Monday, February 2, 2015

She's Alive (and mostly well)

Hello there dear long lost friends from blog land!

I know you were really sick of looking up my awesome blog to see if I posted anything new, only to find that same old stupid prom picture from a million years ago.

Sorry.  Seriously.

Have you ever failed at something so hard that every time you thought about trying it again it was another reminder that you failed so hard?

 Well, I have.  And every time I think about how much I miss blogging, I'm reminded about how long it's been.  And wonder why I ever quit.  And miss it even more.  But feel sortof stupid.


I'm gonna give it another go.

So much has changed in my little world.  But much is still the same…

Still homeschooling, but now I'm down to five.  FIVE!  Since I started with eight, I'm almost half way!

Still homesteading, although it's kindof boring by now.  Although I finally got a horse.  Which is totally a miracle.  And a very long story that I'll have to tell you about later.

Still busy with my jewelry business, but I'm mostly ready to quit because some things are more valuable than money.

Still leading worship, but I'm sortof on sabbatical this month.  Although a sabbatical is technically supposed to be a year AND paid time off.  But since I never got paid in the first place, no biggie.

Still painting everything in my house.  My new obsession is yellow.  I'm mostly over turquoise.

OK, what else?

I figured out how to make my own chalk paint.  And stenciled my backsplash.  Have 2 kids in college. Have a yellow kitchen.  Am teaching my kids to play piano and ride a horse.  I've read several very good and helpful books-- mostly about psychology and fun things like that.  I'm working on getting more margin into my life… before I burn out and check myself into an obscure little motel where I would stare at the walls indefinitely.

Shew!  It's good to be back.
Although my typing skills are rusty and I've had to correct every other word.

I've got lots to tell you.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Homeschool Prom

 This year's "formal" turned out so great! 
 The teens in our co-op picked out the theme "A Masquerade in Paris." 

 I enjoyed making the masks.  (I adore glitter.)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Around Here Lately

I just thought I'd take a minute to show you what's been going on around here lately.  
The teens are gearing up for the Prom this weekend.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Down and Dirty Chick Starting

I was at my local Tractor Supply Company the other day picking up some duck food and I was so surprised by the overwhelming number of poultry products.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Lava Rock Debacle

Look what I just did to my perfectly normal looking landscaping!

I'm not sure what got into me.

I guess I'm just not a lava rock type person.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Few New Things

The sun is shining.
The flowers are blooming.
I have my first sunburn of the season,
 a new lease on life...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Way Easter Should Be

This might have been the most perfect Easter celebration that we have ever experienced!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Homemade Dumplings

Well, since today decided to be Winter.... even though it's SUPPOSED to be Spring... grrrr.... I decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... and I'll go ahead and show you how we make old-fashioned dumplings.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Few Random Things

1. There's a deer leg in my front yard outside my window by my computer.  It still has fur.  There's one in the driveway, too.  I don't have any idea where they came from.