Twinkies and Tooth Extractions (Not Related)

The week with the Twinkies and the tooth extraction (not caused by the Twinkies.) You may have noticed I’ve been a little MIA the past couple of weeks. (Or maybe not. Maybe only one or two of you did. That’s okay.) I wish I could tell you I’ve been in Hawaii on vacation or something. On the other hand, I don’t like flying at all, so that would probably be just about as fun as the broken tooth that landed me in the dentist chair last Monday. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dentist. I just don’t love my

Summer Heat, DK Books, the Library ~ Weekly Wrap-Up

The past two weeks have seriously overflowed with books. We have so many books! (I love books.) The past two weeks have also been very HOT, in spite of some unexpected Summer rain. We’re approaching the most miserable part of the summer, so, how about that air conditioner? I didn’t take nearly enough pictures this week, I’ll have to do better next week. 😉  Around the house… The most notable thing that happened around the house in the past two weeks – we got the air conditioner hooked up and running! I know that air conditioning is a privilege, believe

Bookcases and Babysitting Classes – Last Week Wrap-Up

Hey, y’all! I have a lot of goodies to share from last week, which turned out to be a very busy but really good week overall. Come check it out.. Around the house… It’s been really, REALLY, hot here in Texas lately. And we are still one more step away from getting our central air conditioner hooked up and running so we are surviving with a few window air conditioners until then. I haven’t been quite as productive as I’d have liked to have been, but I did accomplish getting another bookcase purchased, put together and set up in our

Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Projects, Parties and Playing Guitar

Okay, okay, I know today is Monday,.. the weekend is gone already. I started writing this post on Friday and it just needed a few pictures. No sense *not* publishing a post that’s already written–right? So here’s our wrap for last week (which turned out to be a pretty good week….) In my life this week… What a busy, but in the end very good, week! I began the week just sick and miserable. Monday I thought I was going to need a root canal! But then it became apparent I was working on a pretty serious sinus infection and

Busy, a Baptism & a Birthday

Last week was so busy, I’m only just now getting to my weekly wrap up. But there were so many good things in it that I don’t want to skip it! In my life this week… We had a very busy but good week – including another sewing day with my mother-in-law, several Easter related activities, going to the science museum with my uncle, Drama Queen’s tenth birthday and Little Prince’s baptism at church on Sunday. A good week! In our homeschool this week… We learned about: We reviewed our chapter on feliforms in Apologia zoology 3, and we continued

Sewing, Some Canning, and a Science Museum!

We had THE BEST WEEK. Wait until you see everything we did! It was full to the brim with goodness. In my life this week… Ever feel like God just rained goodness down for no apparent reason? That’s how I feel about this past week. I have definitely recovered from being sick, I have my energy and strength and motivation back. We got back to work on doing school, we recovered from the house mess that happens when mom is down for the count, and we did some very fun things this week. Wednesday my mother-in-law came over to teach