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Commercial Break

This commercial makes me smile each time I watch it.  So I had to share it.  (Not crazy about the lyrics, but you can’t have everything!)


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I had a whole list of excuses as to why I had not made time to update my blog, but as I was re-reading them, a saying that I use quite often came to my mind. . . . “Excuses are for losers.”  I am always saying this to my children to try and direct their thinking a different way.  We need to stop making excuses as to why things aren’t completed, and just do them.  It seems like we take so much time thinking of reasons why we “can’t” that we just give up and “don’t”.  So let’s hope I’ll take the time to re-think my excuses and just find time to update!

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Meeting Friends

Kim from Life in a Shoe was in town for a birthday party/reunion, and I was able to finally meet up with her for coffee in Branson!  We had a lovely couple of hours with another girl from the area who is thinking of starting her own blog, right Carey?  Any way, for those of you who don’t know, Kim is the reason I started this blog (I can’t forget to mention this and this!), and she has inspired me to begin anew in trying to update it and keep things exciting!  I was able to meet her wonderful husband and three of her precious children.  With all of the “issues” they had to deal with on this trip (see her blog for details!), hopefully she is not too deterred from coming back.  Note to Kim . . . Have a safe trip home!

Kim, Bethany, and I

Kim, Bethany, and I

Kim, Bethany, Carey, and I

Kim, Bethany, Carey, and I

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I cannot believe it has been 70 days since I’ve posted.  So much as happened!  We’ve been extremely busy these past few months!  Here are just a few things that have happened. . . . .

My son finally got his braces off and is now keeping up with retainers and brushing his “slick” teeth about 35 times a day.  He has celebrated his 15th birthday, and we are studying to take his test for a driving permit.  (Add the fact that he is in high school–still homeschooling–and working hard at Algebra II, Logic, Grammar, Apologia Science, as well as other things. )  He is still playing piano for the church and his piano teacher is challenging him in other areas as well. 

My older daughter has celebrated her 13th birthday and is becoming such a help to her father and I.  She is really becoming a godly woman.  She also has now taken her brother’s place in the braces department.  (She had her spacers placed the day her brother got his braces off!)  Her studies are becoming a little more challenging (7th grade) and require more time and effort, but she seems to be excelling as I knew she could!

My younger daughter also celebrated her birthday (nothing like having all three of them within 31 days!), she is now 10 years old.  Wow, the time does fly!  She is in the 5th grade and loving geography this year!  Aside from two loose teeth right now, she’s been amazingly healthy and injury free!

Don’t forget my husband!  Add the three months he  had to travel to St. Louis 4 times per week and the 60+ hour work weeks, another case of shingles, preaching, teaching, and hospital visits. 

You’d think with all of this going on, I’d have something to blog about,

Typography: Question Mark but, I guess I’ve been too busy too!  Hopefully I’ll be able to slow down, take a deep breath, and post occasionally!

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Updating my Blog


Stack of Worn Hardcover Books with Yellowed Pages Photographic PrintHo hum, I’ve been reprimanded, and told to update my blog.  So without further ado, here goes. . . . . . .

Ok, now what?  I’ve been getting ready for school what seems like continually for the past 2-3 weeks, so all my mind can think about is Math, Science, Grammar. . . nothing much there to blog about.  I mean you don’t want to know when and how we are going to diagram sentences, do you?  How about the algebraic method to cleaning the house?  Or maybe the scientific formula for obedience?  The history of the dust bunny?  Nope, nothing to read about there.

Something to blog about, something to make you stop and think, something that makes you want to come back to visit this site,                                      (blank).  Nothing there, I can’t think of a single thing to enlighten you.  Nothing to make you rush back to see what I’ve posted next. 

Oh well, at least I’ve accomplished one thing, I’ve updated my blog!

Graphic from Art.com

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Thoughts for Thursday

                                                 Special Delivery Stamp Print

Consider the postage stamp:  its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

                                                       >>Josh Billings

Quote taken from Dave Ramsey Priceless  Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial Wisdom

Graphic from art.com



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                                                 Mick Bird Weathered Pebble Print

A small trouble is like a pebble.

Hold it too close to your eye

and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus.

Hold it at a proper viewing distance

and it can be examined and properly classified.

Throw it at your feet

and it can be seen in its true setting,

just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity.

>Celia Luce

Quote taken from Dave Ramsey Priceless  Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial Wisdom

Graphic from art.com


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