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Quiet Vlog Part 2

Thursday, August 04, 2011

um, can't remember?

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ECLIPSED 8/6/2011 10:36AM

    Haha Liz, throw your fit, then get back to it. You are looking great at 180, but think how marvelous you will look at your healthy weight.

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I*AM*BLESSED 8/5/2011 9:30AM

    Yeah, we're ALL mature like dat!!! heehee

I think you are looking M.A.U.V.A.L.O.U.S so don't give up! We all can see such a change in your before and after pic. Remember, you don't have to do it all at once, either. Take your time!

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MNOT2THICK 8/4/2011 10:01PM

    Yes, what is that aboot?
Oh, you are a sneaky soaker. emoticon

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BAILEE_GRAVES 8/4/2011 9:16PM did speak "Canadian" and it sounds adorable! Hope your house didn't get too soaked!!

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Quiet Vlog

Thursday, August 04, 2011

sneaking in an update

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I*AM*BLESSED 8/5/2011 9:23AM

    You GO girl! Speak up next time, woman!

I want your hair! emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 8/4/2011 11:15PM

    emoticon wall peeling sucks.. Good luck it doesn't take too long!

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MNOT2THICK 8/4/2011 9:56PM

    Thia was a quiet vlog. I could barely hear you.

At least you will be burning lots of calories fighting with the wallpaper. Think cardio emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/4/2011 7:28PM

    Glad you are feeling well and having a good time. That wall paper looks like a challenge for sure. emoticon

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Hi, It's, um, Tuesday?

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Woo Hoo!
My children are coming back...sometime today. I'd go to the grocery store and have things done for when they get here, but, my theory is if I don't get an E.T.A. don't expect to E.A.T. I don't plan on being the desperate housewife, um, ever. I think I will be when I'm an empty-nester though, so, we'll just save it all up for then and shock them.
I figured out this nasty little cloud that has been hanging over my head (asides from migraine disease stupid stuff) is this bitterness with homeschooling and lack of support. I found a fantastic writing and I'll share...

The Bitter Homeschoolers Wish List

by Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling, Issue #1, Fall 2007

1. Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is and it is it's insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it?

2. Learn what the words "socialize" and "socialization" mean, and use the one you really mean instead of mixing them up the way you do now. Socializing means hanging out with other people for fun. Socialization means having acquired the skills necessary to do so successfully and pleasantly. If you're talking to me and my kids, that means that we do in fact go outside now and then to visit the other human beings on the planet, and you can safely assume that we've got a decent grasp of both concepts.

3. Quit interrupting my kid at her dance lesson, scout meeting, choir practice, baseball game, art class, field trip, park day, music class, 4H club, or soccer lesson *(when at play, PERIOD) to ask her if as a homeschooler she ever gets to socialize.

4. Don't assume that every homeschooler you meet is homeschooling for the same reasons and in the same way as that one homeschooler you know.

5. If that homeschooler you know is actually someone you saw on TV, either on the news or on a "reality" show, the above goes double.

6. Please stop telling us horror stories about the homeschoolers you know, know of, or think you might know who ruined their lives by homeschooling. You're probably the same little bluebird of happiness whose hobby is running up to pregnant women and inducing premature labor by telling them every ghastly birth story you've ever heard. We all hate you, so please go away.

7. We don't look horrified and start quizzing your kids when we hear they're in public school. Please stop drilling our children like potential oil fields to see if we're doing what you consider an adequate job of homeschooling.

8. Stop assuming all homeschoolers are religious.

9. Stop assuming that if we're religious, we must be homeschooling for religious reasons.

10. We didn't go through all the reading, learning, thinking, weighing of options, experimenting, and worrying that goes into homeschooling just to annoy you. Really. This was a deeply personal decision, tailored to the specifics of our family. Stop taking the bare fact of our being homeschoolers as either an affront or a judgment about your own educational decisions.

11. Please stop questioning my competency and demanding to see my credentials. I didn't have to complete a course in catering to successfully cook dinner for my family; I don't need a degree in teaching to educate my children. If spending at least twelve years in the kind of chew-it-up-and-spit-it-out educational facility we call public school left me with so little information in my memory banks that I can't teach the basics of an elementary education to my nearest and dearest, maybe there's a reason I'm so reluctant to send my child to school.

12. If my kid's only six and you ask me with a straight face how I can possibly teach him what he'd learn in school, please understand that you're calling me an idiot. Don't act shocked if I decide to respond in kind.

13. Stop assuming that because the word "home" is right there in "homeschool," we never leave the house. We're the ones who go to the amusement parks, museums, and zoos in the middle of the week and in the off-season and laugh at you because you have to go on weekends and holidays when it's crowded and icky.

14. Stop assuming that because the word "school" is right there in homeschool, we must sit around at a desk for six or eight hours every day, just like your kid does. Even if we're into the "school" side of education and many of us prefer a more organic approach we can burn through a lot of material a lot more efficiently, because we don't have to gear our lessons to the lowest common denominator.

