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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nice Headband Tutorial

Heather, at A Place of Quiet Rest, has done a nice tutorial of the new headband/headscarves that are so popular now. I really need to get some of these made. I have a couple I was able to find at the dollar store, but even at Wallie's and Target they are just under $10!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Rant - It's COLD!!!

It's -8 degrees Farenheit outside, and our heat pump doesn't want to work because it's soooo cold. The girls and I have spent the day shut up in my bedroom under the covers. The electric space heater in my room is reading 56, although with 10 layers of clothes and blankets on, we're surprisingly comfortable. lol It might have something to do with burning off the calories from the can of frosting we ate. Not much homeschooling going on today, other than teaching them bad eating habits. When we made the decision to homeschool, I wanted to spend more time with the girls, but being in bed together all day may just be too much togetherness.

Sooo, here's a site that tells you what your name would be if you were a snowman. Ironically enough, I'm "Muddles Cold-Bottom."

And here's where you can create your own snowman like the one at the top.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Great Food For All and a WWII Arsenal

I just found out about a new food program, called Great Food For All. It is similar to Angel Food Ministries, where you order your box of food ahead of time, at a greatly reduced price, and then pick it up on a specified day at a nearby location, usually a participating church.

Here's a look at what the $30 box looks like for January.

5 lbs chicken breasts
4 lbs ham
1.5 lbs battered fish
2 lb beef chili
20 oz beans & franks or 14 oz beef mac & cheese
2 lb broccoli with cheese sauce
2.5 lbs onion rings
5 lbs niblet corn with peppers
dinner rolls

They also have an Empty Nester Box, a Kid's Box, a Breakfast Box, a Super Bowl Box, a Pasta Box, a Cheesecake Box and Chicken Cordon Bleu.

When you check out their website, take a look at the weather in the upper right-hand corner. Great Food For All is headquartered in the town (Newton Falls) just to the east of where I live (Ravenna.) You'll see why the area between us was chosen for an ammunition arsenal during WWII. It is one of the cloudiest places in the United States! :( (It was least likely to be bombed.)

The Ravenna Arsenal employed more than 14,000 from 1942-1945. During that time it "produced more weapons for the war effort than any other plant in the United States." After WWII they continued to store munitions there, and produced them again during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Then work began disarming the ammunition. Now we are left with over 1400 acres of land that are "deemed environmentally contaminated." Ahhh, progress.

And yes, it is VERY cloudy today! lol