Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Heard Around Here Lately....

Last night James decided he was going travel around the world

He packed a grocery sack full of the things he thought he would need.  He even packed paper clips because he heard that they were good for trading.  Apparently in India the folks will trade you a bar of gold for one paper clip.  Who knew that paper clips were in such demand in India?

He kissed me goodbye and started out the door at 7:30 pm.  He was outside for I don't know, maybe two minutes, when he came back in and said that his flight had been cancelled due to bad weather.

He hoped that the weather would be better the next morning.  (And I have a feeling the sun shining will make a difference in the "flight schedule" also.)

He got busy playing Legos and later he came to me and said,

"Mom, will you remind me to travel around the world in the morning?"

You know, just in case it slipped his mind.

Love that kid.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Books for Sale!

I have a ton of books for sale so I thought I would list them here.  If you are interested please leave a comment or send me an email and I will get back with you.  All prices include shipping to the continental US.

Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics, 2cd Edition.  Includes the Solutions and Tests along with a companion CD (still in the bubble wrap).  This is brand new and has never been used.  I won it on a blog and have been saving it to use with my oldest.  He has decided to do another science.  -$60.00

Rod and Staff Math 7.  Set includes the Teacher's Book, Student Text, Chapter Tests and Quizzes and Speed Tests.  Great condition except the the student text has fingernail polish on the back cover where she was painting her fingernails.  Imagine that. - $30.00

Abeka Science Earth and Space (grade 8)- good condition, $12.00

Rod and Staff Math 8- Teacher's Edition only $15.00

Abeka Math 5-Teacher's Edition-$12.00

Christian Light Publications Science 7-all 10 Light Units and Tests Included.  Light Unit 2 has some pencil marking but is still can be used. - $25.00

Christian Light Publications Language Arts 5 Light Units (504-510).  No tests included.  $8.00

Veritas Press New Testament, Greece, and Rome Teacher's Manual-I will send the pages without the binder to cut down on shipping.  - $8.00

Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2cd edition, Textbook and Solutions and Tests, textbook has some highlighting-$50.00

 Prentice Hall Algebra 1- $15.00

Gustafson Frisk Intermediate Algebra-$15.00

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science, with Solutions and Tests - $45.00

Glencoe Outline Map Resource Book -35 regional and world maps - $5.00

Everything will be sent Media Mail.

Friday, June 6, 2014


I made it through the first week without Tyler.
Abbie and I made it through Vacation Bible School, and we all know there is no tired like VBS tired.
I made it through the end of the American Heritage Girl year, where I had three very big events in three weeks.  Remind me not to do that ever again.
I made it through four hours at the doctor's office for camp checkups and immunizations. 
I made it through the end of the school year and now only have 11 more years to go, not that I'm counting or anything :).  


I nap. 

Oh, I wish.

Going to pick up Tyler in a little while.  I am going to get home, sit him on the couch and then stare at him for about an hour.  Then I will send him out in the yard to cut grass because hello, its summer.  And I will proceed to wash clothes like a mad woman to get him ready to leave again. 

Remember when you were seven and summers involved riding your bike all day, playing Monopoly, playing in the sprinkler, and only going inside to get another popsicle?  I like that seven year old version of summer, the 41 year old version is kicking me in the rump.

 Mom, can I move back in, just for the summer????

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Slow & Steady...


A decline is just a nice Southern way to tell someone that she is about to have a nervous breakdown.  A "decline" just sounds so much more gentile and delicate, doesn't it?

Why the gloom and doom?

Because of this child. 

He is leaving me.  For seven weeks.  To work at Boy Scout summer camp.  He will be coming home on Saturday nights, but no matter.  That does not cancel out the other six nights he will be gone. 

He will be a camp counselor and while this will be a great opportunity for him, it will be a very long summer for me and his dad. 

I know these things are supposed to happen. We are preparing him to slowly leave our nest, but good grief, it hurts.  It actually hurts.  I have cried a little so far, but I have a feeling when I see that truck pulling out of the driveway Saturday morning the waterfall will start. 

In other exciting news, we have a frog in our bathroom.  I can hear him croaking, but we can't find him.  I checked the toilet because heaven help me if I am indisposed and that frog pops out of that toilet.  I might never recover. 

Tyler thinks he is in the wall behind the shower.  Lovely. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Heard Around Here Lately....

We are trying to wrap up our spring curriculum and yesterday I asked the children what they felt they had learned this school year.

I got two responses that hopefully were jokes, one blank stare, and this gem,

"I learned that math is even more boring than I ever could have imagined."  

Well then.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Freezer Friday....

I haven't done a Freezer Friday post in awhile because I haven't been cooking and freezing anything.  I feel like I have barely been cooking.  I have been out of the house everyday this week and it is showing.  So today, we are having "Catch Up" day and am determined to get things in order around here.  Which means that right about now a child is feeling sick to their stomach or is stepping on a nail which will require a doctor visit.

But, back to the freezer...

The word for the week here is MILK.  Beatrice is supplying us with two quarts each morning and I am trying to use it up.  Trying is the second word of the week.

I have made 48 blueberry cream muffins and most of them went into the freezer and about 30 waffles. Some of them went into the freezer as many of them went onto my children's plates as soon as they came off the iron.  And I made a huge banana pudding that we ate like it was going out of style.

So, Matt just brought in another two quarts.  Any ideas of things I can make with milk????


this morning Streak and Annabelle are heading out to their new adventure at McKibbon Farms.  Can't wait to hear all about their new life there.  Although I am really going to miss seeing little Streak bouncing around our yard. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

For Your Laugh Of The Morning....

One of the funniest, and most true, things I have ever read.

The Mammogram, from Motherhood and Muffin Tops.

Thanks BooMama!