Showing posts from 2019

Back to School...Wait! Did We Stop?!

All the "Back to School" pictures on social media got me thinking about my kids' past conversations, comments, and questions.   So, in the interest of starting the new school year, I thought I would throw this out there.     You might be a homeschooler if you've ever heard these statements, questions, or had a conversation similar to one of these…     · There's a beginning of a school year? ·         Q - When did I start school?  A – The day you were born. · What's a grade? ·         Jane is in 2nd grade; am I in a grade? ·         Why did Bill get a number at the top of his paper? ·         Why did Sue get a letter at the top of her paper? ·         What are Valentines? ·         Why do I have to write a bunch of Valentines? ·         Why did you give me a name with nine letters? It doesn't fit on my Valentines? ·         How come we have to do a lesson on "fill in the holiday" before celebrating it? ·       

Menopausal Ramblings

This started out as a Facebook post but ended up being really long (sorry), so now it's a blog post. Who knew. Feel free to read it or not. It's basic ramblings of a menopausal, occasional insomniac 🤪 The most important ramblings are in the last few paragraphs if you're interested. 🥴 So, I'm still recuperating from costuming Peter Pan Jr. (You probably don't know the reason I write so inconsistently is that I've been the Lead Costume Designer/Costumer for a local community Youth Theatre Troupe, in addition to all my other responsibilities as the CEO and teacher for our family. To see some of my work check me out at @divamuffinmom.) I finally managed to pack up The Secret Garden costumes from the spring show and get them back to the theatre for storage. The cast of Peter Pan Jr. has one gig on August 17th requiring their costumes, so I'm only able to pack up certain ones, the ones for kiddos that were double or triple cast. This wa