15. Stop asking, "But what about the Prom?" Even if the idea that my kid might not be able to indulge in a night of over-hyped, over-priced revelry was enough to break my heart, plenty of kids who do go to school don't get to go to the Prom. For all you know, I'm one of them. I might still be bitter about it. So go be shallow somewhere else.

16. Don't ask my kid if she wouldn't rather go to school unless you don't mind if I ask your kid if he wouldn't rather stay home and get some sleep now and then.

17. Stop saying, "Oh, I could never homeschool!" Even if you think it's some kind of compliment, it sounds more like you're horrified. One of these days, I won't bother disagreeing with you any more.

18. If you can remember anything from chemistry or calculus class, you're allowed to ask how we'll teach these subjects to our kids. If you can't, thank you for the reassurance that we couldn't possibly do a worse job than your teachers did, and might even do a better one.

19. Stop asking about how hard it must be to be my child's teacher as well as her parent. I don't see much difference between bossing my kid around academically and bossing him around the way I do about everything else.

20. Stop saying that my kid is shy, outgoing, aggressive, anxious, quiet, boisterous, argumentative, pouty, fidgety, chatty, whiny, or loud because he's homeschooled. It's not fair that all the kids who go to school can be as annoying as they want to without being branded as representative of anything but childhood.

21. Quit assuming that my kid must be some kind of prodigy because she's homeschooled.

22. Quit assuming that I must be some kind of prodigy because I homeschool my kids.

23. Quit assuming that I must be some kind of saint because I homeschool my kids.

24. Stop talking about all the great childhood memories my kids won't get because they don't go to school, unless you want me to start asking about all the not-so-great childhood memories you have because you went to school.

25. Here's a thought: If you can't say something nice about homeschooling, shut up!


I'd like to add although I adore teachers ( I know a few) I find it a little more then sad the attitude I get that somehow I'm being 'irreverent' to some sacred position. Somewhere along the line our society has placed the role of spiritual, societal, and cultural leadership from parents to teachers. From being privately monitored to being publicly controlled.

Once again, I did not give birth to public property.

SO...that aside. I'm working on a cutsie crochet project to help me settle into slumber mode. It's pretty tacky, BUT, my mother's friend LOVES it so, I'm going to make some for Mom to give to her for Christmas.

Bernat Icicle Holly Jolly pattern..crochet pattern:

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JEANUT 8/2/2011 10:20PM

    I agree, with everything you said. So many people assume and just don't know.
I get some home schooled kids in our library from time to time.
None are the same or learn the exact same, just like kids in regular school.
I do enjoy asking questions like: do you have pets, what do you like to read, and would you like to draw me a butterfly to hang up in the kids room.

I love to crochet and have been a hooker since I was 6yrs old. If you need some crochet pattern links I've got lots of them.

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MKPRINCESS007 8/2/2011 7:49PM

    Love this, Liz! I have gained a respect for homeschooling that you wouldn't believe when my son school refused last year, and I was pretty sure that was the way we were headed. i was able to get him settled in an approved private school paid by the district that I believe to be perfect for his needs. However, if the district ever takes that away from me, you better believe that homeschooling it is!

Awesome. So proud to be your sparkfriend!


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BAILEE_GRAVES 8/2/2011 6:35PM

    Wonderful blog!!

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I*AM*BLESSED 8/2/2011 2:59PM

    Like your list and love your crocheted icicles!!!

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MNOT2THICK 8/2/2011 2:49PM

    Love it.

I did not homeschool but would have loved to spend more quality time with my child. I was always working hard and long hours and kind of felt the school system failed to stimulate her interests.

Awesome blog.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/2/2011 2:39PM

    LOVE it!!! I loved number 16. I have loved teaching my children. Some have succeeded and some have struggled. emoticon

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JUSFOLK 8/2/2011 2:34PM

    Neat blog! My son and daughter-in-law homeschool their gals, and they have done fine (well, they're only 9 and 5, but I know how brilliant they are!) And then my daughter teaches in a public school. So we have all the bases covered in our family.
And one thing about my daughter-in-law...I hear she's been intimate with the principal..hehe!

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Raw Snow~Ouch!

Monday, August 01, 2011

LIttle Sun burnt

Today's Song:
Brad Paisley's "I'm Still A Guy"

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JEANUT 8/2/2011 10:27PM

    Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you got burned so bad.
BTW if you remember, I did tell you
Don't tan you are beautiful as you are.
You don't want to chance skin cancer.
I wish my skin was a pretty as yours.
Take care of that burn sweetie and I hope it heals fast.

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MNOT2THICK 8/2/2011 2:30PM

    OUCH Liz, emoticon lotion and men, right emoticon
I'll say it. You are being silly. Your skin is too dainty and sensitive, don't do it again!!!!!! FYI, I get sunburned easy even though I have a darker complexion.

Oh poo, too much sun for you.
Load up on the aloe Liz.
Hope it heals soon.
Although, it is appauling
that you will be a peeling. emoticon emoticon
Sorry, I am no Hankenstein

Comment edited on: 8/2/2011 2:37:16 PM

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JMARISK 8/2/2011 12:56PM

    Hope you feel better, girl. That's miserable!

