Monday, February 27, 2012

Memory Monday: My foulest Memory

MY ASTHMA, yep I was in and out of the hospital with it three times before we discovered my cat was the trigger... after that we got rid of the cat,  :'( and I had to to do the worst thing imaginable... Asthma treatments... these were six times a day lasting ten minutes each... I dreaded them. Thank goodness by the time I was five we had weaned me down to just two (which in my opinion was two too many) and when I was six we I was finally old enough to do the inhalers, these were better but I am allergic to all but one of them.

This past year I have come off of all my medications (Except for my allergy one, I have entirely too many allergies to Not take it.) I have gained forty pounds and grown a foot, (60lb-100lb, 4ft - 5ft ) and I have never had so much energy in my life. Although I still have to be careful when around my triggers, for I don't dare get to close to any of them. Although I do have a immanency inhaler just in case.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Buddyrow

Christmas three years ago

Buddyrow is what I call my little brother. Here is ten reasons why I think he is the best anyone can have.

  1. He loves to sing. 
  2. He is one smart boy.
  3. He is a hard worker. 
  4. He was a answer to prayer. (Kendra and I prayed for a little brother for seven years before we got him) 
  5. He has a very vivid imagination. 
  6. He says the silliest things. 
  7. He loves to make me laugh. 
  8. He reads better than I did at ten....
  9. He has his sisters gift for acting...(I really am not sure which one) 
  10. He protects me from the bugs. (Not that I am afraid of them, but if I had my choice, I would not be the one killing them.) 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Quote me Tuesday: Romeo & Juliet

I have now quite exhausted my knowledge of cooking so I will no longer be doing Tasty Tuesday.(in other words, I cannot cook) But on the contrary Quote me Tuesdays, they will be quotes from a book or movie I watched this past week, Enjoy. 

Romeo: (Stands in the garden looking out at the window where Juliet stands leaning upon the railing.)

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? 
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. 
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That though her maid art far more fair than she: 
Be not her maid, since she is envious; 
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
and none but fools do we wear it; cast it off. 
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were! 
She speaks yet she says nothing what of that? 
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, 'tis not to me she speaks: 
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, 
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return. 
What if her eyes wore there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven.
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night. 
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! 
O, that I were a clove upon that hand, 
That I might touch that cheek! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Finished line for February 19


  1. PC -  AA.  How did Jesus help the poor/needy – use form on P. 351
  2. PC -  B.  Good Kings / Bad Kings I have it in my Bible( I read it) 
  3. History -  HOTW : p. 496 - 507
  4. History -  HOTW : p. 508 – 513 ... Read carefully
  5. History -  MEMT : p. 245 - 260
  6. History -  Medieval and Early Modern Times  (red spine with white) : p. 228 - 244
  7. History -  MEMT : p. 261 - 276
  8. Spelling  -  10 A, B
  9. Spelling  -  10 C
  10. Spelling  -  10 D
  11. US - Book
  12. English – 119
  13. English – 120


I went to work For 4hr
  • groomed C
  • groomed S
  • Mucked stalls
  • Spotted for J
  • Had a Leading lesson
  • Had a tack lesson
(I had a lazy day)


  1. Art  -  7
  2. Art  -  8
  3. Art  -  9
  4. FAR –   04S25.C   learn about the principles on which sailing vessels operate and how they can increase or decrease speed. Compare modern sailing vessels with those of the early explorers.
  5. FAR –   04S27.C   Study the tools and techniques used in navigation during the Age of Exploration and how they have changed over the years.
  6. English – 121
  7. Spelling  -  Test 10


  1. PC -  BB.  How did women serve Jesus?  Use form on p. 352
  2. Science – p. 95 - 99 Simple machines
  3. Science – p. 99 - 108
  4. Science –  p. 109 - 110
  5. Science – p. 111 - 115
  6. Reading – 19
  7. Reading – 20


I watched the beginning of Romeo & Juliet 
I had a chore day.

Then left at 4:30 to go to this.


My church had a SEWING FOR ORPHINES get together. 
We sewed 26 dresses and 5 shorts, (I  made two of the dresses)

So that was my week. 

