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How many books do you have?

I have over 1500 children’s books.  I know because in the late 90s, I was teaching and, imagining the future children I hoped to have, collecting books mostly via the Scholastic book clubs I sent home with my students, and

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How many books do you have?

I have over 1500 children’s books.  I know because in the late 90s, I was teaching and, imagining the future children I hoped to have, collecting books mostly via the Scholastic book clubs I sent home with my students, and

new desks!

We have made good progress painting the rooms in our house.  The blue room, aka George (as in Weasley*), the room formerly known as the dining room, is pretty much done.  Robert really worked hard on the dark blue below

new desks!

We have made good progress painting the rooms in our house.  The blue room, aka George (as in Weasley*), the room formerly known as the dining room, is pretty much done.  Robert really worked hard on the dark blue below

Ode to an Apple after 2 days

A long, long time ago, in a former life (when I was somewhere around age 13 perhaps), I came across a little poem — or did I write it? — that went something like… …promise me you will never sit

Ode to an Apple after 2 days

A long, long time ago, in a former life (when I was somewhere around age 13 perhaps), I came across a little poem — or did I write it? — that went something like… …promise me you will never sit

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Postaday #37

Could you live without the internet for a week? For a month? Well, I have lived without the internet for week.  It was difficult, but I survived.  I do have plenty of things I’d like to do. Most of my

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Postaday #37

Could you live without the internet for a week? For a month? Well, I have lived without the internet for week.  It was difficult, but I survived.  I do have plenty of things I’d like to do. Most of my

Improved Chicken & Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes

When I was in elementary school, sometimes I bought lunch.  I seem to recall it was 45 cents.  What a deal!  It was a fun treat to me, something different and therefore special.  One of my favorite dishes they served

Improved Chicken & Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes

When I was in elementary school, sometimes I bought lunch.  I seem to recall it was 45 cents.  What a deal!  It was a fun treat to me, something different and therefore special.  One of my favorite dishes they served

Project 365 Day 15 Which angle?

I’m trying to post this via my Smugmug site.  I hope it works.  I was indecisive about which angle I like best, so I thought I’d ask you.  Which one do you like best? This is the paper sorter on

Project 365 Day 15 Which angle?

I’m trying to post this via my Smugmug site.  I hope it works.  I was indecisive about which angle I like best, so I thought I’d ask you.  Which one do you like best? This is the paper sorter on

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Friday Fill In

#196 So…here we go! 1. One of my strongest beliefs is _that children deserve to be respected, not treated as lesser people_. 2. _We have two spiders decorating our house right now that are_ huge! 3. The sky is cloudy

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Friday Fill In

#196 So…here we go! 1. One of my strongest beliefs is _that children deserve to be respected, not treated as lesser people_. 2. _We have two spiders decorating our house right now that are_ huge! 3. The sky is cloudy

game shelves

I’ve been doing a lot of reorganization in the last couple of weeks.  It’s like a bug I caught, that put in me in the mood.  I think it’s passing.  Today I only picked up some messes Ian made, and

game shelves

I’ve been doing a lot of reorganization in the last couple of weeks.  It’s like a bug I caught, that put in me in the mood.  I think it’s passing.  Today I only picked up some messes Ian made, and

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Friday Fill In #191

#191 And…here we go! 1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes _we’ll admire each others work_. 2. _Our new busy schedule_ is what’s been on my mind on and off all day. 3. Remember when _the hardest

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Friday Fill In #191

#191 And…here we go! 1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes _we’ll admire each others work_. 2. _Our new busy schedule_ is what’s been on my mind on and off all day. 3. Remember when _the hardest

Beginnings

We’re off to a good start for the academic year. First of all, last night I thoroughly cleaned off the table and desk the kids use in the family room.  The desk is completely bare, ready for new projects. Rhiannon

Beginnings

We’re off to a good start for the academic year. First of all, last night I thoroughly cleaned off the table and desk the kids use in the family room.  The desk is completely bare, ready for new projects. Rhiannon