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Sunday, October 5th 2008

11:55 PM (3718 days, 17h, 36min ago)


  • Mood content
  • Weather about 85 degrees, 60% humidity
  • I'm Thankful For watching my son learn and grow on a daily basis
  • Deep Thoughts Honestly, kids need quantity time. Quality time is a fallacy. You never know when a teachable moment will come along and you need to be there when they have burning questions that need answers. If not from you, then who?

I cannot believe it has been so long since I updated "for real."  I have had a number of posts of things I have passed along, but not many for about the past year!


We now live in GA.  We are living in a one bedroom basement apartment.  One loft bed, one full sized bed, one dresser and one closet!  One living room, one bathroom, and a functional kitchen (minus an oven) round out the apartment.  I recently paid off my car.  I have a part time job that I love.  I work for the Boys and Girls Club at a local middle school.  Love my kids.  I bring my now nine year old son with me every day and he gets to experience middle school... sorta.  We are still homeschooling and loving it.  I have recently been recovering from a flare up of the Epstein-Barr Virus (mono, chronic fatigue syndrome) I have in my system.  Once you get the virus in your system, it never goes away - kind of like the Varicella (Chicken Pox) virus.  Symptoms go away, but the virus doesn't.  At the same time, I had strep throat.  My thyroid levels are falling even though I am on supplements.  But, I'm coming back up now and almost feeling normal... well, normal for me

As for our homeschool, we have done some varied short term and longer term studies.  We have studied some on pyramids, dinosaurs, mummies, World War II, Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Banking and Interest, saving, tithing, spending, finding bargains, the Appalachian Trail, native peoples around the world, gardening, addictions, pet care, how to do laundry, cooking (he can make a few things on the stove without my direct supervision), played team sports: baseball and soccer, hiked a few places and visited a waterfall, studied art, built all kinds of imaginable things with blocks, legos, magnetics, tinker toys, ran time trials of matchbox cars, studied nutrition and how it affects our moods and how we feel, participated in "Word of Life" at church, read numerous books, participated in quite a few homeschool group activities and field trips... I could go on, but I'm running out of brain cells...

I have photographed a wedding.  I have made a few contacts that have not resulted in paying jobs yet, but I have scheduled another wedding for May.  I do still keep taking tons of pictures, though, gaining new insight as I practice.  I love my DSLR, even though I think the focus if a bit off... but, so is mine some days.

We have one 11 y/o dog and two six year old cats.  We might be getting a two year old lop eared bunny in the next few days.  My Bug wants to raise chickens.  We may consider it in spring.  Right now, I think it will be getting too cold for them to survive and thrive.  I don't want my Bug to have to see anything else die.  He still talks about Audrey pretty often and still has days where he's feeling lonely and misses her a lot.  We pop popcorn, turn out the lights, flop on my bed and watch movies.  The closeness without having to talk seems to help revive him.

We are entering the season of festivals around here.  We had a biggie this weekend.  I worked a booth for BGC.  It was quite hot, but we had fun.  We have several festivals and arts and craft fairs coming up.  We'll be spending a lot of time out and about and learning about our local history.

Well, it is almost midnight here and I really need to get some sleep!  Bless you for visiting and reading.  Have a super day!


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