Author: Ashley
•9:16 AM
I am so so tired! I have no energy and all  want to do is eat. Seriously. We have done a lot this week though. I canned another 8.5 quarts of pears. Writing that makes it seem like I didn't do much. So let me expound on that-I washed, peeled, cut, cooked, and sealed 8.5 quarts of pears. That's more like it. And I have 2 huge bags left. My kids will eat pears all winter and my friends will have them for Christmas. I'm also doing vanilla for Christmas but after making my list yesterday I think I need another bottle of vodka to start. I won't have any for myself if I don't get one. 

*art was a still life today. I think I need something to help inspire Little Bit. She seems to be drawing the same thing over and over. I'm pretty sure that's normal for this age but her art all looks the same. Maybe after we move out of this section things will change. Anyway she drew one of her cabbage patch dolls and a snow globe.
*she also wrote sentences yesterday (not because she was in trouble but because it is fun). She made them up and did a pretty good job with spelling. It also gave me a chance to work on punctuation with her.I took a picture but it has their "real" names so I'm not going to post them. And, honestly, the sentences don't make much sense without their names :)

*A friend of ours is on a mission trip in Guatemala for the week so we talked a little about their culture-including worry dolls. A friend of mine gave me one of these tiny things when I was in high school and I still have it. The "belief" is that you tell this doll your worry, put it under your pillow, and the next morning your worries are gone. Mine is about 1 inch long but we made ours out of clothes pins. It was a good opportunity to talk about why our friend is there (to teach them about God) and how God is who we tell our worries to. That also led to a good segue into Matthew 6, where we are instructed not to worry.

*here is a sideways picture of my quilt. I'm too lazy to put it on my computer and rotate it. 

*in science we have been learning about colors. We have learned that blue and yellow make green and to prove our theory we separated the colors. I don't know how it works but you put a strip of newspaper with a green food coloring dot on it in a jar of water and other separates the colors. It takes a little while but is pretty cool to watch.

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