now angry at you, you certainly aren't there to make friends. Kudos to you for doing the right thing. I look forward to hearing your grand announcement of baby #2 :D

  2. Wow busy times, I agree you did the right thing by calling the parents.

    As for Global Warming, I think it's a lot of hype. True I think we're causing big problems with our disposable society, which is why I'm Somewhat Crunchy and try to reduce my negative environmental impact. It matters! But the theory that climate change is due entirely to human kind I don't agree with. There have been warming and cooling trends, ice ages, thaws, lush areas turning to desert etc. since the beginning of time and long before there were enough people (or industry) for a carbon footprint to cause change. Just my opinion.

    Mmmm fish tacos, sound so gross, taste so good :D

  3. I have had an NFP book sitting on my shelf for MONTHS. Now I just have to find time to read it! ;)

    So happy for you that you found a church to visit (and consider). Have you read "A Severe Mercy" by Sheldon Vanauken, by chance? It's a great book about faith, skepticism, and love.

  4. Stephanie, you must read it! I will definitely have to read the book you recommended.