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A New School Year Begins
Life is changing! We've used this week as a dry run, getting ready for some big Big BIG schedule changes at our house.
For those who don't know, we're a 3-generation family. Paul and me, David and Cassie (stepmom to boys), plus Marshall (7t... Read more
My Wise Pastor Reminded Me....
for those who missed it, I suggest reading my previous blog.
Nothing has changed at SparkPeople since I wrote that blog. I posted my feelings on the comment thread with the picture on SparkPeople's FaceBook page. I decided, obviously, that... Read more
Bidding You All a Reluctant Good-bye
Such a long time has passed since I last blogged. I've kept meaning to blog about how our first year of having grandson Marshall with us went. (Mostly good). I've kept meaning to blog about how I've found a new vocation, (calling, not paid posi... Read more
Anyone Willing to Send a Postcard?
Grandson Sean's pre-K class will soon do a unit about mail. They are hoping for postcards from many places. If anyone is interested in sharing in this, please send a picture postcard with the greeting for Sean. Feel free to sign it anyway you wi... Read more
A Good Morning For All!
Today was the first day of school for the grandsons. We got ready sooo smoothly, I just couldn't believe it! Of course, it won't always be like that, but I'm definitely grateful for the blessing of a good beginning.
David and Paul were up e... Read more
Major Change to the Morning Routine
No, I don't just mean the changes caused by school starting up again on Wednesday. Nor is it just adding in seeing Marshall off to middle school. This one is major, and it's all to the good!
We got Sean's bus schedule, and it threw us for a... Read more
Why I'm Crazy Busy
Ever since we moved here with Dad, our little living room has had a loveseat and a large, comfy recliner. Nothing else for seating. It worked for Dad and us. It worked for moving in David and 2 little boys. Just add beanbags, which they already ... Read more
Yup, I'm crazy AND crazy busy. Crazy for letting myself get so crazy busy! But a week after Labor Day, I'll know it was all worth it!
First, of course, is getting 3 grandsons ready to go back to school on the 20th. Sean will be in full day ... Read more
Baby Steps Work!
Just a quick update. I started during this past week added one baby step incrementally each day. 100% success so far. Of course, I'm sure I won't be able to say that forever. And, since I'm not yet fixing ALL the bad habits I've let myself drift... Read more
I'm planning to set up habits to re-establish, one day at a time over the interim between BLC rounds. I'll think them through 5 at a time and then review.
1 - Dr. Carlson's water rule. This one requires explanation. MANY years ago, when I... Read more
Musings on BLC25
One of the items for the final Weekend Challenge was to blog on what this round meant to me. Obviously, I didn't get it done then, but I'm ready to write now.
I wasted the round in many ways. I took a nasty fall and got some major injuries... Read more
A Light At the End of the Tunnel?
Maybe. I'm afraid to celebrate, but I am cautiously optimistic. My BLC24 teammates knew the heights and the depths last round of thinking that 11 year-old Marshall would finally be spending school years with dad David and vacations with his moth... Read more
Still Waiting For Marshall....
It's definitely past time to catch up my SparkFriends. I wrote some of this on my Sunset Stingays chat thread, but not much. And the rest of you are totally clueless.
Well, my last blog was so positive! I was so excited!!! But within 36 ho... Read more
Growing Our Family!
What a crazy, crazy week this has been! Some of what's gone on, I've shared with my BLC Sunset Stingrays team. The biggest thing of all, though, is what I wasn't free to share until now.
Most of you know that #2 son David moved in with us ... Read more
Two days of severe thunderstorms expected here in Mid-MO. This morning, I got caught in it. We'll see what tomorrow brings!
For those of you who know there's also a 4 year-old grandson in the house, he rides a bus to his preschool, so he do... Read more