Saturday, December 06, 2014

Hubby's humor

After the Clovis Xmas Lights parade...

"That car's antlers are shaped like a bicycle"

What was he looking at? A car with a bicycle on top, of course. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The weather is beautiful but my mood is not

This week the temp FINALLY took a nose dive and it started feeling less like summer, more like fall. Well, Fresno fall, which isn't crisp like it was in NJ...just not HOT, like it's been since May.

Yet, I'm feeling really overwhelmed with all that I need to do, and all that is going on, that it's been difficult to enjoy the weather.

I was very proud of myself last week (meeting week, so no enrichment classes at our homeschool charter), because I was on a roll with staying on task with my morning routine. I actually got it completed most days last week! A huge accomplishment! But this week, I'm feeling off track, even though our routine is set by the activities we do it's not like we are technically off track. It's just a busy week.
It just felt so great last week, being right on track with my routine. Ah well. 

And I've been falling asleep earlier lately, which throws off my work schedule at night. I try to reserve that time for client work (website work), but I've just been too sleepy. Gotta get my butt in gear during the day to make up for it!

Overall, if I really think about it, we're still doing quite well... I just feel really out of sorts today for some reason. I wish I could shake this bleh feeling.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Productive NonProductive Day

Today was a complete wash in some ways and very productive in others. I was planning to do some more house cleaning and purging, as I've been doing all summer, but got totally sidetracked.

I finally pinned my kids down and asked them what time period they'd like to start with this coming school year. I pulled out our Usborne Encyclopedia of World History and thumbed through the 4 time periods. My son (9) immediately said "prehistoric", and that he wanted to study dinosaurs again. Oh yay. Prehistory is NOT my favorite time period! 

Asked my daughter (13.5) what she thought and she said she agreed. They both went on to show me all the pics of the weird creatures that they will get to learn about. They're excited! 

We've done prehistory and evolution and creation stories before...but it was awhile ago. So, interesting, this is what they want.

So I wasn't excited, but went straight away to the Secular Charlotte Mason Yahoogroup to search for book recommendations. Found a TON!!! And not only that, but I found lots of books on people like Darwin and other people who made prehistoric discoveries, and now I'm excited! There's some cool ideas in here! This could be fun!

So my house didn't get any cleaner, but I got a head start on research for our upcoming school year and I'm excited! I spent hours copying/pasting book recommendations and links. So cool!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Maeven quote from age 7

Just found this on a piece of paper:

"Today I saw a great blue heron and a white heron! They are very neat! Also we saw 4 turtles. And lots and lots of little ducks. One black duck kept following us around. He thought we had food." 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Test post

Testing the Blogger app

Adam-ism of the day

After I told Adam I wasn't going to go check to see if the drier was empty for him, that he could do it himself, because I was in the middle of something (He's ALWAYS trying to get me to do things for him, and feigns hurt or anger when I won't.)....

"Sometimes when people are being mean to other people, they end up going in their office and playing on their computer."

Then he wanders into the other room and sees our almost 9yr old on my computer, working on pinning items to his Pinterest wish list for his upcoming birthday, I hear him say: " Tyren was someone mean to you??"

Dorkface. Lol!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gearing up for a good summer!

I've been feeling really good lately. Not sure entirely why, except I've relaxed about a lot of things. I am doing a more relaxed homeschooling, I'm trying to stay on top of my life responsibilities but at the same time do it in a more relaxed manner (vs running around like a maniac, feeling stressed out all the time), and just enjoying planning out the next things I want to do and how to go about making them happen.

I don't know how long this will last...but for right now, I've been feeling really excited about some of my plans for this summer and the next school year. And that energy is really keeping me going and making me feel GOOD! :)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Porcupine Humor

Dad: If I was a porcupine, you wouldn't be doing this!
(As Tyr was banging Maeve's head against him repeatedly. Don't ask. LOL!)