BIG projects that I completed

  1. I got my garden area (300 sq ft.) covered in both manure and mulch.
  2. I found my sewing desk. (Not hard it was just a very cluttered area) 
  3. I have been walking everyday 
  4. I learned much about the other cults of my country 
  5. worked 1hr on finding my bedroom floor. (I know it is down there somewhere, but I just cannot seam to find it.) 
Goals for next week 

  1. Get my garden area tilled 
  2. Get it planted 
  3. find my school area. 
  4. find the top of my dresser 
  5. find the couch
  6. Get my bicycle out and ride it everyday. (Atleat not when it is raining.) 
  7. Be a more willing helper as the weeks progress. 
  8. I will be working on "Family of God' on my Violin this week. 

How you can pray for me this week. 

  1. Pray that I will have the words to say when I am dealing with others. 
  2. Pray that I will be able to focus on my own studies. 
  3. Pray that I will be able to get progress done on my book. 
  4. Pray that I will be willing to do what mom asks me to do. 
  5. Pray that my Asthma will behave it's self so that I can sleep at night. (I am allergic to almost all the medication, cats, dogs, most molds, peanuts, gluten, dairy.)  
  6. Pray that my back will stop hurting. (I did more lifting and pulling that I should of while working on my garden.) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Photo Friday: Art lessons 5,6, & 7

Lesson 5 Shading (Take simple sketch into a picture) 

Lessons 7 & 6  How to draw faces. 

 All Art lessons so far

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Kendra E. Ardnek

In many a way I doth believe Kendra is the finest elder sister anyone could ask for. Yea, indeed she hath her faults, But yea, she in many away over cometh them. Here doth be the ten top reasons why my elder sister doth be the best. (Me doth believe that I hast been watching too much Shakespeare.)

  1. She returned my imagination after I lost it. 
  2. She is always ready to do a story with me. 
  3. She knows all my strengths and my weaknesses. And she only pushes my buttons when it is to help me grow up.   
  4. She gets me out of all of my  problems. 
  5. She is always ready to help me get something down when I cannot reach it (Even though I am taller by a good 1 1/2 inches she still can reach things higher than I can) 
  6. She loves to torture me with her grammar... such as using 3rd person instead of first, and a variety of accents. 
  7. She let me sleep with her when I had bad dreams when I was little. (I am too old for bad dreams any more.) 
  8. She helps me understand what I don't understand. 
  9. She helps me open jars that I cannot open. 
  10. I feel safe when she is around. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Memory Monday: When I grow up.

Growing up I went through many "when I grow up" stages. 

The first was 'Emily Elizabeth' and have a great big RED dog... 
Then I discovered that Both Clifford and Emily were figments of Norman Bridwell imagination... 
(Can you say devastated) 

Well a few months past and I discovered dinosaurs. 
So I decided that when I grew up I would be paleontologists.... 

Well that idea was around for almost two years(age 4&5) before I discovered that Dinosaurs were no loner alive, and I would not be able to have one as a pet. So that idea went out the window. 

After that was my 'dirty old man' stage...
Me being a dirty Little girl. I wasn't old yet. 

Now let me explain that one, you see my grandfather is a mechanic. And I loved going out there to help him.
Now like most children, I LOVED stories, so I would ask my grandfather to tell me a story while we worked. 
Well one of his favorite stories to tell was the one about when he was a little girl, he went to Girl's scouts. 
Now what I did not know was he was two years old and his Mom ran the girls scouts that year and he went because of that. It wasn't because he was once a girl. It wasn't till about three years later my mom caught on to this and explained it to me.

There also was the 'Cowgirl' stage
The Farmer stage
The hermit stage
The Goat herd stage
And many, many more.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Finished line for February 12


  1. Polished Cornerstones -  J: Matthew 25 : 31 – 46  List
  2. PC -  Blog about your serving Jesus list
  3. Far Above Rubies –   04C43.C  Use encyclopedias or similar resources to study all countries through which Marco Polo traveled, including his homeland.
  4. FAR –   04R22.C Study samples of Norse mythology and discuss it. Be aware that these myths describe the religious beliefs that made the early Vikings what they were and that leif Erikson was one of the first Norsemen to become a Christian.
  5. History -  Read biography about Erasmus
  6. History -  Age Of Europe p. 106 - 111
  7. Math Algebra 1 Switched On Schoolhouse - Corrections for unit 1
  8. Math -Review for unit 1
  9. Spelling Rod and staff 6th grade.  -  9 A, B
  10. Spelling  -  9 C
  11. Spelling  -  9 D
  12. US – US Coloring book North Carolina. p. 66
  13. US – US p. 67
  14. English Rod and Staff publishers grade 6 – Lesson 115 Prepositions

  • A preposition is a connecting word that begins a prepositional phrase. The object of a preposition is a noun or pronoun.
  • A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective to modify a noun or pronoun.
  • A prepositional phrase may be used as a adverb modify a verb,an adjective or another adverb.

