5/31/16 temporary agencies and college…

William was accepted by the temporary agency. Yes I was worried. They had a lot of questions to answer and I know that he is happy not working until he finds the right job. He does want to work. I am not sure how he answered the questions. He must have answered them OK because they sent him forms to fill out. Woo hoo, cheer, cheer!!! One step closer to having William working.

Maggie got her official acceptance letter from the college today. It had a new list of things to do on it. I told Maggie that she needed to handle the list. She needs to be part of the process. I will still be going to the university to ask the questions too just to be sure that she is OK. She is still struggling to pass high school. I wasn’t sure if she should handle the new list, it had items like, sign up for orientation and have your high school transfer your grades to the college, or if I should handle the list and let her concentrate on her classes. In the end I had her handle the new items too, I said that I am here if she needs anything.

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1/22/14 senior year wrap-up, Day 22/365…

Maggie is a senior. The crunch is on. She has a lot of homework to do, but she also has a lot “senior” work to do to. She needs letters of recommendation from her teachers. The teachers want a list of her clubs / accomplishments and volunteer work so that they can write correct letters. Maggie can use these letters when she signs up for scholarships. She also needs to apply for two scholarships by this Friday. The students are required to do this so that they have had practice while an adviser is there to help. She is signed up to take the ACT already and she has finished her volunteer hours and cultural events and turned them into her adviser. The senior group picture is scheduled for this Friday. She talked to the counselor today to make sure that she hasn’t missed anything.

Maggie is very calm about all of the work that needs to be done. I am so worried that we will miss something. What are your projects that you are doing with your kids this year?

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow and see what new adventures we have found!!!

Here are some pictures: sail boat picture 1211 16118

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

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1/20/14 family pictures, Day 20/365…

I just went through some family pictures to try to find things to write about. The kids have only been back in school a week but we are already in a routine. Routines don’t make interesting blog posts. I love looking at the old pictures. There are so many memories. Sometimes we get out the boxes of pictures and go through them. Two of the kids have made small albums of their favorite pictures to keep in their rooms. When William graduated from high school he said that he was going to go away to school. I made a photo album for him to take. I was going to take a tape recorder and record all of us talking…maybe one night at dinner…when the kids didn’t know that I was recording. Then if he got homesick he would have the pictures and the recording. In the end he didn’t go away to college so I didn’t make the recording. I probably should. It would be nice to have their voices on tape for me to listen to someday when they all move out.

Here are some pictures: 1157 1158 1154 glass kitchen

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

 

 

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1/15/14 ACT, temperature changes, Day 15/365…

Maggie and Beth are now scheduled to take the ACT. They need to take it their senior year so that the colleges have their test scores, but we are having Beth take it this year as a practice run. ACT dates

We didn’t realize that we needed the girl’s current grade point average (GPA), their rank in their class and the number of students in their class. We got this information from the secretary at the girls schools. I was going to sign the girls up for the test while Maggie was at school, she stays late to study, but there is a section where they want the kids preferences, so I needed her to be at home. So the first night, when we had everybody home, we started to sign them up and found out that we needed the grade point average. We got the GPA and all of the other information the next day and I started to sign them up while Maggie was at school. Then we found out that the kids needed to answer some of the questions. We needed Maggie for this. The next day I said to Maggie, let me pick you up earlier, you can come home and help me schedule the test and then if you want I can take you back to school. So that day I waited in the parking lot…and Maggie didn’t show up…at the end of this story everything is OK…I waited for a half hour. Maggie is never more that five minutes late to the car. I called home, she hadn’t called there. What do I do, go to the computer rooms where she usually goes, or wait for her??? or go home because she has forgotten and come back at our normal time???  I decide to go to the computer rooms. She is not there so I go back to the car and decide to go home and come back later. While waiting at the stop sign for my turn to pull out into the street I see Maggie. She gets in and says that she had a class that she had forgotten about. She has only just scheduled her classes and is still not sure of her schedule. She came to the parking lot before class to see if I was there early and then went to class. A good choice. We went home and scheduled her. Also I forgot to mention that they need a photo uploaded to verify that the correct student is there. We took the photo and sent it, then we took Maggie back to school. Later I went back to get her. If you are new to my blog, none of my kids want to drive. It is nice because I get to spend more time with them and meet all of their friends, but it is a lot of driving. I like getting to spend a lot of time with them.

This week it has been about forty degrees. Last week with the wind chill it was forty degrees below zero. It is eighty degrees warmer this week than last week.

Here are some pictures: 11521 11520 11519 11518 11516 11515 11514

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

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1/14/14 scheduling classes and finals, Day 14/365…

Maggie got all of her classes scheduled today. She is happy wih her schedule. I am so relieved that she is done. At the last parent meeting they said that we should get a copy of all of their syllabuses. Then we could know when papers are due and when tests are. Then if we see that a big test is coming up and our kids are not studying, we can ask our kids about the upcoming test. It is not to follow their every assignment, just to make sure that they don’t fall off of any cliffs.

