September 2011

Homework Follies

September 30, 2011 That's Life
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Yes, I am writing about homework again. I’m so incredibly sorry. Let me ask you a question. Should a 5 year old know how to draw a goat? What about a coat? Or a log? A dinosaur? Because my kids?….can’t.The homework sheets they do every night has a section where they have to draw certain [...]

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Things that embarrass us, as kids.

September 28, 2011 MISC
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Go Go Power Rangers…. Aghhhh…Nick, Rita are you alright? FINE! You shouldn’t have called your friends. Meta Core, Mega Zore….it’s time for the selection ceremony….Agh……My name is serpentine and I’m here to destroy the world… These guys are in big trouble… we gotta do something… This is what I’m listening to in the background as I’m typing [...]

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Bowtie Lasagna

September 27, 2011 From The Homestead
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I was talking to my friend Ree, (The Pioneer Woman) the other day. She said ‘Deb, you just have to try this recipe because  it is quick and easy and I know you like recipes like this.”  And I was all, “OK, I will try it – thanks so much Ree!” We talked a little [...]

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She was princess for the day

September 24, 2011 That's Life
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With four kids, often times they all sort of blend together.  A day becomes another day, which then becomes another day and sometimes I feel like we don’t do enough to let one child shine. We get busy picking up toys from the floor for the 100th time, throwing a load of dirty clothes in [...]

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Much to do about nuthin’

September 23, 2011 MISC
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I have no special blog post to write this evening. It’s just been an ordinary past few days. So I’m typing… but you know what? I don’t really know what I will end up writing, other than telling you that Leo is  in North Carolina with Debbie. (Hey wait a minute! I’m Debbie from North [...]

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Birds

September 22, 2011 MISC
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The first two pictures were taken by Jackie Clagett (also referred to on this blog as “mom”, “Mimi”, “Ms Williams-Sonoma”) The editing was done my “me” using Photoshop Elements 9. The last picture’s source is unknown – I received it via e-mail. Birds are amazing creatures, aren’t they? Mimi has an African Gray Parrot that [...]

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Don’t Drink and Tweet

September 21, 2011 MISC
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This title is not really what this blog article is about. Not really. I don’t drink and tweet. I don’t drink and dial either. I don’t drink, period. Well, I do drink Diet Pepsi…but you know what I mean.  But all this babbling I’ve just done is for the purpose of saying this one very [...]

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Kids are so much cuter after they’ve gone to bed

September 19, 2011 MISC
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I really hate to admit this…but sometimes I dread it when I have to go pick the kids up at school. Bad huh? It’s not that I don’t miss them. I worry about them when they are not home. I even worry about them when David takes them to go run errands and stuff. I [...]

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Kitchen Remodeling – revamped island

September 17, 2011 Decorating/Projects
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I’m so excited my friends! My kitchen remodeling project is done. Now I have more counter space and since we always do buffet style, it gives me more room to spread the food out and also the plates as I’m fixing them for the kids. Hubhunk also made a side for bar stools so we [...]

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Mad Men – My newest favorite show

September 16, 2011 MISC
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Mad Men. How on earth have I missed this delicious show? This is so like me to wait until several seasons in before getting involved. I’m a procrastinator in every sense of the word. But seriously, have you watched this show yet? The clothes, scenes, dialog, and completely inappropriate social and work place politically corrected-ness. [...]

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I hate homework and think kids should not have any

September 14, 2011 That's Life
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Homework for k5 is really just homework for parents, isn’t it? I think I am doing quite well so far. I even got a smiley face on Luke’s paper yesterday. Tonight,  he didn’t know how to write Buzz Lightyear, but since that is his favorite toy, he needed to write it in the “about me” section of [...]

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Spam and all its “professional” glory.

September 13, 2011 MISC
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Have you ever paid close attention to your blog spam comments? If not, you should. Because it’s fun, in an irritating sort of way. Since moving to self hosted word press, there are many blog maintenance things I am responsible to take care of myself. One of which, is cleaning out my spam folder. I don’t know why [...]

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Four is NOT the magic age

September 12, 2011 That's Life
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Five is not the magic age either. If I read one more “advice” tip from a multiple parent about “it gets better as they get older” or “when they turn four your life will get remarkably better”, I am going to hunt them down. Oh yes, I will hunt you down!  People think I’m crazy [...]

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Boating and 4-Wheeling

September 10, 2011 That's Life
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We went boating today.   Sort of…   Then we rode 4-wheelers Kind of…   Who says you have to have dirt and water? We didn’t. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’ve learned some things recently. One big lesson is this. When you start making a pie, and you pour your apple pie filling in the crust and realize [...]

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War Ration Booklet from WW2

September 8, 2011 MISC
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I have this box. It belongs to my parents but I borrowed it because inside, it holds some true treasures. Not only are there tons of those mysterious black & white photos, there is also some fascinating stuff. And I love fascinating stuff.  Who doesn’t? I found a WW2 ration book. This belonged to my [...]

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