Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Got to love Homeschooling!

There are so many ways to count why we enjoy Homeschooling so much.  

Well yesterday was one of them. We wanted to go to a movie and the place has been packed on week ends and all.  So, we decide yesterday to get up early get all our things done we need to do for the day and head to the afternoon show.  

Wow! Glad we waited we were the only ones in there.   That is what I like about homeschool you can work your school around things and not have to fight crowds.  Which none of us at Wolf Bay High like at all. 

Today I had to go do some Christmas shopping and the stores were empty I had to look twice at the clock to make sure the place was open. 

Its so nice to shop and do things when hardly anyone is around.   I love homeschool.

Monday, November 28, 2011

LOL so cute.. Good for a Monday Laugh!

Back to the salt grind!

Back to the Salt Grind!

That is what Baby Wolf Daughter said this morning when we got her up to do school.  Her father and I laughed so hard she sound like a person who's been at the place for over 30 years.

Out of the mouths of baby's they say and it sure does. 

Today we got going on school and got it done at a good time.

Then off to cleaning and getting things back in order after a four day week end.  It was wonderful spending time as a family, watching movies and resting.  The time just goes so fast.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tree up and house beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Wolf Bay High is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  

The tree is up making the house smell so good in here all the lights are on andgoing.

Beautiful Christmas playing in the back ground.  We just love Christmas music here its so beautiful and sweet.

Now going to wrap a few presents to put under the tree.

Don't plan doing much baking this year. Just to pricey and no one here needs it.  Decide we do a batch and once that batch is gone we will do another batch. Pick between different kinds.. nothing special. I know it wouldn't be the same. But, just can't see all that money go down the drain. I know give it away. But, the people we give it away too always get so much and they told us and everyone they don't  need  it this year and don't want it.
So, now have to think of something different to give them.

Maybe a nice plant or something along that line. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I don't think American is hurting to bad!

I don't think American is hurting to bad if we are it's not showing very well. 

I never go black Friday. Well guess I should re-state that I never go early, I wait till later in the day and go. 
Well this year we got there around 10pm and there was nothing I mean nothing left. Wow! Usually when we go later the crowds are down and there is still some things left. This year there was nothing. 

I was talking to a lady at the check out and she was telling me they were hit hard this year and everyone went for everything with in a hour it was gone. 

You can look two ways at it. American is not as bad off as everyone says. Or we are bad off and every penny we save is alot to us. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Something is wrong with this picture!

First I will say we had a wonderful Thanksgiving here at Wolf Bay High the turkey was great the left overs were better. 

Now on to what wrong with this picture...  we went today like we always do the Friday after Thanksgiving to cut our tree down and put it. 

Well we went in shorts and tank tops and it was over 80 out.  

We try our best to make it feel like Christmas and not 4th of July... we turn the a/c in the van on high and make it really cold almost frozen us out.  

Put on Christmas music.. I am Dreaming of White Christmas and dream it was snow not hot, sunny and sand all around us.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nativity Scene in DC

Subject: Supreme Court rules no Nativity scene in DC
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:06:34 -0800

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United
States ' Capital this Christmas season.

This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find
Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol.

A search for a Virgin continues.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

The Day Before Thanksgiving!

The Day Before Thanksgiving!   And all through Wolf Bay High we are busy as beavers getting ready for the day. 

Not  a creature is sleeping not even a wolf... the turkey is thaw and ready to be stuff.

The pies are all made ready for the table and the potatoes are ready to cook into mashed. 

Wolf Family is ready to have a great day and be thankful we all are here to enjoy. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful blog friends and family I hope you all have wonderful day and enjoy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

busy time of the year!

Every year I say I am going to be ready and have alot of this stuff done so its not so hard on me and do I do it. NO!  

I just and tell myself well you have so many days before that is happen, do this instead. 

I remember almost 17 years ago when baby wolf daughter was born in December the nurse at the hospital ask me when  her sister birthday was I said December the beginning and her new sisters is in the end.  She said wow you all are going to be busy.. boy was she right.   

Not only are we busy with Christmas and Thanksgiving, we have both Mommy and Daddy Wolf's birthday and both Wolf Daughters birthday too.  

Then alot of things in school are ending so we have exam to take too, before we are off for some time around Christmas.  

