Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kids who are different....

I saw the little poem thingy that I added on the side, over there ------>
and then got this video of #4, its all perfect together! It got started by the usual "Mommy, can I have some stuff out of the craft stuff?"

video

Things like this help me, for the umpteenth time, remember all that I love about homeschooling. :D

Friday, November 28, 2008

"Honest Blogger" Award


Kelley presented me with the Honest Blogger award, asking me to play along and I gladly accept. :D
Hmmmm, ten honest things about myself, that's tough! I am creative, honest, passionate, loyal, loving, giving, affectionate, caring, funny, and of course a little bit crazy!
crazy smiley

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Joy Behar on The View

GOOD LORD. Joy Behar has been spouting her *un*education yet again, with her very classy, intellectual blanket statement that all homeschoolers and their parents are demented and afraid of other children. Here is the clip, you can fast forward to about 7 minutes in for the fabulous words...



I need not defend our choices, I am quite confident in what we do, and am positive its the right thing for our family. What I am speaking out against is such a public figure espousing such ridiculous, generalized words about a group of people that represents hundreds of thousands in this country. Ms. Behar needs to know she showed her enormous ignorance of this modern, rapidly increasing community.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

*CORRECTION* for Walter Reed address

Thanks to Kelley for the correction in address:

Here's a tinyurl for the page with the info.:
http://tinyurl.com/5e38g5

From their website:
"Holiday cards should be mailed to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456
All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10. Cards should not be
mailed or delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. "
Kelley

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 2

The main thing I've noticed, is Zach's "bumps" are smoothing out. He has had, since he was a baby, "bumpy" skin. Its been called psoriasis, eczema--but as with many things with Zachary, what he has didn't quite fit either diagnosis. Without a doubt, there is a calming of sorts after taking his Omega 3 supplement. I'll keep you posted! ha ha ha, get it, "posted"?? You know, like I'm posting the results here--man, I am too funny for my own self.

On another note--my dear, sweet, darling Mallory had a meltdown not too long ago. Why, you ask? Hey come on, this is Mallory, is there ever a why? Okay, yes there was this time; she was doing a math worksheet, I saw her struggling for answers and not really there in mind, as in her mind was on her easy bake oven, so I told her to put her pencil down and walk away from it for a bit. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, the horror of it all, Mommy told me to take a break from school work, what is she thinking, someone call dyfus for me!!!

Dylan pointed out the reason he got problems wrong on his math lesson...and no, silly readers, its not careless mistakes. Its because *I* put the wrong lesson letter at the top of his page. It confused him because he thought I said to do 4E but wrote 4F on the top of the page; he proceeded to do 4E anyway. Its totally my fault, darn my trying to help him learn organizational skills and writing the specific assignments, what was I thinking!

And its raining for the like bazillyeenth day in a row, and we have no vehicle. My cup runneth over! ;)

A sweet, old song is playing through my head...."There coming to take me away, ha ha hee hee ha ha hee....the men in the little white coats are coming to take me away!"

Did I mention I'm going to start college courses in a few weeks amidst all the bliss around here? Yes, we are truly living out the title of my blog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 1

I'm going to start altering Z's diet, and thought I might as well keep a diary of it, here online, where you all can watch and either give input or be helped, or neither, whatever floats ya' boat. ;) So today, I've removed milk. Yes, that's all, and only the liquid, not all dairy yet. I really would like to get to where I eliminate all dairy if necessary, or get to gluten/cassein free, but right now, that's too overwhelming for me to try all at once. So, rather than doing nothing, I'll do this using the elimination process. We also started Omega 3 (DHA), these are supplements in gummy form that I found, and Z actually likes them so that makes things easier. Early today, he was very moody, highs and lows; a couple hours after taking the supplement he mellowed. Coincidence? Possibly...only time will tell.

Vote for Chelsea Musick!

Go to http://www.cmt.com/interact/music_city_madness/vote/ to vote for this talented NJ homeschooled teen! Her post most recently:

PLEASE take a few min. vote for me (CHELSEA MUSICK ).. I'm on the right hand side of the pageYou can submit as many votes as you want they don't have a limit.This guy I'm up against is ahead by a lot.The voting link is _www.cmt.com/interact/music_city_madness/vote/_ (http://www.cmt.com/interact/music_city_madness/vote/)

You can "google" search and get to her myspace page to hear much better samples of her music.