Saturday 18 January 2014

HSMJ - It is HOT HOT HOT 44'C Hot

In my life this week…

It's our first week back to school for 2014.  Feeling happy and inspired and refreshed after our holiday to Goolwa.  I think a holiday is a fantastic way to start a new year.

I am enjoying learning about my brain via Dr Carolyn Leaf over at TBN. You can watch the first episode here Switch on Your Brain.

Here are some of the things I have learned this week from Dr Leaf 
  • Your thoughts become physical areas in your brain. Thought networks grow in your brain as 'magic trees'
  • Be careful what you are thinking about because your thoughts occupy mental real estate. 
  • When you think you create action (Proverbs 23:7 and Luke 6:45)
  • It takes 21 days to form a new habit and an additional two cycles (42 days) to stabilize this new way for yourselves ... 
  • Did you know that toxic thinking creates inflammation in your brain ??? 
In our home school this week…
  • It's been a slow intro back into school. 
  • We have been practicing our 2 and 3 times tables and started in on double digit mulitiplication
  • Started Elements of Music
  • Copy work
  • In bible study we have covered Samuel and Saul.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • We had a dinner / fellowship time followed with watching Tom Sawyer a Readers Digest Musical adaptation.
  • We spent the early mornings in the pool swiming and playing together
  • Went to see the move: Frozen
My favourite thing this week was…
Things I’m working on…
In Bloggy world I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
  • .Hamburger Pie THM way.  This was very tasty
  • Fat Stripping Frappe's. I've had chocolate, strawberry and berry frappe's this week.
On Pinterest I found...
I’m grateful for…
  • The air conditioner which helped keep us cool this record breaking hot week at home.  It has been over 40'C for four days in a row.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

TL - Paul and Sir N trying to cool off in the splash pool under the trampoline
TR - Photo opportunity after watching Frozen 
BL - Strawberry Fat Stripping Frappe (THM)
BR - The cool change that arrived Friday evening.  



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  1. The Monet project is grand. I hope you have a lovely week.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. This post has so much in it - a wealth of useful tidbits! I didn't know all that about the brain...I think way to much...that's a problem. ;) I'm going to have to watch the video now.

    40C...that's over 100f! It's 20 something where I'm at....or below 0C. I'm a little jealous! Nice to see you at the Homeschool Weekly Moments and Musings linkup this week!


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