I do know one thing.  I will be ready for Jan. 2, 2012 this year.  Ready to say I'm bored what can I do.   Oh yea take the Christmas Tree down.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stores are packed!

Wow! Went to the store this am to get my turkey and the stores are packed.  I haven't seen them this busy so early in forever.  

They are not there just for turkeys there carts are full of toys, wrapping paper and other things.

I hope this is a sign that things are getting better in the world. That would be great. 

I just don't like to go check out that is where it takes the longest.   There are only three lines open and the lines are forever with everyone having a full cart.  

Why?  Don't they open more lines to help get people through.   There are other people standing around watching and guiding you to other lines that might go faster. Just go open another line that would help.   I really never understood why they don't.  But, I don't work there so I don't know what there reason is.  Whatever it is I hope its a good one.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Two Wolves Within

The Two Wolves Within

A wise old Indian Grandfather said to his grandson, who ask him what to do about a schoolmate who had done him wrong; "Let me tell you a story, son. I too, at times, have felt a great anger and sometimes hate, for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking a poison inside your body and wishing your enemy to suffer. I have struggled with these feelings many times."

He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense to everything that happens. It is because he is at peace with himself."

"But the other wolf, ah! - he is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time. He cannot think because his anger, hate and jealousy are so great. But it changes nothing outside of himself. It only changes him.

"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"

The wise old Indian smiled and said, "The one I feed, son; the one I feed."

[The story is also told as spirit man and carnal man. It is a story about how we perceive life.]

~ Author Unknown ~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Were Expecting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WERE EXPECTING!!!!!! :) 6 weeks!!! I know its crazy isn't it????? I can't believe it myself. I wasn't going to put it on here but wanted to make it official. I mean who would have guessed that we're expecting!

Yes!!! It's official...We are expecting Christmas in just 6 weeks!!!  hope you  have some sense of humor!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Clean! Clean! Clean!

Oh its so much fun to clean!   Yea right.   Anyway we decide we have way to many Christmas things it time to clean and give away... We spend all morning going through boxes and boxes of stuff.  Wow I never thought one house could have that much stuff.   But, you do... 

It seems the more boxes you have the more you want to buy and fill them up..   So, we gave away tons of Christmas lights and things. I think I had enough to do about 4 houses and do them good. 

Then we went and did a spelling exam which Baby Wolf Daughter did well got a 96 way to go little Wolf Daughter. 

Now its off to make hot beef sandwich for supper...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Homemade Potato Rolls!

Up and busy this wonderful Sunday morning.  Got dough going to make homemade potato rolls along with blacken steak.. 

Another beautiful day in the South could use rain but you have to take what is given to you and enjoy it.  Yea sometimes it hard too.  But, you know the saying the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. 

Help both Wolf Daughters study for test getting that time of year again, when all the exam are coming up. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Love Christmas and everything that goes with it.

Love this time of the year.  The early part before every gets in a bigger hurry and wonders where they are going to find things.  

I love watching tv and seeing all the wonderful commercials that are out on there now.  
I just get so tired of seeing all the commercials if you take this drug this can happen to you and if you eat this food this could happen to you. 

If you want to sue call this lawyer or that lawyer.  

We need some happy things.  Bring back all the old commercials and some happy one. 

The world is a sad place why can't we have some happy things. I think  it would help bring alot of people up if they could see and hear happy things more often. 

So, for now I will sit listen to my wonderful, beautiful Christmas music and let others look at me like I am nuts because its not even December. But, the music is so beautiful you need to listen to it more then a month. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

What happen to being nice?

Just wondering what happen to being nice to others went. 

I will tell you I been driving Daddy Wolf to many doctors appointment this week to find out what is going on with him and we have to go to a big city for test and man oh man have I been given the number finger many times.   

Today when we were going a person wanted to turn. I slowed down and let that person over thinking I was being nice. I was nice to that person but the person behind me gave them the old number one sign and hooked his horn to make sure I look at him to see he thought I was one number in his book.   

Wow!  People are always in a hurry, with no place to go.  I don't get it. They speed down the road, run you off the road to get to work and when you go to the store you wait  forever to get help or checked out. 

What is going on with this world?   I think we all need to slow down help others as we can and be nice.   Why?  is it bad to be nice to others?  I don't get it. 


