Mar 16, 2018


I love catching spontaneous moments of learning or teaching with my kids.  Today, when my house was abnormally quiet, I went to check on the kids.  I caught Princess Magpie teaching her baby brother his letters.  He was happy, flappy, and excitedly shouting out the names of letters. So VERY sweet!!!  I love my babies.

So There It Is

I went to the doctor yesterday.  I had some health concerns.  It turns out, I have too much on my plate and I am experiencing stress which is affecting my body.  I had a breakdown in the office.  He put me off work for four weeks and I will see him again then to see where we go from there.

I am embarrassed.  I want to do it all.  I want take care of everything.  I just can't.

Mar 14, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Mar 13, 2018


Well, our third big storm in a week spoiled my plans for today.  So I spent the day snuggled up with my kids and getting caught up on housework.  Ssssh . . . don't tell but, I kinda hope the storm keeps me from getting in to work tomorrow.

Mar 11, 2018

Hmmm . .

So, I was wondering what are the chances of suddenly striking it rich, if I never play the lottery?

Mar 10, 2018

Planning to do Better

Working surrounded by sweets and treats all the time, while also  batling blood sugar issues had played havoc with my weight.  I have gained back some of the weight I have lost.  So today, I rejoined Weight Watchers.  I am NOT going back to where I was!

Mar 9, 2018


I am going to bed earlier and earlier these days.  By the time I eat supper, I am exhausted and trying hard to stay awake.

Today, is no different and after a full day at work, spending time with my family, and making a really nice supper, I am struggling to stay awake until at least 9 pm.

Mar 8, 2018

So Sweet

My little girls have taken Little Prince's eating as a special mission.  Today, they were so SWEET!  They specifically took extra of a variety of foods on their plates, so that they could share any foods that caught his eye.  I love that are trying to help improve his diet.

Mar 6, 2018

A Little

The little girl's and I are feeling a little yucky today.  Luckily, I didn't have to work so, we took it easy.

Mar 5, 2018


I made a taco salad bar for supper tonight.  I had fun and made Mexican Street Corn and all sorts of fun toppings for it.  It was HUGE hit!

I also applied for a number of seasonal jobs which would be ideal for my homeschool schedule. I spoke several people and have a good feeling.  One person even told me to let him know if I lost I interest because he was already scheduling me for the end of April in his mind.

Mar 3, 2018


I got so cold at work today!  The wind kept blowing and I couldn't get warm.  Even after I got home, I still was cold all evening long until I went to bed.

Mar 2, 2018

Bits and Bobs

We had a piece of furniture delivered from a local thrift shop and I fell in love with It!  I used it as a cabinet in my kitchen and it is perfect.
We had a fun supper tonight it was a HUGE hit!  I made a nacho fries bar using oven fries I seasoned up really well.  The kids and Prince Charming alike.
Princess Snifflefritz was really wired during homeschool today and was super chatty and all over the place, but we got through with smile.

Mar 1, 2018


Princess Snifflefritz had a dentist appointment today.  She was nervous about going back to the dentist but, we stopped at a little shop and let her pick a stuffed toy out a box in the back.  She was comforted by her little deer.  And she was so brave!

Feb 28, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Feb 27, 2018

Solar System Fun

We did the solar system today in homeschool.  The kids were so fascinated and intrigued with all we learned.  It was such a fun day!

Feb 26, 2018


We had fun in homeschool taking lots of time to really explore things about Brazil.  The girls were excited, enthusiastic and interested.

Feb 25, 2018


I came across thid cutest little door in the steps of a local business.  It was just too cute!!

Or Supper today, I had a type of build your own salad bar.  It was a HUGE hit.

Feb 24, 2018

What Is This?

What is this sauce for?  When I saw it, it made me laugh out loud.  I kept thinking, "all purpose"?  So it is good for everything??  Eggs, not up to snuff, try this sauce!  Chicken livers a little strong?  Try this sauce! How about that ice cream?  Tasting a little drab?  Try this sauce!  I had to giggle.


I had a great day out today.  We were in a new town and it was fun to explore.  I even found an awesome yardstick for my homeschool classroom like my school had as a kid.  And an awesome world map that looked antique.

Feb 23, 2018

9 1/2 hours

9 1/2 hours, I worked 9 1/2 hours today.  I spent 9 1/2 hours on my feet.  There are no words for this tired.  I also are really really badly.

Feb 22, 2018


We had all the kids out today.  Little Prince had a dentist appointment and after our 5 minute dentist appointment, we decided to pack all the kids out for a little adventure.  We dropped by work for a little visit, went shopping, and then had McDonald's as a treat.  It was a crazy, noisy, excited little trip.

Feb 21, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Feb 20, 2018

This Time

So here's the thing.  As far as the it is my  capacity there is no balance for me as a working mom.

This time around, working three days a week, I am doing homeschool, I am keeping the house clean, I am making meals the kids like, I am on top of things.  My family is happy.  My boss is happy.

But I am TIRED, bone-weary, back aching, knees throbbing, always exhausted, tired.  This is just no fun.  Maybe one day, I will get better at it.

Feb 19, 2018


Today the girls got their monthly packages from Little Passports and Science Expeditions.  It is so cute to see them so excited.  I love that they were just as excited with each other's packages. So fun!

Feb 18, 2018

Wild About It

One of the things I love about living here is the nature.  I love that I never know which animals are going to turn up at my doorstep.  But of them all, my favorite is the deer.  The other day, I caught a whole herd of deer in my backyard, at least 6 of them.  I tried to get a picture, but I only got a blurry picture of about 4 of them.

Feb 16, 2018

Chinese New Year fun

Today I decided to have some Chinese New Year fun.  I want the girls to know that I am really going to try to do it all while I am working.  I want them to know that I will still homeschool, spend time with them, cook good food, and plan fun things.

They had a blast today.