Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sarah McLachlan and Josh Groban - In The Arms Of The Angel

Love my Crock pot!

Got up this morning and cut up a roast into cubes.  Rolled them in flour and brown them then made rue out of stuff left in the  pan to make gravy with.

cut up carrots, potatoes and onions into cubes.  Took  some green breans and corn and throw them in the a crock pot. 

Mix the meat and along with all the veggies and gravy put it on low in the crock pot boy does it smell good in here.

Had  friend over today and she said wow you rhouse always smell good. I said thanks I use my crock pot anywhere from 4 to 5 nights  a week. I never use my oven I told her. She was so shock.

I love getting up putting things in the crockpot go about doing my stuff for the day and know when I am done I can rest and enjoy the rest of the day as dinner is being cook and smelling great.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Make up or no make up!

This was brought up on another site I go too.  How do you get ready for the day and do you put on make up?

Well there are some that do and some that don't.   I think it depends on the person. I never use much make up. I try but always end up with a rashes or something. The stuff I could wear is so high price and after the children came I had to make up my mind and my children came first so I don't do make up. 

I always say I am who I am  a redneck mama who loves her family. I am not out to make you all happy as long as my family is happy that is the main thing.  The others can fly a coop.

Then this morning while we were eating breakfast oldest Wolf Daughter said mommy isn't it sad how we American people look at everyone and if they don't wear tons of make up, blonde and thin everyone talks about them and its not usually nice things. 

I said yes honey thats sad.  We all should be happy with what God gave us and go from there.

She said I think of make up as a mask. I said yea thats one way of looking at it. 

I said others like it because it makes them feel better.  

We then decide you have to do what you have to do to make you and your family happy don't worry about others and be thankful every day for what you got. 

You might not be  a beauty gueen but every one is pretty in his or her own way.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Can you teach a old dog new treats?

Well thats the question of the week.  Can you teach a old dog new treats?  

Well we are sure going to try here soon.  I decide I am going to take up knitting. Why?  Because I want to do something different and be different. Not many people do it anymore. 

What do I want to make I don't know yet.  I just hope I can do it.

Went to half price today and got a book knitting for dumbies.  I figure between that and on line videos I think I might be able to make a scarf or two. 

First I want to clean up a few things around here. Then I am going to start reading the book and watching videos. 

Any one out there with ideas or help. I would love it...

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I have always been way over protectived of anyone choking that I know. I  made sure when the Wolf Daughters were little if they were chewing anything they had to sit up.

I hate taking big pills as I am afraid of choking on them.  I do that something and it gets me all worked up. There hard to break up in small pieces to take with water.  I just need to make sure I  drink plenty of water when I am taking them.

The reason I am so scared is because when I was 15 I watch my father pass away right in front of me. He was eating steak and choked on it. It was the scarest thing I ever seen and still haunts me to this day. 

I miss him so much. He had to go to early in his life and mine. He was a wonderful, caring father to me and understood me. I guess we were a like in alot of ways that is why we hit it off well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Well we decide we would study weather for the month... Its been really different this year.

Some places getting hit hard with bad storms and places that are suppose to have snow aren't getting it like they should. 

I know being in Texas we haven't seen rain in the South for along time. We do get alittle every now and then every little bit helps but could use more.

I remember with Baby Wolf was younger and we first moved to Texas she ask her dad one day. Does Texas have clouds?   Well yes they do but we haven't seen them in along time.  That shows you if a little one notice that, Texas doesn't get much weather. Its usually the same thing all the time. Sunny and hot.

We did hear one crack of thunder and flash of lighting today just one and some rain but done in five minutes or less.  First in along time. I about jump out of pants thinking what is that a gun shot no its coming from the sky. You are kidding me things like that come from the sky.  They sure do just haven't seen or heard it in along time so forgot what it sound like.

Someone told me the other day this was God telling us something. I wonder?

I know Texas needs rain bad we are so far behind I do hope we get it. Not all at once a little here and there.

Weather is a funny subject to study.  Why does it snow here and not there?  Why does it rain here and not there?   Is it someone trying to tell us something. 

Time will tell.   Its not in our hands.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PLEASE Pay attention*** Mary had a little lamb. His fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went. The Lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school each day. It was not even the rule. He made the children laugh and play, to have a lamb at school. And then the rules all changed one day, illegal it became; to bring the Lamb of God to school or even say his name. Every day got worse and worse. And days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laugh we heard gun shots and tears. What must we do to stop the crime that is in our schools today? Lets let the Lamb come back to school and teach our kids to PRAY!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I have a cat who things he's a dog!

I never had a cat before.   About two years ago the Wolf Daughters talked us into getting a cat. I have always been a dog lover.  

