Category Archives: patience

Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

Posted in animals, art, cats, childhood, CJ Sez, comedy, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, education, health, homeschool, learning, Look at that Cat, love, making art, mental health, music, parenthood, parenting, patience, persistence, school, what’s “work-life balance?”, work, work-life balance | Leave a comment

Adventures in Food: Biscuits and Gravy

Wednesday, February 23rd 2021 . Chef Daddy calls this, “Biscuits and Gravy.” . It looks like “Chicken and Asparagus” to me, but what do I know? . . . Don’t get me wrong, there certainly was both biscuits AND gravy … Continue reading

Posted in art, childhood, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, food, health, love, mental health, parenthood, patience | 1 Comment

ClaraJane’s Marble Roller Coaster

Saturday, February 20th 2021 2021-02-20 CJ’s Marble Roller Coaster [0:26]: . *

Posted in childhood, CJ Sez, Corona Quarantine, education, faith, health, homeschool, learning, making art, mental health, parenting, patience, persistence, work | Leave a comment

Just Saying… and Adventures in Food

Sunday, February 14th 2021 It’s worth noting that I am spoiled and also had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It starts when I run head first into this lovely man, sporting two drinks that are, well, red. #AdventuresinFood . As if … Continue reading

Posted in animals, art, cats, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, faith, family, food, health, learning, Look at that Cat, love, marriage, mental health, parenthood, parenting, patience, persistence, siblings, what’s “work-life balance?”, work-life balance | Leave a comment

CJ’s Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 14th 2021 . One advantage about losing all your work to the pandemic is more time for the kids. On this day we manage to drive our daughter around town to bring Valentines to a few friends. . … Continue reading

Posted in activism, art, childhood, comedy, Corona Quarantine, faith, Friendship, health, history, love, making art, mental health, nature, parenthood, parenting, patience, persistence, school, tragedy | 1 Comment

Look at That Cat: Domestic Sports

Saturday, February 13th 2021 . So what if I should be embarrassed by how much of the day is spent looking at our cats and making up dumb stuff about them. What can I say; it’s CircusKitchen Quarantine. . . … Continue reading

Posted in activism, animals, art, cats, comedy, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, evidence they get along, family, Friendship, love, mental health, nature, parenthood, parenting, patience, persistence, work, work-life balance | Leave a comment

ClaraJane Cooking Cookies with Her Class

Friday, February 12th 2021 . . Today marks the third time ClaraJane’s 4th + 5th grade class has made cookies “together.” . The recipe is “Jam Ribbon Cookies,” although CJ made hers with chocolate. Here it is: COOKIE INGREDIENTS: 1/2C … Continue reading

Posted in art, childhood, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, education, food, global inequity, health, history, learning, love, making art, parenthood, parenting, patience, school, science | Leave a comment

Circus Kitchen Duties

February 11th 2021 . I am celebrating our latest incarnation of Household Expectations around here. . SUPPERTIME SCHEDULE: 6pm: Go Create OFFLINE (everyone get off screens!) 6:45pm: Set Table 7pm: Supper 7:45pm: Cleanup 8:30pm: CJ Bedtime 9:30pm: GLO “Bed” Time* … Continue reading

Posted in art, childhood, domestic life, faith, family, food, health, learning, love, mental health, money, parenthood, parenting, patience, persistence, work | 3 Comments

A Tail of Three Kitties

Monday, February 8th 2021 . My Monday Morning. Aka; “Getting Up Is Hard To Do.” . My bed runneth over.

Posted in animals, cats, childhood, comedy, Corona Quarantine, family, health, Look at that Cat, love, mental health, nature, parenthood, parenting, patience, siblings | Leave a comment

Adventures in Food: Tortellini a la CJ

Wednesday, February 3rd 2021 . Just a Unicorn Chef on Rollerskates, and the tortellini she made. . Daddy might have “helped a little bit.” Butt seriously CJ did the heavy lifting on this. . 👩‍🍳

Posted in childhood, CJ Sez, Corona Quarantine, domestic life, food, global inequity, health, learning, love, mental health, parenthood, patience, persistence, work | Tagged , , | Leave a comment