Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Had a good day today, with Christmas practice and a guest in today and then they're doing they Metis cultural dance, it seems like there is no time for actual school work. But, I watched their dance today and it looks really good. Our cultural teacher has a heavy load, she tries to cover everything she can with them. She brought in a magazine today about Aboriginal Obestity and heath disease etc. and it had community member pictures in it. Then everyone was loud and not listening and not getting much work done, so I asked them all to stand and there's a little BrainBym technique that my sister swears by and she always tells me it's worth the few minutes to stop everything and have the kids do it to re-focus them. it's called the Cross Crawl and it's supposed to help both sides of brain work together... They just stretch up and then bend over to touch the opposite knee (and I make them count so many times) I know it probably sounds very easy to us, but I remember when I was up north and one particular boy (over 100 lbs. in Gr. 1) and it took probably 20 min. till he figured out how to do it!
Anyway, I invited the cultural teacher to do it with us too!
Then we had a guest in today and her topic today (last week she did the lessonw ith tearing a strip off the girl with each insult) was a talking circle where you said something nice about the person beside you. Then you went the otehr way and said something nice about the person on the other side of you. Then she asked how they felt doing it and gave them all a cookie (Peak Freen!) and a tube of icing and they drew a happy face on the cookie... and teacher let them eat it, so they had a happy face on their face too! So, that was a nice exercise!!
So meals today were good,
Breakfast - oatmeal with prunes and almonds (will the pot ever run out?), pear, plum
Lunch - homemade turkey and barley vegetable soup, pear
Supper - pork chop and rice with stir fry bean sprouts and green, yellow beans anc arrots, pear
So, I took the car up to the mailbox and checked out the snowy roads... wiper blade was stuck on the window! And the temps are going down to -20C by the weekend.... it's here!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
My regrets to anyone who would liek to share my cabbage rolls, can't send them any way I know... But I will think of you when I eat them. I had them for lunch today and there are still some frozen for another time. I can't believe how easy they were to make. I always look at it as a chore, but this time it was quick.... freezing the cabbage and then letting it thaw overnite, takes so much of the work out of them than the old way of boiling the cabbage and waiting till it cools and then cutting it etc....
Well, it's beginnign to look a lot like Christmas here... snow is really coming down. I must go walk home - at least with the white snow, it doesn't seem as dark.
Breakfast - oatmeal, prunes and almonds
Lunch - cabbage rolls (and a smokie!! due to low attendance at school today they were offered to teacher and how could I pass it up>)
Supper - pickerel, lentil, sweet potato and chickpea curry (SP recipe)
Well, tired today, but with so many away for the Memorial Service, we had a crazy mixed up day, only ended up with 4 kids for the afternoon.... So they did their Cree cultural dance and then we did mad math and a listening exercise and it was home time...
I had a major accomplishment today. I organized a Weather unit last nite and decided to make it into a booklet so everything is together.... had done this before, but changed it and had a little extra work to do, but I got it all bound on the binding machine after school, so I'm good to go.... Well, I'm off, have a good evening all.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Aw Darn! Dh found the cabbage rolls too spicy... I'll have to eat them all by myself!!!! (Already got them portioned and frozen!) Yum!!
Well, got a hot bubble bath this am, and that was so much nicer than yesterday's quick and cold bath!! Good food on the menu again today!
Breakfast - 3 eggs with onions and red peppers, pear
Lunch - almonds, mixed veggies, persimmon , plum
Supper - pickerel, fried potatoes and onions
Now, I am at school and just the heat in hear alone, I should be dropping off he pounds, which reminds me to get a bottle of water too!
Feeling good today instead of the usual overwhelmened and feeling like there is no way I can get everything done in time... I wonder if I am forgetting something??
Well, the plan is to finish up and get home before dark, I even walked down here to ensure I leave before 5.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Well, another rottens leep... a pill should certainly be in order tonite.
But, I cooked a nice big pot of oatmeal for breakfast and I've been craving cabbage rolls, so after my bubble bath - which for some reason we didn't have much hot water for, I made them. It looked like a huge bowl of rice and ground meat, but it only actually made 12 (pretty big) cabbage rolls. And I tasted one already and the spice is nice.
Then I read for awhile and had can salmon and cucumber and tomato for lunch. I went to school about 3:30 and it's 7:30 and I am getting ready to go home. I'm hungry and those cabbage rolls are beckoning to me... And I realized I have to really get 2 weeks ready cuz I will be away on Monday and Tuesday next week... So, I made a good deal of headway, but as always more to do...
So home I go and wish you were all here to enjoy a great supper!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Well, safe trip to town yesterday and home today with no wildflife on the road, and a good thing too, cuz as we came home today around 3-4pm, the sun was low in the sky and made visibility very difficult.
I had a massage yesterday, so arm and neck are a bit tender, not sore though, my heat bag on my neck right now will probably ease that off. It was pretty crazy at the stores with all the boxes around as they try to get their Christmas wares out. Last nite was weird, sil had invited us for supper and to play cars last nite. We got there and she had a friend who'd been locked out of her house waiting for her husband to come home. Then sil went out to Bingo - brother actually had to work late - unavoidable- so that was our evening to visit! Anyone see anything wrong with this picture? So, today they had early dr. appts. and they called to have us meet them for breakfast, but we begged off, after a bad nite of sleeping and I wasn't feeling good. Anyway, when they came home she had picked up Basa fillets for supper and was surprised to find we weren't staying another nite. So, not exactly good communication, but brother will be working tonite and I'm sure I said we were only going for the day.
Well she had heard me about what I am not eating during my de-tox, and she prepared rice and stiry fry so that was nice.
Well, it's report card time again, so I need to be working on them this weekend. I always have a hard time getting my head around them and actually starting them.
Meals were weird yesterday but pretty much stayed on track:
Breakfast - oatmeal and cranberries
Lunch - almonds, rice stir fry veggies anc chicken
Supper - pork roast, can corn and potatoes
Today, we shopped and left town about 2pm..
Breakfast - fried potatoes and tomatoes, cashews
Lunch - Cashews, sushi, apple, chicken flings
Supper - ???
I had a nap earlier, so must go cook something (after I watch Coronation Street)
Hope everyone is having a good weekend...
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