Monday, July 23, 2007

Here is a few ideas for high school

It depends on what your state requires of how many you do. You do not have to do these subjects like the public schools and it's up to the parents of how you grade. Just mostly keep up with hours. For each credit you wish to recieve, you will need 150 hours of work, or 4 hours and 10 minutes a week. Think in terms of an average of 5 hours for each class. Like I said before, it depends on student and parent of how you choose to do this. I hope this helps my Dj friends!

Here is some examples & info.......

These are some example transcripts of a Home Schooler and some info to help you understand about keeping up with you child's records. They may vary a little from state to state/ I hope this helps my DJ friends.

here is a copy of a transcript............

for my DJ friends.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Me copying Ami! LOL!

Take your first name or your online name or the name of a friend or your dog or your hubby or your kids or ? and type it into Google's search field followed by the word 'needs'.
Kitten's needs...........
A kitten needs approximately 8 cc’s of formula per ounce of body weight per day
.....needs a disaster plan and kit ...(yeah buddy! lol!)
kitten needs home........
needs medical attention.........
kitten needs time.........
And my favorite!!!! I'm in this because.... Well, because Kittens Rock...
This was just too cute and too funny! Thanks Ami! This was a blast!
So, Anybody else is looking for a laugh, try it! You may like it!

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Middle Name Meme...

I read this on someone's blog. Even thou I wasn't tagged I thought it was neat. So, Here I goooooooooo!

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.

2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.

4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle is La June. Okay! Go a head and laugh, but I guess I have grown to like it. This was my dad's idea.

L- is for laughter. Laughter is good for the soul.

A- is for angel. I have 3 despite what others might say. LOL! And I have several angels from TDJ.

J- is for jungle. I would love to go to there one day, plus sometimes I feel like I live in one. HA~

U- is for unique. I'm most definitely unique!

N- is for nickle. Because if I had a nickle for every time I told my kids more than one time to do something I would be rich! (Hey! That's a great idea~ Have them start paying me a nickle every time I have to tell them something more than once)

E- is for Eagle. Because they fly so high! (I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day. Spread my wings and fly away. I believe I can soar. I can see me running through that open door. I believe I can fly!) My new attitude!

So here are my 6 tags. (I'm just using a letter out of my middle name that they have either in their name or blog name.
(1) L - Amy Jo, because the name of her blog has a "L" in it.~ thefoilhat
(2) A- Ami, ~ Her name starts with an "A"
(3) J - Cheri- because of the name of her blog has a "J" in it, jovaliquilts
(4) U - Katherine - Because of her blog name has a "U" in it. ourreportcard
(5) N - Heather K - Because of her blog name has a "N" in it. minimemoirsofmine
(6) E - regularmom's blog has an "E" in it.

Boy! The last part was harder than I thought. I did have a lot of fun doing this and trying to figure out whose names I could use.
Hope ya'll have as much fun as I did.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ooooooo, she did it agian!

My dear sweet sweet secret sis sent me a beautiful post card. I love the picture! I'm not sure if this has anything to do with her or where she lives, but in a way it makes me think back when I was a young girl walking over old wore out bridges. LOL! Sometimes I would act clumsy just to get wet! hehehehehehe!
Thank you so much girl! You have been a real treat!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Recipe for Chow Chow

Ingredients needed:
1- cabbage (shredded)
4- cucumber (chopped)
4- red tomatoes (chopped)
4- green tomatoes (chopped)
2-3 bell peppers (chopped)
5-6 hot peppers (chopped)you can add more if like.
2 - onions (chopped)
3 cups of sugar
3 pints of white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Put about 3 table spoons of all spice in a new sock, tie it off and throw it pot.(Throw sock away or empty it and wash it for another batch.)
Mix all in one big pot, bring to a good boil, then turn down on medium and put the lid on it. Cook about 20 - 30 minutes or until tender. Don't over cook 'cause you will cook all the liquid out.
Then put in canning jars. Put enough liquid to bottom ring. Wait 20 30 minutes and make sure jars seal.
Most people eat chow chow with peas, greens, or just about anything. I like to heat mine up and eat with corn bread.
If jars seal good it will last about a year. Refrigerate after open.
Try it you might just like it!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Cabbage, cabbage and more cabbage! That's what it was like this week-end. There is this lady my FIL knows that has a huge garden and sells her veggies. She called him and told him because of the high humidity and rain that she had bad spots on the outside of her cabbage no one would buy them. She told him to come and get all he wanted. So, my husband and I went with him and got over 80 heads. We thought if they are bad we would get a lot and hope to be able to use at least 1/2. She told us we could get more, but I didn't have any more room in my van. We told her that we may come back. I have no idea why she couldn't sell them. The only bad spots was the outside leaves and her cabbage was huge!!!!!!I mean they made 3-4 of what you buy in the grocery store. We gave my mom 1, another person 2, and gave my husband's grandmother 30 to make sauerkraut. Then we cooked and put up 51 gallons and made 14 quart jars of chow chow. Plus we cooked some Friday night and cooked 2 heads differently to eat Saturday. You would think someone would have enough of cabbage after all that, but Nooooooooooooooo! My hubby wants to go back this week end and get about 1/2 or more of what we got this past week- end and put it all up in chow chow. Know I love chow chow, but that is a lot of cabbage! Maybe 5 heads, not 40 or so. OMGees! We already have cabbage coming out our ears and he wants more. I guess I'll have to wait and see what he decides this week end, but I really hope he don't want that many. LOL! People will be calling us cabbage heads! LOL!