Daddy Wolf and I talked it over and decide we would let them have a cat.  Went on craigslist and found one.  The girls brought him  home, took him to vet had all his shot and had him fix.  They named him Mushu he is a good cat but  a busy one.  

He loves to play ball you can throw him a small ball he will go it and bring it back to you.  He loves to sit in window and talk to the birds. Wolf Daughters say he is singing the song.  Trust in me.  LOL  Its so cute. 

Then one day Youngest Wolf Daughter was at a friends house when they hear a sound of young cat stuck in the tree.  Well Wolf Daughter climb the tree and help the kitty out. We put up a sign and no claim her. So little Lilo became a member of the Wolf Family.   We took her had her fix and all her shots done. 

Now Mushu is teaching her how to play ball and talk to the birds. LOL 

Now Daddy Wolf has a question he wants me to ask my blogging friends and if anyone can answer he would love it.  

He wants to know why its called you have your animal fix?  When you really are breaking them.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Everything is going up!

The other day I  heard on the news that peanut butter was going up. Oh no I love peanut butter on my toast in the morning and once in a while a good homemade peanut butter cookie.   So, I went to store and bought four huge bottles of peanut butter and put in my storage so I have some for the year.  After that guess I will have to figure something out.  They are saying you can start eating hazelnut butter or something different. Hmmm don't know if I could give up my good old peanut butter.  

Coupons are getting hard to find, ones that my family will use. Once in awhile I find a good one.  But, that is rare. I think the stores and company became smart after all those shows on TLC on people saving and storing tons and tons of food.   Or toothpaste and stuff like that.

I know a lady here that just start coupons with Walgreens and love it. Says she saves and gets things for little to nothing. Someone ask does she use the items he gets,  she said no not all. But, I am sure I can find someone to use them.  

Well I don't believe in that, but that is me.   I don't care if its free or you pay little or nothing if your family don't use why buy it.  I understand you might know someone that could use it,  that is great. But, I would have to be darn sure I knew someone would use.  Whats the use of getting it if you are just going to store and not use it.

I guess I learn my lesson when my grandparents passed away they had everything, and enough of everything to feed about 100 people or more with no trouble. But, the sad thing is most the stuff was way out dated. But, I remember her saying its on sale I will get it freeze it or put in cupboard I will use it some day.  They never did and all that went to waste.  So Sad...


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Times sure changes fast!

Daddy Wolf and I were talking how times have changes.  They are changing fast too. 

Reading books now on kindle. Who would of thought of that?   Its nice but there goes more jobs.  Wouldn't need book stores or libraries soon. 

Then our computers,  look at all the jobs they have and still are taken away from people. 
Like the post office. Who mails letters anymore you either text or e mail, you don't go to post office to get stamps to mail anything any more.   

I love my computer and wonder what I would do without it. I know one thing I would get alot more things around the house done. LOL  

Times are sure changing and see more coming.  

Kindle well I haven't gotten into that. I still like books.  Will I change my mind can't say right now. But I can say I don't want one of them right now. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Don't you just love these phone calls in the middle of school!

Don't you love these phone calls. You right in the middle of school or something the phone rings.  You run to get it.  I usually don't get when we are doing school. But, Daddy Wolf wasn't feeling to good today so wanted to make sure it wasn't him.   

It was  a 1 800 number I thought well I came all the way downstairs to get the answer the phone as I left my phone downstairs. It seems to always work that way. Phone never rings when you aren't doing anything or have it right beside you. But, leave it some place you will have to go get it and it will ring. Or get busy and you are guarantee a phone call. 

Well any way when I got there and answer it.  Its said this is a very important call. Please don't hang up the next available operator will be with you soon. 

They must think people are dumb or have nothing better to do but wait for them.

First of all you called me I didn't call you and if you want to talk me, then be there when I answer the phone. 

No I will not wait for you to come on line. I have better things to do.  

We are in the middle of school.  Thanks any way. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Another Rock in the road!

Sometimes those rocks seem to get in the way more then I like... but I have to be strong and move them. 
Because if I don't move them I wouldn't get the help I need for my love ones. 

Daddy Wolf is having all kinds of trouble with his hands swelling up, makes it very hard for him to work. 
Well we decide we need to see a doctor and get something done as he needs his hands to work. 
Well the place where he works change there insurance policy so now I have a few more rocks to move out of the way before I can get someone to look at him. 

First rock he needs a referral before he can go see special doctors.  So, he has to have his primary doctor do that.   So, I thought no problem that is easy. Until I went to his primary doctors office yesterday and the windows and door were board up say out of business.  I throw my hands up in the air and said now what.

I called the special doctor on hands and told the nurse and she said she has no idea how I can get the records, even if I get the records they still need a referral from a doctor ok I understand that. But, the doctor is no longer around.  

