There are many reasons why I love homeschooling, of course — the fact that I’m around these wonderful kids all day, or the fact that I *KNOW* what they are learning, and have the privilege to struggle with them until they finally reach that “aha!” moment… …but there are other reasons, equally as valid, such … [Read more…]
I heard this song while I was out shopping on Saturday, and it’s been going through my mind ever since. Looking at the comments below the video, however, was less than inspiring. Amy Grant was the singer that I listened to most during my “angst-filled” teenage years, when I was trying to figure out Who … [Read more…]
… I just HAD to include the famous “Spam” sketch from Monty Python. (“I don’t like Spam!”) Just ignore the one bad word in the sketch, please.
Seems like Sunday nights are the only time I get to be in front of the computer for any length of time! (that’s when I schedule the next week’s assignments for homeschooling, so there you go!) 1. Father had a wonderful homily this morning. He talked about John the Baptist, and how he said of … [Read more…]
Over 5 inches here at our house! My kids have never seen this much snow down here… nor are they used to having it stay more than a few hours! This has been a huge blessing for them, and I am so grateful! Thomas, Grace, Joseph, and my husband were there on the hill yesterday, … [Read more…]
It’s been a week of successes and failures here at Chez Ouiz: 1. SUCCESS: I finished my hat!2. FAIL: Unfortunately, I ended it too soon and it’s waaaaaay too short for me to wear. I’m OK with that, though (even though I secretly did want to be able to wear it, despite its hideous golden color). I … [Read more…]
After writing the last post, I got on-line to watch the Biggest Loser. I haven’t seen it in a long time (we don’t have TV), so I was surprised to see that they now have contestants run a marathon at the end of the competition. That wasn’t the part that struck me, though. As I … [Read more…]
I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions… I don’t know, I guess something about it seemed so arbitrary and fake to me. I can’t remember ever making any when I was younger. This year, however, I want to set some (what I feel to be) realistic goals for myself. 1. Be more … [Read more…]