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BAILEE_GRAVES 8/2/2011 12:09PM

    The song is by Brad Paisley and it's called "I'm Still A Guy" and yes, they NEVER think a back rub means only a back rub!!

Your sure need one now Lizzie girl! Well no. That would hurt; but he could GENTLY put some Aloe on your back and shoulders!! OUCH!

I hope you stay out of the sun and feel better soon!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/2/2011 10:43AM

    Ouch, I hope your burn heals quickly.

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REDSHOES2011 8/2/2011 12:30AM

    gee you got cooked girly.. ouchy..

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SHASSYSUE2 8/1/2011 10:39PM

    You poor thing!!! Use some vinegar!! I know it sounds weird, but it really takes the sting out of a burn.... You may smell like a pickle, but you will be as cool as a cucumber!!! LOL!!!

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MKPRINCESS007 8/1/2011 9:49PM

    Oh my gosh, Lizzy! What did you do!!!!!!!!!!!! Ugh! I told you NO LOBSTER, but I was late telling you, so you went all crazy and did it!

Ok, here is the deal. You can't be brown. You won't ever be brown. Neither will I. Red is all there is for us. No tanning, just red. Face it. Say it with me "I will never be brown, I will never be brown". it will be ok.

Yes, you do look like this: emoticon but also like these: (whatever they are)
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Are you happy??? And why in the heck do so many flags have red on them? LOL

If I were there I would spray that Solarcaine! Men, ugh!

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MALKS_ARIA 8/1/2011 9:34PM

    Where was your Hat, Young Lady? We have already told you don't be stupid... but do you listen... NOOOOOOOOO..... so I relinquish responsibility....
Aloe, Aloe and more Aloe!!

Sorry I been gone ... I been barely blogging or watching blogs....


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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jeanut now I am preoccupied with my little girl growin' up...I gotta get a gun! That's what Scooby would Do...get a gun and keep the boys away...

JULIAMOONCHILD...Sparkpeople's resident Meryl Streep Look-a-like photo:

MY celebrity lookalikes according to the online Celebrity Look-a-like thingy:
Greta Garbo (guess what...Greta was SWEDISH!) was my closest match....." title=" - free family trees, genealogy and face recognition" alt=" - free family trees, genealogy and face recognition" target="_blank">

Song of the Day courtesy of JMARISK

10:12P.M. EDIT:
This is for you BETH!!!

10:51P.M. Sorry Crystle I found that gorgeous photo your hubby took of you and I LOVE it!!!!!

1:09A.M. Thursday, July 28th, 2011 because I love you, Karen!!!

Jeanut here's yours....

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JEANUT 7/28/2011 11:38AM

    LOL I wish I looked like her
she was a great lady
thanks for the complement but you are the good looking one

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MKPRINCESS007 7/28/2011 1:16AM

    Liz!!!!!!! You rock! Thanks for finding my Celeb! Better than Amy Grant (told ya, I am too hold to hold that up anymore!) ........I could not be more flattered by the chicks that I am keeping company with......Drew Barrymore, Gloria Estefan????????? Holy Moly, That is blooming' amazing! :)

Thanks so much for doing that........and you know I love ya back! :)



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JEANUT 7/27/2011 10:22PM

    Hey sweetie, you are a great mom and I know you'll teach her right. As for the dating my DD was told she could not date until she was 15. That was the same age my parents let me date but I had to be chaperoned until I was 16... no problem for me or the boy I dated... we will be married 32 yrs this Aug. 5th.
As for the gun I let my sister carry that (she's a police officer). LOL
Don't tan you have beautiful skin not dark and full of freckles and moles like me.

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MKPRINCESS007 7/27/2011 8:59PM

    ooohhh, now I want mine done......I totally know what it would say......Amy Grant! I have been compared to her forever (well, in my younger years!) Now it would probably say the Wicked Witch from Oz or something! LOL

Love this! :)


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/27/2011 12:04AM

    Too cool. I tried to do the celebrity look alike thing and it didn't work. So neat you got it to work. emoticon

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ANEWBETHSTL 7/26/2011 10:29PM

    OMG Liz..Aretha Franklin?? Really?? That's amazing, but I always did think Stephanie Powers was beautiful! emoticon

Thank you so much for doing that for me Sweetie! Now I can look in the mirror and see true beauty emoticon

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JMARISK 7/26/2011 8:10PM

    PS. I did the heritage thing too. You have cooler celebs. I didn't even know who half mine were. Four Asian women and 2 MEN! But Annette Benning and Sylvia Plath were in there too. That's kinda cool :)

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JMARISK 7/26/2011 8:00PM

    lol. Thanks for the tag, lady. I can always rely on you to give me a boost. Where the heck do you get all this energy?!

Have a wonderful evening :)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/26/2011 5:37PM

    You are a hoot and a blessing. emoticon emoticon

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