Category: Rants

My email address– 0

My email address–

Just wanted to post a quick note to say that I realized my email was listed as amy at halfheardinthestillness.com.  If you’ve ever emailed me there I never saw it. I have no clue how to check that email, I’ve never used it before. It was just a default setting or something. My real email is amyamosphotography at gmail dot com.  I will be honest and say I totally suck at replying to emails. I read them all and appreciate them,...

The rambling answer to why we homeschool. 9

The rambling answer to why we homeschool.

We’re on Week 2 of homeschooling for first grade and it’s going pretty well! I’m not going to lie–it’s certainly *not* easy to find time to do “school” and still keep up with housework, plus taking care of the kids and pets.  On top of that we are getting ready to put our house on the market, packing up everything besides the bare bones essentials, painting, etc.  I am so busy!   Several people asked me what kind of homeschooling we’re...

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!...

Sorry ’bout your luck… 11

Sorry ’bout your luck…

Today we tried to get Rosie a replacement social security card, because her other card has disappeared.  I keep all of our social security cards together in our file folder of important papers in an envelope, but somehow Rosie’s isn’t there anymore.  Neither of us can remember taking it out, and a crazy search of every nook and cranny in the entire house turned up nothing.  I just saw it last year when I had to get out Tyler’s social security card.  Mystery where...

He loves her more than me. 3

He loves her more than me.

My dog Hank is something special. He’s an American Foxhound.  We got him from the shelter when Rosie was a baby.  He was biding his time, just about out of days until…you know.  The shelter warned us not to adopt him because he was a handful. Apparently he escaped one day and ran out of the automatic doors, down a busy four lane road, and no one could catch him.  They gave up.  A few hours later he came right back...