October 2008

Through the years…….

by Edie Wadsworth on October 14, 2008

It has always been challenging to unite our family together under one roof for any length of time….then to get us all dressed and maybe even smiling for a picture…..now that’s a miracle. Since I’m already mentally gearing up for the holidays….making menus,  thinking about placecards,  seating, decorations and the like,  I thought I’d show […]

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Sunday lunch with friends….

by Edie Wadsworth on October 12, 2008

I woke up very early this morning for a Sunday…..sometime before 5a and decided to make Sunday lunch.   That makes for a busy morning when you figure that we’re usually struggling to get out the door dressed and fed by 9a.    But we’ve tried the whole eat-out thing….and it’s highly overrated.   And […]

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Things I hate: 1.  driving on the interstate      2.  in the rain 3.  with little ones in the car   4.  at night    5.  or driving on the interstate  6.  at night  7.  by myself 8.  without the rain       9.  my children getting hurt.     10.  to the […]

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Scooter teaches……..

by Edie Wadsworth on October 8, 2008

It was 1:00 in the afternoon and time to do memory work.   They whined and scratched and cried and fell to the floor and complained that this was the worst day of school.   Ever.   So,  I did what any self-respecting teacher would do…..I solicited the help of the dog.     And […]

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What brand of whine/wine do you prefer?

by Edie Wadsworth on October 7, 2008

Our day began like this……writing sentences about not whining……all the while whining about it…Writing is good practice…..and any writing that gets us the chance of less whining is worth a try…….And because I’m such a good teacher,  I demonstrated for the class by writing some sentences of my own……without whining,  of course.   There’s only […]

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by Edie Wadsworth on October 5, 2008

You give me half a reason to go to Birmingham and I’m on the phone to this dear friend.   We met twelve years ago and our boys spent some of their most formative years together…..lucky for me.   Susan and Johnny are one-of-a-kind–friends,  parents,  servants of God.   They have taught their boys well […]

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Sweet Home Alabama, baking, and plumbers……

by Edie Wadsworth on October 3, 2008

I’m going out of town.   By myself.    Tomorrow.    I have the same feeling as I did the night before I went to Disney World when I was 7.   Sheer childlike anticipation.   I’m going to Birmingham to watch my son race and to stay with one of my dearest friends in […]

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This is our 5th week of homeschooling!   I can’t believe it.   We’ve learned so much,  had so much fun,  strengthened our mother-daughter bonds and I’ve had one tiny break-down.   I’d call that a success.   We’re following Susan Wise Bauer’s book “The Well-Trained Mind”  which is a classical method for homeschooling.   […]

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