The Night Before School and a Promotion

We homeschool. I don't know if I mentioned that on here yet, but there it is. We aren't religious homeschoolers, so we don't really fit in the homeschool scene. School starts back for my kids tomorrow or rather later this morning. I have an 8th grader, 6th grader, and a pre-pre-k'er (he is only 2). We…

Trimming 105,000 Words

Both my husband and I fancy ourselves, writers. He is really great about pumping out the words. Not so great at making them grammatically correct or even spelling them all correctly. I'm not perfect either. In fact, I subscribe to my favorite high school English teacher's philosophy of grading papers: No one deserves an 'A'.…

Lion and Game of Thrones

A little confession, I love, LOVE, LOVE independent films. Now, I don't know 100% that 'Lion' was, in fact, an independent film, but it fit my definition, so I watched it. And I cried. And cried, and cried, and cried. Despite being emotionally draining, it was a fantastic movie. It didn't feel like a two-hour long movie…

The Best Eggs and Painted Rocks

I'll add a picture the next time I make them, but I have found the best way to make hard boiled eggs. First things first, put a pot of water on to boil. I have read a million instructions that stress cold water. It doesn't matter. Now, wait until the water starts steaming- like, right before…

Free Food and a Confession

Today my daughter, my sweet 11-year-old daughter whose body is storing up energy for puberty, ordered a $20 shrimp and steak meal for lunch. Once upon a time, she would only order fried chicken (chicken legs, nuggets, tenders). Basically, if it used to cluck then she didn't give a f--- how it was served, so…