Monday, October 31, 2005

Farly (hey, Ohioans... are we supposed to rake all those leaves??)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

What type of homeschooler am I?

Abraham Lincoln

You have a Bible and a library card what more could you possibly need?

You prefer the Charlotte Mason Method of reading living books for everything: historical fiction, biographies, real histories, nature guides, etc. No soon-to-be-outdated textbooks for you.

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What Type of Homeschooler Are You?
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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Our newest babies... Toast & Biscuit (8 weeks old)
Our driveway in autumn..
Turkeys trotting through...
Homeschooling with Toddlers by Terri Johnson

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hooked cirrus with a dash of cirrocumulus...

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Anne! Anne!

(just checking if you're paying attention, LOL)

I just stumbled across the neatest link featuring an old hand-written cookbook (older even than my great-grandmother's!)

I thought of Anne when I saw it, but it may be that others of you love to cook, too, and will enjoy it as well, so here's the link: Carrie Watkins Cook Book

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Okay, I'm not Catholic, but if I were....

You scored as Evangelical Catholic. You are a Protestant convert, or have been affected by evangelical Protestantism in some way. You love Scripture and incorporate into your daily life. You have a clear vision of Catholic morals and doctrines, and you make great effort to adhere to them.

However, your interpretation of Scripture may not be in line with Catholic teaching, and you may not accept legitimate plurality in doctrinal expression. You might want to read the Fathers of the Church and Papal encyclicals to deepen your Catholicism.

Evangelical Catholic


Traditional Catholic


Neo-Conservative Catholic


Radical Catholic


New Catholic


Liberal Catholic


Lukewarm Catholic


What is your style of American Catholicism?
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

You Are A: Pony!

ponyWho doesn't love a pony? You are one of these miniature horses, renown for your beauty and desired by many. Full of grace, you are a beautiful and very special animal, full of strength and majesty.

You were almost a: Bunny or a Duck
You are least like a: Groundhog or a MonkeyThe Cute Animals Quiz


I'm finally getting around to answering this tag. Sorry it took me so long, TD! I just couldn't get past your Fall/Winter Checklist... I kept feeling like I should do something besides sit on my duff!

First the rules:

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.

1. Blue Stocking:
2. Simply Coll:
3. My Boutiful Life:
4. Today's Lessons:
5. Hind's Feet:

Next: select four new friends to add to the pollen count. (No one is obligated to participate and anyone can play if they want to). (I'm making it five in keeping with five)

1. Kimberly:
2. Melanie:
3. Truth:
4. Jenni:
5. Beck:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was 29.
I had two children: four-year-old Elizabeth and five-year-old Jane. We were living in the Netherlands, selling all our things, and getting ready to immigrate to the U.S.A. on my 30th birthday.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
I was 34. Mary, our third blessing that arrived after nine years of "baby drought", was 8 months old. We started our homeschooling adventure exactly five years ago!

What were you doing one year ago?
(Link to last year's blog) - My mother-in-law was visiting for a month... just as she is now! We were in California then... and now we are in Ohio.

What were you doing yesterday?
We went to Sunrock Farm in Kentucky. I will post photos later in Hind's Travels.

5 snacks you enjoy
- Chocolate (even more so if it involves caramel)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Movie theatre or home-made pop-corn (not microwave)
- Frozen bananas
- Mike-Sells Puffcorn

5 songs you know all the words to
- Summertime
- Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- One Headlight
- Brown-Eyed Girl

5 things you would do if you had a million dollars
- tithe
- pay off our house
- save
- start a ministry
- travel (or pay for others to travel to us!)

5 things you like doing
- sewing
- going for walks
- reading
- knitting or crocheting
- visiting with friends

5 bad habits
- Laziness
- Criticizing
- Being too lenient with the children
- Snoring (I'm sure I must)
- Procrastination

5 things you would never wear again
- Bikini
- Thong underwear (never did, never will)
- Stiletto heels
- Toe socks
- Denim jumper (never have, never will)

5 favorite toys
- computer
- camera
- piano
- play-doh
- sewing machine
Jane and Elizabeth.
Not so plain Jane.
Catherine and her pumpy-umpy-umpkin. 

Monday, October 10, 2005

Mothers Provide Best Care

Extensive study reveals social and emotional development of children cared for by someone other than their mother "is definitely less good." Link to full article

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hints of autumn along our driveway...
Our creek full of amber leaves...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What do you do...

What if you long for something, but you have a spiritual conviction not to pursue that something... but you see other Christians pursuing it and validating their reasons.... and you feel your reasons look foolish to them, and you feel foolish for standing in what you believe to be true... yet you know you still cannot pursue it, because you have no doubt it is wrong? How does anyone make a stand anymore in this world? There are compromises right and left and people rushing to validate their reasons, and ready to shout "don't you dare judge me!" When I'm not judging, just stating my own stand. If they feel hurt... "socked in the stomach"... isn't it perhaps because the Spirit is convicting them? If there is no truth to my stance, why should it phase them? We are usually hurt most by the truth, when we are not standing in it, but our spirit knows we should be. If someone says "your daughter is a brat" and you know she is not, it doesn't hurt at all and you can laugh at them. If someone says "your daughter is a brat" and you secretly suspect she is, it does hurt, because you had hoped know one else had noticed, and you feel partly to blame for not training her properly. Truth hurts, truth convicts. If we are hurt by something, it behooves us to more closely examing *why* it hurts.