Friday, May 6, 2011


Can I just say I love my hand-me-down iPhone 3.  I was tired of my old flip-don't do darn thing-phone and BN wanted to upgrade to the iPhone 4, so I got his old phone.

I loves it!

I started texting.  Never knew I would like doing that.  It's so easy to drop a quick note to someone.  Or have long conversations with your best friend while she's at work. *snicker*

I love being able to look up stuff while we are out and about.  And checking traffic on the many tunnels and bridges that back up around here.

But mostly, I love that I have a camera with me at all times.  And the quality of the pictures aren't bad.  In fact, they are pretty good.  Not as good at the 4, but still good and I don't miss great shots of my boys because I'm not lugging around my big camera and all its accessories.

If only it had video...I'll have to wait for BN to upgrade again and then I can get his 4, which has video.

I wonder if all the other mothers out there have guilt problems with pictures?  Do you try to get an equal number of shots of your kids?  Technology has made this task so much easier.  If RePete is doing something cute, I snap a quick picture and turn to Pete and do the same.  If Pete is doing something radical on his Ripstik, then I can turn and get RePete to do the same thing.  Snap! Snap! It's that easy.

I was going through the 200 plus photos on my phone this afternoon and made sure that after deleting photos (already downloaded, of course), that I had the same number of pics of each child.  Trust me this is necessary because child number one notices these things.

Here's a few that I like carrying around with me.  Remember those plastic picture sleeves that fit in your wallet?  Thing of the past.  And I can carry so many more around with me now.


Weekly Update - 5/6/11

In my life this week... I've been bored out of my gourd.

In our homeschool this week...Just plugging along.  Should be finished by the end of the month.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...we had our last homeschool PE this week.  It was a field day with goodies at the end.  Lots of fun.

We also visited BN's parents this past weekend and the boys got to hunt for shark's teeth with their grandma.  It's one of our favorite things to do when we visit.

My favorite thing this week was...Got to hang around horses and breathe country air.

What's working/not working for us...lack of social activity. 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...getting ready for the homeschool convention.  I normally order my books online, but always like to go and see what's available.  I always take a price list with me and if the booth has it for cheaper, then I buy it there.  This year I'm planning to take BN and the boys so they can see what it is all about.  I think when they see and know what I have to wade through in order to pick the very best books for them, they have a better understanding.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What to Do, What to Do

I couldn't wait for all the hustle and bustle of our schooling days to wind down and now that it has, I'm feeling restless.  I actually miss all the running and seeing people.


Why is it that the people I love being around the most, work?


I'm looking forward to:
Homeschool Day at King's Dominion
My mom visiting
The pool opening
Summer camp for the boys (two weeks)
Family mini-excursions


I need to be busy.  It looks like I will be spring cleaning over the next couple of weeks to keep busy.  That should hold me over until summer really kicks in.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Garden - May 2

Our internet has been down for a week.  I've had to check email and post on FB using my iPhone.  But after many dollars and frustrations with the monopoly that is our internet, we're back online.  I don't know what we'll do when we move out to the country.

Our garden is moving along.  I feel like it is taking longer than last year??

Our lettuce is growing!  I don't know how it'll end up but for now we have lettuce.  Very exciting times around here.  Of course, I'm not quite sure how and when to harvest it.

Corn is growing as expected.

Our bush beans will need string supports soon.  Plan to work on those this week.

Oh and first time for spinach too.  Again not sure how these will do with the hot weather already upon us.  But both the spinach and lettuce are heirloom varieties that are supposed to tolerate heat well.

The broccoli is growing like before but I'd actually like to see some florets this time.  Again, maybe too late.