It's time again for my kinda-annual cookie exchange. Last year we skipped it, with Ron having a heart attack two weeks before Christmas. But not this year! 🙂 For those that are new to this cookie exchange idea... You make a whole lot of one kind of cookies...8 dozen total. It's not that hard really, … Continue reading Cookie Exchange! 2015
I think I may have been a graphic designer in a former life. Notice that I did NOT say a good graphic designer... But I love creating them, tweaking them, playing with them. And with my new Gratitude Challenge, I've made yet another graphic. I'd love to really learn how to make InfoGraphics - so … Continue reading Gratitude and Graphics
I've decided that I need to focus on gratitude. I've noticed that I've been suggesting that others focus on gratitude more in their lives - and perhaps that's exactly what I need to do! So, over on my coaching facebook page, I've started a little challenge. Wanna join me? Each day, I will post a link … Continue reading My Gratitude Challenge
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today. It's Halloween 2015 and my kids are all grown and off on their own Halloween adventures. We had soo much fun when they were little - tons of activities to prep for Halloween and then the big day! Usually a party! And, tonight, we'll go to Alyssa's house where she … Continue reading Patterson Halloweens!
Back in the '90's when the internet was still young... We had loaded up our car and we were moving to Alaska. Really. We were. My husband was in the Air Force and we had decided that on this move, we'd make the break with the school system and set out on our homeschooling adventure! An … Continue reading Our Own Curriculum Wars
Father's Day has come and gone - it's 3 minutes until midnight as I begin to write this. Alyssa asked me today if it's weird to not have a dad on Father's Day. For a second, I didn't even understand the question. Then I realized she meant, since my dad is dead. My dad died … Continue reading Father’s Day… 2014
For about a year, I wept over my kids moving out. I mean WEPT. I'd be in a conversation with someone and they would ask a fairly innocuous question about how it's going, and I'd feel the tears welling up. Sorrow was upon me like an overcast day. Granted, it was a tough year: I went … Continue reading Funny Thing About an Empty Nest…