Thursday, November 20, 2008

Soup Season

When the weather gets chilly and the winds start to blow-it's soup season. I love to fix and share soup. This past week I made one of my favorites- a vegetable beef soup. I might make it once a month in the winter but it takes about 6 hours to complete so I have to plan it on a day that I am mostly home. It makes 15 servings and does not freeze well (the potatoes and carrots get mussy when frozen). My answer to that is that I eat it several times that week and give the rest away. My friends love it when I make this soup. Earlier in the week I had also made chicken noodle soup. However, that does freeze and only 2 friends got servings of that. My sister and her husband are coming up the day after Thanksgiving- I think I'll make chili.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

NAPO in the schools

I did a couple of NAPO in the schools presentations today. It's interesting to work with the children to help them see the importance of organization and some of the steps towards organization. We go through the process of discussing what disorganization is and then take poor disorganized Drake and organize him. The kids also do a hands on activity of organizing a set of items. It is fascinating to see how they work out their sorts. Today I had the usual sorts by size, color, function. I was studying one fellows sort and could not figure it out so I asked him. He sorted by hard and soft items. I feel like organizational skills should be part of the school curriculum.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

geocaching


This Sunday I took some time off for enjoying one of my favorite activities, geocaching. It was a beautiful day and 3 friends and myself found some unusual finds. Out of the 5 we looked for we found 4 including one in a small, old historic graveyard very near my home. Geocaching is like a treasure hunt and a great way to enjoy the outdoors and see things you normally would not know were there. The picture is from a previous find that was very unusual. Drop me a line if you also enjoy geocaching and tell me about one of your favorite finds.