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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stopping Sluggishness

I have a tendency to fall into a paralyzing sluggishness when I have no commitments that are on a time frame; comittments like work, or meetings, or appointments. And when I feel myself beginning to fall into that, it is so easy to just lay back and let it snowball. It sounds good....to take a nap here and there, to read a book, to just hang around. But I can't seem to keep it that way. My mood begins to go downhill. Today, I fought it. I did something really simple to counteract it. I got up... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ugh-40 Hours

I am a bit bummed that I have some intense work hours coming up. I know people work 40 hours a week all the time, but I would so much rather be home with my "babies". Working a day here and there is fine, but I have been bordering on full time all summer. Thankfully, my kids are homeschooled and so if we want to take a vacation in September, after I am done with all these hours, we can do so. My husband is a huge help. He has been arranging his hours to be here when I am gone, so that the kids... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Little Things

Sometimes, the little things in life make all the difference. I have been searching for someone to cut my girls' hair...someone they are happy with. My girls are shy...they don't like to carry on long, intense discussions with the hair stylist. So to find someone who is proficient at cutting hair, but who also has a personality that puts my daughters at ease, has been quite a challenge. Today, on a whim, we stopped in at the new Supercuts that just went up around the corner. And we found an... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Productivity

Wow-I had a productive day! Our church had a car wash, I caught a 2 hour nap after that, and then I attacked the basement. I threw out so much stuff! Set some bookshelves out by the street (they were snatched up within minutes), went through some of the kids old clothes and toys to donate to charity and now I am even on blogit! I wish every day could be like this! Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Perfect Day

It is a wonderful down day, of which I have had very few of lately. The sun is out, the temperature perfect....80 degress maybe. My 16 yr old daughter playing the piano while my 8 year old is giving the new puppy a bath. My son is in the backyard playing with a friend, my 13 yr old at an art class and my oldest is babysitting...meeting another babysitting friend at the park here in a few minutes. I want to sort through some paperwork, clean out a drawer or two, start organizing the basement. My... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Computers and Puppy Tales

Well, I was finally in the mood to start blogging again and then our computer died on us. A computer we have had for a year and a half has been in for problems 3 times! So, the good news....they gave us a brand new computer! The bad news...I have been off blogit for a whole 2 weeks when I was in the mood to blog. Anyway, I know there are worse problems. The biggest new news.....our brand new puppy! Here is a picture of my oldest daughter, Rachel, and our brand new baby boy, Russell. He was named... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Writing History Books for Young Ones

I don't know much about writing books.... how to find information that is valid, how to submit them, form, bibliography information etc....I have always let that stop me. But I don't want to let my own fears and lack of knowledge hold me back any longer. I have this desire to write history books for preschoolers. Most history books start for ages 6 or 7. I want to write fun ones for young ones (wow-I think that somewhat rhymed). Does any one have any ideas or tips? My main thing right now is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Long Day for Pup and Us

A long day, with unexpected happenings. A brand new puppy, lethargic and restless and obviously in pain this morning, a 3 hour stay at the Vet's office, 95 degree weather, a trip to the Pet Supplies store for a different kind of puppy formula, a stop at Walgreen's for Pedialyte (for the puppy), and then home. We are in love with our little guy. His sickness caused by leaving his mama too early. I knew it, had the feeling, verbalized it, but the owner insisted on getting rid of these pups too... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Day

It is another day. I am trying to get back into the swing of writing. For some reason, it is so hard! What do all of you write about? Where do you come up with ideas? I have always wanted to write cute little history books for preschoolers...you know, rhymes and stuff about Abraham Lincoln and his hats, or about Paul Revere and the midnight ride, or the shot heard around the world. I need to start focusing some energy on some of these things I want to do. I feel like I am wasting my life moaning... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer and a New Pup

It is officially summer! Boy is it hot...and we love it! Finally, the sun has come out, the air conditioner is on, the kids are in the pool and everyone is sweating! What could be better? Well, there IS one thing that could be better...our new puppy. Unbelievable. I never wanted a dog but this little guy fell right in our laps. A woman at church was given a stray Schitzu and when she took it to the Vet, found out it was pregnant with five pups. My husband and I thought about it, talked about it,... Sign in to see full entry.

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