Thank You Kat!

My dear friend Kat sent me this post card after a few things I have went through. Got to love that Girl! I really needed that card and the laugh. Thank ya!, my sister girl!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (1977) [Original Promo]

Even thou there has been a few problems here lately of my husband and my head in a whirl and not what to think of it all, he sent me this. I guess I'm just letting my past get to me and reading more into his mood. I guess I should just support him through the hard time he is having because of money problems and other.
This video sure made me feel so much better!

Friday, July 13, 2007

More about dyslexia!

I have 3 kids with dyslexia and like others I have tons of questions. I'm a person that loves to research. I'm at my happiest when I have something I can look up and dig dig dig, then dig some more.
I have been studying the brain. I had remembered something back when I took Psychology. You have a left and right side of the brain. We live in a left brain world. But kids or people with dyslexia are right brained people. That's what makes them different. Read over the things I have wrote below and see which one describes your child. This should really help you in which way to as far as understanding and helping them learn.

Linear and Holistic. Linear means part-to-whole. The left-brained person takes little pieces, lines them up, arranges them in logical order, and arrives at a convergent conclusion. The right-brained person thinks whole-to-part, holistically. The child with a dominant right hemisphere starts with the answer, a total concept, or perceives the whole pattern and discovers a divergent conclusion.

Symbolic and Concrete. Left-hemispheric children think in symbols; they deal with symbols, they can function with symbols. Right-hemispheric children deal with the concrete; they learn by doing, touching, moving, being in the middle of things

Sequential and Random. The left brain approaches life sequentially, while the right brain floats randomly through life’s experiences.

Logical and Intuitive. (The) Logical (person) knows exactly where he gets his answers. He starts out with a little piece of information and logically works toward an end result. Right-brained children are intuitive; they are not logical. They pull the answers right out of the air. They can give you the answer to a long-division problem but they may not be able to work through the sequential steps.

Reality-based and Fantasy-oriented. Left-hemispheric children can deal with reality, with the way thing are. Left-hemispheric children are very much affected by the environment and will adjust to it. If something is presented to them they will shift and react. If something is not there for left-hemispheric children, it doesn’t exist for them.

Right-hemispheric children will try to change the environment, to make it shift and react to meet their needs in any way they know how. They deal with fantasy, with imagery, with imagination.

Temporal and Non-temporal. Left-hemispheric children have a sense of time. Right-hemispheric children have very little sense of time. They simply do not comprehend when you set time limits. They cannot think in any terms except the here and now.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Take a personality test.

