Thursday November 30, 2006

In the last 18 years I’ve had homeschooling holiday seasons that have run the gamut from stressed to the max, to laid back fun and joyful. I found myself, in the wee dark hours of last night (3:15 a.m. PST for anyone who is detail oriented), tossing and turning fitfully over the upcoming holidays […]

Wednesday November 29, 2006

Given Murphy’s Law, I think that needing three days to deck the halls isn’t too bad. We had two trips to town for more lights. Copper got most of the outside lights up before dark last night, but needed today to finish. We had rounded up a few too many times in calculating how […]

Tuesday November 28, 2006

Whew!!! I’m tired! We’ve been going nonstop, pretty much, since Thanksgiving Day. As I’ve already mentioned, I spent the day Friday sewing. All day. Saturday was spent with the normal all day laundry routine, along with our normal Sunday preparations, and more sewing. Monday morning we packed up all of the fall decorations, and […]

Saturday November 25, 2006

I certainly hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Day. We certainly did. Copper and all of the children went to visit Grandma Nora (103), while I stayed home to prepare our portion of the Thanksgiving meal. Mid-afternoon found us heading to Copper’s brother’s house and joining about 20 others for a wonderful evening […]

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I’m sure most of you are busy preparing for the holiday. We are, too. I’ll be back on Saturday with a post sharing some of my (hopefully!) completed projects. Until then, have a blessed Thanksgiving Day.



Tuesday November 21, 2006

We eat our meals in an area which adjoins our kitchen as well as our living room. I’ve wanted to give this area a bit of an update for awhile now. There’s no better way to perk up a room than with some paint! The budget, however, was not ready to accommodate a room […]

Monday November 20, 2006

Today was the day that Copper and I headed to town to do our every-two-week’s shopping. Man, everywhere we went was a zoo!! We sort of expected it, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, but it was still craziness. We came home at almost 7:00 p.m., to a lovely supper of piping hot […]

Saturday November 18, 2006

     EDUCATION – The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners.  Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.  To give children a good […]

Saturday November 18, 2006

Many of you have been sharing pictures of your first snowfalls. I’ve read accounts of heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 50 m.p.h. I know some of you are relying on either your heater or your wood stove 24/7 by now. I thought it might be fun to share with you what […]

Friday November 17, 2006

You know, I don’t do a lot of thrift store shopping. I don’t do much for two very good reasons. First, there is only one thrift store in the closest small city to me, and it’s just too far to go to “the big city” to go thrifting. Second, if I go in, I […]