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Children at Play on the Beach - Edward Henry Potthast
Children at Play on the Beach - Edward Henry Potthast

Tina tagged me so now I am it (eeek)

All I can say is…. at least it wasn’t the 25 things you don’t know about me version:

6 Things you might not know about me…

  1. I play World of Warcraft.  Actually my husband and I play together.  My dad plays with us too.
  2. I absolutely dread using the phone.  I will put off calling people to an absurd extent.   I think the very insecure part of me worries that I will be an unwelcome intrusion into other people’s time.
  3. I really would love to take riding lessons.  I love horses and I love riding, but I never really get the chance.  Ballroom dancing is also on that list.  I wish we could go dancing more.  Kyle and I took lessons years ago and I really enjoyed the dancing and the time together.  Sometimes we dance in the kitchen and the children laugh at us.
  4. I enjoy homeschooling much more than I thought I would, but sometimes I feel like I am not that good at it.  Then I hear my children discussing things in a respectful and intelligent way and I figure I can’t be doing that bad of a job.
  5. Part of me would enjoy going back to school, but I can be so obstinate I am not sure I would enjoy it as much as I think I would.
  6. I love working jigsaw puzzles.

And now for the hard part… who to tag 🙂

A Catholic Mother’s Thoughts

Apostle to Suburbia

Become what you are

Far From the Box

Happiest at Home

Westward Wagons Ho!
Here are the rules:

Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you:  Did that above.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Blogs I Know

Bathroom Bliss in a Box…

When you have more than two children organising toiletries in the bathroom can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you don’t have a separate “kid’s” bathroom.

I stumbled upon a solution a while back that has worked wonderfully for us.  The bathroom boxes.  I purchased six inexpensive plastic totes from the container store and an inexpensive bathroom rack (yes a tape measure was used in order to make sure everything worked together).  Each child has their own tote and the totes are stored in place one a small shelf and four on the new rack.

The bath rack with four totes
The bath rack with four totes

In each box is everything the child needs:  brush, toothbrush,  tooth paste, a cup, shampoo, bubble bath, lotion… all those personal items that they need.  When it is their bathroom time they can pull their box and then put them away leaving the bathroom clean for the next clan member.

To make this idea even more cool I could turn on my creative side and let the children decorate their boxes.

You can (as always) see more of the Works for me Wednesday ideas at Rocks in my Dryer.

Reflections on the Day

Reflections on the Day – February 4, 2008


Reflections on the Day for February 4, 2008.
We have a lot of sunshine, cool weather, the children can’t decide if they want to be inside or out.

Plans for today – I need to go shopping.   We need some milk, eggs, the typical grocery stuff.

I am wearing – My mossy green top, brown pants and my comfy slippers.

I am feeling – Meh.  Dad and I got the last of the Elders of the Alliance done this morning.  This finished the meta achievement for me.  Dad has to finish the Omen part and grab the Elder in Winter’s grasp.  Both of those are easy. I normally don’t touch WoW until after dinner, but getting into the opposing faction capitals in prime time would be nuts!  This morning it wasn’t bad at all.  Last night was our guild “alt night” instead we hit all the Northrend instance elders and finished off the Elders of the Dungeons .  Dhrin tanked and we picked up a couple friends from way back in our Ony raid days,  Gorakul (used to ping the map during phase two) and Kalfallon from White Kodo Clan.  They were so nice.  Helped us finish off the Elders. They asked dad about his talent points and then spent the next three hours helping him respec, walking him through switching to beast master, getting him a glyph or two.  Dad was so happy this morning.    Bob and Duke were also on vent playing Starcraft last night they stopped in and talked a while. Really great evening.

I am hearing – The two little naughty ones are trying to get water into the dinning room to play with the little people fountain.  They would have gotten away with it at least for a little while if they hadn’t started screaming about the water as soon as they started it up.  Christopher is practicing his piano.

I am thankful for – Really good children.

In prayer – Kyle while he is traveling and Granny.

The Children:

Ashley – Is working tonight.
Rachel – I didn’t make her dentist appointment this morning, there was just no way I could get all the way over there by 8:30 with the four younger ones in tow.
Christopher – Love his new piano book.
Hannah – Is working on a crossword puzzle.
Joshua – Thinks I should learn how to play Lego Batman.
Refuses to tell me why her hair is wet.

The Homefires:

Kitchen – Christopher and I did a good clean up in there this morning.
Craft-room – The First communion dress project is coming along.  I am almost done with the embroidery and then I will post the next installment.
Music – Today is music lesson day.
Lucky Room of the Day – The office.

My pleasant thought for the Day –

“A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

A picture worth a thousand words –

Hannah in the sunny cold
Hannah in the sunny cold