Mason is up at the crack of dawn, for it’s a snow day! We have about 10 inches on the ground and it’s still falling down. So what do we do? Snow cream for breakfast! That’s right, I get mom of the year for feeding my type one diabetic snow cream for breakfast. At least we live in the south, and don’t get snow very often. Mason will only be a child once and needs to live a little. We upped his insulin intake, and collected some fresh snow.15871669_10154952593573760_3374454749396182050_n

The recipe we used: Snow Ice Cream

  • 4 cups Snow
  • 1 cup Evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

I found some really cool recipes online, cake batter snow cream, yum! But sadly we don’t have a box of yellow cake mix. You have to add 1 ½ table spoon to the above recipe. I’d like to try that! Mason came up with a Diet Coke slushy. (add snow to a cup of Diet Coke) It’s amazing what a little chef can create when told he can’t eat snow cream all day. He has another idea to try, snow cream sandwiches. We will have to save some snow cream in the freezer until I can get to the store to get graham crackers. He’s planning to sandwich the snow cream between the graham crackers, so I’ll let y’all know how that goes later.

I envisioned a fun day of playing in the snow. You know like in the movies, everyone having a big snow ball fight, sledding, and making snow angels together. But after only 12.5 minutes, I think we were on the verge of losing some toes to frost bite. We do not have the gear to live or play in this snowy weather. Is it Spring time yet?

Due to a chicken failure a few months ago, we don’t have any livestock to tend to today, because a fox (we think) got to them. It’s not garden season, so for the rest of this snow day, we can be found curled up on the couch under a big fluffy blanket trying to stay warm. I also must say, we stayed at my mom’s house last night, because the last snow storm we had we couldn’t get our vehicles off of the property for 2 weeks! It will at least be a good time to get ahead in our Read The Bible in a Year for Kids, because I know we will never be on top of it enough to stay up to date. Hopefully, we will warm up enough to go out and shovel the deck and walk if this snow will ever stop falling.

Stay warm y’all.


Morning Madness

Let me just start out by saying I only had about 2 1/2 hours sleep last night,  thanks to my lovely husband. And before y’all get the wrong idea, this wasn’t due to some all night adult fun,  no he was snoring all night.  He hardly ever snores, but when he does it’s horrible.

This cold morning started out late at 9:30 AM, feeding the animals. Our wonderful cats left us a present at the back door on the deck. You know the kind of present that used to be breathing, but is now soggy and stiff.  I love that they catch mice, because the Lord knows I hate mice in the house. But could they at least leave them 10 feet from the door so I don’t step on it with bare feet!  Yeah that happened! To say the least I was not a happy camper, on top of not being a morning person.

So animals fed, dead mouse cleaned up, on to the kid. He asked for cereal, easy right?  Apparently not today. I thought great, I had a Ziploc bag of cereal in the pantry saved for a car snack that was never eaten. I grabbed that and dumped it in his bowl. Luckily, right before the milk was poured in, I see that it’s not cereal in his bowl, but dog bone treats! What in the world. I couldn’t help but laugh. Then I got to thinking, his cereal isn’t that much different than the dog bone treats. His cereal just has little chocolate pieces in with it. (I’ll have to tell y’all about our homemade cereal another day.) Needless to say the kid wasn’t having that, and made me rinse out the bowl before starting over with cereal.

With the morning routine over and done with, homeschooling finally started about 10:30am. This is when I realize we are supposed to have a snow storm hit, and of course we don’t have any staples in the house as usual when snow or a hurricane is about to slam us. And who has time to run to Walmart? We won’t starve, we have  30 plus freezer crockpot meals in the freezer, but we don’t have milk, bread, or chips. At least we can make bread! And we do have a couple of my husband’s homemade cheeses.

I think I deserve the mom of the year award for not yelling or hurting anyone today. School was completed, we all ate, and the house managed not to get too messy.  It’s nine o’clock and I’m going to bed, so I can start all over tomorrow.

Good night y’all!



First blog post

This is our first year of homeschooling and we are on the co-op planning committee because we know what we are doing. Not! We are winging this whole thing along with our dear co-op friends who are almost in the same boat. Some of them have more years under their belt, but haven’t been part of the planning process.

Today we are meeting at the old church where co-op was held last school year to get the co-op supplies and books moved to our new church location. I thought this was well planned out,
but it’s raining like cats and dogs, and those of us meeting to help have no idea which supplies belong to the co-op. The lady who works at the old church was supposed to meet us today show us what to take, she just informed us she can’t make it. Now I’ve been in the book closet once so I know where that is. But we were told to not touch some supplies in the Spanish room, what Spanish room! Two moms that have been apart of the co-op before had never even been upstairs with the classrooms. And the fourth mom that is coming is brand-new to our co-op so she’s never even been in the church before. So we are basically the blind leading the blind and Mason said we better take cover!

Well that went better than expected. We didn’t get too wet, luckily the rain slowed down a bit. Mason was trapped in the back of a mini van stacking loose books, of course we didn’t have boxes to pack them in. All the books and supplies are piled up in the floor of a class room at the new church because we don’t have bookshelves yet. Didn’t plan that very well. We left a note asking for a call if we took anything we weren’t supposed to. We don’t want the cops to show up at our house for steeling from a church. Mason left his umbrella at the old church, so we had to go retrieve that. Luckily another couple came with us, so we weren’t in the church alone. Maybe I’m overthinking this, but with my luck the church would had been vandalized today if I didn’t have a witness to us running in super fast for his umbrella.