To Post or Not to Post?

That is the question…

Planned on putting privacy settings up since I didn’t want to completely delete what I had done, but still wondering…


Keepin’ it Real

Look at what happened:

The Closet Exploded

I was giving my girls a bath in my tub when we heard a large crash, to which they immediately shouted (all 3, in unison): “I DIDN’T DO IT!”  At first I thought the baby tub had fallen off of the counter behind me (I store it in my tub and set it there while I bathed the girls).  Then I saw it.  My closet was waist height with, well, stuff.  The shelving collapsed, and everything was in a pile on the floor.  We had to get rid of our bedroom dressers when we moved so all of our clothes were either hanging up or in shelves in our closet.  So what you see above is about 80% of what was in there. My husband is in there moving everything out so he can find the parts to hang the shelving back up.  He already patched up the holes–and where have we been sleeping, you ask?  Camping out in front of the Christmas tree, of course!  It’s actually been fun but female hips can only take so much of sleeping on the floor.

You know, the mess wouldn’t be so bad but I have been having to dig through the piles to find anything to wear these last few days, so it only makes it worse!

So, why did this happen?  Is it because it wasn’t a very sturdy shelf or is it because we have too much stuff?  The answer is a little of the former and quite a bit of the latter! Yep, look again at that little shelf up in the picture.  It’s the white thing spanned across the floor from door to window, and then look at EVERYTHING ELSE that that shelf supported.  It was bound to protest at some point!

(I just enlarged the picture and noticed some of the home school books falling out of the bookshelves.  Funny how messes breed!  I didn’t notice it when I waded in there a few minutes ago to give Roland a cup of coffee and snap the photo.)

Shame on You, Obama.

Apparently, the victims and families are NOT in his immediate thoughts and prayers as he states here. 2 minutes and 29 seconds into a 6 minute 20 second speech before he even mentions the tragedy. Too busy giving shout outs and complimenting his staff on the wonderful conference they put together. And finally, at two and a half minutes, his statement on the events at Fort Hood are wooden and insincere. For shame.

Tour My Home

Tour of my home:

View this montage created at One True Media
Tour My Home 10/29/09

The Butterfly House

View this montage created at One True Media
Butterfly House Oct. ’09

Mia’s Required Reading List

Twice Freed

So Much More

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

More to follow!

Mia 2009-2010


This is what Mia is doing this year in school:

Apples 2

Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Gray Book)

Easy Grammar Plus and Daily Grams

Mystery of History Vol. 2

Physical Science then Chemistry, we are also using this for more research.

Various Spectrum Math books (we pick and choose different skills to work on from these books)

The Fallacy Detective

Home Economics

She is taking Creative Writing, Sewing, Drama, and Spanish at our Monday Co-op, in addition to Drama at our church.  She’s a busy gal!