Skip to main content

Wednesday Hodgepodge

In like a lion, out like a lamb .... does the first part of this saying describing March weather ring true where you live?

It certainly could and I certainly hope it does. We had a beautiful first day of March, but it was very snowy and cold. I hope that we have the opposite of that on March 31st ... sunny and warm.

March 4th is National Grammar Day. What common grammatical error bothers you the most? 

Your versus you're, and 99% of what teenagers think is proper grammar these days. I had an amazing English/grammar teacher in high school and she is rolling over in her grave with the improper use of grammar by current high school students.

William Arthur Ward says, "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." Which one are you?

I have always thought of myself as a realist. I might complain for a moment but then pull myself together and start making the adjustments. But when it comes to literal wind,  I am a pessimist. When the wind is whipping I just say, "Ughhhh!!!" and try to get away from it. With all the hurls from the arrows of the Devil lately, I find myself complaining instead of adjusting or having an expectation of God to change it.

What's something you need to 'march forth and conquer' this month?

Staying on a strict budget. With moving Kyndal's wedding up almost two months and paying for a destination wedding, we have had to come up with funds more quickly and in a bigger chunk than we were planning. To do that is requiring some belt tightening for the next few months. No extras!

An ongoing debate around here ... do you dust first then vacuum or vacuum first then dust? Of the two routine household chores which do you dislike the least? How's that for wording?

In my perfect world I don't vacuum or dust on the same day. Instead I do one major housecleaning chore each day of the week. However, I absolutely HATE to dust. That's why all of my surfaces are dusty right now. Vacuuming is not a whole lot of fun, either, but I have to do it several times a week because of all of the dog hair. I usually vacuum on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then 'as needed'. I am supposed to dust every Wednesday, but I always tend to talk myself out of it until 'next week'.

According to the ten most photographed sites in the U.S.A. are: Cinderella's Castle in Orlando, Southernmost House in Key West, The Space Needle in Seattle, The Site of the Boston Massacre in Boston, The Bellagio lake/fountains in Las Vegas, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Coit Tower in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, Niagara Falls, and snagging the number one spot ... The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. How many on this list have you photographed? Which on the list would you most like to visit and photograph?

I have photographed the Southernmost Point in Key West, but not the house (didn't know there was a designated house). And I have photographed at The Bellagio. Otherwise, that's it. I think I would like to get an iconic pic of my family at Niagara Falls with the water and mist pouring down over our ponchos.

Fifty years ago Monday (March 2, 1965) The Sound of Music premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in NYC. Have you seen the film? Do you own a copy? One a scale of 1-10 how much do you love it (or not)? If you're a fan, what's your favorite scene or song from the movie?

LOVE this movie! I would give it a strong 9. It is actually one of my all-time favorites. I don't own the movie, but I have seen it multiple times and even seen it in a musical a couple of times. My favorite scene is when the nuns are walking Maria through the abbey to the cathedral for the wedding, leaving her at the gate with her future daughters and then the chorus of the nuns singing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" It gives me chills.

Insert your own random thought here.

I have now ordered my daughter's wedding invitations and my son's graduation announcements. Both events will happen within one week of each other in May. Whoa.


  1. Oh wow-May will be exciting for your family : ) My daughter just got married in January, and I do believe these things always cost more than we anticipate. We came in really close to our budget, but there were a few things I didn't think to include. I have another daughter to plan for one day, so I've saved my notes.


Post a Comment

We all know that in this crazy world of homeschooling, we need all the (adult) support we can get. Please leave a comment if you so wish!

Popular posts from this blog

Ketogenic + Restless Legs = Insomnia ... Um, No!

Okay, I have been eating ketogenic for five days now. I have gotten through the carb detox headaches and have settled into a macro plan of 5% carbs (no grains), 20% protein, 75% fat.

The upside is that I like the idea of limiting my body of all of the glucose which will help my minor health conditions.

But there are definitely downsides!

The first is that I am having a hard time getting in enough fats under the strictures of the diet. Who knew it would be hard to eat fats? The real problem is that the fats I want to eat then include a consumption of protein and/or carbs and then throws off my percentages. Still working on that one.

The bigger issue is that for the past couple of nights I have had trouble sleeping, and I have had restless legs.

Sleeping is one of those things that I do well. I go to bed at the same time every night (for the most part) and get up at the same time each morning. I can fit in a 15-30 minute power nap in the afternoon and have no trouble going to sleep at n…

America: The Story of Us ~ Episode 1: "Rebels" Lesson Plans

Here it is ... the first installment of our American History lesson plans using "America: The Story of Us" as our spine. We are currently on Episode 6 and I anticipate us at least getting through Episode 10 by the end of the school year. I hope that you find these posts helpful as you plan your lessons.

The first episode of America: The Story of Us is "Rebels". We spent three weeks on this unit.

We started reading Blood on the River by Elisa Lynn Carbone. We read an equal number of pages each day to cover the three-week unit (** highly recommend).

We watched Episode 1, did the discussion questions/video quiz for the episode and the vocabulary words. These can be printed by going here. The Episode Guides are down the left hand column on the site.

All "notebooking pages" are printed from Advanced World HistoryVol. 2 from Hold that Thought!

All "America's Heritage" references are materials printed from America's Heritage: An Adventure in Lib…

Cells ~ It's What's for Dinner

Dawson made edible cells on Friday.

He made an animal cell pizza ...

and a plant cell chocolate chip cookie ...

He reviewed what he's learned about cells the past two weeks, and I had dinner made by someone else. Win, win!!

I am linking up at Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.