Well they told me we would have to start from square one. That means get  a new doctor do all the test all over again and repay for everything to be done again. WHAT?   

Well that is a bigger rock and may take a little more researching before I get it moved out the way. 

There has to be a way we can do this with out all the same test retaken again.  

First Daddy Wolf is not a big person to go to doctors,  second he has had a lot of medical trouble since 1990 when he had his first round of cancer.  I had trouble then getting him into doctors.  It just makes moving the rock a little bit harder but it can be done. 

So, I have my work cut out for me trying to figure out how I can get this to work so it will be easier on Daddy Wolf and our pocket books.  Being is work decide to raise the insurance and we have to pay more out of pocket.  

Monday, January 16, 2012


That time of the season again where all we will hear is to vote for this one or that one. Time to pick another president of USA.

By the time they are done I am so tired of them.  I just don't know who to believe anymore they all say they will do this and that to get into office and once they are there they forgot they were going to do this or that.  

Sometimes I think its how much you shut off the mouth makes you the better winner. 

There is something about everyone running that we don't like one way or another.  There is never a perfect person out there.  There was one time but he is gone and up above us.  

I know one thing I would never want the job as president of the USA. You think its hard to please people now and make everyone happy try being president for a day. I am sure you will make some people unhappy and some people happy.   

I just wish there was someone who wouldn't want to go to war all the time and we lose so many wonderful men and women.  

I just wish there was someone who could help the poor and middle class more. 

All we all can do is keep going and do the best we can. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Another cool day!

Just another cool day here at Wolf Bay High...   

Got up did some work around the house and make some homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.   Hmmm they turn out good. Haven't made these kinds of cookies in along time.  Wanted something new and different. 

Now working on recipe book typing and printing off all my recipe to a new book. Want to make a recipe book for both Wolf Daughters to have when they leave the house.  Hopefully not for awhile but will be nice to have done and put away for when they are ready for it. 

Also, went to dollar tree they had they heart wreaths for Valentine's Day.  I picked up three of them.  Got them home and wrapped them in lights and hung they up. They are sure cute.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just another day at Wolf Bay High!

Got up and did some cleaning this morning.  Then we all went out for lunch and talked over our next semester plans and what we need to get things on the roll.  

Stop at half price and picked up several books to help us with the lessons.  

Going to find a doctor for Daddy Wolf, his hands have been so swollen and painful for along time. We been to several doctors 5 doctors and no one knows anything.  I am going to try to find a arthritis doctor. I feel he either has osteoarthritis or RA one or the other not for sure. Last doctor we took him too I ask could he have any one of these kinds of arthritis and he said yes it could be. Well now something needs to be done. He needs to keep working and he does tons of work with his hands so he needs them. I hope to find someone that will help us and give us peace and mind.   This poor man has had so many medical issue it seems to never end for him. He is really good about it most the time. Doesn't complain much.  Usually I have to keep asking him how he feels. 


Friday, January 13, 2012


I have had a few followers ask me if I know of any good site for Ipads and homeschooling. Well I never did it with the Wolf Daughters. But, things do change and I found this one wanting to share with you all.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Good Magazine!

The Old Schoolhouse is a glossy, full-color magazine packed with information and articles that homeschoolers enjoy reading.
Check it out a wonderful magazine to read and get super information on homeschooling. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So sad when you see people lose it.

Very Very Sad when you see some one you know and love losing there mind.   

Today I went with a really good friend to the doctor. She had to come over by me and she brought her mother as she can't stay alone as she is losing her mind.  She is a very sweet little old lady who would do anything for anyone and has.  The sad thing is she is losing her mind. She can't remember alot of things and repeats and repeats her self over and over again. In a hour she will tell you the same story 20 times or more and act like she never told you the story before..

She is the sweeties lady I meet in along time.   We have been friends with the whole family for over 20 years, this is so hard to see and watch.   

One good thing about it is she has a great about it and laughs at everything.  Even when her daughter told her Mama you told me that already she just laughs and finishes her story up. 

She told me today it doesn't do any good crying about it you might as well just laugh. 

Wow I thought about that on the way home after I left them today and she is right. Why cry about it? Its not going to help you might as well laugh about it.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Time sure does fly!

Sitting this morning working on youngest wolf daughters lesson plans and getting everything around so when she gets up we can hit the books hard.

Sure can't believe this is the last year for her. She will be done in Nov. 2012 or earlier.  Wow! Where did the time go. 

I remember when I started homeschooling both Wolf Daughters and there were days I wonder what I got myself into.  Now I am wondering what am I going to do with myself when they both are finish with school.  Where did the time go?  It seem just like yesterday we were starting not finishing up.   