Your score on this personality test was 53%

Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

People in my life

I read a post the other day that named the top 10 people in her life positive and negative. I thought it was really neat. And I had all intention of doing it, but as I got to writing it turned out to be little pieces of some of the most important people in my life. What I have wrote was so strong on my heart and couldn't get from it I just went ahead with it. I have learned in my life time if I don't listen to my heart I miss out or mess up. I guess I'm hoping to make a positive influence in some one's life like these have mine.
I do have a large family and they all have made an impact on my life, but these are the ones the most heaviest on my heart.
(not necessarily in order)
#1) I would have to say my mom is one of the most influencing person in my life. She has positive and negative influence in my life, but mostly positive. Some of her traits that I have I guess you can call them sorta both. I guess it's how you look at it or how we use them. She has always been a very independent person. A " I can and have to do it myself" which has both influences. She has always been a very strong person in my eyes. She raised 4 kids all by herself as a nurse mostly working the graveyard shift. She has a weird sense of humor in some people's eye's but so does most her side of the family and I think that is what makes us unique. It is also one reason some people take us wrong. She is the type person (And so am I) that whatever we think comes out. We don't mean to hurt people it just comes out. Also a lot of times when we should open our mouth against those who do us wrong we stay clammed up and sadly to say we open our mouth of the frustrations, because of the stupid people on the ones who hadn't done us wrong. Many people say we are just alike but we aren't just similar in so many ways. My mom has to have new and nice clothes, her hair rolled, her make up on and nails done. I don't have to have it but sometimes go through these stages where I like to do it. I just have to have my hair neat and cleaned, t-shirt and shorts, flip flops or crocks and don't wear make up much. My mom is my best friend even thou we had our problems when I was growing up.
#2- My oldest brother from my mom. He has always been my rock. Sam and I have never fought a day in our lives, I can't say that about my other brothers (whole or half)Sam has a colorful way of saying things. He is one person that has always believed in me and there to cheer me up or back me when ever I need it. Now if I'm in the wrong he we tell me so and I'll take it from him when I wont from others.
#3-My brother Mike- He has always been the different one, but got to love him. He has a dry since of humor and a cheap. I laughed at him here while back because he was shocked when I told him I admired him. I told him I wished I was more like him, laid back. He laugh his quite little laugh and said he guessed it was all that pot he has smoked. Mike is not one to buy you things or even show much emotions, but when I go through hard times he'll come by the house to check on me with dumb excuses. Like one time when Dan Dan had left home he would come by after he got off work and offer me coffee he had left over. That was his way of checking in on the kids and I. Around my birthdays or other special days he will bring me a web site he knows I might like on a piece of paper or a recipe he thinks I may like. He would pick on me when we were little but no one else could. When we were growing up the only time he wanted little sis to hang around was when no one else was around, but we always had a ball. Mike may be quite in his ways but he has always been there in his wired way. I love his weird way, its what makes him so unique.
#4- My baby brother- I have always protected him and he is spoiled rotten. Yes, I take the blame there. Even thou he is spoiled he has turn out to be a good man. Yes, at 34 yrs old he stills at home and never been married, but he takes good care of our mom. He is planning on getting married in December and moving off. I'm wandering who it will be harder on, him or mom.LOL!
#5- My oldest brother living on my dad's side. (1/2 bro,which we hardly make or show that difference unless it shows mom's kids and dad's) Even thou I was 9 when I 1st met him or learned of him, he has always treated me like he has been around me my whole life. Even thou he was taken from my dad at age 5 he acts a lot like daddy. When I need petting he has always been there. Rory is a very loving, caring, backward person. He fits so well with us other kids! LOL! Rory, unlike the others doesn't hide the truth from me. He is straight up, no matter if he knows I will get upset, I guess cause he knows he will hold me up. I just wish I could spend more time with him, but he lives so far away and is a truck driver.
#6- My brother Kenny. Gosh, I miss him so very much! He is the oldest of daddy's 6. He was 18 and I was 9 when he found us. Kenny and Rory's mom took them and hid them at very young age. My daddy tried so hard to find them, but their mom changed their last name and had money that my mom and daddy didn't have. Kenny was old enough to remember another mom & dad, but wasn't sure of the circumstances till he got 18 and was able to come find us. I love him so much! I have mixed emotions about him sometime. He was kind hearted, happy, loving, a gentleman and caring. I have no idea why he thought he had to take his on life at the age 27. For so many years I blamed myself for his death, well not the reason, not being able to stop it. I was 18 and on the wild side. I drank a little here and there. About 4 days before his death I had him so strong on my heart. I asked some in the family for his phone number, but didn't try too hard. I have wonder so much through the years if I had of just took heed of that strong need to get a hold of him if he wouldn't still be alive. I guess I'll never know.
#7- My dear sweet Aunt Shirley, God Rest Her Soul! Aunt Shirley died of cancer close to the same time I lost Kenny. My mom and others say I should have belong to Aunt Shirley and her daughter should have been my mom's. I'm a lot her. I went to visit her when she was dying. She sent everyone out of the room when I got there grabbed me and started crying. She told me how glad that someone as strong as her came because she needed someone to help her hold up and she was tired of the 2 cry babies.(My mom and her daughter) She died 2 days later. I have never felt that I was as strong as her. She was so fun loving, silly, full of life and just enjoyed everyday to the fullest.
#8- My grandaddy on my mom's side. We called him Di Di.(It is pronounced like die die) He was a loving, kind, soft spoken man. He was a lot fun, but strict. He was always there for us kids. I guess cause my momma was his baby and our daddy wasn't there. He owned a country store and believed if you wanted something you should work for it. That is one thing I took to heart and still hold to that till this day. He died near a year before Aunt Shirley and Kenny.
These 3 plus the next person I'm going to tell about had a big impact on my life. The good and bad. Sometimes I wish I still had them near to be able to go to them in my times of need. But I guess I need learned to take up their slack.
#9- Uncle Jack! He died when I was 11. That man always made a point to make me feel good about my self. He was a preacher and owned a mechanic shop. He would go around singing. "They say my little Katie did, but I know my little Katie didn't" He always wanted me to sing at church and it would make some of the family mad because they would say, "why let her sing when she can't carry a tune and ___________&_____________ have a beautiful voice. He would say, she isn't up there to be seen she is singing from the heart. Uncle Jack was a big man! Not fat, tall and big. I remember laying on his back in his study while he read his Bible looking over his shoulder. I remember a few times he would take me to tupelo with him to this shoe store and have me some shoes made for me. Back then they didn't make many shoes for x-tra skinny feet. LOL!
#10- Uncle Buddy. He is momma's next to oldest brother. He loves to argue! I just love to get him stirred up. Uncle Buddy is a mess. He just loves to pick and try to pick a argument. Not in a mean way thou. He's not lovely dubby like the rest, but he shows his love in picking on ya!
Maybe next time I'll do what I 1st started here.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th to ALL!

