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    My kids keep saying they’re going to toss me in...

    My kids keep saying they’re going to toss me in the bone yard. I’d be totally on board, but the law wouldn’t be.
    when my dad was diving his friends were under strict orders to be unable to recover...
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    Today is another “last day”. All of my Wednesday...

    Today is another “last day”. All of my Wednesday classes meet on Wednesday’s only, so I will be saying goodbye at least for the summer to a lot of my students today. Some will be not taking my...
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    Lots of progress! i am struggling with my new...

    Lots of progress!

    i am struggling with my new approach. This week I fell back more into old habits.

    I did get lesson plans done before classes, grade, deliver hippos, fire the kiln twice and...
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    Loving other people’s kids

    It is so hard.

    the graduation week has started. Every year I forget and then every year they leave, and every year I cry. I told dh “sometimes I wish I didn’t love them.” And he just said “no...
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    Booties.

    Booties.
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    I am rethinking that list. I may not swim this...

    I am rethinking that list. I may not swim this week - my hips don’t hurt when I am actually swimming, but i’m not sure it helps, and it may be hurting.

    Today I did yoga, some grading,and made...
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    The trim is “done” except that apparently the...

    The trim is “done” except that apparently the sill plate, baseboard, and door surround for the transition between the addition and old house is another job.

    also - we still have no real exterior...
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    Maybe brown wood furniture will come back in...

    Maybe brown wood furniture will come back in style....

    and i I personally think anything that raises the cost of “fast fashion” is a good thing. They are talking about the increased cost of...
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    I agree - however you get it done, done is done....

    I agree - however you get it done, done is done.

    yppej, good news on the job! And it sounds like you are doing well with the yard. I’m also glad you’re getting out with your mom.

    i did almost...
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    I think I need a news fast

    We were discussing predators and prey in my class yesterday, and one of my kids asked “is there a word for an animal that just kills things but doesn’t eat them?” I told him many animals will also...
  11. Severe autism is bad. It limits people’s lives. ...

    Severe autism is bad. It limits people’s lives. I do not believe there is any “evidence” beyond timing to implicate vaccines (my child got these vaccines at the same time the autism symptoms showed...
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    Yes on the goat milk ice cream. I’m allergic to...

    Yes on the goat milk ice cream. I’m allergic to cow milk. This time of year I have extra goat milk and it’s higher in fat early in lactation, so I try to pack a bunch of ice cream away in my...
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    Rosarugosa, that is a lot! Yppej, you either...

    Rosarugosa, that is a lot!

    Yppej, you either have a very generous coworker or your wardrobe doesn’t need much adapting! I hope the new job makes you happier!

    yesterday I made ice cream,...
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    The boy (ok, young man, but I could be his...

    The boy (ok, young man, but I could be his mom...) we paid was very nice and did a good job. Much faster than dh!

    We did not have nice plywood subfloor - we had chipboard. And it gave me...
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    Year five of the elephant

    Yes, for those of you who remember the “eating the elephant” saga, we are now on year five of the “elephant” (house addition). it technically started in February, but little has been happening. ...
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    6 1/2 week thread, beltain to solstice

    Here we go again :)

    I’ve been reading a book called “the renaissance soul” which really speaks to me and my life of always having too many irons in the fire and too many interests, and too many...
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    Yppej, i hope that the insurance becomes simple...

    Yppej,
    i hope that the insurance becomes simple now.

    i did part of all my goals, but none of any. I think the progress approach is definitely better for me. I have been reading a book called...
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    Sounds like a good problem to have! My my dad...

    Sounds like a good problem to have!

    My my dad calls those “what are we going to do with all these fish?”

    i do understand. I have started the end end of the year clean out/organize in my...
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    That was sort of my point Alan - we teach school...

    That was sort of my point Alan - we teach school children to “love their neighbor as themselves”, we just don’t quote Jesus. We hold food drives at schools, but we don’t tell them it’s a mitzvah to...
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    They were very small trees - two shovels of dirt...

    They were very small trees - two shovels of dirt and hammer in a stake.

    it is so wet we didn’t feel a need to water them in this year, but dh said to only get 30 next year.

    i’m sure Iris lilies...
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    The studio is closed, but I did end up making 11...

    The studio is closed, but I did end up making 11 pieces. Two I am less than excited about, but I want to use them to try done glaze techniques. I’ve actually had two post sale inquiries about my...
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    Because he’s the “Easter” bunny? And “Easter” is...

    Because he’s the “Easter” bunny? And “Easter” is by definition a religious holiday?

    Alan, while mindfulness is a key part of Buddhism, i’m Not sure it’s any more “Buddhist” than Charity is Jewish...
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    I put together a general plan for the garden. It...

    I put together a general plan for the garden. It starts “build time machine, plant two weeks ago...”

    ok, but actually I am stripping winter cover off beds and hoping to get something in the...
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    We paid (withholding plus final bill)...

    We paid (withholding plus final bill) significantly more this year - and the tax increase was more than our gross income increase. So, effectively, we took a net cut to income. We no longer have...
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    Hmm, it may be time to start doing outside...

    Hmm, it may be time to start doing outside interviews again...

    Teacher Terry, how does the vacuuming fit into your short term goals? Are you working on a total spring clean?
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