Its been a wonderful road we travel together.  Yes there were days you wonder but don't you wonder with every job you do.  I have more happy times then I do bad ones.   We did so much together and grew so close together.   

I learn right along with them each and every day.    

Well I do have time to think, but the way time goes I know it wouldn't be long I need to think what am I going to do when they both go to college? 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Who is a teacher??
From A School Principal's speech at a graduation..
He said "Doctor wants his child to become a doctor.........
Engineer wants his child to become engineer......
Businessman wants his ward to become CEO.....
BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them..!!!!
Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE" ....Very sad but that's the truth.....!!!
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
To stress his point he said to another guest;
"You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"
Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make?
(She paused for a second, then began...)
"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
make them sit for 5 min. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.
You want to know what I make ?
(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them how to write and then I make them write.
Keyboarding isn't everything.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need
to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they
were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life
( Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)
Then, when people try to judge me by what I make , with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make ?
What do you make Mr. CEO?
His jaw dropped; he went silent.
THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW. Even all personal teachers like mother, father, brother, sister, coach and spiritual leader/teacher

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stuff French Toast!

Well this morning we got up here at Wolf Bay High and decide we would try our hands at making our own stuff french toast.   We have go out and had it but never really cared for it. 

Went to town yesterday got Texas Toast (bread) to start out with.  Then we took some cream cheese  mix it up till it was soft add a tablespoon of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla and mix it well.   Then we soak our Texas bread on one side with egg, milk cinnamon mixture then put it on a hot greased pan.  Then spread our cream cheese mixture on top and put another piece of soak Texas Toast bread on top.  Wow it turn out great we loved it.  

Next time going to add some kind of berries to the cream cheese mixture.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Are you one of those people that worry about everything?  Well I am and I wish I could change. I try so hard. I am so glad I have a wonderful and very supportive hubby who is there all the time to hug me and tell me not worry. 

I worry about the weather.  Now like I can do anything about it right.  

I worry about my daughters and hope nothing but the best for them.

I worry about my wonderful hubby and his health alot.  He has had two rounds of cancer everytime he gets sick guess what I do worry thinking the worst. 

I worry about people in other country and wish I could do more. 

I don't know why I worry I just remember thats all I ever done. I don't know if its because I had so much in my young life to worry. My father was a drinker and beat my mother alot and that bother me.  I worried every day if he would come home early or come home drunk. 

Then my father pass nothing to do with drinking at  young age. I was 15 it tore me apart.  I loved my father and looked up to him alot and did alot with him.  I remember several talks we had.  I worried after his death what are going to do we are 5 miles in the country my mother don't drive, there is 6 of us under the age of 15 at home yet.  

Then a few months after my father's passing,  sister that I was very close to passed away swimming in the pool that just tore me up. We did everything I mean everything together.  We shared a bedroom and had many talks.   Its was so hard I didn't know if I could go on or not. 

I worried every time some one got sick or did anything would they live or die. 

I just wish I could get over this worry and get on with my life.  So, for 2012 I am going to try and relax more and remember the good times and try so hard not worry about what could happen tomorrow. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Getting lesson plans around!

Been a busy last two days going to take the rest of the day and tomorrow off then we will hit back at it and back to school we go. 

Getting youngest wolf daughters lesson plans together.  Doing alot for biology its a  hard subject I like to do alot of hands on I feel you learn easier that way and understand it. Anyway we do so I am gathering all the things we need for the hands on stuff and all the books to go with it. 

Getting math material around someone ask me the other day if we let the wolf daughters use calculator and the answer is yes sometimes. First they have to show us they can do it with out the calculator then we will let them check there problems.   That way we know they can do it if there isn't a calculator around.   Like one time baby wolf daughter ask daddy wolf if she could have some velcro shoes to wear he told her if you can show me you can tie I will buy you a pair of velcro shoes.

Then we went and sign oldest wolf daughter up for spring course at the college.  We are so excited she got a scholarship it wasn't a big one but hey every little bit helps.   She got it for having a 4.0 GPA. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Decide to clean up!

Well we decided before we start school again to clean up Wolf Bay High and give away all the clothing and other items we don't use or need anymore.

We decide if they been in the closets in box for along time I guess we don't need them. There are things you keep for memories but these aren't it.

They just left with a truck load stuff to good will another load when they come home.

The feeling of a New Year and giving the stuff away to others that can use it.   We are giving away things that only in good shape. Things that are torn or broken are going to the trash.  

Decide lets start the New Year out right at Wolf Bay High cleaning and giving things away and we also decide we will not be a door mat any more to people. 

We will gladly help those that need and thanks us.  But, we will not be door  mats to others.  

Time to start out a New Year fresh, clean and happy.

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends and families...