Monthly archives: August 2012

Note to Self.

Find a better way to list links. I have a ton of links and a lot more to list. I really need a better way to keep track of them. If anyone knows of a WordPress addon or something else, please let me know.

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I’ve Got an Excuse.

WARNING: THIS POST WILL BE EXTREMELY RANDOM. And I likely won’t proofread because I’m in a rush.

I haven’t posted in a while, and there’s really a good excuse this time. I’m trying to get this year’s lesson plans done (well, at least the first month). Summer learning is coming to an end, and while I didn’t do a great job of keeping what we did updated around here, we definitely learned some great things. I do have a lot of drafts written up, mostly not related to homeschooling, and one day I’ll get to them for publishing.

Anyway, here we are in August (almost mid August) and I’m knee deep in lesson planning. I’ve also been working from home (2+ jobs). That keeps me pretty busy. I’ve felt like there was no time for fun (for me), but you wouldn’t say that if you saw what went down in this house yesterday evening. Let’s just say, it involved mom (me) riding a toddler toy, wearing rain boots, drinking a Capri Sun, popping wheelies, and doing donuts. Oh, and lots of screaming. Hmmm. My daughter said there should have been video evidence, and I’m kind of glad there isn’t.

About those jobs? I love them. I just wish I could get more hours with them. I especially love anything related to homeschooling and community, and one of them is.

I haven’t been on any social networks this week, which is hard, but not the end of the world. Actually, when I say social networks, I just mean Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I’m just now realizing how much time I wasted on them. My spouse and I were taking a break from them to see if we’d spend more time talking to each other. I’m finding I have more time to do things around the house (like donuts in the living room). I do think this is a very good thing, and when my month is over, I hope to use the networks much less. I hated mindlessly scrolling through reading updates. I do miss my news though! My weatherman posted there regularly and I’m finding myself searching for weather info on the boob tube. And it’s actually harder to get weather reports there. Go figure.

I’m not on Facebook to wish anyone a happy birthday, so if I miss you…I’m sorry. I should probably have you all in my contacts so that I could actually email, text or call anyway. Humph.

Yesterday I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with the kids. Oh boy do they say “sh!t” a lot. The movie is definitely PG13, but I’d probably say more PG15 for my house. :) There was even one f-bomb. I’ve gotten more lenient with language. They know what’s appropriate or not. I’m still very hard when it comes to sex. They think it’s hilarious that I make comments like, ugh…how long are they going to kiss. Sheesh. Kissing is fine…total tongue downs make me cringe.

Remember the contest I did last month? Well the winner received her book. I wish she had posted here to say that, but she did email me:

Hi Robin,

I forgot to let you know that we recieved the book! Thanks again!!


You are very welcome Katie! I like contests! I’d like to do another, but I don’t have anything to giveaway right now. LOL. Soon. Soon.


I know this post was all over the place and hardly organized, but I did warn you. I’ll be back in the next few days because I have many more random things to talk about…

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