Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Labor Day

It'll be Labor Day in a few short hours, so everybody have a good one!

I'm going to Luke's Flea Market in Greenville, KY in the morning to do some treasure hunting. Vendors come from all over the country on Labor Day so you never know what you'll find there. They have a little bit of everything from farm animals to houseplants, collectibles to antiques, and a bunch of 'What the heck is that thing' type items. I sure hope they have Lemon Shake-ups tomorrow.

I've spent most of this weekend getting stuff ready for our homeschool, which starts this coming Wednesday. Since my girls are now college age, Tyler will be my only student this year. It'll be easier for me, teaching everything on one grade level instead of three different ones, though I'm not sure how excited he's going to be about having 100% of my attention focused on him. This will be my tenth year as a Homeschooling mom, and I still enjoy it.

This years subjects include the following: English (reading, writing, literature, vocabulary, etc), Math, Science, Spanish, History, Geography, Civics, and The Arts & Culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our Finch Aviary

Setting up a finch aviary has been our summer project. The whole family LOVES it. It is so peaceful in our sitting room now, watching the birds play or listening to them sing as I read. I thought y'all might like seeing some pictures. We have one canary and one pair each of zebra, owl, spice, and Lady Gouldian finches.

You can tell the birds aren't big fans of the camera, huh? When they see us trying to take pictures, they fly into a huddle in the far corner, like in the picture to the right. Any other time, they are flying around, playing.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Holiday World

We just spent a fun-filled day at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. Our older two daughters didn't want to go, so Barry and I took our son Tyler and my neice and nephew Chanler and Trevor, ages 13, 8, and 9.

Everybody acted fine all day, even my husband! LOL Of course, there was the goofy nonsense the last half hour on the way back home, but that's to be expected.

They have great rides, a water park, and get this, FREE ALL YOU CAN DRINK COKES ALL DAY!!! Yes, something in America is actually free!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maizy is in this week's Dogs On Thursday Spotlight!

Natalie emailed me today to ask if I'd like for Maizy to be this week's spotlight on Dogs On Thursday. Well, heck yeah! Maizy and I are thrilled and honored. (Okay, Maizy has a slight case of the 'Big Head' going on right now, but don't tell her I said that!)

Above is a quick picture of my little Maizy Mae, the little black and white pumpkin who stole my heart, my little sweat pea, our pookie-wookie little poochie! (Um, you probably get the picture by now. I love her to pieces and she knows it)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Look out. I'm back!

I guess y'all have noticed that I've been absent for the past four months, but I'm back now and ready to start bloggin' again. I was a bit ill, nothing life-threatening, just bad enough to keep me from having any fun. I'm feeling much better now, so look out. I might just blog you silly!

What has everybody been doing this summer? I've mainly been reading so I can recommend some good books.
Duma Key by Stephen King
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
The Chocolate Mouse Trap by JoAnna Carl
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (which I think will hit the Best Seller list real soon. Way Cool!)

The kids, husband, and all the dogs are doing fine. We set up an aviary in our sitting room recently and have a small "Shakespearian Finch Flock" where all the little birds are named after characters from Shakespeare's plays. I think it is just beautiful, so peaceful to watch them and listen to them sing. I'll try to post pictures soon.