Monthly Archives: October 2010

That is life…

When my children finish school each day they are then allowed to spend some time online playing games or watching videos. My older son loves to watch old television shows on a website called “Crackle”. I have to laugh because … Continue reading

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Watch or warning?

My husband just called to let me know that there is a tornado watch in effect for our area. I have several friends living around the country who have commented today that there are either warnings or watches in effect … Continue reading

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New hobby…

For several years my husband has been trying his hand at making wine. The thing about his hobby is that we aren’t really big wine drinkers. His hobby leaves us with a lot of wine to use in cooking and … Continue reading

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Late notice…

In the last week I have gotten 3 emails from groups that my children belong to apologizing for the “late notice” about a meeting to be held that same day. I cannot understand for the life of me why people … Continue reading

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A website for everything…

My children love to play games online. It kind of makes me laugh because they have a Wii and several dozen games to go along with it and yet they prefer to play games online. It seems like every day … Continue reading

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Media block…

There are days when I wonder why I even bother to look at the national news. The news in our small town newspaper is pretty uneventful. I like that and it is one of the reasons we decided to move … Continue reading

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That isn’t going to help.

We took our older son to visit a family friend yesterday. This friend had requested that we stop buy so that he could buy some of the products my son’s Boy Scout troop is selling this year. We hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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What is so hard?

Paying my bills online is something I truly appreciate. I hated having to sit down and physically write checks and address envelops. I do, however, have a gripe in regards to online bill paying. Just about every company out there … Continue reading

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Real world money…

This week my older son starts a class in school that I am very excited about. The class is actually part of the gifted program he participates in through his cyber school. The focus of this particular class will be … Continue reading

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A good weekend.

There were several projects that we could have worked on this weekend but decided against. Instead of working on stuff like we usually do we decided to play hooky. On the spur of the moment we decided to take the … Continue reading

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Sneaky nutrition…

My son loves meatballs. He loves them to the point of silliness in my opinion. If I could buy canned spaghetti that left out the spaghetti and replaced it with meatballs he would be a truly happy boy. In an … Continue reading

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Shopping frenzy…

There are days when I take the time to check my spam email to make sure nothing important didn’t sneak through the filter. I usually find one or two emails out of a hundred or so that are important. There … Continue reading

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Not composting…

I can’t recall if I mentioned that we have chickens? They are only about 6 weeks old and are about the size of small pigeons. I learned this week that we could be feeding them table scraps in addition to … Continue reading

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Muffin fail…

Tonight I decided to mix up a batch of nutritious muffins for my family. The recipe that I routinely use calls for whole wheat flour and pumpkin along with several other ingredients. I put away a bunch of pumpkin a … Continue reading

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Learning experience…

When my husband was hit by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel last February it opened a new saga in our lives. I had never given a great deal of consideration to what car insurance companies there … Continue reading

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Fizzy and combustible…

I might have posted previously about the fact that my husband likes to try to make homemade wine. I call it “trying” because he isn’t really good at it yet. We bottled about 10 bottles of wine a few weeks … Continue reading

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A wider view…

Over the last two year I have seen a number of changes in my family. We have totally reworked our finances and changed our viewpoint on material items. Our level of dependence on other people to feed and provide for … Continue reading

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Memory lane.

I spent a bit of time online the other day catching up with an old friend. It was funny to talk to her after all these years. I have to say it got me thinking about a ton of people … Continue reading

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We will do it again…

We went away last weekend, as a couple, for the first time in a decade. I admit that I was really nervous about how well our children would fare without us. The weekend ended up being a wonderful experience for … Continue reading

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Unusual people…

We try very hard to give our children adequate opportunities to be around other children. The thing about being home schooled is that the collective pool of families in our home schooling group tends to be very unusual. I hate … Continue reading

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