Monthly Archives: July 2010

Choices…

Last night we went out with another homeschooling family to do a bit of blueberry picking. There are many things we have in common with this family and many things that we don’t. It is always interesting to spend time … Continue reading

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Gone fishing…

This evening the weather is absolutely beautiful. For so long it has been unbearable hot and humid. Finally the temperature is just right! It is not too warm and not too cold. My husband and older son decided to take … Continue reading

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The time is coming.

Last week I received the technology package supplied to my youngest son by his charter school. This will be his first year attending a cyber charter school and his first year of school in general. I was really amazed that … Continue reading

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Bounty of produce.

One of our priorities this summer has been to produce our own food as much as possible. Each day of the week I try to put some amount of food away for later use. It doesn’t matter how much it … Continue reading

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Baking and more baking.

The temperature finally took a bit of a dip today. It has been so unbelievably hot that I have not been able to face baking. I finally decided that heat or no heat I had to turn on the oven … Continue reading

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If I could…

There are some children at my son’s swimming class that need a good attitude adjustment. For whatever reason they think it is appropriate to smack one another hard with towels and belittle other children in the class. My son voiced … Continue reading

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Just try for yourself.

At least once a week I have someone asking me to look up something for them on the internet. I used to feel that this was a recognition of my internet researching skills but I no longer feel that way. … Continue reading

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Imaginative play.

It is around 90 degrees here today. The humidity is such that you really want to wear as little as possible and still maintain some sense of modesty. My youngest son just doesn’t seem to grasp this. He is in … Continue reading

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A good plan.

This weekend we are engaging in one of our favorite family activities which is camping. We try to go out camping at least every other weekend. This summer we have switched things up a bit and are dry camping. This … Continue reading

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Reactions a’plenty.

This week has been a hectic one for my family. It started last weekend when I discovered why stinging nettles are called what they are called. My family was working at our community garden spot and we noticed all these … Continue reading

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Blending power.

I finally broke down and bought a new blender. I have lusted after products such as the lovely Vitamix blender for a long time. When push came to shove I couldn’t justify a blender that costs as much as our … Continue reading

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Time lost.

About 10 days ago I called to update our DSL. I was told the upgrade would take place in 24 hours. I received a call from VERIZON indicating my request was complete. This led me to believe that my request … Continue reading

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Life slowed down.

For several years we lived in Philadelphia. Prior to that we spent a couple of months living in Cleveland. The remaining part of my life was spent living in the country. When we decided to move to Philadelphia I honestly … Continue reading

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Backwards thinking.

I came to the realization yesterday that I am not someone who likes to work out during warm weather. When spring rolls around I have all of these grand plans as to how I am going to work out. Once … Continue reading

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A little immature.

This week I found myself feeling just a little bit immature. I ran into someone I went to high school with. This was one of those encounters where I sort of vaguely remembered the person’s face but could not place … Continue reading

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Putting up food.

My fascination with putting food away for later use has been expanded this week. I am learning to look at food in a new light. For a long time I considered only certain portions of a food and not the … Continue reading

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Needy neighbor.

We try to be good neighbors. Our children have been taught to respect the people around them and not run around like heathens. We take care of our yard and home. We somehow always seem to end up with one … Continue reading

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Local eats.

Tomorrow is a day that I have been looking forward to for a while. It probably sounds silly to most of you but our local farmer’s market opens tomorrow! I have been anxiously waiting for this so that I can … Continue reading

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