August 2008

I almost forgot…..

by Edie Wadsworth on August 30, 2008

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 […]

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Introducing new segment: Friday’s Favorite Fotos

by Edie Wadsworth on August 30, 2008

Meet my new cleaning ladies….that’s Elea on your left….fresh from a fantastic job of swiffering and dusting.    Then there’s Emme on the right (cute aprons, huh?) who has become an veritable expert at all things vacuuming.    They do pretty solid work,  considering what we pay!Meet Kit and Emily.   Our favorite American Girl […]

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What,  you say, do these three things have in common?  Well, me , at the moment.   Today the girls and I made these lovely Egyptian pyramids to aid us in our study of the ancient Egypt. We used sugar cubes,  white glue, and paint and had a messy but fun time.   This is […]

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How we begin our days at our "homeschool"…

by Edie Wadsworth on August 26, 2008

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 […]

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My Bookclub debuts this week….

by Edie Wadsworth on August 26, 2008

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 […]

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Oooooh, look at those faces…..

by Edie Wadsworth on August 24, 2008

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 […]

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What I Love About My House……

by Edie Wadsworth on August 22, 2008

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 […]

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Homeschooling Myths Debunked……Part 1

by Edie Wadsworth on August 20, 2008

1. “My house will be spotless now that I’ll be home all the time.” Your house is not going to be spotless now that you’re home all the time. There’s always someone home to be messing it up. Why did I have that mistaken misconception? ( This blog entry, though may at some point be […]

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Hello, my name is Edie and I ‘m …..

by Edie Wadsworth on August 19, 2008

                                           pathetic. I woke up at 5a this morning,  yes you read that right.    So, I did  what anyone would do who woke up at 5a…..I went to Walmart.   I think I’ve been to […]

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What is your cleaning schedule?

by Edie Wadsworth on August 16, 2008

I’ve just been winging it,  honestly.   Since I quit work and my cleaning lady  a year ago,  I really have had no organized plan for keeping my house clean.   As I put my make up on in the morning,  I look down at the soap scum in the sink and think to myself, […]

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Congratulations Taylor !

by Edie Wadsworth on August 15, 2008

This sweet rock of gilbraltar son of mine has a band called “The Verity”  that performed in the Battle of the Bands contest in Johnson City tonight and THEY WON!  WHAT?    Their prize? You ask?    They get to open for  JEREMY CAMP in October.   I can’t believe it.   Way to go […]

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One day you’re making homeade salsa and……

by Edie Wadsworth on August 15, 2008

the next day you get a dreaded phone call that your husband and daughter have been in a four wheeler accident.   Thanks be to God  no one was severely injured…..a clavicle fracture, some extremely large bruises and painful-to-look-at road rash were actually a relief and blessing given that the ATV flipped over and skidded […]

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Today, we memorized our school verse…..

by Edie Wadsworth on August 11, 2008

       By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding                   it is established;      By knowledge the rooms are filled with  all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3,5

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Wanna Salsa, I mean want some salsa?

by Edie Wadsworth on August 11, 2008

That would be a toss-up for me ’cause I really wanna learn how to salsa.   My girls wish I’d stop practicing before I really know how to do it.   As I free associate,  that reminds me of a great line I read in Pride and  Predjudice today,  quoted from Mr. Darcy on dancing…..” […]

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School (at home) starts on Monday, so we went……

by Edie Wadsworth on August 8, 2008

…to the antique store to search for the perfect milk glass candy dish for my desk.   Isn’t she lovely?…to Walmart to buy composition notebooks where I promptly  had my arm twisted into getting this guy.   Every homeschool needs a class pet,  right?    He’ll make a perfect little chore on the chore list, […]

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