Category Archives: faith

Celebrating Today

Saturday, September 26th 2020 My schedule is so open today it doesn’t even appear on the weekly view of my Google Calendar. After some substantial adulting online and in person, Manmeat makes other plans and I take the kids. We … Continue reading

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Dear Santa from ClaraJane 2019

As I write it is late 2020 and just found this letter on the family Chromebook: ****************************************************************** 1.EARING KIT. 2.SNOW GLOBE. 3.SLIME KIT. 4.PIERCED EARS. 5.NO SCHOOL. 6.HACHAMALS. 7.AN ALIVE HAMSTER OR GERBIL !! 9.HAMSTER CAGE! 10.HAMSTER BALL! 11.HAMSTER WHEEL! … Continue reading

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Not Less Than Two Hours

September 22, 2020 My son just made a beautiful argument to forgo my suggestion to “Go Outside” in order to utilize most of his (currently) two-hour allotment of recreational COMPUTER TIME today instead. ‘He just did all this baseball yesterday, … Continue reading

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At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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At Rise: Too Many Legs

Monday, September 21st 2020 AT RISE: It is “recess” in the distance learning environment. The kids are wrestling on the couch and Little Sister seems to have eeked out a slight advantage over Big Brother. Sister: [Giggling hysterically.] Brother: OH … Continue reading

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Bubble Wow’s Birthday 2020

Sunday, September 20th 2020 The Oberhauser 4 joined the McSweeney/Kolonoski 5 to celebrate Mom’s birthday in the backyard. 2020-09-20 Happy Birthday Bubble Wow [1:45]: 💕

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Back to School 2020 – Day Three

Friday, September 18th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY THREE Be still my heart. Is this WORKING?! The kids are subsumed into their computers off and on throughout the day, and so far they only seem to … Continue reading

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Back to School 2020 – Day Two

Thursday, September 17th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY TWO SOME HIGHLIGHTS. CJ’s teacher provided cardstock copies of Montessori Materials: 2. My favorite!  Sanctioned time for Animal Show & Tell:   2020-09-17 Kitten & Boomsy Attend 7th … Continue reading

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First Day of School 2020 – Gavin & ClaraJane

Wednesday, September 16th 2020 It’s finally here! Here is pandemic-style Back-to-School for us:   After several missteps, stumbles, and inelegant moments courtesy of moi, ClaraJane and Gavin each make it onto their First Day of School Meetings.   Even though … Continue reading

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