Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 29 2012

Life. Ain’t no one getting out alive.

We don’t have cable, so any news I get these days is whatever happens across my Facebook feed at the moment I’m sitting in front of it. I may no longer be the most informed person, but I’m also no longer screaming at the television in sheer frustration. I call that a win. But even …

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May 26 2012

Summer is for reading, right?

I never could understand how people could read more than one book at a time. I’d read interviews of So-And-So and s/he would mention s/he was in the middle of three different books. All I could think was, “Really? Just commit to one, for crying out loud! Read it, finish it, pick up another!” Times …

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May 25 2012

He’s a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is

After Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, and Pi Day, Geek Pride Day is a huge deal in the House of Chaos. One of the greatest parts of homeschooling is that we can spend the time not only enjoying A’s descent into Geekdom, but stand with him and run with it. This falls under “how homeschooling supports and …

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May 17 2012

I’m bringing tingle back

I have a new BFF. Allegra. She’s a tough broad, able to vanquish dandelions without breaking a sweat. It’s a tough road for her right now, as The Great Snotting is still running amok, but I have faith in her abilities. Breathing well has taken on a new urgency as of late. I have a …

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May 16 2012

Yet more unicorns in my life

We live on what is quite possibly the friendliest block in this village of twenty thousand people. We had barely opened the first PODS last summer before neighbors were coming by to introduce themselves. With the exception of the one dude across the street who keeps cutting through our backyard, everyone here is awesome. Especially …

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May 10 2012

A gardening story of biblical proportions

The rains came. And the woman, who saw her former state burn through drought, rejoiced, for there would be green and lushness and no water restrictions. And the rains continued to bless the woman and her land. And again. And still. And while the rains continued their gloomy raininess, lo the dandelions blossomed. The yellow …

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May 05 2012

Three (not so) innocent little words

How are you? Three little words. A set of words, formed into an innocent question, the answer to which no one really cares to hear. Is the answer “Fine” or something else? “Busy.” “Tired.” “Crazed.” “Stressed.” “About to crack over things no one outside my familial walls would understand or even care.” Has anyone ever answered something …

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May 04 2012

Where I’ve been

Sometimes so many things hit all at once with such intensity that you can only hold on and hope for the best. Time flies by, both hours and days disappearing. So it has been for the last two and a half weeks here at the House of Chaos. The book is done. Sweet glory hallelujah, …

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