Monthly Archives: June 2010

Enrolled in school.

Today was a big day for our younger son. We completed the process for enrolling him in cyber school. Our older son has been a student at a cyber charter school for a couple of years now. I cannot say … Continue reading

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There is always one.

We seem to have luck when it comes to having rental neighbors near us. We also seem to have luck when it comes to having these rental neighbors be a little bit “off”. There is a rental house across the … Continue reading

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No thank you.

When I was growing up I was always told that you should graciously accept something that someone tries to give you. As I have grown older I have begun to realize that there are indeed limitations to what I am … Continue reading

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Rain barrels.

One project that I have been anxiously looking forward to is the completion of our rain barrels. In the area where we now live our water bills are just about double what they were at our previous house. We are … Continue reading

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Not quite ready…

I have a friend that I love talking with because she always has new ideas for things I want to try. There are some things that she suggests that I just don’t agree with but that is the beauty of … Continue reading

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Chicken dreams.

I want chickens. Yes, I do realize that this sounds silly considering I live within city limits but it doesn’t stop me from wanting them. I know they can be dirty and stinky if allowed to be. I know that … Continue reading

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Baking day.

This morning I got up bright and early to get my weekly baking done. I was a bit behind on this because I usually do it very early in the week. I am quite sure my family thought we would … Continue reading

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Peaches.

A friend of mine is one of those people who is just a fountain of information about local food sources. Her family buys very little food that does not come from a local producer. I find this amazing as it … Continue reading

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Enjoy the ride.

There is something about driving that makes me feel free and at peace. I love the feel of being behind the wheel on the open road. I try very hard to remember this feeling when I start questioning the driving … Continue reading

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Mantis babies.

About a month ago I purchased some praying mantis cocoon’s for our children. For the longest time I thought they would never hatch. We have had them in the past and they always seemed to hatch pretty quickly. I don’t … Continue reading

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Excuses.

There are many things that I think that I am pretty good at. I can bake like there is no tomorrow. When it comes to saving money I will work every penny for all it is worth. There are things … Continue reading

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Silly people.

The weirdest thing happened this weekend. My husband has been mowing the neighbor’s yard for about two years. It is something he has been doing since we moved in and no one has ever said a word. When he mows … Continue reading

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Oblivious.

We live in a pretty residential area. Our next door neighbors are an elderly couple and their middle aged son. For some reason they don’t seem to realize that we can hear everything that they discuss outside simply because we … Continue reading

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Gritty.

Today is the first day in the last week that I have not worked outside. For the life of me I cannot figure why I feel so gross. It isn’t that I feel sick but I just feel sticky and … Continue reading

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Am I bloated?

For the last couple of weeks my legs have been absolutely killing me. I don’t normally have a problem with my legs. I am wondering if it has something to do with the heat? I can’t really tell if I … Continue reading

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Picky eaters.

In my house it is always a struggle to get our children to eat vegetables. I have friends with children who willingly scarf down vegetables of all types. That is not my experience in rearing either of my children. This … Continue reading

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Cheap swim lessons.

There should be no shortage of entertainment for our children this summer! Our older son is signed up for so many camps I programs that I have almost lost count. One program that I am very excited about is a … Continue reading

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Community garden.

If you have the opportunity to participate in a community garden I would highly recommend that you do so. This is our first year being a part of this type of gardening experience. We basically rent a plot amongst the … Continue reading

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Looking older.

A few months ago it occurred to me that I had no idea what my real hair color was. I had been coloring my hair for so long that I could only guess at what my hair color might be … Continue reading

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Week one down.

It has been a week since we had our satellite television programming shut off. This was an intentional decision that was not based on finances. We simply realized that our children were mindlessly staring at the television rather than using … Continue reading

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