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Just for funsies 0

Plexus: Day 2!

This afternoon I had so much energy!! I usually drag through the afternoon, drink several Cokes, and feel crappy. Not today though. It’s day two of the pink drink, so I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or what. I built an 8×8 foot garden bed in my backyard this afternoon. I took the kids to the store and got some basic supplies–landscaping cedar boards that were 8 ft. long, giant nails to stake them into the ground, and a bunch...

More about Charlotte Mason & my study group. 0

More about Charlotte Mason & my study group.

A few weeks ago I said I was going to write more about our homeschooling style.  I haven’t had time to write much, and truth be told I’m still learning so much about Charlotte Mason that I can’t accurately write up something about it. The basic way Charlotte Mason style homeschooling works is that we use living books instead of text books.  Living books are narrative style books, like an autobiography, that are written by one person and pull your thoughts and...

Uh, what? 3

Uh, what?

I read this article today while eating breakfast.  It’s about how India has hope in the stalled fight against polio. It’s about how the oral polio vaccine is cutting down on the number of cases, though they still cannot seem to fully eradicate polio in the poorest of areas.  When casually reading the article it leaves you thinking, why yes this vaccine is life saving.  Thank goodness they have something to stop polio, thank goodness someone is out there vaccinating the poor!...

Sunny. 0

Sunny.

I’m sitting in my freezing cold house surrounded by half folded piles of clean laundry and random toys.  The heat was turned off and the windows were left open, so it’s a chipper 60 degrees in here this morning. We had oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies for breakfast because the chickens have temporarily stopped laying eggs. The girls are playing with dolls on the floor in mismatched pajamas while we listen to The Civil Wars. Next up, a Queen dance party…...

1/25/2011 3

1/25/2011

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, Hang out the washing and butter the bread, Sew on a button and make up a bed. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo). Dishes are waiting and bills are past due (Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo). The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew...

1/4/2011 2

1/4/2011

The Great Dane found his owner!  He belongs to a college student who went on vacation.  A friend was supposed to be caring for him.  Bet she’s pretty pissed at that friend.  He also apparently had on a collar and tags, but they are no where to be found.  She didn’t even realize he was missing–my neighbor had him outside and another neighbor recognized him.  They called the owner who was on her way home from her vacation. Anyway, I’m so...

Bangers a la BANG! 3

Bangers a la BANG!

Rosie had her first ever dentist visit this morning.  It was shockingly uneventful.  I don’t know what I was so nervous about. I’ve been going to the same dentist since I was three years old.  The dentist was excited that I was bringing in my kid, said it made him feel old.  He took a picture on his camera of Rosie and him together.  I’m waiting for him to email it to me.  He’s a nice guy. Rosie was thrilled to get to go...

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens. 0

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens.

I get questions from people all the time about keeping chickens in my back yard. My favorite statement comes from my in-laws. “Our eggs come from Kroger’s. Why would we want to waste time and money by growing a garden and taking care of chickens when we could get eggs for $1 a dozen from the grocery?” The answer to that question can be long and in depth, but for simplicities sake I’ll just say I enjoy gardening and tending to...