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Review: The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano

Although I rarely review children’s picture books anymore, The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano is worth an exception. Beth and her little brother Paul lived on a large lake and spent their summers on the beach, but they avoided the swampy, muddy area near the weeping willow.  Once they had found a dead […]

Spring versus Winter

It has been a hard struggle between spring and winter.  Now, with the forecast above freezing for the next five days, it seems that spring will win.  Finally. The pictures show how our view has changed in the last week.  Right now our world is white, hopefully for the last time this spring! Last year […]

Pi Day—An Opportunity for Praise

God has built many surprises into the universe for us to discover and enjoy. One of them is the number pi which begins with 3.141592… and continues on for at least 13 trillion digits, perhaps forever. What is so special about this number?  Simply this:  it shows up throughout nature in the most surprising places, […]

Our Little Vacation

My dear husband decided that I needed a break, so the Little Misses and I accompanied him to a conference.  What a lovely little vacation it was! We visited Ripley’s Aquarium:     We ate very, very well, and I had no gluten problems:   And it was so pleasant to sit peacefully above the stop-and-go […]

Ladybug Infestation

This is outside.  Mr. 19 vacuumed up hundreds of ladybugs inside the house, too.  It seemed as though they were just appearing out of thin air! They are beautiful, but when (not if) they get squashed in a door, they leave bright orange stains and a terrible smell.  They also fly about and get tangled […]

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