• LIFE

    2022 favorites

    In the last year I have enjoyed sporadically making lists of favorites (only one of which is documented on this blog, the others were elsewhere). For 2023 I want to share either monthly or seasonal lists of favorites but first I think we need to recap my favorites from 2022. It’s a short but very random list. ONE First of all, I started 2022 off well: with a juicer! I couldn’t even tell you the exact one I have off hand. I just know it was one that had decent reviews on Amazon and I bought it when it was on sale. Living somewhere where there isn’t much for good…

  • 2023 Goals
    BOOKS,  GOALS

    all my goals for 2023

    We are officially over halfway through January and I’m just now getting to this post. (Maybe one of my goals for the year should be to write this post earlier.) I had wanted to write this post earlier (as well as a few others) but with R2 and BB8 unexpectedly stay at our place for ten days I am still feeling a little behind. So, even though this post is later than I wanted, I still want to write it so I can have this to refer back on. Plus, sharing the goals helps me want to achieve them a bit more. I like to make my goals a mix…

  • BOOKS

    current ebook DEALS

    Every now and then I like to get sucked into Amazon’s ebook deals (despite not really being an e-reader myself). I thought I would share the ones that jumped out at me with you, I’ve even organized them by genre! Here are a few I found that seem interesting and are currently on sale (usually they are about $1.99 but some are even cheaper): MYSTERY & SUSPENSE THE LINE BETWEEN I really enjoyed this book, it’s the book that got me interested in cult books. When Wynter Roth finally escapes from New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink…

  • Intentional Homeschooling Winter Reading Challenge for Kids
    BOOKS,  HOMESCHOOL

    Intentional Homeschooling Kids Winter Reading Challenge

    I’ve been wanting to create a kids reading challenge for the last few months and winter seems like the perfect time! Read on for the details . . . Who: this challenge is for kids (parents can join in if they want, but only kids can enter the giveaway) What: I think we’ve already established that this is a reading challenge . . . When: January 15th – February 15th, 2023 Where: wherever you live! But you can come here to enter the giveaway. How: download and print off the BINGO board below and do the challenge! Then come back here whenever your kids have gotten a BINGO to enter…

  • FOSTER CARE

    social services definition of “the weekend”

    Just before New Year’s I shared that R2 and BB8 were over. We had gotten a call that they needed a place to stay for “the weekend” and in true social services form, “the weekend” means ten days. I think a few of us are surprised it ended up only being ten day though. A week ago I got a call saying it would be at least until the end of the week but there was a possibility that they would officially be going into foster care again but we’d know more in a few days. A few days later I got a call saying they would be picked up…

  • 2022 goal recap
    GOALS

    a little 2022 recap

    Well, here we are at the beginning of 2023 so I figured I should pop in with a little recap of 2022 before I go completely into 2023 goal sharing mode. FOSTER CARE Here’s how 2022 went: If you want to see our full foster care timeline it’s available here. MY 2022 ONE LITTLE WORD My word for 2022 was joy. I didn’t write a post about my word or my goals for the year but I did make a video here. It can be hard to evaluate how a word went for the year but I do think 2022 was a much more joyful year than 2021. GOALS I…

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