Our 4th was a lot better than last year and I guess it will continue to get better each year. For those who don't know one of my Bil's is in the PEN. Last year was our 1st year without him and it was a real big bummer. Not even the kids were into it. Uncle M was always the fire cracker man. He was the one that bought a bunch of firecrackers and put on a really big show for the whole family. Our 4th this year was simple but a little more up beat. My husband and daddy in law killed a hog and BBQ ed it. We made home made banana ice cream and the kids shot firecrackers.
Uncle M has just a little over/under 8 years left. I guess our 4ths will be okay, but nothing compared to when he gets home. Even thou Uncle M and me fight like brother and sister I miss the little ole fart!
Happy 4th to Uncle M and all!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

My oldest son's Geek score

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I really can't believe he only score 1% more than me. I really thought he would have score higher.LOL! See, I told you it was fun!

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toxic People

The other day I went to my favorite board, The Denim Jumper, with a problem I have been dealing with for a very long time. (I just love them ladies!) And just like always they were there with love, support, advice and answers. I had never heard of "Toxic People" before I poured my heart out. Boy, I wish I had knew what I know now long ago. I know it will take me a while to be able to get Rid of the toxic people in my life, but at least now I know what direction to go. I'm going to tell a little about my "Toxic People" from my stand point and a little from what I have learn in the last few days. I'm also going to buy a few books I think will really help me get totally rid of these people in my life and STOP letting people run over me. Me being so soft hearted opens the door for these type people and makes my life so miserable. I can still be soft & kind hearted, but don't let these type of people run over me. Thanks to my dear friends at the DJ, I'm now headed in the right direction.

Here is my story of the Toxic People in my life..... (After learning of toxic people I found I have more than one)

