Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunshine and Eggy Muffins

1)  The weather this week has been so gloriously beautiful, I can't get over it!  I love the sun and the breeze and the cicadas humming and the clouds puffing across the sky.  It's very dry, though.  We could use some rain.

2)  We have had a most excellent first week of school.  There have been a few hiccups with Daisy's schedule and the little mister's reentry into a formal schedule, but for the most part everyone has worked hard with a great attitude.  Our dreamcatchers turned out very cute, Pepper finished her slideshow on Woodland Indians, Banana Boy read the whole novel he was assigned, and Sunshine has done some good writing!  Daisy managed to complete what she needed to, even with missing a whole morning working at the food pantry.

3)  Speaking of the food pantry, several of the ladies commented to the director on the good quality of Daisy's Spanish.  She gets small opportunities to translate for people occasionally, and she sometimes gets to explain the registration process to new people.  She's also building confidence in just chatting en español as she builds relationships with the customers.  The ladies, for the most part, speak passable English.  It's the men who are shy/stubborn about giving up their Spanish.  She has one older man who always converses with her about Jesus.

4)  I made 40 Eggy Muffins!  I've been wanting to get these made as we had a surplus of eggs and back-to-school was a perfect time to stock up the freezer for busy mornings.  I finally squeezed it in yesterday morning.  Of course, there were no vegetables (!!) to put in them.  Eggy Muffin veggies seem to be done in the garden.  I was reduced to using one old, tough zucchini bat and kale.  The other (unpalatable) options were rutabega, peppers (no one would eat), cabbage, potatoes (not a vegetable) and brussels sprouts.  Tis the season for cruciferous and root vegetables...

5)  I'm so blessed by how the kids play together.  They don't have a lot of friends outside the family, but they are good friends with each other.  They seldom fight and are very rarely physically harmful with each other.  Today BB made Sunshine a treasure hunt.  Pepper made Sunshine a cardboard longhouse for his Playmobil figures.  They all played Playmobil Indians today.  Daisy is helping BB integrate Polly with the goats and she's done BB's Polly chores all but this morning this week as he eased into the school schedule.

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