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Month: August 2008

I almost forgot…..

to take a picture of my bookclubbers, but at the last moment with only 8 of us left,  I remembered.   Sorry for the poor quality photo and sorry to all you bookies who left too soon!   We had a marvelous time discussing Pride and Predjudice (which we actually did discuss) and we enjoyed […] Read more…

How we begin our days at our "homeschool"…

The Lutheran Book of Prayer is a great resource.    Pages and pages of prayers for every possible occasion including the ones we use everyday which are the prayers for morning and evening.   Here’s today’s prayer taken from page 32- the Tuesday morning prayer-2nd week: Again, O Heavenly Father, You have granted me strength […] Read more…

My Bookclub debuts this week….

I came across this book this summer when I was tirelessly searching and reading in preparation for homeschooling.    The same author wrote “The Well-Trained Mind”  which we are using to give our kids a comprehensive classical education.    This is her answer to, “How do I give my children the classical education which I […] Read more…

Oooooh, look at those faces…..

I love this picture.   In all likelihood,  it was taken 4 years ago but since I’m notoriously, predictably unpredictable about how I handle my photos….we’re left to guess.    That would make Stevie 41 and Elea 2.   This is one of those pictures that reminds me of the playfulness and loyalty and affection […] Read more…

What I Love About My House……

this old antique-ish desk that I bought for $25 and  redecorranged…..all things monogrammed…..my eclectic collection of boots and purses….the upstairs bathroom that recently had a makeover…..I painted and distressed the vanities, took down hideous medicine cabinets and added these mirrors from Hobby Lobby,  changed the faucets out for these beautiful bronze ones and spray painted […] Read more…