Month: August 2015

Starting a New Homeschool Year

A new day. A new week. Almost a new month. Soon to be a new season. Today, we started doing a little more schoolwork. Dietrich’s response was less than enthusiastic. However, once he started, he accomplished this work in very little time. I do not believe in giving him...

SQT: Dancing Anyway

 Finally Friday and Time for Seven Quick Takes. I managed to skip at least a week, maybe because not much happened or maybe because I’m just that behind. Anyway, the past seven days contains some highlights to recap. ~1~ I went to my first vendor show as a rep...

A Flood of Memories

Some posts contain affiliate links. By purchasing through the link, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Sometimes, the smallest trigger floods the mind with memories. When I vacuum, I remember the mother of a college friend. She cleaned houses to earn extra money to...

Arguments That Never Die

Do you have any long-standing, never-ending arguments? Maybe you enjoy stirring the pot and keeping the feud going day after day, year after year. Today is “Kiss and Make Up Day.” In that spirit, here is the Top Ten Arguments That Never Die in the Caswell Clan. The who...

The Saga Continues

If you live in the Lubbock area and need an allergist, I highly recommend allergist Dr. Suzanne Beck. She spent more than adequate time talking to me about our concerns and seemed genuinely empathetic regarding our battle thus far. Even more astounding, she spoke to me as a person...

Innocence of the Unborn

To be honest, I didn’t know what to write for this week’s one word challenge – that is until a friend posted the latest in the Planned Parenthood scandal. This article has a video (I didn’t watch the video, but there is a graphic warning). However, the still image...

Lessons from The Muppet Movie

Being a child of the Eighties, I grew up with Sesame Street (I believe older episodes were better). Jim Henson’s Muppets made the show, in my opinion. Kermit the Frog was among my favorite characters. The Muppet Movie (the original) remains my favorite of all Muppet movies. I’m surprised...

SQT: Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Friendship Reunions

This week seems to have flown by in some ways. In others, I’m just as tired and behind as ever. That must mean it is time for another Seven Quick Takes. ~1~ On Saturday, I attended a Ladies’ Day gathering with our church. I did not have to carry...

A Silent Call for Help: Lessons from the book of Esther

Sometimes, the “One Word” Challenge fits so serendipitously with my week or thoughts. I will get back to that. Last week, I listened to several books of the Bible on our way across Texas, in efforts to catch up on our Family Daily Bible Reading Calendar. One of the...

Not on this Blog

Time for a Tuesday 10 Post. This week, our hostesses chose the topic “Ten Posts I will NEVER Write.” Here are a few things you can expect never to see on this blog. Anything related to the bedroom relationship between my husband and me. Not because I am a...