Friday Mish-Mash

Patrick was grumpy when he woke up from his nap the other day, so I showed him a video of a panda falling out of the tree, and thus we ended up watching a bunch of panda videos, like this one, and he was happy (until I stopped). In the car, we're listening to How to... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Updates 7/12/17

Currently.... Writer's Block: I've been having a hard time getting any writing done lately, which is part of the reason why I've started a Monday series on homeschooling. It also explains why the first post isn't terribly great. I'll get back in the swing of things, though... Sometimes you just have to force yourself to... Continue Reading →

Summertime Woe

  Over the past week, I've killed at least 3 adolescent/grown black widows as well as at least three dozen freshly-hatched babies (gag!). The most recent find was at the swing set.   Twitch... twitch... twitch...   Perhaps it's because I grew up in a house plagued by brown recluses, but I. Just. Don't. Tolerate.... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Homeschooled Part One: Freedom

If you don't homeschool, you don't know what it's like to live this life. Because homeschoolers are a definite minority in our society, they remain something of a mystery. Rarely are homeschoolers portrayed positively, much less accurately, in film, television, books, etc. That is why I'm sharing this series of Monday posts entitled " Growing Up... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo Round-up

Thinking of the roses at Blenheim Palace... Links: We used Uber twice while in the UK. I'd never used it before, but my husband had. Check out this interesting interview with an Uber driver! I hope you were safe with your fireworks this week 🙂 (warning, Language) The kids enjoyed setting some off with the neighbors,... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Updates 7/5/17

Currently... Happy to be Home: Buffy agrees. She' didn't get an upset tummy at the boarder this time, so that was a plus! 😀 She even did OK with the fireworks for Independence Day... Her stomach was a little upset the morning after, and I Heimliched her at one point because she seemed like she... Continue Reading →

Washcloths, Tea, and Civility

Dear United Kingdom, We had a really great time in Scotland and England for our vacation. However, I noticed a few strange things that y'all might consider changing. 1: Over-sheets Just about everywhere we stayed, there was a duvet on the bed and no over-sheet. I guess this would be fine during the winter, but... Continue Reading →


Sorry for the no posts. As expected, I've been too busy having fun or sleeping to keep up with the blog while in the UK 🙂 We started in Edinburgh and saw some castles, then we traveled to Loch Ness, and then to Durness up at the near-end of the world. Finally, we made our... Continue Reading →

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