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Soldiers, Frogs, Comments Working, and Lost!

Last week was one of those crazy weeks. I actually passed my husband on the road and, as we sped off in opposite directions, we stuck our arms out of our cars and waved at each other. Sigh. So, what kept us busy? The usual: gardening, housework, eating, cleaning, hanging out with people, thinking about […]

My Husband, Spring Cleaning, Movies, and Books

This has been a week of cooler weather and rain, so we spent some time ‘spring cleaning’ our house. We went through all the kitchen cupboards and they look beautiful.  I’ve been opening the doors over and over just to admire them. Does anyone else do that?  We also reorganized parts of our basement, our linen […]

Weeds, Whirlwinds, Projects, and More

All my gardening life, I’ve managed to keep ahead of the weeds using a combination of diligent effort and Amy Dacyczyn’s simple advice to stir up the soil every week. This summer, we’re struggling just to get out the weeds out before they go to seed, and I’m not sure we will even manage that. […]

Projects, Books, Everyday Life, and Wonderful Encouragement

Right now, Mr. 20 is taking his three younger sisters out for Chinese food. The girls, especially Miss 15, are thrilled, and so am I. It is such a joy when siblings love and enjoy each other! Earlier in the week some of us were suffering from headaches, sore throats, and dizziness, but with good […]

Turtle Trauma, Waterpark, Charlotte Mason on Reading Multiple Books

Even before the door slammed shut I knew something was very wrong. Miss 12 had taken the dogs for a walk to our small river, and while they were playing in the water, she used stepping stones to get to a small island. Except one of the ‘stones’ she stepped on was really an enormous […]

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