#1- I have one lady in my life I wish would just disappear! REALLY! I have often felt bad to feel that way. I 'm not really sure of the why I felt bad, maybe because I was raised that way or just because I'm not an evil person like her. (I think it's both) I have no idea why this lady started preying on me about 9 years ago. I didn't even know her. I have asked myself over and over why I can't get rid of her. Since I know that she is a toxic person I think she is a part of my learning process. No matter how hard I try to be nice she always finds a way to make me look bad, never cares about my feelings, and on and on and on! It was bad enough of how I got to know her, but when I thought I was rid of her here she pops up again. Her and my husband had an affair. That wasn't good enough for her. She tried to take everything I had. I didn't care about the trailer, but I be damn if she was going to get my new house that was being built(for my kids to have a decent place) and HELL NO!, she wasn't going to turn my kids on me or take them away. Heck, she don't even take all that good care of her own what makes her or anyone else think she is going to take mine! (You mess with my kids and you are in for a fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Well, when I thought she was gone for good I got a phone call from my MIL asking me if it was okay if she came to the family reunion on my hubby's side. My MIL told me if I said no she would understand, but if I said no that we couldn't see my husband's oldest brother or kids. So, because we could see the kids I said yes. Well, this women has made damn sure I have a hard time seeing my niece and nephews. Just me saying yes that one time has made my life hell most of the time for the past 4-5 years. I had took it, cried over it and whatever else a good person could do till the other night. I let my whole heart out to my dear friends on TDJ and that's when I learned about toxic people and I don't have to have them in my life because it is very unhealthy to me and my kids. I'm not going to say I'm sorry to her any more. Matter fact, Just me trying to do the right thing makes me so miserable and I take my hurts and frustrations out on the wrong people, but know I'm learning how to deal with this I will be okay!
#2- I have a niece that is toxic to me. I love her and I have tried doing the tough love, but because of other family members I give in. I guess you can say if I really love her and keep my sanity I've got to stick to the tough love and say no, no matter if other family gets mad. OH, Well! I'm not doing my kids right by teaching them to allow people to run over you or my self any good either.
#3- I have one person in my life I'm not sure if you would call them toxic or not. My friends at the DJ know who and what I'm talking about. I guess I need to deal with the main 2 who make me so miserable and let some of the smoke clear before I really know if this person needs to be a part of my life or not. I'm hoping once we get rid of the other 2 that the other one will clean up. That's all I know what to say about this person at this time without reveling who they are. I guess time will tell and the more I learn about toxic people the more I will know.
Here is a few things I learned from the web..........
Toxic Relationships: The People Some relationships constantly drain your energy, in both obvious and subtle ways. Several types of people will exhaust you or deter you from your path to living a fulfilled life. Life coach Cheryl Richardson describes six types of toxic qualities in people. The Blamer This person likes to hear his own voice. He constantly complains about what isn't working in his life and yet gets energy from complaining and dumping his frustrations on you. The Drainer This is the needy person who calls to ask for your guidance, support, information, advice or whatever she needs to feel better in the moment. Because of her neediness, the conversation often revolves around her, and you can almost feel the life being sucked out of you during the conversation. The Shamer This person can be hazardous to your health. The shamer may cut you off, put you down, reprimand you, or make fun of your or your ideas in front of others. He often ignores your boundaries and may try to convince you that his criticism is for you own good. The shamer is the kind of person who makes you question your own sanity before his. The Discounter This is the person who discounts or challenges everything you say. Often, she has a strong need to be right and can find fault with any position. It can be exhausting to have a conversation with the discounter, so eventually you end up giving in and deciding to just listen. The Gossip This person avoids intimacy by talking about other behind their backs. The gossip gets energy from relaying stories, opinions, and the latest "scoop." By gossiping about others, he creates a lack of safety in his relationships, whether he realizes it or not. After all, if he'll talk about someone else, he'll talk about you.
Later on I will post an update on how things are going and a few tips to help others deal with toxic people.

My messy, not perfect house!

On The Denim Jumper (My favorite board) we have been discussing how to keep a perfectly clean house and still home school. Which to me I don't think Home Schooling has anything to do with not being able to keep a clean house. I have always been a clean freak till the last few years. I don't know if it because I have realized there are other things a little more important, stress or both. LOL! Now remind you my house is not alway this messy. I had to make 2 trips to Jackson, MS last week. When I got home Friday from Jackson I washed Aron's clothes and headed to Gernada Lake where my husband and other 2 kids were. We stayed there till Sunday afternoon and I was soooooooooooooo upset when I got home I didn't even deal with the house. My mom had surgery Monday and I have took care of her the last 2 days. Plus we are in the middle of remodeling. To be perfectly honest my house is usely cleaner during school time, I guess because the kids and I pitch in every day and clean together.

But with all that said, I had said that I would post pitures of my house. Plus, in a earlier post about remodeling my house (not really sure the title) is more pictures of my mess. I really need to get back to finishing remodeling. I think I will feel better once that is done.

Our garden (A little Bragging)

Our beautiful garden! I'm so proud it and we have learned so much. At 1st we were having problems with our tomatoes. We went to the Feed Mill to learn how to take better care and bought a lot of stuff. It didn't work. We went to family and they told us to use Epsom Salt. It worked really well. We have figured out that next year when we do another one to use manure, potting soil and Epsom salt when we 1st till it. As pretty and fruitful ours is now after we learned a lot of neat stuff, I can't wait till next year.

I have also found it to be so relaxing and rewarding doing a garden. (Because we live in the middle of town we had to make 2 small gardens, but they still are beautiful!)