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Words of Wisdom from Lemony Snicket

My kids have loved Lemony Snicket since the first book of The Series of Unfortunate Events. We have read them, listened to them on tape, seen the movie (the best part of which was the costumes). Well, we just got Horseradish ~ Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid from the library.


From the back cover:  Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. Unfortunately, this book will not help.

Below is my VERY favorite quote so far. And if you are a school teacher do NOT get offended. I mean it! Nothing personal is meant. Even though I have homeschooled my kids for the past 19 years I have nothing whatsoever against teaching as a profession. We just took a different route…as usual.

A long time ago, there was no such thing as school, and children spent their days learning a trade, a phrase which here means “standing around doing tedious tasks under the instruction of a bossy adult.” In time, however, people realized that the children could be allowed to sit, and the first school was invented.

 I laughed out loud! 


Big Ol' Birthday Coming Up! Psssss…a giveaway too!

cupcakea.jpgYep…VERY soon I will be 48 years old.  On August 14th at 3:12 pm I will turn 48 years old. WOW-almost grown up!  How many of you know the exact moment you came into this world?  When I was a little girl we never celebrated my birthday until on or after 3:12.  I would bet my mom will call me on my birthday, and tell me happy birthday and then say “well, not until 3:12 this afternoon.”  Now dont ask me why it was/is a big deal.  I have no idea.  My kids always ask me what time they were born – maybe they are just testing me.  With six, it is possible for me to forget.   Anywho…to the news…last give away before Halloween…so get your name it, pass this info around to all your friends, I want to break a record here – most comments ever! On my blog of course…not ever, ever.   Leave me a birthday wish, thought, note…or just to say “Dang! You are getting OLD!”And I will put your name in the trusty mason jar and on my birthday at 3:12 pm (Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.) I will draw a name…and they will be VERY happy to get a VERY special box from me.  Yeah, I know it is customary to GET gifts on your birthday but I think it is better to give than receive – unless you just feel moved to send me something…I wouldn’t send it back…unless it was a dog…or a bill…or the pox.  You know I am kidding.  I do love doing the giveaways…and this one will be the bestest yet! AND a surprise…no hints, no peeking.  Birthday presents are supposed to be a surprise!

Now another interesting announcement: I will be having an ONLINE booksale very soon.  So keep an eye out.  If you havent subscribed to my blog, now would be a good time.  I have more books than some libraries and I need to clean out (remember the picture of our schoolroom?).  There will be all sorts of books, all sorts of subjects for all ages.  I havent exactly decided how I am going to do it, but I am working on that.    So if you are a book fiend like me, stay tuned.  

So, that’s it for today.  I will have several recipes typed up by tomorrow…proofing them this evening.  And I will post them this weekend.  Have a great weekend!


Harry Potter is in the house!


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