Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Link-Ups!

I'm sharing my magical moment this week! Tami at Hearts Make Families has a Tuesday link-up called "Magical Moments for Tuesday".

I like this.

It makes you think back over your week and sort through everything that happened. It makes you focus on what was good and special about your week.

Very uplifting....

This week's magical moment was Cade's straight A report card. Last spring he was diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. He was placed under an IEP and had modifications in every subject. In June he had some neurological testing and was given medication for seizure activity.

The change was amazing!

Cade ended the school year last year way below grade level in reading, spelling, and vocabulary.

This straight A report card has NO modifications, completely at grade level! And with this improvement, he was moved back into the regular classroom full time for the next quarter!

Now THAT'S a magical moment!

Go on over to Tami's place and link up YOUR magical moment.


Crazy Adventures in Parenting To-Do Tuesday

As I was thinking about the things that I need to do, I realized that I have a real mish-mash of list items this week. This list is chock-full of Halloween and birthdays! Here's my bare-bones list. I'm not adding the mundane, every day stuff, like daily laundry. That's a given in this house!

  • Pick up Halloween candy for the preschool party on Thursday.
  • Pick up more balloons for my little one's halloween costume.
  • Finish making Cade's costume. Need popcorn!
  • Make birthday plans for Jack. (15 on Friday!)
  • Do some more work on my blog layout.
  • Work on blog posts for my new gig at Deep South Moms!
  • I really want to work on the furniture re-d0s I've posted about in previous lists. *sigh* Maybe??

So, what does your list look like this week? Go visit Lisa at Crazy Adventures in Parenting and link up your list!


Blessed with Grace

What's better this time of year than a crockpot full of soup? Need an easy-peasy vegetable beef soup recipe?

(I'm all about shortcuts when it comes to cooking....think Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade on the Food Network!)

  • 1-2 pounds of beef stew meat chunks
  • 1 large can Spicy V-8 juice
  • 1 large can beef broth
  • 1 large onion, rough chopped
  • vegetables-your choice! You can use canned, frozen, or left-overs.

Lightly flour and season the beef. Sear in a little oil until nicely browned. Add onion.

Pour V-8 and beef broth into the crockpot. Add beef and onion. Add vegetables. I often use canned veggies: corn, carrots, sliced potatoes, green beans, pinto beans, mixed veggies. Use what you have on hand. (Great way to use up the left-overs in the fridge!)

Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8 hours, or until flavors are blended and beef is tender.

Eat with cornbread.


Want to find a LOT of great recipes in one place? Go (right now) to Blessed with Grace and see the links on today's Tempt my Tummy Tuesday post.

So.....did I find some great Tuesday link-ups or what!?!

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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