What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, August 25, 2014

This Week's Hopefuls


Preserving:

can beans
can peach preserves
can zucchini relish
can B&B pickles
freeze squash
freeze peach wedges- we ate them all fresh before I got to it!
freeze swiss chard
freeze collards
can pickled beets
dry basil
make peppermint extract
make stevia extract
dry lemon balm
infuse oil with calendula
harvest potatoes (?)
harvest onions

Cooking:

make sun-dried tomato and garlic queso blanco cheese  (also garlic dill)
make Tzaziki sauce 
make mozzerella cheese  x2
make yogurt (x2- plain and vanilla)
make ice cream (I think this week will be mint. yumo.)
make fresh salsa  x2
make butter x5
Use up the (several quarts of) buttermilk in fridge.

Computer:
work on calendars
do some homeschool prep- (it is coming! ack!)
order books (see above)
send in Staples Rebates
Review for review crew
Research possible Corynn birthday gift (Elizabeth!  Send me that link please!)

Cleaning:
clean/switch mattresses in boys room.  Add mattress protectors.
change sheets on all beds -did the boys only
clean my bedroom
laundry.  (lots of laundry after a week and a half of rain plus sheet change-overs!)
begin organizing/cleaning the school room- yet again. ugh.  It gets messy even when we aren't 'doing school'.

Crafty:

Begin baby gift for Holly
Finish colored blessing day bonnet.
Block bridal shawl.

Etc.:

In my free time (which is about 10 minutes before going unconscious every evening), I'll be reading...

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare  (Been enjoying this and learning a lot about Shakespeare myself!)
Trim Healthy Mama (I am now in the recipes section-so this is a pretty quick flip at this point)
On Secular Education (in an effort to try to rally myself for what is to come in the next few weeks.)


Two days of pleasure, now it is time to roll up the proverbial sleeves and get back to work.

What are you up to this week?

  Happy Monday!

10 comments:

Mary P said...

Wow! I'd feel "accomplished" if I did ONE of your preserving or cooking projects in a day ;-). And all of your homemade cheeses and yogurt and ice creams sound so good. Bless you as you speed through these busy summer times

Anonymous said...

Wow...do you ever say " oh, screw it! I think I'll just take a nap!" ??? Just wondering, cause that list made me tired just reading it!!! Seriously, it did. So...do you??
Katie

Rebecca said...

Mary- those aren't TODAY's hopefuls, silly! They are for the whole week...and realistically, they aren't going to get all done either.
Though wouldn't that be nice?!

Katie- I don't take naps but the occasional "Screw it- I think I'll just blog" happens. (wink)

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Rebecca
Try this site for your Shakespear, it gives both the original and the plain english versions. Learned of the site for my Lit. class that I had to take. (http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)

Todd

Rebecca said...

Thanks Todd!

Miranda Hupp said...

Your list looks a lot like mine! ;) I love your necklace!

MameyJane said...

I've lost 52 lbs on the Trim Healthy Mama. I'd hope you decide to do it--I bet you'd create some awesome on-plan meal/snack/desserts! And then you could post about them...and then I could copy them :).

Rebecca said...

Miranda- thanks! Matt got it for me for Christmas- from Amazima Ministries! Love it!

MameyJane- wow! Look at you! That is SO AWESOME. Good job! I'll let you know. I am perfectly willing to do almost everything in the book- lose the carbs, gain the fats and proteins but the one thing I WILL NOT DO is not drink raw milk from a cow. That would just be wrong. ;-)

MameyJane said...

I'm with you on that one! You just gotta draw the line somewhere! And those konjac noodles...ewww (insert Ernest P. Worrel wrinkled nose expression).