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Sunday Journal: Sparkles and the Specialist

This past week was mostly a quiet week with one really long day. On Tuesday we met with the specialist to discuss Sparkles' illness. Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but after filling out reams of paperwork... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Doctors and the Computer Interface Misappropriation

Monday morning was horrible. Sometime during the night Microsoft stole Windows 7 and replaced it with Windows 10. WTF Bill Gates??? What a dreadful thing to do on a Monday! Well...any day of the week, really. I am not happy... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Hint of Spring

Our week was pleasant, filled with sunny days and rain. We took nearly every possible opportunity to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and watch the grass turn a bit greener. We noticed the arrival of the robins and daffodils.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Butterfly Funerals, Addictions and Hello Fluffies!!!

We opened a bunch of boxes this week...and still have a ton to go. I worked with the kids in their rooms on the days I could concentrate on unpacking. Their rooms are slowly coming together. Sparkles bed was broken... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Kinda Quiet

This was one of those quiet sort of was fairly routine. We went to our first homeschool 4H club meeting. I had intended to take pictures at the meeting but Littlest was a handful. Every time I tried to keep... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: New Endeavors and Endings

My husband and I enjoyed a nice weekend. Mrs. Melody came over Saturday afternoon to stay with the kids so my husband and I could go to a company cookout on the lake. I was certain we would not be... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Apples, Caffeine and Astronomy

My family's "busy season" is about to start. This weekend is the Pig Roast. Harley Man (one of my brother-in-law's) spends several days roasting an entire pig the old-fashioned way. Family and friends from the area and a few states... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: The Week with the Twitch

I was a little worried about getting all of our lessons in this week when I decided to add homeschool physical education. I was afraid our day would be longer but on the days we do our exercises we actually... Continue Reading →

Repurposed Garbage Can

I've been wanting to grow a bigger garden each year. Sadly, our yard is pathetically low in sunny spots. I have this dream of lining up one of the driveways with big pots and growing all of our vegetables that... Continue Reading →

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