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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Number 24 complete!

When I received the above magazine in my school mailbox the other day, it was a clear sign that I was ready to complete Number 24 on my birthday list. I have been a member of National Science Teachers Association in the past and always enjoyed their magazine as well as the other membership benefits. I had been thinking about rejoining for some time now, so I looked them up online this morning and signed back up!

I have also been making some progress on some of my other birthday list goals. Avery and I have been reading the Chronicles of Narnia for some time now and last month, we read Prince Caspian. So, that will be my February book for the progress toward Number 2. I am also currently reading a book called Hawaii. I started it way back in January and it seems no matter how much time I spend reading it, I am still only about 1/2 way through it.

I have also been working on Number 16. We have had vegetarian meals one night a week for the past two weeks and I have one planned for the week coming up. The first week we had baked potatoes, parsnip and cauliflower casserole, and dinner rolls.
Last week, we had grilled cheese sandwiches, broccoli cheese soup, and corn bread. I know that these meals still have alot of animal products in them, but they do not include meat. I am hoping to make my meals include less and less animal products in general. This week, I am planning rice with veggies, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.

I am also currently working on Numbers 4, 11, and 12. Many of my goals are things that I wont really be able to declare as complete until the end of the year because the are year long projects. Having the birthday list has already motivated me to do some things I would normally do. We road the snow machine to school 3 out of 5 days this week!


Kassia said...

So you're reading the Narnia series, huh? I read them back in the day and loved them! I still have them and am planning on passing them on to Adam when he reaches the appropriate age.
The Hawaii book you are reading, is it James Michener?? I read that book, too, it's one of my favorites! I am now onto his other historical novel, "Alaska" and it's pretty good so far.
Anyway I'm sure you got my message last night, gimme a call back sometime...love ya!
Oh yeah guess where I'm going this weekend?? ;)

alisha said...

yep...you are the one that got me into michener...well, actually it was your mom. I also read Alaska a long time ago and if I remember correctly, it's kind of like a memoir, right? just a description of the year he spent here?

FW, eh? I thought you were done with him? Well, have fun anyway!