Life is full, guys. So full. Like this week has been looong, I tell you. There is so much going on and so often I want to write or post and it is hard lately to make that happen. Five kids is no joke. Homeschooling three of them with a very strong willed toddler and a wonderfully peaceful but still-a-baby baby and it's a lot. A good a lot. But a lot. I've probably said that before. Sorry. I could use a night out.
Anyway, I hustled the olders outside to pick up sticks after a major windstorm yesterday and the baby is napping and I magically have a few minutes to (maybe??) write something. Anything. So here it is all quick-takes like:
We had our homeschool spelling bee the other day! The boys practiced a lot and in a surprising turn of events David was the one who actually came home with a medal for his level! I was kind of shocked since his practicing didn't give me a whole lot of confidence. Michael's group lasted a long time and I think he was disappointed to not place. I thought he would, too. John Paul had his first year with the older kids (6, 7, 8th grade) and even though he claimed to not want to do it anymore, he was in fifth place so that was cool.
Not proud. Not proud at all.
A few years ago we paid off all our student loans. We worked HARD to do it but we have this crazy notion that if we make a decision to take out a debt and someone gives us money for something we should…wait for it…pay it back. Crazy, right? I'm frugal by nature and we put everything extra we had towards principal. It was wonderful and freeing and really gratifying to finally have that goal met. It was HARD. When entitled children and politicians tell me that they think that they should be able to now steal part of my husband's paycheck the one that we finally don't have to put toward school debt payment so we can pay for them to now go to school? So that they can go to college for free and earn their communication or English degree that they then complain will not get them a job???? I get
a little a lot stabby. The end. #oppositeoffair #logicfail
On a more peaceful note, November has been awesome weather-wise. Thank you, Lord. It started with temps in the 60s and 70s and the past week it's been hanging around the 50s. And no snow yet. I love it.
When you have chickens it's either feast or famine…those hens that didn't lay for a month all started back up again.
Advent is nearing! For an organizational nut like me there is no better feeling than being prepared and feeling on top of things. On that note, here's your official reminder to order or stop and pick up your Advent candles! And start thinking about how you'd like to observe Advent this year. Prepare to prepare…or something like that.
Why is it that they are the cutest when they're not doing what they were asked to be doing? I found this happening instead of handwriting the other morning…
Ha, what is that face? He doesn't look even the remotest like that.
He was making Ben a hobbit dinner.
(On a practical note, I need a new nice camera. Any recommendations? Any photog experts want to give me their opinions of this one??)
He found his feet and I just heart this stage so hard.
He's nearing six months. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? I kinda can't.
In the space of writing this post each outside child wandered inside, one baby woke up and was nursed back to sleep, the words "no one is allowed to speak to mom for a half an hour" may have been spoken, and the spinning wheel of death popped up on the laptop making everything take 17 times as long. The end.
Linking up with Kelly and Seven Quick Takes
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