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One Week Down…

One Week Down…

The first week of in-person learning is finished and we are embarking on another week of at-home learning….followed by a week in school, then another week out, etc. Eli woke up Tuesday morning slightly excited to go back to school, but with some reservations. Got his lunch all packed – chicken nuggets in his thermos to stay warm (yes, I had him practice opening it at breakfast! Ha!), bag of chips, animal cookies, water bottle, and of course a sweet…

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It’s happening…

It’s happening…

In a little over 9 hours, Eli will be back in a classroom!! *Ahhhhh the crowd goes wild* I am thrilled he gets this opportunity to be back in school with his friends, going to art/music/library/gym specials, being face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) with a real teacher, eating lunch in the lunchroom….hang on. Back it up. That last statement is why I didn’t sleep well last night. In all my glory of rejoicing that Eli gets to go back to school, I…

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Bribery…I mean positive reinforcement??

Bribery…I mean positive reinforcement??

I’m sitting here typing this blog entry by the glow of twinkling blue, pink, gold, and green lights…Christmas lights. On a Christmas tree. Fully decorated with ornaments. That’s a little peek into how homeschooling went today. It was a 3-day school week last week due to parent-teacher conferences (don’t even get me started on the ridiculousness of no VIRTUAL school for a VIRTUAL conference held at 7pm!) and this week there was no school on Tuesday because the school building…

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The Future of Halloween

The Future of Halloween

I was at Home Depot last night to get some drywall screws because apparently the people who hung the projector in our house thought it would be fine to just hang it from a drywall ceiling without anchoring into studs (side note: this is NOT how a heavy projector that hangs over your head should be hung!), when I came across this Halloween candy dispenser. I saw a photo circling on Facebook of a similar thing and thought it was…

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Moving is for the Birds

Moving is for the Birds

I never knew just how stressed I was this past month and a half until Thursday rolled around and we closed on our old and new house. A huge chunk of stress rolled off my shoulders knowing that all the signatures were in place and a move was actually happening. Selling a house – while homeschooling during a pandemic – is not for the faint of heart! Ha! Browsing homes for sale on Zillow is a favorite past time of…

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Have you ever been so stressed and upset over something that all you do is laugh about it? Not like the haha this is funny type laugh, but the I’m laughing because if I don’t I will fall into a giant sinkhole and be perfectly content to not climb back out kind of laughing. I hit this stage yesterday like a marathon runner who turned around to see if anyone was behind him and Bam! there’s a giant sumo wrestler…

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Captains Log Day 63

Captains Log Day 63

It has been a loooooong time since my last blog post, but it’s really hard to write when I’m not inspired. Every day pretty much runs into the next – wake up, school work, lunch, isolated bike ride or walk, dinner, another isolated bike ride or walk, bedtime. The end. Wake up the next day and do it all over again. Even weekends are basically like “what can we do today that doesn’t involve going anywhere or being around anyone.”…

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Homeschool week 2

Homeschool week 2

Kids have been out of school now for 1 week and 1 day, and let me tell you, this homeschool ship is sinking fast! Throw me a life preserver cause I’m jumping ship! Ha! We had a rough morning getting back into the groove of school. It’s drizzly and gloomy out and everyone just wants to be snuggled in a chair watching tv. I get it. I want to do that too. But, I know my kiddos are better when…

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Day 1 of the Coronatine

Day 1 of the Coronatine

Well, the world has officially come to a stand still. Literally. Coronavirus hit the United States, and now Ohio, so schools are cancelled, gatherings of 100+ people are cancelled, and it’s pandemonium at grocery stores. Toilet paper seems to be most in demand, followed by cheese, graham cracker crusts, and frozen potatoes. I don’t understand the toilet paper thing because this virus is NOT affecting the GI tract at all, but since there is a run on toilet paper, the…

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Subscription Boxes

Subscription Boxes

How many times have you been asked “What do you want for your birthday/Christmas/anniversary, etc.?” And how many of those times did you reply, “I don’t really need anything” or “I don’t know”? There’s been a huge rise in the popularity of “experience gifts” and “subscription” gifts the past few years because it’s true ~ most people buy what they need when they need it throughout the year and it makes gift giving so hard! One of the things Sam…

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