Friday, June 19, 2009

Food Chart

This is my eating chart that I customized after seeing the Swiss food Pyramid. I like having balance in my eating and this seemed like a good guideline. When I am hungry instead of going to the cupboard to find something to eat, I go to the chart and see what I have not had yet. I move the thumbtack on top of the word for what I have eaten so it is no longer visible making it easier to see what is left to eat for the day.

The Swiss version had 3 servings of dairy. I changed 2 of the servings to beans and sprouts which in my opinion have more nutrition than dairy.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Boulder Akicita

I started a new club called the Boulder Akicita. It is a group of boys reading about great men from history (mountain men and indians for now) and discussing the books, doing projects, and earning awards. The site is www.boulderakicita.blogspot.com . June is our second month meeting. Last month we read about Geronimo. This month is Daniel Boone. Last month we made wotawe's(a leather bag worn around the neck that contains special things). This month we are going to be making shirts that we can decorate with various beads and feathers that are being earned. Our meetings are every other week and last from 2 to 3 hours. The boys are having a great time with it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Music

I have written piano music to go with the songs I have written. I am rewriting one of the songs so that it will hit the 'personal' chord more with the youth. I was able to talk to my niece who is 15 about the problems with virtue in her school. She was able to give me some pointers and some insight into what her world is like. I also was able to get some constructive criticism from my Parents-in-law, and some good ideas. I have so many ideas for songs and music.

I have a not -so-good sound recording of one of the songs that I have been trying to get on to this blog but have been unsuccessful so far. I need to work on it some more.