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Join the Chorus.
Saturday, March 06, 2021      4 comments

I'm having some health problems again. Mainly stress management, or rather the lack thereof. My BP has been going wonky. It is directly related to particular stressors that those close to me know about. I'm taking some steps to better manage the... Read more
Looking for Cook Book Suggestions
Saturday, January 02, 2021      8 comments

Miss B's, new homeschool program includes cooking and culinary arts. She's asked about learning more plant-based recipes. I'm down with that. Who doesn't need more freggies in their life? So Spark Friends, what are your favorite vegetarian ... Read more
2021: Goals and a Cuppa
Thursday, December 31, 2020      4 comments

Oh, 2020 brought us all SO many changes. Most of them are not the changes any of us had planned. It's been ridiculous. Weight wise I'm pretty much where I started the year. But I'm not going to dwell on that. Miss B, has made it a habit of... Read more
So we've made another change
Wednesday, December 02, 2020      7 comments

Digital academy through our district was, we will say difficult, at best. So we decided to move to traditional homeschool for the rest of this school year and probably the next as well. We made the swap, just before Thanksgiving. I have t... Read more
Adventures in Virtual Academy (pt 3)
Friday, September 11, 2020      6 comments

First a comment on my niece in college at UT Knoxville: There is a tiger on the loose as of last night. A Tiger. In Knoxville. So I text the niece with the link to the article and told her "I see you are out sightseeing. You better get bac... Read more
Adventures in virtual academy (part 2)
Friday, September 04, 2020      7 comments

First, my 6 1/2 hours and the teachers' 6 1/2 hours do not look the same at all. We are putting in at least an 8 hour day. Miss B is an A student. She works well on her own for ELA, Science, and Social Studies. But I figured out that they ... Read more
Virtual Academy (contains a link to our schedule)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020      3 comments

The first day of the virtual academy was not a disaster. I was afraid it might be. We had technical issues with 2 assignments. We emailed the teachers through the Schoology app. I walked Miss B. through sending a polite email and reporting the p... Read more
Apps, Workouts, tea and finally a loss!
Monday, August 17, 2020      6 comments

I've lost 2 lbs since I changed my work out to barre workouts! Miss B and I have been trying to find a workout we both like since she will be having "activity breaks." More on this later. In addition to the workout changes, Miss B and I ha... Read more
I made it to 40
Saturday, July 25, 2020      4 comments

No, I did not reach my "birthday goal." But I did learn some of the things going on in my body that has impeded my progress. So while I did not lose the pounds I've put back on (since March I managed to add 5 more) I did learn how to better serv... Read more
My thoughts on school openings with mask mandates
Monday, July 20, 2020      10 comments

I usually keep my big mouth shut. I don't dive into politics or religion. Especially on Facebook and generally not here on spark. Unfortunately, this has no choice but to be a shade political. Our kids are returning to school. The district... Read more
Social Studies and the Lazy Man's Marathon
Friday, April 17, 2020      5 comments

I mentioned in my status yesterday that Miss B's social studies teacher has assigned them to do a "Lazy Man's Marathon" complete with a mileage log sheet. We have 30 days from yesterday to complete it. They were originally going to hold a mock O... Read more
Mask Making with Bobby Bandito (aka Matthew McConaughey)
Thursday, April 16, 2020      5 comments

You've all seen a dozen videos about making a no-sew mask for going out into the public, including one here that doesn't have to be folded before every use, but no one does a tutorial like Matthew McConaughey. ... Read more
DIY no-sew masks
Saturday, April 04, 2020      6 comments

To be clear I am not fear mongering. The CDC has made recommendations that we wear cloth masks, particularly in national hot spots. This is a DIY mask that only requires a t shirt, scissors, a pencil, and ruler. It's simple enough kids can... Read more
My Local News Said:
Friday, March 27, 2020      8 comments

Manatees eat for an average of 8 hours per day. Coronavirus has turned us all into manatees. Notes to self: ... Read more
If you Need a Laugh
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      7 comments

Trey Kennedy has this one:
F5gU7u4NPCg And yes, new homeschool moms everywhere are losing their minds. We are okay here. The teachers and parents are working together to try to clear the glitch... Read more

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