  1. English – Lesson 116
  • when prepositions are similar in spelling or meaning, be careful to use the correct one.
  • Do not use of for have. do not use unnecessary prepositions.
  • A sentence may end with a prepositions.


  1. I went to work for 5hr.
  • side walked for G.
  • checked water.
  • had a haltering review.
  • groomed Chlofau
  • spotted for C.
  • Kicked horses out.
  • put out grain.
  • Mucked stalls
  • --------lunch-----------
  • Brought horses up.
  • spotted for A
  • had a tack lesson.
  • Combed out Kate's tail.
  1. 1hr reading.
  2. History -  Age Of Europe p. 106 - 111
  3. Science (Exploring creation with general science) – p. 63 - 68
  4. Science – p. 68 - 73
  5. Science – p. 73 - 78
  6. Science – p. 79 - 82


  1. FAR –   04C47.C Study the voyages of circumnavigation undertaken by Magellan, Cook, and Drake using some or all of the suggested books from the next section or other resources of your choice.
  2. PC -  R. Christian Character : Chap 10 Empathy
  3. PC -  Christian Character : Chap 13 : Generosity
  4. Reading – 16 Lighting Strike
  5. Reading – 17The Life of a Sheepherder
  6. Reading – 18 Hushai's Counsel To Absalom


  1. FAR –   04C55.D In an encyclopedia or other synoptic reference, study each of  the oceans of the world, comparing and contrasting them on some type of chart or Poster.
  2. FAR –   04R09.A Read one or more how-to books on home food preservation.
  3. PC -  GG.  Find a way to serve others
  4. PC -  LL.  Research compassion and mercy in Bible
  5. History -  Watch “ Hamlet”
  6. History -  History of the World (Abeka) : p. 462 - 473
  7. History -  HOTW : p. 473 - 484
  8. History -  HOTW : p. 485 - 496
  9. Spelling  -  Test 9
  10. English – 117 Introductions
  • Be courteous, Respectful, and graceful when you make introductions.
  • Say an older person's name first before a younger persons.
  • Say a Woman's name before a man's
  • Say either name first when introducing two men, two women, two boys, or two girls of about the same age.
  • Always say Mother first.
  • When introducing one person to a group, say the one person's name first.
  • Introduce yourself to a stranger when no one else does it for you.


  1. Math -Test
  2. Math - Open sentences
  3. History -  Watch “Taming of the Shrew”
  4. Science – p. 83 - 87
  5. Science – p. 87 - 91
  6. Science – p. 92 - 95
  7. US - Book North Carolina
  8. Reading Basics 5:  p. 2 (Reading with Buddyrow)
  9. Horizon Reader 4 –  Jays(Reading with Buddyrow- My little brother)
  10. English – 118 Conjunctions
  • A conjunction is a word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  • A coordinating conjunction joins sentence parts of parallel structure. It must not be used to join a word phrase.
  • Correlative conjunction are connection words used in pairs.
  • Correlative conjunction also join sentence parts of parallel structure.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Song Saturday: Look to the bright side

Looking to the bright side
By V. Katie Ardnek. 

Look to the bright side,
It is the right side, 
Putting God First.

He is always there,
He will prevail,
Through better, 
Or through worse. 

So do not worry,
Do not fear,
God he will he must prevail. 

So we're looking to the bright side. 
It is always the right side. 
Putting God first. 
Looking to the bright side. 
Putting God first. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Finished Friday: Recycling

Our scrap bin. 

Recycling where I live is more difficult than in many other places. We do not have a big recycling plant anywhere close to where I live. Although in my family it is pushed to recycle, reduce, reuse. Although the reason why we do it is not because of the green movement, but on the contrary, we do it because that is what God commanded man kind in the Garden, right after he told him to name the animals. He told Adam to take care of the earth, and so we feel that by Recycling, Reducing, and Reusing what we can we can do this. So in what ways do we recycle?

Well first of all we make sure that we use as much of the food as we can, We have leftover soup at least twice a week. And if we cannot eat it we either feed it to our animals or we through it into the scrap bin outside.

Paper, how do we recycle paper? Well we shred it and use it as animal bedding then through it into the recycling bin.

