Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What Day IS It Anyway?

Wow. What a weekend. LOL

Jenna is trying to plan her Senior Project. Here, in her HS, the seniors must do a major research project with papers, presentations and a physical product. This must be something that is new to them that they learn about, they must have a mentor (NOT a relative) and must have their thesis planned and approved by the board before the end of their Junior year. It is a major part of their senior year. And, they cannot graduate without it being approved and passed by the board. Wild. So, some of the previous projects have included wood working where the student made things like a doghouse, a gun rack or a dollhouse. There have been community projects and concerts, people have learned to sew or crochet, to cook or to do any number of things.

Jenna wants to learn to sew and make a 14th century french outfit. This would include study of the materials used, the reasons behind color choices and fabric choices, trade information and maybe even other things. I have no idea yet!

She really just wants to get involved with the local SCA group and thinks this is a great way to do that and make sure that I follow through! LOL

For those who do not know, the SCA is a group of people who recreate medieval life. They make clothing, fight and do any number of things true to this time period. They are great people and it is truly interesting! I have always wanted to be involved but was waiting to have the time and energy. Since that may never happen, I contacted the local group this weekend! We should be attending our first newcomers meeting on the 22nd. I can't wait and neither can Jenna.

Braeden started school today. I was a nervous wreck. He was so excited! I don't even think he noticed me leaving. I will let y'all know tomorrow how he did.

I have friends coming into town tomorrow morning. They will be staying with us for a few days. I actually did not know they were coming that early, I thought they would be getting here tomorrow night! I have had to revamp my menu plans to try to accomodate5 more people.... with no money to buy any extra food!! AND, I so did not follow my menu plan last week. I was bad....

So, with no further ado....

Monday - I made a huge pot roast with lots of veggies and gravy! Yum...

Tuesday - Leftover pot roast and gravy with egg noodles. Veggies on side.

Wednesday - Taco Pie

Thursday - Coconut chicken, rice patties, I may make sweet potato wedges as well.

Friday - Leftovers.

Saturday - Pasta bake. I may make spinach and mushroom manicotti. Or it may end up being just baked ziti or something.

Sunday - Either homemade pizza or..... breakfast for dinner maybe.

Breakfasts - Cold cereal, oatmeal, grits, waffles or pancakes.

Lunches - PB & J, grilled cheese, leftovers, hotdogs or veggie burgers.

I am definitely a little undecided about this weeks' menu. I may end up changing it altogether!


Ang said...

We are making our roast next week and I can't wait. lol Having to do a Senior Project would be a great way to keep the young adults busy and interested all the way to the end.

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

OMG! I am so jealous. I have always wanted to get involved with SCA... just never managed to make it happen. Please allow me to live vacariously and keep us posted on all the good stuff! (are you allowed to bring a digital camera into the 14th century?) so cool...