Beth has finals starting tomorrow. She has been studying. She loves seeing all of her friends at school and is happy to be back.

A lot of the snow has melted. This last weekend we could see most of the streets. There are still piles of snow in parking lots. They are so big and cold that it takes a while to thaw them.

Here are some pictures: Sorry, all I have left is art museum pictures. Now that the kids are back in school I can concentrate on pictures.thinking man statue 1634 c15

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

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1/13/14 warmer weather, darning sox, a house for the cats, Day 13/365…

It has been a lot warmer. It was above freezing and rainy over the weekend. The kids fort is starting to melt. When it was snowy we had made a path to out gas meter. Now it is melting down to the grass. 111fort2 111fort1 111water meter

We need to darn some of Beth’s sox. I don’t know if we need the darning ball…I am not sure if that is the name of it…or if we can darn them without it. I haven’t tried to darn soxs since junior high and I wasn’t successfull. The mending has to be flat so that it doesn’t feel strange to walk on the repair. Beth loves her sox, they are fun designs and she doesn’t like to get rid of them so we need to try to repair them.

Maggie has built the cats a house. It started out as one room, but the larger cat couldn’t turn around in it, so she added a side room. It also has a sun roof. I am not sure why she added the second side room with the empty peanut butter jar on it. It may be because she can take the peanut butter jar off…it isn’t taped on…and she can play with the cats through it. 1123 1125

Here are some pictures: 1122
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Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

 

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1/10/14 spring fever, church meeting and camping, Day 10/365…

written Friday: It seemed like everyone had Spring Fever today. The weather was above 0 deg, all of the kids were in school…mine had a 2 hour delay, but they were in school…and there are no storms on the 7 day forecast.

At some houses sox disappear. At our house the left handed gloves disappear. We now have a lot of right handed gloves. I wear a baggie one on my left hand.

written Saturday: We had a meeting at church on Friday evening. The church is adding another location. It is in a town near us. We had four physical locations prior to this new one. I have met a few people at our church that are from this town. I bet that they are thrilled that this will make a shorter drive for them. It is a great opportunity to ask people in that town to come to church. I am not sure when it will open.

The kids and I had a fun day Saturday. We are trying to find a new place to go camping. We drove over to the new camp ground. It is not as close to our house as the one that we camped at last summer, so it was a fun car trip. We talked some, listened to some music, looked out of the window and spent a lot of time looking at the map. We stopped twice for directions before we finally found it. The drive home was a lot quicker. We can go camping there in the spring, we are not ready yet for year round camping. I didn’t take any pictures. We left the house late and wanted to find it and get back home before it got dark. I don’t like being out in unfamiliar territory in the country after dark. It takes some time to take pictures, especially in a new areas. When we see something to get a picture of, we need to turn around and go back to it, and sometimes get out of the car to be close enough. I take most of my pictures with my phone. We do have a camera, but it is so much easier not to carry a second item. There were a lot of things to get pictures of, but we would have gotten home after dark. When we go back, we can get a lot of pictures.

Here are some pictures: 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107water picture 181 11011

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

 

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1/9/14 the streets are cleared, Day 9/365…

Sorry, I forgot to post this yesterday.

Our town was opened on Wednesday after all of the snow and cold weather. We had about a foot of snow and it was about -14 deg. It is now safe to drive on the streets but the kids school was still closed. They will go back tomorrow. I think that the temperature will be about 24 deg. tomorrow.

I went back to the store today and most of the carts were being used. Everyone is trying to restock their kitchens from being at home for four days.

Beth had a yogurt and made a spoon from the cover of the yogurt. Yolpait

It has been so cold lately that I have stopped taking pictures. It is easy to take them when it is nice out. All that I have left is Art Museum pictures, so today I took a few. I need to get back into practice.

Here are some pictures: 18wood 18tree1634 163518redbox 18equipt 18brick

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

 

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1/7/14 another snow day, Day 7/365…

We had a day off yesterday. We had planned on playing board games, but never got to it. We were going to go out and shovel, but the neighbors did our drive and our sidewalk with their snow blower. ..that was so nice of them. In the morning it was ten degrees, by dinner time it was -10 deg.  We weren’t expecting any more snow, but they said that it was going to get really cold last night.

We got at least two inches of snow Sunday night. The girls fort had a new covering of snow. The windows on the basement are covered with snow. It is darker, sort of creepy in the basement to not have the shadows in the normal places.

Maggie did puzzles yesterday, and the kids  watched movies. Beth’s math is online. She did some math in the evening. puzzle1 puzzle 2

Here are some pictures: 163 164 169 1611 1622 1625 1626 1629161111 yellow

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

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