Aluminum, How do we recycle it? Well first of all we very rarely use aluminum anything but we do actually have a Aluminum plant. So about once ever other year we squash all the cans and bring them down there.

Cardboard, normally we give it to the littles and let them have fun making crafts and what not out of it. (It is amazing how many things children can think of to use things. this is also how we recycle plastics we can recycle.)

We also as much as we can use containers with lids to put our leftovers so that we do not waste plastic bags.

We also instead of every child getting every child their own cloths. We pass them down and around from parent, to child, to cousin, to friend. And believe me by the time it gets through us it is very tattered and dengue.

We also try to only buy things that are worth their money, we do rarely buy things on a whim. Nor do we buy singly wrapped items.

So what do we do with the scrap bin? Well that is what a garden is for. When it has decomposed we take it and put it on the garden.

So that is how my family recycles.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday: 10 reasons why my Mom is the best

Mommy and me

  1. She Home schools me. 
  2. She is always there for me. 
  3. She is always ready to teach me something new. 
  4. She helps me with the laundry. 
  5. She helps keep the house clean. 
  6. She is always ready to explain something I do not quite understand. 
  7. She understands my likes and dislikes (even when nobody else does) 
  8. She knows my every quirk. 
  9. She understands my sense of humor. 
  10. She is always ready to be my proofreader when ever I write something. So that it sounds the way I meant it to sound. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Kathie's apple cinnamon oatmeal

1/2 cup of quick oats
3 tbsp of sugar 
1/4 tsp of cinnamon. 
1/4 cup of dried apple. 
1/4 tsp of salt. 
water (I really do not measure with any cup I put in all the ingredients then fill the cup to the point where the water just barely shows over the top of Oatmeal.)

Put all of the ingredients into a microwaveable bowl (I use a mug) then microwave for a minute on high. Take from microwave and enjoy. 

(this week is Kendra E. Ardnek's birthday. This is one of her favorite breakfasts that I can make.) 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Serving Jesus list.

In these verses God gives a snapshot of the judgement. First he separates the people then judges them. The goats on the left the sheep on the right. The sheep he is proud of for feeding, clothing, healing, and giving water to Him (Jesus.) The 'Sheep' were confused and asked him. "What do you mean we saw the stranger and served you?" Jesus explained to them that by doing these things to his children they were actually doing it for him. Well here is my list of what I can do for others and by doing, do it for Jesus.

  1. Give unwanted, unneeded stuff to homeless shelters or families I know that are in need; instead of throwing it away.
  2. Volunteer around town to help the sick and the needy. 
  3. Go around at family get together and help serve the children and elderly their food before I get my own. 
  4.  Help my younger siblings when they need help. 
  5. Be there for my friends and family when they need me. 
  6. Pray for those I cannot directly help. 
  7. Be a cheerful giver. 
  8. Bring cans of food to the food drives. 
  9. Use my gifts to help others. (Sew dresses for orphans, Work with animals, play and sing music) 
  10. Do what needs to be done without being told. 

Memory Monday: My Lasso

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a cowgirl when I grew up. I got a Hat, boots, a Lead Rope, and a Lasso for my birthday.
Now Dad told me that all I had to do was get all the stuff for the Horse and he would buy me a horse.

Well soon after I got my lasso I discovered that I was too slow to catch the goats so I found easier targets.

Alright what have I caught? 

The Car! 
Oh dear... LOL...
 I also cought myself, the trees, bushes, and anything else I could loop that lasso around. 
I was SOOOO proud of myself. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My finished line for February 4


FAR –   04C44.C  On a map or globe, trace all four voyages of Columbus and each identify all the places where his ships landed with both their ancient and current names.
I looked it up and Mom gave us a 45min lecture.

Math - Absolute value 2
I think I understand this (Not sure)

Science –  p. 31 - 34
Test on what science is

Spelling grade 6 -  Test 6 95%

Science – p. 35 - 39
How gravity works

History -  Age of Europe : p. 63 - 70
Joan of Arc 

English – 108
Rhyme in Poetry 

Spelling  -  7 a, b,
/k/ words

English – 109
Distinguishing adverbs and adjectives.


  1. I went to work for 5hr

  • I side walked for G.
  • Spotted for J.
  • Watered Horses
  • Mucked stalls.
  • Hoof anatomy lesson.
  • Kicked horses out (It is not what it sounds like I opened the stall door and told them to go to pasture.)
  • Help bring the horses in after lunch.
  • Groomed Dancer.

