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When did it come to this?

Today as I was washing my hands at the kitchen sink, with my special "kitchen" handsoap I began to wonder - 'When did this happen?' Which of course led me on a trip down memory lane and BOOM! Here I am blogging about it!

When did we get brainwashed into thinking we need special soap on each sink of the house? When I was little (and yes, I know, it was a long time ago!) if I washed my hands at the kitchen sink, I used the dishsoap that was there. We didn't have a bottle of lemony fresh, anti-bacterial soap with moisture beads! We also had a regular bar of soap on our one sink, in our one bathroom. I don't think I used it that much - I was more of a rinse and then wipe the mud I just made on the towel girl - but still. We have six bathroom sinks and a kitchen sink. I know that liquid handsoap isn't extremely pricey, but when you start multiplying by 7 it adds up pretty fast. And why does EVERY kind of soap have to be anti-bacterial? Aren't we …

I think it's really summer

The weather here has been stupid hot for the last few days. I think we just skipped spring and went right to summer! Somehow during the winter I always forget how humid it is....

We are still plugging away at school. Twenty something days left! For some reason I'm obsessed with finishing the books. I'm not sure why - I know they don't finish them in the schools - Zach brought workbooks home at the end of the year in 1st. So I'm not sure why I feel we must.

Hubby is out with the Boy Scouts this weekend. They are camping and doing Boy Scout stuff. In a few years Zach will be going out there with him. For now we have to go out with him. But that's quite alright - we usually have fun when we go.

Speaking of camping...next week we are going camping for three nights. Hopefully we planned it early enough so it's not too stinking hot - but warm enough to enjoy the lake. We are going with our friends Nicole and Chad and their kids. We all went together camping…

Remembering Mom

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. In July I will have been without my mom for four years. I know many people have been without their mom's for much longer. I wonder how they've managed so long. This year I am missing my mom terribly.
My mom wasn't perfect, but she was wonderful. She taught me so much. Sometimes I can still hear her in my head when I'm trying to make a decision. I didn't always listen to her when she was alive - and I still don't! She (like most of my family & friends) would have hated the fact that I homeschool. I think she's looking down saying "Ok, maybe you were right this time." LOL Naw! What she's saying is "Get your butt back to work to pay for Catholic School!" Sorry Mom!
I was never my mom's favorite "too outspoken", "too stubborn" she would say. That's OK too. As I grew older we ended up being friends too. Those 'bad' qualities ended up being some of the th…

Random Ramblings

I think overall, I had a pretty productive couple of weeks. You guys know how hard it is for me to be productive - but I've been trying!!
I got Zach's curriculum ordered for next year. Some stuff I already have (math, history) so it really didn't end up costing me as much as I had anticipated. Woo-Hoo!! Spending less than you expected is always a good thing! Plus, April was the month for all the stuff I ordered to either be on sale, or have free shipping. That free shipping stuff rocks!! I also took the time to schedule out for the stuff we have, so I only have to schedule out a few things when they come in. Maybe I will get a summer break after all!
Paint color has been picked for the classroom/playroom and Zach's bathroom. I think Lowe's is having a rebate on Olympic paint this month. I'll have to check. For the record - I really hate the Valspar, but it seems the colors we like are all Valspar. I'm taking my paint chips to the Olympic side of…

Room 2 Finished!

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Zach's room is done! I think it turned out pretty good. It's called Tree Frog Green.