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    Default Weekend Roll Call, 6/18-6/19

    Sorry that I didn't start this earlier. Hit the ground running this morning.
    And I don't think I stopped until now. Was even out weeding the garden at almost dark.
    Sun today, HAHA.... liars. We had sun, then black clouds and torrential rain, then sun, then muggy. UGH
    Plans to build the duck pen were pretty much set aside.
    Tomorrow, working around the house - inside. Hubby gets to sit and watch TV or whatever he wants for the day.
    Hope everyone is having a TERRIFIC weekend!
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    So, if anyone wants a glimpse of their future? Here's one. Today, the hubs and I go to visit our eldest. When you've homeschooled for forever, and you have this wonderful attachment with your kids, it is such a grand thing. UNTIL they leave to do their own things. At that point, we as parents seem to count the weeks, days, and hours until we get to see them again. That's what the past year has been like. First he was off on a nine-month internship, and now a summer away from home. But thankfully (maybe not for him!) the summer gig is only 2 hours away from home, so we are headed over to get our kid-fix. Hubs will get to see him on Father's Day which makes the world okay for him. <3

    Have a great day, everyone!!


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    I almost forgot about Fathers Day. Whoopsie. Glad I saw this. Took the kids to do Dad crafts at the library a few weeks ago. Will have to make a special dinner (lol jk it'll be frozen fish and sweet potato fries, but I'll call it special). He's working all day.

    Created new planner pages for myself yesterday. Giving that a test run this coming week. Already finding some flaws. Big fun for me, haha Visiting the great grandparents today. Better get the kids to color a card for him, too. Oh geez. Let's make it Mother's Day again instead.

    ETA: I love these roll calls. So fun to see what everyone is doing over my morning (and sometimes afternoon) coffee.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Weekend Roll Call, 6/18-6/19
    We pretty much forgot about it being fathers day too... until we saw some sign advertising a sale.
    I took DS10 friday night out 2 hrs to look at that dubious craigslist puppy.... then drove 2 hours back with puppy on his lap.
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    Only 6 weeks old!
    Yesterday we took him to the vet, who was surprisingly optimistic and supportive of our buying from a sketchy source. Puppy looks fine, he says.

    The name isnt settled for sure, but I think he will be called Piemur (Pi for short) after the independent, mischevious character from McCaffrey novels.

    The boys love the dog, and that is what our weekend has been full of.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Yesterday my husband and kids went to the beach for a few hours of paddle boarding. While they were out, I spent the time weeding and got part of the landscape cleaned up. Last night we went to see a band. Although it was hot yesterday, it was a really nice night - not humid or buggy - to sit outside. The band played old rock and blues; the kids loved it.

    I have been planning to work for days but need to do it today - no excuses. So, my husband is going to hang out with the kids. He wanted to go down to the beach again, but they are still sleeping and are not in the mood for more beach time. I don't understand, until recently they were always up for a bike ride or the beach. They used to beg daily. Now, they only want to go some of the time. Maybe it is the age? My husband and I loved the beach when we were teens They would rather lie around, read, play board games or play Minecraft. I promised we would play 'Ticket to Ride' tonight. We played Friday night and had a good time.

    Have a great day!
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    Puppy!!! So cute!

    Yesterday we took the kids on the Sandia Peak Tram - it was a lovely 72 degrees on top of the mountain. I'm not sure what the deal was, but there were so many lady bugs. It was like mosquitoes in Missouri. It was a little cool and a little gross - as I was combing the trapped ones out of my frizzy curls.

    Then MIL kept the girls and my mom kept DS, so DH and I went out for beers at the pub and watched Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on Amazon.

    Today, going back up the mountain to a museum with all the kids, then over to my MILs house for dinner. DH is working, but will join us for dinner.
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    I'm not sure what the deal was, but there were so many lady bugs. It was like mosquitoes in Missouri. It was a little cool and a little gross - as I was combing the trapped ones out of my frizzy curls.
    It is weird when there are so many lady bugs. Our house has a lot of stucco that holds heat. So when the temps drop and the conditions are just right, our house can be covered in lady bugs, dragon flies, crickets, and grasshoppers - all hanging out on the warm surface in the cool air and sun. It's strange.
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    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

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    PUPPY!!! Oh I LOVE puppies!!! We switched names three times on our last new puppy, but Pi?!?! What could be bad about having Pi around? Everyone loves Pie! Let the potty training and chewing commence!! LOL! Congrats!

    Father's Day....hubby is away at work, so a phone call will have to do. First father's day since his dad passed, so I think he will be glad to be working anyway.
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    So cute! You can always celebrate his birthday on Pi day. We attach all our animals' (well down to one now...) birthdays to holidays. Today is Chase's because we got him right around Fathers Day. We used to pass Oscar the cat back and forth on Academy award night saying, "And the Oscar goes to..." It was his least favorite night of the year. No one likes birthdays, Lolol.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    TFZ!!! LOL! Like a spanking machine for cats! Love it!
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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