  1. Devotions= Genesis chapter 35-40
  2. Memory
  3. 1 Hr of Reading "The gift of Dyslexia"
  4. English 110 = Adverb clauses :P

  • An adverb clause is a clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Adverb clauses tell how, when, where, why, and to what degree, as well as how long, how much, in spite of what, under what condition, and other things.
  • An adverb clause begins with a subordinating conjunction, such as after, although, as, because, before, since, unless, until, where, and while.
  • A sentence with an adverb clause is a complex sentence.
  • An adverb clause may be found before or after the main clause in a sentence. 
Polished cornerstones Merciful women H Make a budget for helping others. 

  1. Spelling= 7D
  2. Read 3 Voice of the Martyrs
  3. English Lesson 111 = Diagramming Adverb clauses. 
  • An adverb clause is diagrammed beneath the main clause. the subordinating conjunction is written on the broken line that connects the modified word in the main clause to the verb in the adverb clause.


  1. Math -  Quiz 2 D+
  2. US - Book
  3. US – Geog . p. 57  NORTH CAROLINA Map
  4. US – Geog. p. 58
  5. US –  map. p. 59
  6. US -  Geog. p. 60
  7. Spelling  -  Test 7
  8. Spelling  -  8 a, b
  9. FAR – 04R14.B Read one or more novels involving the railroad or its construct "My search for John Henry"
  10. PC -  Z.  Beautiful Girlhood Chap. 17 : The Oils of Life
  11. English- 112

  • Good Poetry has many figures of speech.

  1. A simile compares two unlike things by using like or as.
  2. A metaphor makes a comparison without using like or as.
  3. Personification applies the characteristics of a person.

  • Various methods are used to give poetry as pleasing sounds.

  1. Words are used that suggest the sounds they describe.
  2. Several words beginning with the same sound are placed close together.

  1. English – 113
  • A simple sentence has only one skeleton. a compound or complex sentemce has two skeletons joined by a conjunction.
  • The two clauses of a compound sentence are joined by a coordinating conjunction. The two clauses of a complex sentence is made of one independent clause and dependent clause.


  1. Math -  Commutative property 
  2. Math - Distributive property  
  3. Science – p. 40 - 44 How science works
  4. Science – p. 45 - 48
  5. Reading – 13 The story of McIntosh Red (The story of how the McIntosh Red apple came to be.)

  6. Reading – 14 The Latch string  (A story of putting our trust in God)

  7. Reading – 15 Profiting from mistakes (Short poem) 

  8. US – 50 S p. 83 North Carolina

  9. US – 50 S – p. 84

  10. US – 50 S -  p. 85

  11. US – 50 S – p. 86

  12. English – 114 Review

  13. English – Notebook for Chap 9

  14. Spelling  -  8 C

  15. Spelling  -  8 D

    This is the reader that I use. 


  1. Math -Simplifying Expression

  2. Math - Quiz 3
  3. History -  The Age of Europe : p. 77 - 83
  4. History - The Age of Europe : p. 85 - 94
  5. History -  The Age of Europe : p. 95 - 100
  6. Science – p. 49 - 53
  7. Science – p. 57 - 58
  8. Science – p. 59 - 63
  9. Spelling  -  Test 8
  10. Science – p. 54 - 56
  11. Devos Exodus 1-5
Alright now that it is February, how have I been doing on my New Year Resolutions?

  1. I will read my Bible through in an year. (I am on Exodus chapter 10)
  2. I will work on improving my stamina and flexibility.(I jogged a mile on Wednesday.) 
  3. I will work on my attitude towards stressful situations. (No progress.)
  4. I want to be able to identify the different constellations so I can find my way around better. ( I can now find The Pleiades.)
  5. I want to be caught up in school by the end of this year. (I am doing 7 days worth of work a week instead of the assigned 5)
  6. I will read fifty two educational Biographies this year. (I have read five.)
  7. I will publish my book by the end of the year. ( I got down two more chapters this month.)
  8. I wish to be able to work with others without getting in a fight on how to and not to do it. (A little progress but not that much.) 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Song Saturday: It is Written

It is Written

V. Kathie Ardnek

When Jesus died at Calvary,
He died there to save you and me.
He became a curse for us,
For he loved all of us.

For it is written, written,
Cursed is every man who hangeth one a tree.
It is written, written,
He died there for you and for me. 

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