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Monday, January 24, 2011


Even if I am at my favorite place to connect to the internet (look here to see where I am ;) and even if I don't mind one tiny bit spending as much time here as my husband's schedule will allow, still...
This is only my second opportunity to connect in the last 3 WEEKS!  oh my.  how time does fly!

I have seriously limited time to post so this brief but boring efficient list of bullet points will have to suffice...
  • The Charlotte Mason blog carnival will be posted tomorrow over at Dana's blog, so if you have written a Charlotte Mason related post in the last two weeks, please go submit it now... HERE.
  • As of last week, we are a little more settled in this temporary compact home of ours.  It did take some time as we arrived and had a pretty much full schedule from day one + the apartment was DIRTY from being unoccupied for 6 months in surely one of the dirtiest zones on this continent. (a couple of small windows had been left open for ventilation... yes, those rooms were covered with a sticky black film. mmm. yum.) 
  • This blog now has over 100 followers - YAY! -  at which point sometime back I'd secretly decided I would definitely be having a blog party + giveaway!  This will happen just as soon as I can manage it.  Stay tuned for further details.
  • I'm looking forward to being able to post again regularly real soon, but I am thoroughly enjoying the simplicity of life afforded by no internet/no phone in the house!!  
  • My friend Jeanne is quite literally wading her way through a national disaster... pray for her?
  • Another friend of mine, Jimmie, is hosting a HOTM online homeschool conference ticket giveaway!  Not only that, but she's one of the SPEAKERS this time around!  Aren't we lucky?!
And that is all, as I have a couple other blogs to update as well!  phew!  I'm STILL too busy!!  :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2 or 3 noteworthy items...

educating ourselves while educating our children

Okay, so it's not because of a lack of interest that I've NEVER yet mentioned anything about this other blog I contribute for... let's just say I've been busy.  Shoot! I'm always busy... I'm still busy!  Matter of fact, have I mentioned that I'm moving?! Tomorrow!?

Yep. Tomorrow is the big day.

The house is empty except for the washing machine, fridge, stove and mattresses which we'll load up tomorrow morning... and then we. are. outta. here! oh my. and why on earth am I writing a blog post?! um, yeah... I'm a little bit insane, um, how shall we say... ahem, silly?  ;)

But of course, I had to remind you all of two VERY important things! 
...of course.

educating ourselves while educating our children

#1... now, as I alluded to before (and if you get your magnifying glass out you might be able to read the blog button directly above, but then again maybe you mayn't, so if you have issues with your eyesight you're welcome to scroll back up to the top of the post ;), there's this really cool blog called Educating Mother of which I'm proud to be a part! Have you been there?  Well, it's really not to be missed and you really ought to visit.  We'd be so glad to have you.  So, please do stop by and let us know you came...

#2... but not less important, the very first Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival of 2011 is coming up this coming Tuesday and I have a feeling it's going to be a whopper since we've had a break over the holidays. So, if you have not submitted your post for that, do it NOW. I'll even make it really easy for you, you can do your stuff right here.  The next edition will be at Jamie's and we're all excited about that, right?  :)

#3...Now, in case you're wondering, or even if you're not, I'll share with you our plans... 
either way, here you are:

Tonight as soon as I'm done here, Micah will probably be back from dropping off a bookshelf at its new home for the next 8 months. I will be finishing up last touches around here (namely, finishing sewing buttons on pants, repairing seams, and putting on patches - there must be a word for all that... I cannot for the life of me think straight enough right now to come up with it, and my thesaurus is packed ;) I'll be doing that 'til the wee hours when I fall like a dead woman onto my mattress. Tomorrow, we'll leave Tarapoto (the jungle) and drive 9 hours to Chachapoyas (featuring really cool little known ruins that we've not yet seen, on the way to Trujillo). We'll be there for 3 days and have a little fun and a lotta learning, or vice versa. ;)  From there, on Saturday, we'll drive another 12 hours to Trujillo (on the coast of Peru), where we'll attempt to cram our seven selves into a snug little apartment for the next two months. You may be able to sense my excitement about that. 
But, thrilled or not, you will hear from me once we get there... :)
SO. I really should go. now.

Happy evening to all, and to all a good-night
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