Written By: Jodi on March 5, 2008 3 Comments

We’re going to sponsor a child through Compassion International! I need to back up here a little bit and begin at the beginning. Ever since I was pretty young (late grade school, I’m guessing), I’ve wanted to sponsor a child through one of the charitable organizations out there. Now that’s been a lot of years [...]

Written By: Jodi on March 2, 2008 One Comment

It is currently 59 degrees outside and we are under a winter weather advisory, to-wit: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. CHANCES FOR RAIN WILL INCREASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SNOW AROUND MID EVENING…AND [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 23, 2008 3 Comments

This was in our local paper yesterday and I thought it was appropriate to share since I’m in a major winter BLAH phase. 10 reasons to appreciate the cold Iowa winter Here are 10 things to ponder as you shiver through another day in Iowa’s Endless Winter: The good news – no mosquitoes! If you [...]

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Written By: Jodi on February 23, 2008 One Comment

I was getting a little tired of my previous design and decided I needed to add a touch of spring to my life.  I’m so tired of winter!!  They tell you these templates are ready to go as-is, but that is rarely the case and I’ve spent a good part of my day making changes [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 22, 2008 One Comment

I keep putting off writing an entry because there’s so much to say. I’ve decided it might be easier to just pour it all out in one post and get it over with. So, this has been an up and down week and a half or so. We celebrated my younger son’s 7th birthday (7!?!). [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 19, 2008 One Comment
Somebody stop me!

I don’t know what is wrong with me, but today I decided I want another pet.  Not just any pet…a Robo Hamster.  Never heard of a Robo Hamster?  I hadn’t either until we went to Petco to get some cat food.  Yes, food for the cats we’ve had for less than a year that live [...]

Written By: Jodi on January 31, 2008 7 Comments

Ok, I know, homeschool parents don’t exactly get time off for sick days, but I’m trying my best!  I have taken up an almost permanent position in the recliner with my laptop.  I have my pillows, blankets, pets and assorted cold remedies surrounding me. What’s a girl to do when she’s afraid to sleep and [...]

Written By: Jodi on January 24, 2008 One Comment
Organizational Baby Steps

I have this habit of working on ‘hidden’ clutter before tackling the more obvious clutter ( like the kids’ toys littering the living room and the pockets of disarray scattered around our home). I was up to my tricks again today as I finished filing the multitude of clipped and printed off recipes I’ve collected [...]

Written By: Jodi on January 24, 2008 One Comment

I was tagged for this on my homeschoolblogger blog, but I’ll post it here, too.  I’ve been tagged by Kelly at Unschooling @ Sage Manor.  I haven’t done a meme/tag for awhile, so…why not? Here are the ‘rules’: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks [...]

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Written By: Jodi on January 17, 2008 One Comment

Maybe I’m just in a weird mood due to every part of my body but my right ear being in pain from a brutal kick-boxing workout last night…but this is the kind of thing that cracks me up. Don’t let the website address worry you – it’s worth the visit. Note the ‘unforeseen circumstances’ reference. [...]

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