Saturday, July 7, 2007

I before E and all that stuff - also, Fridays are for libraries

A big fat TA DA! Finally, something small enough that I actually did it 100%. The great thing is that even though flossing is a small habit, it will pay off big time. Another two weeks and I'll safely call this a habit again.

For this week, I need to work in some daily planning time. I am going to start with 15 minutes. I want to use this planning time specifically for this year's upcoming schooling adventures. You know what they say about failing to plan...

I want learning to be fun for the kids (& me), and that means lots of hands-on activities and fieldtrips and great books. We are hoping to visit Washington, DC next Spring (although I'm still campaigning for Hawaii) so I'll be planning the year around that (Colonial America, US Govt, American History in general). Let me know if there are some great resources you think I shouldn't be without.

If you have some habits you'd like to work on and want to play along, visit the Lazy Organizer and learn more.

My other habits this year:
Flossing - 100% (I knew I could do it)
Meaningful prayer - still working on it
Scriptures w/kids - pretty good
Going to bed early - All miss this week (in fact, let's not & say I never did)
No Soda - Hah! no wait, double haha (2 for 7)
Drinking water - HABIT
Making dinner - except for the nights we ate out - great
Medical papers - HABIT
Journal - HABIT (100% year-to-date, a first)

I love going to the library (w/o a baby sometimes) and just perusing the shelves to see what stands out to me or looks interesting. Can you tell which sections I browse in?
This month's libary checkouts:
The Healthy Hedonist by Myra Kornfeld
Good Green Homes by Jennifer Roberts
Creating the Inspired House by John Connell
Designing a Home With Wood by Heather E. Adams, et al
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World by H. Stephen Glenn & Jane Nelsen
Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin because I thought I was picking up this book (oops, I'll let you know if it's any good).
The Hobbit - again. Because for some reason we are still only half-way through it.
I also picked up a 300 page guide to the trees in our state and regional area for $1.50.
While I was there, I filled out a requisition form for
The Articulate Executive by Granville Toogood and it looks like they will be getting it.

Happy Weekend Everyone!


Schelle said...

Congrats on the successful habit forming :)

and lol at the "i before e" - I ALWAYS have to stop and check those!

I really need to get to the library sometime... I want to take Wombat to storytime but I think I'll wait until after the winter-flu season before suddenly introducing him to other kids!

Thanks for the glory-sorting tip - I'll try that.

athena said...

i agree about the flossing being a small habit but one that will pay off big time! i knew someone who flossed daily since she was little and has never had a filling ever!

btw, i like the sound of that last book!

Calandria said...

Good luck carving out that planning time. I sometimes think I could get so much more done if I did that. The books look fabulous! Like Athena, I like the sound of that last one.