Tuesday, November 21, 2017


So thankful for a day to stay home
Movies, Mall and Santa on Saturday
We saw Wonder. Two thumbs up and five stars!
Church and date on Sunday
Groceries and errands on Monday
Hobbies and cleaning on Tuesday!

Saturday, November 18, 2017


My heart's kinda overflowing with gratitude this morning.
 Thanksgiving break starts today! 
Nine straight days with no alarm, just fun.

Field trip yesterday to Festival of Trees
Broke my personal No Christmas before Thanksgiving rule
But it was worth it.
The cafeteria served Holiday Lunch when we got back.
Sweetest little voice (second kiddo in the pic) said, "They have pie."

Bought myself an early Christmas/Birthday gift.
It's looks brown during the day and black at night.
It's called Espresso and we love it. 

Ten more bowties to go.
Still all stash. And I see two duplicates.
Six straight lines and a binding and this one will be finished:
Happy Saturday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


I'm thankful for starting to return to a regular sleep schedule.
Silly Daylight Savings...
We're early risers, but 2:30 is ridiculous.
I've slept a little later each morning this week.

Monday, November 6, 2017


I'm thankful for a No Money Monday!
I packed my lunch and made dinner at home-
chicken potpie!

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I'm thankful for relaxing Saturdays
Up early to sew, clean, nap and grocery shop-
nothing too important.

Friday, November 3, 2017


So thankful for Friday.
Even though I have a perfectly wonderful class
the weeks are still long.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


I'm thankful for having extra spending money
to use going out to breakfast
before school on a Thursday. 
Out of the ordinary for us :)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Today I'm thankful for fun.
I'm especially thankful that the things I think are fun
are pretty simple and silly. 
It don't take much :)
Like comfy onesies with your bestie on Halloween
or finding a favorite pumpkin
at the Pumpkin House.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Fall Break so far...
Made this super-delicious Apple Fritter Cake
Wednesday afternoon.
 Honeybun Cake is my usual go-to
but oh my, this is yum. 
Thursday, we ran around town doing errands
including getting a letter from our Pediatrician...
Colton is a Senior and during his Spring IEP meeting it was suggested that
as a Special Education student, he could stay in High School until age 21.
I knew this in my heart, but wasn't sure it was right for our family.
On the other hand, it was a load off my mind because
while he can take care of himself and entertain himself all day, 
he still needs supervision,
and I need to work six more years.
At his latest IEP meeting the principal said since he has all his credits 
and made such good grades (with accommodations, of course)
There is not data supporting the decision for him to stay in school.
We're hoping it works itself out, but
his daddy and I are working on a new plan.
We have several ideas but it's stressful.

Spent Friday afternoon with my family
Love this truck full of pumpkins
and this field full of pumpkins!

This evening there's a Trunk or Treat Car Show.
Can't wait to check it out!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


C is for Customized Question Lists

H is for Have a Spell-off

A is for Active Math

M is for My favorite Learning Extention. GoNoodle Plus has a bunch of extension activities based on their videos. I love anything that gets kiddos thinking, writing and using interesting vocabulary. Speak Up and Get to Know Someone does all three:
An idea I want to share...
A joke I want to tell...
A question I want to ask...
Feel free to choose one and answer!

P is for Party with 80-some first-graders!
P is also for still Plugging along on these little cuties:
How is it that every quilt I make is my favorite until I start the next one?