Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Today I am home with my granddaughter. Just her and I and I realized vacuuming one handed holding a 25 lb baby in your other arm takes skill! This child sleeps until 8:30 usually everyday....except the 1st day Grandma has her alone. She woke up at 6:15.

This is my last two weeks with my youngest going off to school everyday. While I enjoy the quiet without him, I also miss the time with him. Next year we will be using Connections Academy through our school district. They will have a program where he can go socialize and be with kids 5 days a week while he does his work, yet it is optional. (We will be utilizing it when I need a break from him) He also has a chance to take PE and use the after school program at the school he is attending now. He is very honest in his opinions he will get a better education without the distractions of a full class of kids. While we will not be doing traditional homeschooling, it is for him what he feels would help him get more work done and learn in deeper detail.

Off to change a stinky diaper. When her parents are home, I pass her off so they can do their parenting duty. I like that system better.

Monday, May 27, 2013

We all have so many changes going on in life. I always seem to have things I want to say but never do, so I thought I would put them down here. About myself..... I live on 2 acres in Oregon with my husband, 22 year old son, 20 year old daughter in law, 11 month old granddaughter, 20 (almost 21) year old son, 10 (almost 11) year old son, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 24 chickens with 2 ducks. I am a stay at home mom although I have worked in the past. I seem to always have something to do. We used to live in the middle of a big city in California and moved to sometimes it seems like the middle of nowhere. We started 4-H this year with our youngest and next year we are doing a non-traditional homeschooling by using a public virtual school. The future holds a vast array of possibilities and some will be good and some I am sure will be not so good. But I try and keep a humorous outlook and smile through the difficult. If you find this blog hopefully you will follow it and my journey ..... wherever it may take me.