Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Most Devoted Reader

Good ol' Anonymous Spam. He assures me I am a most excellent writer and always has a kind word to say about my blog, plus a little happy link for me to visit.

I just spend 15 minutes deleting spam comments from this blog.

You other commenters really need to step up your game. Why don't you give me helpful web tips like him? :) Never have I had such a devoted reader.

In other news, I spent over an hour throwing away 2 1/2 bags of trash out of Sweetheart's room yesterday. It's ok--she asked me to! Actually, she bargained for me to! (She knows how to bargain with me pretty well. She knows all my weak spots. Mama will do just about anything for foot rubs, or to have my hair brushed, etc. Yesterday she REALLY wanted help on her room b/c she gave me the full spa treatment.)
I love you Sweetheart--even if you have 50 socks on your bedroom floor.

Anyway, in the course of sweeping out from under all her furniture, and behind everything and just generally getting everything off the floor--I found 50 socks. FIFTY SOCKS folks. And she was still wearing some yesterday! Today we are going to attack the closet and drawers. Time to get rid of what doesn't fit and pass along or throw away toys. Sniff. Sniff.

I've been in no hurry on the toys because once you grow up, you don't ever get to go back. She's been telling me she doesn't want them all and I keep saying, "they aren't taking up any room in your closet, just leave them on the shelf in case you want to play with them one day." But after seeing the state of her room yesterday, I've decided it's time to seriously pare down what's in her room. If you don't own much, you can't junk the room up. Right? Right?

And I must resist the urge to keep everything for Bee later. There is far too big of a gap in ages to store clothes or toys for her for later. Maybe a few sentimental items that all the girls have loved and played with. But really--I've got to let go of some things. EVEN IF they are "perfectly good." (That was my mom's voice there in quotes. She can't throw anything away. Must. Fight. Genetics.)
Baby Bee--conqueror of the homeschool cabinet.

In other news, Bee learned to open the homeschool cabinet yesterday so that is now sporting a child lock. Far too much money invested in homeschool curriculum to risk that. I don't lock everything up, just the one kitchen cabinet that has a gas connection inside it. I don't mind telling her "no." But boy if she ripped up our homeschool stuff while I was out of the room--I might have what they call a coniption. So that's another inconvient addition to our school day. I would really, really, really like to have a homeschool room again. One with a bunch of built-in would be nice. And a play area on the other side for Bee. So if you know of anyone giving a house away--give me a holler!

OK--let the vague, general compliments about my blogging style begin!


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    Seriously. Sometimes I think I'm blogging just to the spammers, because they are the ones who leave the comments!!!! :)

    Blog on,

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    Still reading, life's getting in the way of commenting! Gosh, Baby Bee is getting so big!! Your girls are just precious. :)

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    I threatened #2 and #3 that if they didn't get all their junk picked up I was going to go through and start tossing stuff. I've got no problem throwing it all away. They know it too!

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    Um. bring Bee to my house... or better yet come school at my house. I have a school room that is not being used. :0) I am fixing to tear it all out!!!! Change it up! Do something.. Seriously think I should move Kate up there and have the little room for school down here BUT we just re did her closet. So that is out. :0( However I must stop blogging so we can actually FINISH school today!

  5. I nominated you for the Liebster Award!


  6. Hi Brenda! I stumbled upon your blog, googling homeschool room ideas. I gotta give a huge thank you! Ironically, I am a mom to 3 children- 7, 3, and 10 weeks(oh wow, unexpected addition :) ). Also, I have just been diagnosed w/ type 1 diabetes(insulin dependent)( was diagnosed w/ type 2 but hey it happens to be this now (surprise! Adults can develop it!). So I have been instilling a more clean eating diet(have you checked out forksoverknives? where our eating style causes problems like diabetes? crazy.)It's not cheap eating as good as we should but then either is paying for insulin. Choices. So while I am at home w/ the 3 yr. old and baby trying to cook from scratch and make menu plans and grocery lists, my 7 yr. old goes to public schools and really struggles. I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do and that's homeschool. So I will be doing household stuff, teaching, and scrutinizing over our diet, and will be turning their playroom into a office/craft/homeschool room. it's more of a breezeway turned living space, yeah we have one of those make shift fixer upper homes that needs love. I also work part time. I chuckled reading about your lovely to do list that rambles through your brain at 4am. I can relate. That is when I am up with the baby for a good hour while she stares at me fully awake and I try to keep one eye open. Thanks for keeping it real!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)