Thursday, July 29, 2010

Serendipitous Snacks

Remember that sunflower I showed you a few weeks ago?   

Well today it went from that  . . .

. . . to this . . .

. . . then to this . . .

. . . and, finally, to this!  Yum!!

Happy Snacking! 

Until next time . . .

Monday, July 26, 2010

I. Need. To. Plan. SOMETHING!!!!

This is usually the time of year when I browse curriculum sites . . . spend long leisurely days at used bookstores cultivating just the right reading lists . . . put mountains of books on reserve at all of the local libraries. 


You know, it's almost time for the beginning of the new school year, but this year I'm not a Homeschool Mom.

I'm the Mom of a college student and in a strange and unusual twist of fate, I'm a college student again myself.

I've been trying to convince Baby Boy that college isn't really all it's cracked up to be and that we should maybe do just one more year of high school to be sure he has all of his bases covered.  He's not buying it. 

Right now I'm supposed to be writing a research paper, but my mind keeps wandering to the local teacher supply store where they have all of those beautiful, informative, colorful, educational posters.  They would look so lovely in our classroom.  Every.  Single.  One.  of them.  I always enjoyed decorating our classroom each year with a different educational theme. 

If anyone has any spare kidletts they want me to teach, I'm available.  Oh, I don't feed, cook, or clean - only teach, LOL.  

So while lesson planning and curriculum researching may seem stressful to you other Homeschooling Moms, believe me it's not nearly as stressful as not lesson planning and curriculum researching.   


By the way, if anyone wants to help me compare and contrast the central conflicts in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the book versus the movie, feel free to drop me a line.  I'm simply not focused enough today.

Until next time . . .

Monday, July 12, 2010

Because One Graduation is Never Enough!

Our Homeschool Group had another graduation celebration at the park last week! 

One graduate has an out-of-town emergency on the day we had our end-of-the-year-non-graduation-graduation-celebration,  so we thought we'd have another celebration at the park.  Also it was a great opportunity for all of us used-to-be-homeschool-Moms to get together and chat.  Ironically, every single one of us is Mom to an only child, so it's been a pretty bittersweet graduation season for all of us.  Don't get me started on that; it's a whole other post.

We've been having lovely weather (what I mean by lovely is below 110 degrees) and even a little rain, so we thought we'd hold it outside at the park. 

First they played a few games of Ultimate Frisbee (I don't have any photos because I was too busy laughing and talking with the other Moms, LOL). Also, it rained off and on and while I fully support Ultimate in the rain, I also have nappy-black-girl-hair, so I had to watch from a distance under the trees. ;-) 

Then we had lunch (You don't really want any photos of us eating, do you?).

Then the graduates took turns signing the Spirit Stick, (A stick that has been passed on to each graduating class for the last 10 years) and passed it on to the junior class for the 2011 graduates.

Our 2010 Graduating Class

Yes, that's Baby Boy's friend-who's-a-girl-but-definitely-isn't-his-girlfriend-because-we're-very-focused-on-education-right-now-because-didn't-you-say-you-wanted-to-go-to-med-school-young-man.  She's technically not in our Homeschool Group, but she also recently finished her homeschool journey, and as far as we're concerned the more the merrier.

So Silly.

Then we all headed over to the coolest natural springs pool in the world and lounged and chatted the afternoon away while the graduates swam and played even more Ultimate.  (No photos of us in our swimsuits.  We don't want you to have to gouge your own eyes out, LOL).

We decided that we're going to keep meeting semi-regularly as an alumni group, or at the very least, a Mom's Need Friends Too group, because we love each others' company so much.  

A great time was had by all.

Until next time . . .

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Look who moved into our garden . . .

Goodness!  Those sunflowers are working already.

Until next time . . .

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