Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Today had to take my mom for an appointment at Emory. Last week she had a CT scan and blood work performed, so this week was for the results. If I had not mentioned before she had to come off the chemo pills because of too many side effects, with high blood pressure being the worst and unable to control it. She also came down with shingles about three weeks ago. But even with the shingles this is the best she has felt in probably 1 1/2 years. Ct scan showed growth in the spots that are on her lung, but we are only talking millimeters in difference. The growth in the neck and on the adrenal gland are stable with no changes. We discussed and decided to table further treatments until we do another CT scan in September. This is a very slow growing cancer and it won't hurt to wait and see. Mom has gained 7 pounds back since being off the chemo drugs. Her and dad are going on vacation at the end of July to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Grace went to stay with a friend today and go swimming while we were gone. Tired from driving but glad that there will be no treatments for a while and not driving back until September.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Strawberries - 1 pack
Blueberries - 1 pack, going to make home made muffins tomorrow
Bananas - 1 bunch
Head of lettuce
Apples - 5 large golden delicious
Free Range Eggs - Can't remember if 18 or 24
Huge Dill Pickled for Grace's snack this afternoon.
Red Seedless Grapes
Grand Total 18.00
I thought that was pretty good. Should last us most of the week.
Saturday - Grace and hubby got up early and went to the river to swim, pan for gems and gold and generally just have a good time. We finished reading the second book in the Percy Jackson series and enjoyed it very much. She like me to read it because I do the voices, etc. When I finish a chapter its just one more please..... How can you say no to that. In the evening the whole family got together at LongHorn's to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and Father's Day. Great food and fun times. After dinner everyone went back to their house to play cards.
Sunday - Attended church and went out to lunch. Did you notice a trend here - lots of eating out this weekend. Hubby and Grace again went to the river for a couple of hours. We started readed the first couple of chapters from The Titan's Curse - really enjoying it so far. Grace did alot of drawing and started reading Illustrated Classics of Jane Eyre.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Across Five Aprils
Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross
Books Grace Will Read Independently
If you Lived at the Time of the Civil War
Robert E. Lee
The Story of Fort Sumter
Library of Congress Book - Civil War
Kids During the American Civil War
The Gettysburg Address in Translation
Graphic Novel Abraham Lincoln
Ghosts of the Civil War
Items to Discuss
Civil War Generals - Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, William T. Sherman
Major Battles - Fort Sumter, Battle of Bull Run, Gettysburg, Sherman's March to the Sea
Activities, Videos and Field Trips
Watch parts of Gone With the Wind
Cut and Assemble a Southern Plantation
Visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta
Add all important figures and battles to our Book of Centuries
Color in maps showing Confederate and Union States
Visit a Civil War Battlefield
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We also started the Narnia Series a couple of years ago and love them so much. I decided we really needed to finish the last two books. More than likely we read one of the Little House books then a Narnia book and so on until they are finished.
Grace is totally fascinated with The Lord of the Rings movies and her and her dad have watched them many times together. I thought she might enjoy reading the series from the beginning. I purchased most of these books last night when me and hubby went out on a date. The book store is usually a popular destination for date night after a great dinner. When Grace saw all the purchases she was just thrilled with what I had chosen for the new year.
Grace also loves the Percy Jackson series and anything that has to do with Greek Mythology. We are reading through this series at night just for fun and have three books to finish before starting on his new series The Red Pyramid about the Egyptian gods.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
- Egg Cookery - all about eggs and how to cook them
- How to Cook Chicken and safety concerns with handling chicken
- Table Setting
- Casserole Dishes
- Quick Breads - muffins, banana bread, difference between baking soda and powder
- Health and Fitness - importance of healthy foods and exercise
- First Aid
It will probably take us most of the year to get through these concepts. The Egg, Casserole, and Quick Breads sections have multiple dishes to cook before you move on to the next chapter. Looking forward to helping her learn to be more independent.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Today was the opening activity for our local library's summer program. Every year they start off with a magic show. It was really good. Brought mom along with us. Went out to lunch and by Walmart for Grace to spend some of the birthday money that was burning a hole in her pocket. She bought some flip flops and a game for her DS.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
- Finish reading By the Shores of Silver Lake
- Finish reading Young Brahms
- Started two books on the California Gold Rush
- Easy Grammar
- Math Review Worksheets
- Fantasy Literature Writing
- Activities related to the library summer reading programs
I hope to do a post soon on the Fantasy Literature Writing notebook that we bought from a used book sale and some of the activities from the summer reading programs. So far we have joined two library programs and hope to join one more at the big library.