Three squash stir-fry (in water, not oil) with only Mrs. Dash. Butternut squash, yellow, and zucchini!
I was doing my math one night, and realized Pat and I are getting older and need to be stretching daily. (That's one thing I hate about being in school is you spend so much more time sitting!) So I watched some videos, consulted some people, and came up with a morning routine for us. We can do it quickly in 20 minutes, or on the weekend 45 minutes to go through them all. It's important as you age to retain your balance and flexibility. Pat even says now that his body is upset when he doesn't do it, so he can definitely feel a difference. The only downside is I have to wake up just after 5am instead of 5:40 for family scriptures.
|I know you can't read it, but this is what we came up with.|
This is one of my scouts showing off his walking stick that we carved for one of our activities. He also made a wooden "book" that opens up to a secret compartment inside. I have great scouts (although I'm about to get some real wild ones I hear).
Best healthy dessert ever! Slices of butternut squash layered with slices of green apple. Alternate layers and then sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake and serve! Sweet like candy!
Evan recited this poem with his class recently. This is his "messy" handwriting. It's way nicer than mine!
The boys love to go outside and take funny pictures of the chickens.
Mashed potatoes with my "cheese" sauce and garlic lemon asparagus.
Making bread. I finally found a toasted grains drink like I had in Chile! Pero is just like the Ecco or Coronado that we used to drink. It's been getting cold her and since I don't want to drink sweet hot chocolate, I've been thankful for this warm drink from my memories!
The most difficult thing about us is that I strongly dislike board games and Pat loves them. I'd rather get together and talk, sing, walk, play instruments, dance, watch a movie, etc. But we have dear friends that like to sit all night playing a game, so I'm trying... and it's soo painful. The only games I like are some card games (I used to play a really fun one with the Lewis's), Mexican train domino-type games, the crazy Uno games we used to play as missionaries, pictionary, some games I've played with the Hasler's, etc. I just didn't grow up in a gaming family.
I realized as I was doing math, where a simple concept would get added to again and again until it was far from simple, that that's why I don't like games!!! They're like doing math!!! It's so stressful trying to learn all the rules that keep building on each other and the strategizing that goes with it, and I don't know why people want to stress more on their days off, or why they think that's fun! But then again, there are weirdos who like math...
Honestly, Heavenly Father let me see a glimpse recently of the beauty in the eternal laws of math, and it brought me to tears almost as sudden as that glimpse was seen. I can at least appreciate it, even though it's not really my thing. I did get 100% on my math mid-term, which is historic. It's all thanks to my live in math tutor :)