- The kids are eating homemade peanut/almond/coconut butter with homemade jam on homemade bread for breakfast. They are going on about how this is THE. Best. Peanut Butter. And. Jelly. Sandwhich. Ever!
- Today is a day to go out. I have packages to mail, library books to return, computers to fix.
- Due to my weird whatever it is sleeping sickness I have been reading. A lot. I have a pile of books to tell you all about and to pass on to my kids to read.
- My husband has been sucked into the vortex that is WOW. It will be a while before he emerges, hopefully unscathed. The good thing is that he has extra work to do which has brought this on plus he is getting irritated at it more often–a sure sign that the game is not long for our house. Otherwise I would be applying for a WOW Widows support group.
- Issac got a new bike which we are still trying to replace the tires on. Sigh.
- I am finally starting to get back into the posting mode–which is good because lots of stuff has happened that I want to eventually write about.
- Speaking of things that happened–I learned a lot about myself and my little world last night. I went to a not Amway party (I don’t remember the name of the company but it is very similar.) I went because my bosses daughter was having it and I am friends with her and my kids are friends withher kids. It was eye opening and my husband is very proud of me because I managed to KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT. (It made me aware of the totally other lifestyle that most people seem to live–in fact my trip south was also eye opening in this way. But that is a post for another day.)
- I still have an upcoming post about VBS in the works, as well as some thoughts on good summer reads and other natural household items that are very frugal and much healthier than the alternatives.
- I am thinking of writing about the natural alternatives to normal household cleansers and beauty products. My brain is full of all sorts of alternatives–I have been collecting them since I was a kid reading my mom’s Woman’s Day and Family Circle magazines and later when I got a hold of several old Household Hints books from the early 1900’s. Some of them are great, some, well, not so great.:)
- Related to the previous note–I am still getting hits on the Baking Soda and Vinegar shampoo thing. 250 to date. Weird.
- Also, more day-in-the-life of Christian Unschoolers style posts. I really think that is the best way to clear up the whole “are they learning” issue, not to mention showing how God is growing them. I am so thrilled at the Christian unschooling community I have found here online. God is so GOOD!
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Glad you’re back, Heather!
I don’t like going to such “parties” either. I’m always tempted to talk about less expensive alternatives.
I’ll be looking forward to your upcoming posts.
the baking soda and vinegar thing didn’t work for me – but here is what does work – I massage honey into my scalp and let it sit for awhile. Then I use baking soda and water which I massage in as well and then rinse.
I use honey to wash my face too, which is what me turned me on to using it in my hair – my scalp gets really gross and tacky and the honey helps that…
that pie is a work of art!
i hear ya on the parties. drives me crazy. i have one friend that i know has befriend me in attempts to sign me up with her multi level marketing company. i am so happy for her that she loves it and yadda yadda but i find it more then a tad insulting to find that she wants to be my friend because of her hopes of signing me up in her business.
ahhh. ok. i’m done. off the soapbox i go. 😉
Was the company Quixtar? My friends are into that. Looking forward to future posts.
I look to forward to your frugal homemade recipes for everything! I use vinegar and baking soda a lot. I still haven’t tried the shampoo thing, but I may this weekend. By the way – the “unit studies” we will be doing are not the type that most do. We basically just grab a bunch of books, then discuss the different areas and then we’ll choose some kind of fun activity to go with it. We also cook that food. So, not really teacher-ish, but still directed, I suppose? I look forward to your unschooling posts!
Okay, you’ve GOT to tell me about the Santa Claus on top of the t.v. I just passed a friend’s house yesterday and noticed they still have their Christmas lights up on their fence.
Ooh, I cant’ wait for all your planned posts! I hope you actually get to write them! 🙂
Regarding WOW… I’ve been a widow for more than a year now. I wouldn’t expect it to let up anytime soon. My boys (7 and 5) still play it almost every day. Sometimes they go a week or two busy with other interests, but it always comes back. Good luck. LOL.
Gorgeous pie!! And the multi-level marketing schemes – I may have been able to keep my mouth shut, but my husband, never. Drives him completely nuts, and he ends up nearly calling people “STUPID!” for getting into these deals.