Monthly Archives: February 2007

Really Stupid Things The Elms Boys Argue About (RSTTEBAA)

A couple of years back when the boys were arguing over something extremely stupid, I told them that I was going to start keeping a list of all the really stupid things that they had argued about (like who was … Continue reading

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More Snow!

  Well, they were calling for ice and freezing rain, but we wound up with a couple of inches of snow. The boys (and Ellie!) were thrilled.  Kyle and I took Ellie out first thing this morning and it looked … Continue reading

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How to make Kyle a very happy boy…

Get a dog! Yes, after a month of searching we finally have found a new puppy to add to our family. Her name is currently Ellie (we might change it, but are not sure). She is a 10 month old … Continue reading

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“The Right Way”

I have a post over at Life Without School called “The Right Way“: Learning does not have to be an either/or thing. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to learn. Homeschooling gives me the flexibility to find the “right … Continue reading

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Being attacked by many days at once

“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”– Ashleigh Brilliant I saw this quote over at Brave Writer and what can I say, it spoke to me. On a couple of … Continue reading

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Virginia Governor Backs Barack Obama

I knew that I liked Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for a reason (ok, many reasons). He just threw his support behind Barack Obama (the first governor other then Illinois to do so). ~Stephanie

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Project 365 – January 18th, 21st and 22nd

January 18th   January 21st   January 22   ~Stephanie

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Check out the Cybils!

What are the Cybils? Like all revolutions, this one started small, with a single post on a blog devoted to children’s literature. The Newbery Medals seemed too elitist and the Quills, well, not enough so. Was there a middle ground, … Continue reading

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Project 365 January 15th and 17th

  January 15th Saw this idea on another blog and thought that it was kinda cool. What can you tell about a person from their keys?   January 17th – Gotta love that face!   ~Stephanie

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Should have known better…

then to shop for winter boots in February. Went to two stores today and all we could find was sandals. This is one of the drawbacks of living in Virginia…we have occasional bouts of heavy snow, but most of the … Continue reading

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Exercising my perogative to change my mind…

A little bit ago I talked about how I was enjoying using Picasa. At the time (ok, so it was only about a month ago!) it seemed to be what I needed…nothing fancy, easy to use. I had tried other … Continue reading

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Project 365 – January 11th and 13th

January 11th – Making Lava for Jason’s birthday cake     January 13th – Sammie   ~Stephanie

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Fun Valentine’s Activities

Making Books for Children has a really cute Valentine Heart book as well as some other neat ideas for Valentine’s Day.  And fun links including the History of Candy Hearts. Of course that means that I really should do something … Continue reading

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And the answer is:

Yesterday, I joined in on Wisteria’s fun blue challenge and promised you an answer today. Drumroll please….. Yes, a chair. Exciting isn’t it. And actually the chair has a bit of history…it was my mother’s as a child and mine … Continue reading

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Over at Twice Bloomed Wisteria, she had a fun idea to combat midwinter boredom:  Take a close up picture of some ordinary blue household object. Post it and let people guess what it is. I’m game! I’ll post what it … Continue reading

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Unschooling Voices #7 is up!

Check out all the great posts from folks who actually remembered (unlike me!) to submit something to Unschooling Voices #7. And now I am off to bed…yes before midnight! I must be getting old…I find that I actually need sleep … Continue reading

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It does not make sense

It looks like someone has stolen our credit card number (we both still have our actual cards). I came home yesterday to 3 phone calls wanting to verify application information for things that we never applied for. And today we … Continue reading

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Weirdness Meme

Looks like I have been tagged twice (by Eclectic Homeschool  and Circle the World) for this meme so I should probably do it…Seems like fun, so here goes: Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post of … Continue reading

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