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Crafty

I managed to put together a little St Patrick’s Day centerpiece for the coffee table the other day.  I’m still in “collecting” mode, trying to find just the right things to add to the centerpieces I make.  For this one I even found little shamrock pieces to layer around the candle.  🙂

Bit by bit, I’m re-gathering craft supplies.  I used to have a lot of fun making little decorative things for the house but it’s been a long time since I was able to do that.  It’s nice to be able to again.

Just 2 more days left of school this quarter!  The kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement, lol.  A whole month off! 

Mom’s looking forward to it, too.  😉

So how’s your day going?  Getting things done?  Plans getting accomplished?

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Sunrise 03-07-13.  It promises to be a golden day!

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The Apples Don’t Fall Far

We had so much fun last night, teaching Skype to our kids.  Of course, we had to learn to use that particular software ourselves first, lol.  It’s no secret we met online way back in the day, Darc and I, so it only seems fitting that we teach our kids to chat online. 

Besides, what could be more fun than to interrupt your kids’ while they’re watching videos?  😉

Seriously though, it dovetails in well with teaching them typing in homeschool.  This gives them an application to use the skills they’re learning, and to appreciate them.  Learning typing isn’t much fun, but playing with chat programs on the computer is, so now they have a desire to work on their typing skills so they can chat faster.  See?  There is a method to my madness.  😈 

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Sunrise 02-26-13.  We’re supposed to get a snow storm beginning later today.  They say we could get up to 6”.  Such innocent looking clouds, portending such doom! 

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Heh, yeah, doom!  I can’t even see out my patio window because it’s covered in snow drizzle, so I had to open up the front door to get this one.  It’s really coming down and it’s only been snowing for about an hour. 

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Thankfulness

I realized the other day that it’s been a while since I’ve picked up any kind of cold medicine for the kids.  So I got a bottle of cough medicine to have on hand, because when my kids get sick, it tends to settle into a cough.  I figured it would be a good time to clean out the medicine cabinet too, so I started checking expiration dates.  The most recent ones expired in 2010, and a couple even went as far back as 2006. 

It struck me how much of a blessing that really is.  Medicine is truly one of those “better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it,” sort of things.  My kids have not been sick enough to go through all the medicine I had on hand.  Sure, they’ve had the occasional cold or cough, but nothing that’s really hung on for a long time.  We’re so lucky, so blessed, to be able to throw away medicine. 

I certainly can’t take any credit for it.  I don’t do anything special to keep the house germ free, or things like that.  They just don’t get sick very often. 

So that is my thankfulness for this month, this month during the proverbial cold and flu season.  🙂

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[All the meds that went into the trash.]

Do you have something you’re thankful for today?

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Half Past

The kids are halfway through the first quarter of the school year.  So far so good, yay!  I think we’ve adapted to our new schedule pretty well. 

I’ve been working on my little Valentine’s tree most of the afternoon and I think it turned out pretty cute.  I’ll post a snapshot of it in a couple days, so you can see. 

It’s been snowing most of the day around here.  At one point it was coming down so fast my son said it looked like fog.  Yeah, I was done with winter about six weeks ago, personally.  Scratch that.  I was done with winter in 1978. 

No school tomorrow, woo!  The kids and I be enjoying ourselves and doing our level best not to succumb to cabin fever.  😉

How’s the weather by you?  Are you in the dark and drearys too?

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Sunrise 02-05-13

 

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Day Two

The first day school went really well!  The kids were happy and excited to get their work done earlier in the day. They were glad they got up early.  My son even apologize for having been so critical of the change in our previous normal.  They’re actually looking forward to day two!

As for me, it was nice to get all my work done early, too.  I’m not normally a day person, so this has been a nice change of pace. I’m even looking forward to seeing how things go today, maybe even more than the kids.  After all, starts are easy – it’s maintaining them that’s hard.

Assuming I can get them out of bed, lol. 

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How are you doing with your resolutions?

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Finished!

It is with great pride and joy that I announce my kids are done with school for the rest of the year!  They worked so hard for so long and managed to actually finish 10 days early.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited they are to have the next 6 weeks off of school.  :)  Now let the fun begin!

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Chasing Rainbows

The kids caught sight of a rainbow this afternoon, so we ran outside to get some pictures.  🙂

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