Unfortunately, I spent all of Sunday night and early in to Monday morning hanging over the toilet, thus securing a spot on my sister-in-law's couch for the duration of the day.
You'd never know from this line that I actually had a wonderful time in Chicago. Yes, even in winter. Although, for the record, I have never. I repeat, never. Been. So. Cold. In my life. Ever.
I walked into the kitchen one day barefooted. This post was actually a Works-for-Me-Wednesday post, though, surprisingly, not for shoes. It was an ode to Max, my sweet Max. That puppy that added so much chaos to our little household I had to give him away. I still miss him. Sometimes I regret giving him away, though usually I just regret getting him in the first place because I put the kids through the sadness of losing him.
I found some pictures that never got posted:
We've developed quite a love/hate relationship with this little puppy of ours.
Because this was also a post about sweet Max, I'll give you the punchline: "When he gets shocked, will we be able to see his bones?"
Last night was the End-of-the-Year Celebration at co-op, and, although it was lovely to celebrate the end of co-op, it is certainly not anywhere near the end of the school year for us.
Since this post references the 2008-09 school year, this gives me an opportunity to reflect on the 2009-10 school year thus far. Honestly, I think this year is going much better. We're more focused. I'm more planned. It's gonna be a good last half of the year. Taking December off gave me some great planning time.
I'm not proud. I'm 99.9% sure this is not the first time I've included this line in a post. Maybe not as the opening line. But discussing waxing my facial hair, well, that probably really was my most not-proud moment.
I suspect every teenager does it; in fact, I'm sure I started as a pre-teen. I'm referring, of course, to that mental file we make called "What I Will Never Do As a Parent."
I cheated. I skipped the actual first post of this month. It was just rambling. Not that I ever ramble or anything. But this post about healthy eating...it's an important one for 2009. I took lots of baby steps toward more healthful eating for the kids and me. Baby steps, and we did pretty well. Like I mentioned a couple of days ago, I'm raising the bar this year. And not the candy bar, mind you. And, yes, I'll be returning to the deception in Jessica Seinfeld's book Deceptively Delicious.
I'm on a three-month hike up the Appalachian Trail.
Remember this? Pedometer and all? I did make it all the way in the time allotted. It was a little anti-climactic at the end seeing as how there was no ribbon across the finish line. Or fellow runners keeping up with me. The exercise was good. Gotta get back to the exercising.
Kerplink! Kerplank! Kerplunk!
OK. Cheated again. Skipped a coupla posts the first of August. More rambling. And some whining.
I'd rather remember fun homeschooling moments with Audrey and Little Sal.
Post 1: More rambling.
In this crazy world of technology, my two outlets and only opportunity for adult interaction--Facebook and blogging--often pass each other in the virtual hallway.
Facebook and blogging. Two things that used up a lot of my 2009. I resolve to spend less time on both in 2010 becuase spending less time with Facebook and Blogger will mean spending more time with my kids.
Pond Water, Math Facts, and the Flu. Had to go with the title this time. One of those more rambling posts again (who me, ramble?) but with a little more focus.
As I sauntered into Target this afternoon, my oldest kid in tow, a sly smile spread across my face as I thought about how I was about to pull a fast one on Target.
A Target heist?
No, but a good reminder to get back to the coupons and the saving money thing.
Many people think that since I'm a homeschooler, I sit at home darning socks while the children do their arithmetic on little tiny chalkboards sitting at one of those desks where the top folds up.