Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A funny...and more..

If you were around in 1919 (just before prohibition started) and came
upon the following poster.........
I mean seriously, Would you quit drinking?


Well..I hope that you all had a good Mother's Day.The first few hours of my day(mother's day) were spent trying to nurse a baby chicken that sadly did not make it.But..on a better note..I did have a nice day.

My oldest daughter made a tea ring type pastry which was quite yummy.And my two youngest ones each drew me a picture for my refrigerator.

It's the simple things that let you know you are loved.

---------------------This afternoon I spent moving the refrigerator and the stove and cleaning out behind those and cleaning stove knobs and refrigerator coils. The vacuuming the entire house and mopping it too.

It's nice to do a good cleaning in the home like that.Everything feels and smells fresh again.


I've been getting the two oldest children's school portfolios together(we home educate), and the evaluations will be tomorrow afternoon.

I always breathe a sigh of relief to have this evaluation 0out of the way.

It's not too difficult really, it is simply that a certified teacher reviews samples of the children's school work at the end of the year.

And after this is completed our summer break can officially start.We do not take as much in the way of holiday breaks during the school year that the public schools take, so our required 180 days ends a wee bit sooner than the schools do.

But after putting in our 180 days, we all look forward to a little bit of a break.

Mom included.

But... I would not have it any other way.Being able to home educate my children has been a real blessing.


I tried edamama beans for the first time ever the other evening. They are different but good.

The bean pods are tough and as such you do not eat them, at least from what I gathered, but you pop the beans out of the shell and honestly they taste a bit like boiled peanuts. I liked them, and they made a good snack.


Well..I hope you all have a good evening.

~The Garden Goose~


Tutti Chic said...

SO sorry about your little chicken. Happy your mothers day was nice despite your sad event. Sounds like you are a busy lady! Love your blog~Thanks so much for visiting mine! :) chris

Needled Mom said...

My DIL is always glad when all the homeschooling stuff is finished too. It is such a big job, but so worth it.

Sorry about the baby chick. It's hard to loose one after you have cared so for it.

So Shabby Pink said...

I wonder if one of those women in that picture at the top are my grandmother. Ha! My father was born in 1917. That would be 6 years after the Wright Brothers flew in Kitty Hawk, NC. Ironically, my father lives 7 miles from Kitty Hawk! Ha!

Very sad about your little chick.
Happy Mother's Day 2 days late.
Thanks for stopping by!

Quinne said...

Hi Tina :) I hope the eval goes well tomorrow! We are quickly approaching the end of our year, too, and I can't believe how it's flying by. We just love schooling at home! Love, Q

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I am well. Wish I knew hoe to get more ad revenue going on my blog.
Sorry to hear about your chick and the toilet troubles. Ours are always getting clogged and it makes me nervous! I hope this week goes better for you.

misspvc said...

Hiya Tina! Thanks for dropping by my blog...I've been remiss in my blog surfing as of late...took on to many projects at once and well...finally getting each one done. Sounds like you had a very delightful mother's day except for the little chicky!! That's always tough...I have zebra finches and I know what it's like. Thanks for the chuckle...I'm sure many would say they took up drink a 'cuz of a poster like that one...very cute and thought provoking!!!
huge hugs
Patti V

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I never would have thought of comparing edamames to boiled peanuts, but I think you might be right!

Jeanie said...

So glad you had a nice holiday, but it must be hard to lose the baby chicken. Very sad. I still haven't warmed up to edamame, but it's supposed to be wonderfully nutritious, so I keep trying!

The Mennobrarian said...

Made some edamame over here, too, just this past week. I sprinkled the beans in various pepper spices and baked for about 15 minutes. An okay side dish, but nothing to write home about. Definitely the same texture as boiled peanuts.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have never heard of edamama beans but I do like boiled peanuts so I would probably like them. I think you got the perfect presents for Mothers Day and so so sorry about the little chick. ~ Lynn

KarenHarveyCox said...

I admire anyone who home schools their children. I wish I had, but when my girls were little the resources just weren't around, and besides I don't think I am a very good teacher. Karen

Amy said...

LOVE the liquor sign. Too funny. I wouldn't have done too well back then...no dirty martinis!

Loved that whole post. Mother's Day....I love that weekend. My kids get along so well then! LOL..