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    Summer officially starts this week! I absolutely love summer....as long as the temps don't get over the mid 90s. Then it's just a wee bit too hot.

    Gardeners! How are the various flower and food plots going? Our perennials are blooming everywhere, which is nice to see. We have both food gardens planted and going, finally. One is strictly vine plants: pumpkins, cantaloupe, zukes watermelon, squash. The other contains the rest: strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, okra, cabbage, kohlrabi, eggplant. The only thing producing right now is the strawberries, though.

    How did you celebrate the dads in your life yesterday? We popped over to say hi to my dad (can't buy him anything as he usually goes out and gets what he wants when he wants). DD bought a really interesting book for DH on Theodore Roosevelt (one of DH's president heroes) about Roosevelt's time on the River of Doubt in South America. DS gave his dad a huge hug and helped with with onerous projects around the house!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (20), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (19), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Monday Roll Call, 6/19
    Ahhh summer!
    We turned our AC on this weekend.... will be on until November now.

    Our garden is doing okay.... sugar snaps came and went, DS11 eats tomatoes as they ripen. Our biggest tomato pest is the dog.... which Im glad about, because hes more controlable than those nasty caterpillars.

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    Our outsourced yard improvements might be finished today.... to be continued when we have money for it again. My mind all excited about the things I will be able to plant next spring... Im thinking of trying some vertical pallet gardens, on a drip system so I dont manually need to water them.

    I think this is the last official week of school for DS11... but we have had our last meeting and will probably start school-light once I finish painting the downstairs.

    This spring seems to have been all about our house. But Im happy for what we have done.
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    Good Morning!
    DH got to stay home and relax all day.
    Both of our dads are 6 hours away, so just sent cards and phone calls.

    Easy peasy day of daycare kids today. So taking advantage of it and cleaning and purging.
    One Mom is wanting to CHAT... aka pretty much code that she wants to pull her kid come Fall as she was disappointed he couldn't start Kindy yet(late Nov. bday) and put him in a LARGE preschool. Ummm, you had him in one and pulled him to come here 18 mo. ago and never once has a kid left to go to Kindy and not been OVER prepared. But whatever. We will see. AND I do not think it needs to be a scheduled chat. Just talk to me at front door but she doesn't want him to overhear.
    I already expected it but still irks me.

    Hoped to get rid of my couch this weekend as there was a vintage one I wanted for excellent price but had to let her know by this morning as she is moving end of week and if I can't take it, then it HAD to go on donation truck today. My couch did not get sold, so THAT didn't happen. Totally bummed. Oh well.

    Well, off to clean the daycare area and kitchen deeply and purge. Working on setting it up more STEAM/STEM based and need to get to it. Procrastination....
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    It is really hot here, in the 100s, bleh.

    Raspberries, strawberries, greens, rhubarb and artichokes are done (though I do have a few stragglers). I'm starting to get peaches. Now I'm waiting for tomatoes to ripen, Armenian cucumbers to get bigger, and all the other stuff to flower.

    For Father's Day. . . my dad is a full time nomad (no address to send anything), so I just texted him a virtual breakfast burrito with green chile. DH helped paint DS's room and then enjoyed a beer in the pool.

    Our niece (from CA) will be with us for the second part of this week. DD is really excited to see her. Both girls requested a trip to The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe which will hopefully will have cooler temps than here! I'm trying a new recipe tonight coconut jerk beps. And that is all that is new
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    My garden is stalled. Cooler temps, rain and lack of sun have made it just sit.
    I still have to get corn and beans in the ground, hoping this coming weekend. Did a bunch of weeding yesterday and trimming herbs.
    I have harvested 3 radishes from our garden this year and a bowl of lettuce. THAT is it. *sigh
    Warm today, 85 ish.... then cool again rest of week, then 90's on weekend.
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    Happy Monday

    It's felt like summer here for a while now, but the "official" start of summer is exciting for my boys because they'll have neighborhood friends to run around with during the day and a few week-long camps starting up soon.

    We flew home late Saturday night from visiting relatives, so we had a lazy day yesterday then went to my parents' house for a Father's Day barbecue. My father's another one who you can't really buy anything for, so we just added to his collection of funny/ridiculous mugs.

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    Hey everyone! Just started thinkin about homeschooling! My daughter is 6 and going to public school which I don't believe is challenging her enough. My son is going into pre-K, which every school is already filled! Seemed like the perfect time to start! Any suggestions or tips will help!
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