My children and I just finished Chris Grabenstein’s third installment to the Mr. Lemoncello series: Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race. The second book was perfect for a Dewey Decimal focus. (Btw- you should check out this awful YouTube video; my children groan every time I [rarely] say, “Hi, my name is Melville Dewey!”) Now for… Continue reading A Moment for Quotes
I am actually getting things done around the house now after October’s surgery. But there is still so much to do. And piles are everywhere. Moving forward is drudgery enough on its own. Pushing to make something major happen usually illuminates other components involved. Further, it shines light on the realization of how far you… Continue reading Progress
This surgery recovery (see Nov. 1’s post) has reminded me how vincible I am. Ugh. Talk about feeling at a loss. The couch and I have become close friends, but it’s out of wisdom. It’s like entering my 30’s and deciding sunscreen application during outdoor fun is worth the time. So while I cut back… Continue reading The Human Factor.
In honor of this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, this is a focus on a Netflix series my family recently watched. “The Kindness Diaries” is the phenomenal series of one man attempting to travel the world by solely relying on the kindness of others. Honestly, it’s the kind of binge watching you can feel good about. There… Continue reading The Kindness Diaries
Fort Update: Yes, the original fort from Saturday was torn down and a few ideas implemented in new structures. Once the kids got a taste of one design type, they enjoyed trying out tweaks and upgrades, such as placing different blankets in different spots. Forts got named, like “Fort Flannel” and “Fort ‘I Like It!’… Continue reading Fort Addendum
Can you see the snowflakes flying? Can you hear Michael Buble Christmas music playing in the background? I’ve infected them with my favorite music style, but they’ve infected me. See, the ‘rule’ is not to really get into the Christmas Season mood until at least December, if not more so until about ten days in… Continue reading Good Old-Fashioned Fun
My life has been whacked up lately. << Pause for a moment so I can breathe. >> Because you are my electronic, invisible audience, I will not divulge everything. Actually, I choose to not divulge anything right now. Let me jump to the message. While researching for a “Sequencing and Context Clues” unit, I was… Continue reading Every Direction is Up