So…it’s Sunday…again

This should be a long weekend for most.  Mine will be spent putting the finishing touches on Benjamin’s school plans.  He will start 9th grade tomorrow.  Nope, no rest for the wicked.  We always have started the first Monday in September.  It’s just how we roll. This may sound like something silly to be concerned about – have it be my biggest concern but his penmanship is well, not up to par. I could blame it on computer use I suppose but it’s something I felt was nothing to stress over in the past.  However, as a result of that half my kids have great penmanship…half, not so good.  I have one that practically refused to write anything in cursive except his name.  As a result he can print faster than anyone I know and it is near perfect.  Can’t read his signature though :)

Anyhoodle, we will be back to the books tomorrow.  He will be doing everything at home except Chemistry which he will be taking from a professor with a few other homeschoolers.  It will be an intensive with labs until we break for holiday and then after the first of the year they will be taking Physics.  This will be something different for him and I am sure he will enjoy it.

As I mentioned before, I have some things in my etsy shoppe.  Some destash items and my kitchen candles are up.  So take a peek.  It is definitely a work in progress.  But I will keep you up to date.

On the subject of gardening, I have my little tomatoes potted in big pots that will be easy to move into the greenhouse when the time comes. todayplantedpottedtomatoes

They look pretty good I think. I will also be setting out some broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Our little masked visitors were back last night. The kitties were not too happy but no one got into a fight so we were thankful for that.


They are pretty cute but scary at the same time.  By the end of the evening, they were quite comfortable with us stepping out to take pictures.  In this one the Mama had just about had enough.  She was getting a little agitated but didn’t run off.  I am hoping when Jerry gets home we will be able to trap and relocate them.

Have a great holiday and stay safe.

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Cute, but they can be a real nuisance at the same time! I have to admire anyone who homeschools. I know how much dedication and hard work it takes. My brother and his wife have homeschooled their 4 girls and they are the most intelligent and happiest girls I know. Mind you, I am a bit biased I think! Kudos to you! xxoo


Now those are the kind of masked guest I could do without. I know many carry diseases and hope Jerry can safely relocate them.

We have issues with our outdoor cats and the ‘coons too. The only solution that works for us – the cat food goes out in the morning for 2 hours for kitties to have breakfast, then comes back in. It goes back out for evening chores and comes back in at dusk. Kitties know they better come when called if they want to eat and the ‘coons look elsewhere for food.

yeah I know…I really need to stop feeding them. I am sucker for a hungry critter.