Monthly Archives: October 2020

Side Effects of Voting for tRump

October 2020 I found this TikToc to be quite informative. What do you think? #VOTEHIMOUT!!! And to be clear, please allow Phillipa Soo and Groffsauce to explain it: *

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Homeschool Headmistress: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … Continue reading

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CircusKitchen VOTED

Wednesday, October 21st 2020 Voted early. Phew. Gavin chose to quietly walk his scooter in order to accompany me through the whole process, blithely earning the admiration of various adults in the polling station. And just before that we got … Continue reading

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Be Our Guest, Wear a Mask!

Thanks to my son for finding and sharing this gem. It’s definitely worth a listen, even if you are a “Mask Debater.” Wear a Mask (Be Our Guest Parody) [2:14]: You’re welcome! *

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … Continue reading

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Letter from a Pastor

Monday, October 19th 2020 “Dear White Evangelicals, I need to tell you something: People have had it with you. They’re done. They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why: They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your … Continue reading

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Condo Bike Day!

Saturday, October 17th 2020 This Condo “BIKE DAY!” I organized turned out better than I could have hoped. In addition to purging, organizing and cleaning the whole bike parking section of the garage, we also habilitated a bunch of kids … Continue reading

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Small Victory: ByeDon Signs for Our Condo

Saturday, October 17th 2020 This is a big deal because it’s the first time our condo community of 14 families has displayed a political message of any kind, not to mention that message is one big fat beautiful and dignified … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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