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another fun day at Wolf Bay High!

First wanted to fill you all in and thank you all for the wonderful prayers.  Daddy Wolf is doing better but does have a ways to go but is better.  Thanks alot.
You know doctors are nice but you get tired of seeing them.

Today will be test day here at Wolf Bay High.   Math and Science one.   So, we will be doing tons of studying this morning then this afternoon test time.   Yea....

Up and making potato rolls this morning for the gang.  This way there brains will have tons of power and think better for the test.

The weather is cool this morning 51 out it feels so refreshing and makes you want to do more.
So, I guess I need to get off and get some work done around here.

Once again thanks every one for the prayers, pixie dust or happy thoughts they are working. Keep them coming.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Need tons of prayers, happy thoughts or pixie dust.

Daddy wolf is not doing well. Went last Thursday to have a tooth pulled.  Took them 2 hours to do it.

Now he woke up this am with a mouth the size of a base ball,  in tons of pain.  Loaded him up took him to doctor they put him on some strong antibiotics for infections.  Going to give it 24 hours to work if it don't he has to go into the hospital for surgery and more antibiotics.  

Right now he is resting which is the best thing for him. I have to watch him closely so I go in quietly to make sure he is breathing ok and doing fine. 

He looks so bad its not funny the poor man is in tons and tons of pain and his skin on his face looks so tight and hard...

So we need tons of prayers he gets better in the next 24 hours and is back to being Daddy Wolf once again

Right now we all are scared and nerves..

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do you work?

I love this question I laugh alot to myself when someone ask me.  

My answer is yes I work I am housewife, mother, teacher, doctor, chief, housekeeper, animal keeper, parnter, mom and list goes on and on.

Alot of people think because you stay home all day you have alot of time on your hands.  Well I really don't.  I work hard every day.  I teach both girls. Well really only one now.  Help the other one with some college classes.  But, really don't teach. 

Giving your children a education is alot of work.  You want to make sure you are doing the right thing and not messy them up. 
There's lesson plans to be make,  material to get ready for each class.  Your speech and how you are going to go over the material. 
Some days you wonder is it worth it.  There is no paycheck at the end of the week to show you did it.  But, you do get something better then a paycheck you get to see the light go off in there eyes when they get something. You get tons of hugs and thank you for taking the time to teach us.
Its all worth it at the end of the week.

Homeschooling is a job like any other job you wonder sometime what you get your self into.

But, over all its been the best job I have ever held down. It will be one of the only jobs I miss when time comes for me to be done.

So, next time someone ask if you work, hold your head high and say yes I do and enjoy it.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stop Bullying.

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell i...t they’re sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullys another child. They may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What does it cost to homeschool?

Wow!  I can't believe what people think when you tell them you homeschool.   
They say wow that is good I couldn't do it, then they say well at least its cheaper then putting them in a public school and you don't have to worry about taxes. 

Ok first of all yes homeschooling can be cheaper or you can end up paying more then a public school it depends one what you want to do with your child.  Every family goes at it a different way, it all depends on what works for your family.   I know I do some things others wouldn't do, but it worked great for my family. 

Second yes we still pay taxes on our house, even though we don't use the public school.  Does it bother us yes but you know what that is life sometimes we had to do things we don't like.  

But, you can homeschool for cheap there is tons of online programs out there you just have to have printer and go from there. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I can't homeschool!

I have been told that question so many times, when people ask me or my children what school they go too they reply we are homeschool.  

First question out of there mouths is I can't do that.   I reply with well homeschooling is not for  everyone. There are famous homeschooler and there are unfamous homeschooler.   Same with public schools there are famous ones and unfamous one. 

Homeschooling is not for everyone but those that do it enjoy it.   Yes, there are days you shake your head and said oh my what did I get my self or my children into.
Then a light will off in one of there eyes and you will say this why I am doing it.

Then comes the wonderful S word out of peoples mouth.  Its solicitation.  Homeschoolers get as much and as little solicitation as they want and need. They are into as much if not more then public school children.  That is never a problem.  The problem is when to say enough is enough as there is tons and tons of things to do.

No homeschooler do not live in a box and are not locked in a house. They do get out and do meet tons and tons of people. They are not weird people, homeschooler walk, talk, eat and do school like everyone person.