Apr 30, 2018


We spent half of the day with our power flicking on and off.  It was like being at a club with strobe lights flashing.  I was super grateful for power to stabilize and to be able to bake a cake and make spaghetti for supper.  We even managed to see a little sunshine.

Apr 29, 2018

Nothing sweeter

There is nothing sweeter than watch my kids together.  I especially love the way Princess Magpie loves her baby brother.  She absolutely loved every bit of him, autism and all.  She actually said to me that the best thing that ever happened to her was her baby brother.  Can't you just squish her??  Love my babies.

Apr 27, 2018

Hard Work?

We had a fun day today.  It was quiet, but homeschool was good.  Princess Belle got a package from Japan and the girls had fun watching her open it.

And a little somebody curled up on our homeschool bookshelves and fell asleep.  Scho is hard work . . . even when you just watch LOL

Apr 26, 2018

I Love It

I love British crime shows.  Shows such as Midsomer Murders and Father Brown.  It is fun to try to solve the crimes and I love the British countryside.  If I am sitting with a nice cup of tea and watching one them, I am completely relaxed.  So fun.

Apr 25, 2018

Wordless Wednesday


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Apr 24, 2018


We had fun in homechool today.  The highlight was the spectroscope we built.  Princess Magpie took great joy in running around the house pointing it at different lights.  She even worked really hard to try to take a picture of the effect.

Apr 23, 2018


Given that Earth Day was yesterday, I decided to have some fun outside with the kids.   First, we did school, and then we put some bird feeders and bird houses out in our yard.  It was a great day.

Apr 22, 2018


We took Little Prince to visit a small get together at the local Autism Center.  He was so excited.  He had a great time running from one spot to another.  It was wonderful to see him so happy.

After we left, Prince Charming surprised me with a beautiful necklace:

And we got home, I set up a sandwich bar for supper:

Apr 21, 2018

Big Moment

Today, I brought some books home for the kids.  They love books and were really excited to dig in.  While I as putting things away, I noticed Princess Snifflefritz was reading out loud from a book with long words.  I stopped her and asked if she realized that she was reading, that she could actually read now.  She paused, thought about it and started to dance.  She was thrilled!  She has been reading for hours now.  It was a special moment.

Apr 20, 2018


I have been baking a lot lately.  It makes me happy and my family loves it.  My next recipe that I want to find is the perfect oatmeal raisin cookies.  Princess Belle loves them and I want to do something nice for her.

This is the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe I want to try.  Do you guys have a family favorite cookie recipe?


I had a good day today.  It was simple but it feels like I am getting things done.  I got a other pretty good night's sleep and that helps.

My kids were sweet and helpful and made me smile so much.

Apr 19, 2018


I actually had a good night's sleep last night!!  For the first time in over two months, I slept for six hours without any bad dreams.  It made my day so much better!!!


I love learning about new foods from around the world.  It is exciting for me to think about new flavors and traditions from other places.  So I was thrilled when I discovered "Ainsley Eats the Streets" on Netflix.

In it Ainsley Harriot travels the world trying the street foods that the local people eat every day.  It is so fun and interesting.  It is relaxing and calming for me.

Apr 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday


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Apr 17, 2018


I love the way my kids are together.  They enjoy each other's company and that is wonderful.  I often find them all together piled on the bed playing, or just sitting side by side playing.  It makes me so happy.

Apr 16, 2018

We'll . . . there it is

I have been working hard to get myself in a good head space.  I have been trying to cut back on my stress and just enjoy my children.  Today, I went to the doctor.

I haven't had a good (nightmare - free) night's sleep for at least two months.  I am really stressed with trying to keep everything together.  The doctor and I talked and he put me on medication.  It wasn't why I went there but I am okay with the idea of medication, I just want to get into a better place so that I can be the mom my kids deserve.  So far, my kids have no idea that I am struggling and if I can keep it that way, I will be happy.  They are everything to me.  I just wish I could pull myself together and not be such a mess.

Apr 15, 2018

Not Bad

Today was a pretty productive day.  I did a lot of work in the bathroom, and it looks so much better. I organized more of laundry room and got some more clearing out done in the sunroom.  I went through the little girls' clothes.  They NEED to stop growing so much!  I can't keep up with them.  They outgrew clothes that they hadn't even worn yet!!  I made cookies as a yummy snack and made baked ham for supper.  Then macaroni and cheese with broccoli as a side dish.

Not a bad rainy, cold day.

Apr 14, 2018


I am sitting here trying to do my budget and the stress of working to pay more bills than no ey I have is stressing me out.  I really wish I could have had my breakdown a month or two later.

But I have to say, listening to my kids play always makes me smile.  Gosh, I love my babies.