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Welcome Back, Me!

Whew! I've missed y'all!

     Let me give you the rundown on what I've been up too...

    Ross was sick for a few days, with a cough and runny nose. She was miserable. She spent a lot of time on my lap, staring at my Netbook. Only because the only thing that kept her happy was to be on my lap, watching movies from Netflix.com on demand. Then, just as she was starting to recover, we got smacked with this huge snow storm. Here are a couple of pics.

 A pic of my snow covered back yard and driveway.

   Chrissy, looking cute with a snowflake on her nose...

  So, the girls were out of school. It's great having the extra hands around home, but they also add to the chaos in some ways! Anyway, on the first day of the snow, Tallen stared out the window too much and wound up with a puking Migraine, that lasted all night and part of the next day. It's so sad when someone that little can get such bad headaches. I have Migraines myself and can sympathize. He really needs some good sunglasses for days like those, as they would probably help prevent the headache from ever starting to begin with, but I have not been able to find real  sunglasses that will fit him correctly. Then, just as he was recovering from that horrible day...

   I discovered this awesome online school for for him and Ross. I wish I had found it ages ago. It is very affordable and easy for the kids to navigate. I am always able to keep track of their progress and they can redo each  activity as often as they want. It would work great as a stand alone home school curriculum, but I am using it as support for the things we are already learning. Another plus is that, because it is done on the computer, Tallen does not object to doing the exercises. He can type as well as anyone else, but hates to write, due to some dexterity problems that he has. They have enjoyed this program so much. We have spent many hours working with it. I plan to do a more detailed posting about this program, in the near future.

  Hubs went out of town on Monday. I was thinking "Woohoo! Now I can work and play online, with no interruptions from him!" But I literally started feeling sick right after he left. I think he hexed me. By that afternoon, I had lost my voice completely and had a horrible cough. I am feeling a lot better today. Hubs comes home tomorrow.

   Today is my oldest son's birthday. He's 21 today. I loved that he was born on Norman Rockwell's birthday. Happy Birthday, Cota!


  1. Happy Birthday to your son. I loved the picture of the dog in the snow. What is the website you were talking about for school. I would love to check it out.

  2. I'm glad that your up and running again! I've been dealing with a sick kid too so I know where you are coming from.
    Hope things get back to normal for you soon!

  3. Thanks,a49erfangirl! The school web address is www.time4learning.com .I can.t even begin to tell you how pleasantly surprised I have been with the quality of these classes. If you do decide to join, could you tell them that danrivermama@gmail.com sent you? I think they offer some sample classes for you to see.

  4. Thanks, S.A.! I hope everyone at your house gets well soon! HUGS

  5. yeokeehui, I hope you aren't insinuating that Chrissy is being mistreated in some way. If you are, you're terribly mistaken. Let me tell you a little story...

    Over six years ago, Chrissy was literally within minutes of being put down. Her owners were moving away and couldn't take her and decided to have her put to sleep, as they had no time to find her a good home. Luckily, our friend worked at the vet's office, where they had made the appointment. He begged them to wait a few minutes longer and called me, asking if I would take her. Sight unseen, I said yes.

    She is like our baby. She has 39 acres of beautiful wilderness to run in and is happy as a lark. We tried to have her as an inside dog but, after always living in an apartment, once she got a taste of running free, she did not want to stay inside. She has a heated dog house, with a fuzzy heated mattress to lie on, parked right inside my garage. She knows that we saved her ( I think) and guards me and my children with every fiber of her being.

    Alas, she does need to empty her bowels and bladder on occasion, even when it snows. Thankfully, she leaves the garage to do this! But FYI, she loves to play in the snow and the picture snapped just after this one shows her dancing around in it. I just thought the one I posted was cuter.

    Oh, BTW, that collar on her neck is not for chaining her up. It is like a security blanket to her. Apparently, they removed her collar "that day" and I guess she knew she was about to die. Because, since she came here, if we try to remove her collar, even for a bath, she starts shaking and crying and falling to pieces. It terrifies her! So, while we do need to adjust it on occasion, we don't remove it, to save her being stressed out. Not even for her bath, that's why it looks so ratty. Chrissy has a great home with folks who love her dearly. Don't be so quick to judge.


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