Skip to main content

Wednesday Hodgepodge

June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

Honestly, not a fan of pink. So I guess I would say the pink shade of the sky at sunset. Or the pink in this wedding bouquet at Kyndal's wedding in Cozumel last month. It sure was pretty!

What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?

In high school girls only took gym class one year, and usually freshman year to get it done. We had a very strange high school gym teacher. She always took our jewelry from us to keep locked in her office during class, then she would come out with it all hanging from her fingers and say, "Jewelry, ladies???" She looked at us all creepy like. We swore she took our jewelry just so she could look at us changing clothes when she brought it back out to us after class. But in elementary school, gym class was fun! I loved when we played line tag and dodge ball.

What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

Unfortunately, not a good one. My first marriage ruined my extreme love of yellow roses.

Do you prefer to read or write?

I love doing a little of both.

Sam Keen is quoted as saying, "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

The definition of respectable is "proper, correct, socially acceptable". The lazy days of summer. They are so important. These are days when it is important for us to recharge and rejuvenate for the busy days that begin in August and continue through the months of spring. Laziness for us really comes in the form of sleeping in more often, watching more t.v., taking more naps, and reading more.

The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast ... which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

If I could leave today I would pack up the kids and head to my parents' house in Pensacola, Florida. That is all the resort I need or desire. It's pure relaxing heaven.

What question do you hate to answer?

When are you going to do some laundry? Ha! I do keep it caught up for the most part, but occasionally I am asked this question.

Insert your own random thought here.

For those of you who have followed the child support saga for the past couple of years, I can now say that it is finally over! All arrearages and judgments have been paid and now it is just a matter of receiving the regular monthly amount for Dawson until he gets out of college. Free at last!


  1. I too love the pink in a sunset and probably have hundreds of photos of the sunsets from my home. Kyndal must be your daughter. She is beautiful and her color choice of flowers is like our daughter-in-law chose for her wedding.
    I am over here from your friend at Say What?

  2. Oh my...your gym teacher certainly does sound strange!! I'm surprised someone didn't complain!!! My students would have had plenty to say!!!

  3. Oh.... ugh .... the dreaded laundry question.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! Free at last, indeed. Happy for you.

  5. The flowers were really pretty - like the bride. No idea about the financial drama but glad it is sorted. Dropping by from the Hodgepodge.


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

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.

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 3: "Westward 1" Lesson Plans

This past summer, when I planned our lessons for this year, I was enthralled with how much information was in Episode 3 ~ Westward. It couldn't be done in just three weeks, as I had intended for each unit. So, I broke Westward up into two separate units: Westward 1 and Westward 2. This week I will provide the lesson plans for Westward 1. We spent three weeks on this part of the unit.

We readThe Captain's Dog by Roland Smith. We read an equal number of pages each day to cover the three-week unit (Suprisingly, Dawson did not enjoy this book as much as I thought he would. With him being such a dog-lover, I thought he would appreciate it more. But it just didn't have enough action for him. You'll find that he's hard to please when it comes to literature. I actually really enjoyed The Captain's Dog and thought it was a great piece of historical fiction.)

We watched the entire Episode 3, did the discussion questions/video quiz for the episode and the vocabulary words…