Saturday, July 07, 2012


How is your summer going? Mine is going great! It is fast and furious....



We are down to the last 5 weeks. It makes me SO SO sad. Why is it that 11 weeks, in the months of June, July, and August are only a blink, when 11 weeks during school lasts




Well, I was going to just drop a note about how our plans have been going. I still have some stuff to talk about as far as trips, camps.....and DS #3 has some exciting stuff going on Verne, his ear. I need to work on a good post for that.

As far as some of the *resetting* we wanted to do:

Well, in finances, things are going OK. DH took a pay cut in order to be around with us more. I *think* we are doing OK. DH might not think that. He will have to chime in. But, he hasn't scolded me for purchases. :-)

NTT (No Technology Tuesday) is going really well. The kids are sticking with it. I stuck with it 100% a few times, I think. The other times....let's see: SIL birthday, daddy's birthday, CPR paperwork to get in, and hubby working. BUT, when I do *cheat* it is only doing those things....I'm not on FB, or TV, or other *techno* devices. It is simply making a quick phone call, emailing some papers, and the like.

We have been working on school work. My younger 2 won't have their whole packets done....but they aren't for grades, so I'm not worried about it. We are reading a novel together. My oldest is finished with his novel and most of his Algebra. He just needs to do the written part of his reading assignment.

JBQ - we need to be studying more, but I do lighten up A LOT during the summer. My youngest 2 are going through the 10s.....we will try to learn a few new ones before season starts. My 2nd is doing well....relearning the new wording on his quotes. My oldest helps me. How am I doing? Well, I'm learning. Honestly, it's hard. I don't know how the kids learn all this stuff. It is impressive. (Not me....the kids.)

All-in-all, I am please with how our summer is going. This next week, all 4 boys are in horse-riding camp. Then, we have a few trips left. And Already. School.

I hope your summer is going well! Leave a comment. Let me know!

Friday, July 06, 2012


I was debating writing about this....but since I just ticked off many (less than a month ago), I decided to give y'all a break. ;-)


Truly, I didn't feel led to post about the movie. It is gross, the idea of it all. *I know! I know!* "It's a beautiful story of how one overcomes....." blah, blah, blah.

I have a friend who said it wonderfully....she said that she went into the movie, happy to have a great night....and left feeling dirty. THAT, my friends, is what happens when the Holy Spirit convicts you.

HOWEVER, I am not on here to bash book or movie, but to share a link to a blog post that pretty much says what I feel.  Below is the title and 1st paragraph of said blog....the whole part is a *hot-link* so you can click and read the whole post.

Love y'all!

50 Shades of Magic Mike (In Which I Am VERY UNCOOL) 

This is a post that will not make me any friends, and will alienate some of my existing friends, and generally make me look like a complete stick-in-the-mud. Do people still say that? Stick-in-the-mud? How about killjoy/spoilsport/wet-blanket, etc? You get what I mean.