Friday, September 28, 2007


Hurray! Mom #2 has redeemed herself!

I was in dire need of peppermint candy after watching "Unwrapped" on the Food Network.

I shamefully asked Mom #2 if she would go get some peppermint, and surprise, she said "Yes!"

Mind you, it's after 11 o'clock.

Oh, how I love Thee, let me count the ways....... good night! ;-)


The Good, The Bad, & The Ridiculous!

Oh, Goodness!

I started this blog to share all of the good times with you, not the crappy times. It just seems like crappy times are upon us. So I guess I’ll share. After all, “the truth shall set you free.” So here’s some truth.

Mom #2 was stiffed by her employer, so she hasn’t gotten paid. I don’t know what we are going to do. The “rainy day” fund is dry as a bone. I’m scared to death and very upset at the thought of not having money to pay the bills. In case no one has noticed, Monday is the 1st.

Of course, instead of conserving like normal people, what do we do? Don’t bother guessing…I’ll tell you. We go out for a steak dinner. With the little cash that I had saved to pay for Baby Boy’s bowling next week and the parking garage at the hospital for a procedure he is having in a couple of weeks. I try to be the voice of reason, but it is drowned out by fun.

Mom #2 says that I worry too much and that she has always provided. This is true…but still…a little common sense…it goes a long way. Aye yos mios!

Any who… on to the good things.

We had a great week with school! Baby Boy has been working his little heart out. He’s been putting in extra time practicing for his phase testing in tae kwon do next week. I’m so excited! I’m his greatest cheerleader, and he’s getting more and more awesome every day. Not to mention, WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE! I’m a little bit anal when it comes to schedules, so I love it when we get everything done.

Anyway, I’m trying to keep it brief. In case you haven’t noticed, I am terribly long-winded. I have soooooo much to say, even when I’m not saying anything at all. It is a character trait that I am trying to work on. *Sigh*

I’m going to spend the weekend researching low-sodium and low-fat recipes. Mom #2’s blood pressure has been up a bit lately, so we are all trying to change our eating habits a bit. Wish us luck. Sometimes I think we’re the fattest family in America. Well, Mom #2 and I are, Baby Boy is young, slim, and handsome. Lucky!

Anyway, until next time. . .


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Tuesday - Great Kicks!

So far, I'm having a great day today.

Baby Boy made a 100% on his Marine Biology test. I don't know how he remembers all of that vocabulary. It's frankly too much for my feeble mind. I don't remember knowing all of that in high school, much less now. I'm so proud of him!

Also he did a great job in tae kwon do today. He had a few great kicks. I thought I'd share some of them with you, hence the following video clip.

I'm such a proud Mom - Can't you tell?!

Anyway, this day is not over. Just thought I'd pop in to share!


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Long Week :-(

Well, it’s been a pretty dismal week. I had hoped to post photos and possibly some video of Baby Boy’s concert today, but I wasn’t able to take him due to a little drama here at home.

On the flip side, I did get a lovely massage today with my mom and my sister. Of course, due to the above mentioned drama, all of the joy was sucked right out of that. I can feel my neck tightening up just thinking about it as I post.

Breathe in – Breathe out.

Relax – Relate – Release.

That’s better.

School went all right this week. I wish we could have gotten more done. I had to postpone a few assignments. We had doctors’ appointments and my car has been in the shop. Luckily for me, Dad was out of town on business, so I did have use of his vehicle all week. That was such a blessing. I was miserable at the thought of being trapped in the house all week. I was very excited to get Baby Boy to his drum class/rehearsal. Unfortunately, he missed his concert, so I guess I should have taken photos of the rehearsal. It would be funny if it weren’t so darn sad.

Anyway, instead of fuming at the past, I’m going to try to look towards the future. I’ve already done my lesson planning for next week. I love the feeling of accomplishment; the feeling of a job well done. Even if the job completed is only the planning of future jobs. Every little victory is to be savored.

Onward and upward.


Monday, September 17, 2007

My Very First Post, An Introduction, If You Will. ;-)

Well, hello to all of you out there in blog land. Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm Mom #1. I am the Main Mom and CEO of this household. I like to think I run a pretty tight ship, but as we all know, what we think and what is reality can sometimes be very different animals.

Today is the day I have decided to jump into the age of technology and start my blog.

I plan to use this blog as a stress reliever, thought processor, family informer, and basically anything else I decide it's good for. We'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.

I hope to post here at least once a week. Today is Monday, but I'm thinking in the future I should post later in the week. Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays seem more appropriate as I can review the events of the week. Of course, if I foresee an eventful week ahead, then I may want to hop on and tell everyone about it in advance. I guess we'll have to wait and see how that turns out as well.

As the title suggests, we home school Baby Boy and we have been for about five years now. As you can imagine, it's been an ongoing adventure. That is pretty much the center of my universe most days.

We began home-schooling because Baby Boy has a pretty good laundry list of health problems which have kept him from attending school on a regular basis. I used to spend all of my time running back and forth to our local public school trying to arrange to get his work, turning in his work, begging them not to expel him due to truancy, and other miscellaneous things of that nature. Although that was the main reason, believe me when I say it was not the only reason. I was so disappointed in the lack of cooperation I received from the educators and administrative staff, it was sickening. I was also tired of him being simply taught test taking skills 6 months out of the school year. It's no wonder there are so many children slipping through the cracks. We just got tired of being at the mercy of the school system, so we decided to take Baby Boy's education into our own hands.

So the adventure began out of necessity, but as it has progressed, I realize that I love being in control of his education. We all feel empowered being able to educate in our own way and on our own terms. I believe this is the way it was meant to be.

I use a mixture of Christan, secular, and home-made curriculum in my home school adventure. It really doesn't matter what I use because I find myself tearing it all apart and using it a la carte. Nothing seems to come out of the box in a way that fits our needs. We tend to be a little on the eclectic and eccentric side.

Well, I think I've said enough for now. I'm going to let this post marinate with me for a while. I may find myself posting again later in the week just to include all of the things that I know I'm going to wish I had posted today.

Thanks for dropping by!


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