Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up–Mouse Heads & Snowflakes

Yes, we’re in the final weeks leading up to Nutcracker, so it’s time for all those crazy last minute prop making jobs to start popping up.   This week I refurbished a box full of mouse heads (no real mice were harmed in this process) and created some snowflakes on a stick.  Yes really, snowflakes on a stick.

Here are my squashed mouse heads.

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Here are my nice fluffy, fresh whiskered mouse heads.

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The snowflakes will be used in the party scene and in the big snow scene of the 2nd act.  You can not image how much fabric stiffener is needed to get these doilies to hold their shape!

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On to academics!  We’ve wrapped up our geography for this calendar year.   We’ve covered North America, South America and Europe in the first 11 weeks of school.  In January we’ll move on to Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica.  We should be finished by late April.

From now until January, we’ll be doubling up on science, having lessons four days a week instead of two.   This should put Olivia at the midway point, or beyond, in her curriculum, and help Lindsey and I revisit the first portion of her curriculum.  

The rest of our subjects are going according to schedule.  Both girls are doing really well with math and language arts.   I’m floored at how well Lindsey has taken to Latin this year.  Although on a side note, I have to crack up every time we listen to the pronunciation CD.  Every time the guy translates the Latin for “you will have” into English, he say’s “ya’ll have” and I just lose it.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the weigh in.  Now keep in mind that for FIVE WEEKS I walked at least 2 miles a day, sometimes more.  FIVE WEEKS.  I cut out soda, most sweets and cut back on helping sizes and added more veggies.  And…drum roll… I lost less than three stinking pounds.  I cried, I admit it.   However, I did not give up, give in or quit.  I continue to walk every day, twice today….and am hoping that at some point my body gets with the program.

How has your week been?

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11 comments:

  1. I am so sorry you didn't loose more weight on the scale. I walked for a year and did not drop one pound. But ... I did start feeling better, no more afternoon naps, able to go longer quicker, and enjoyed the time outside. Things you can't measure on the scale !!

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    1. I am noticing I'm feeling better, and I don't get worn out from the walks nearly as much as I used to. Thanks for the encouragement, I really needed it!

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  2. It can be frustrating when the scale doesn't go down. Be patient! I will stall out a few days or a week and then lose several pounds! Celebrate the fact that you are healthier now, with the walking and cutting out yucky stuff!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I know my body is changing, my pants are fitting differently, so I know I'm headed in the right direction, just a slooooow journey I guess!

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    2. I find it so frustrating when the scale doesn't move like I think it should either but everyone else is right; focus on all those other things... When I get discouraged I remember a sign I saw somewhere "it takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing, it takes 8 weeks for family and friends to notice and it takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice." So I always shoot for the 12 weeks before even thinking of giving up. Keep at it. Healthier is healthier no matter what the scale says! :)

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  3. You and I are in the same boat. I however, don't have to do very much prop work because I spend almost every show keeping kids organized and calm back stage. My truly hectic days are just a few weeks away. The mouse heads look so cute.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. I'll be working the rehearsal hall all week during stage week, and selling tickets and most likely end up back stage during one of the shows. We ballet moms are a helpful group! When is your show? Ours is December 12 & 13.

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  4. I love those mouse heads! How exciting to have a performance t make the holidays even more special! I need... NEED... to start walking again! Don't get discouraged with slow scale numbers... I bet you are feeling better, right? Awesome progress! Feel free to link up with us at the Parent Teacher Meet-Up as well! :) http://branson365.blogspot.com/2015/11/our-homeschool-week-in-review.html

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    1. Getting ready for the performances take up all of our time from Thanksgiving through performance. Once the shows are done, I move on to Christmas preparations. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be sure to visit your link up!

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    2. So glad you linked up! Just making the rounds tonight to share posts :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    3. I got a late start today, will be popping back over! Have a great week!

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