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What’s happenin’

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My workspace

I’m back! Briefly –haha.  Much has happened since the summer. I’ll do my best to recap. Here it goes…

1. In August, we enrolled our son in a private school and he didn’t like it. It appears homeschoolers just can’t hack 12+ hour days of the drudge of traditional school life.  In fact, he missed having a life.  Yes, a 13-year-old can have a life outside of school, I guess.  There was no sense in paying a tuition when your child is miserable.  So, we went back to homeschooling.  He was there for only a couple of weeks. I suppose when you know something is wrong for you, it doesn’t take you long to figure it out.

2. During the summer months, I prepared a lengthy application to request a grant from my local arts council for a ceramic kiln.  In October, they finally notified me with their decision to not fund me the grant. Poo. 😦 Sure, I was disappointed, but life is full of disappointments.  So, I moved forward.  I found another great pottery studio to work in.  I’m excited to have a whole new experience in a new location.

3.  Yoga is a new passion of mine.  I practice it at a studio four times a week, and I. LOVE. IT.  Enough said. 🙂

4. Lastly, I will spill a little secret. I am a HUGE Dinosaur Jr. fan, and have forever adored J Mascis.  I had not seen them in concert since October 21, 1994, so I was super psyched to finally attend a concert after 18 years. They really rock!  If you are interested in seeing the performance I recorded and/or my photographs, feel free to click on the following links.

Dinosaur Jr. performing “The Lung” live.

Pics of the concert on Flickr.

And yes, I was the ONLY 40+ year-old woman at the stage!  I didn’t care.  I deserved it. 🙂

I miss my blogging friends.  I hope everyone is well.  I’ll try to check out everyone’s blog soon.

Now, back to juggling my life.  See ya’!

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The good and the bad

February was a crazy month.  What do I mean by crazy?  Crazy as in too many bad things happened.  They were so bad that I found it hard to focus on the good things.

Let me explain…

The BAD

1. We started our month off by dealing with a power outage for over 30 hours and as a result, my son’s fish died. 

2. The children’s minister at my church “resigned”.  We received the news on our wedding anniversary, of all days.  He was a good friend of ours and I absolutely hate when bad things happen to good people. 

3. The radiator exploded in my husband’s vehicle.  Here’s your anniversary gift…a $400 radiator!

4. I had a dentist appointment and was told that areas at my gum line are receding.  This is not good news for someone who’s favorite beverage is orange juice.  I just can’t give up the juice.  My teeth have been sensitive for a while and I already brush with warm water.  Now, I had to switch to a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.  My husband said that I should brush my teeth in a downward motion, so as to not push up on my gums.  I said, “What?  Downward?  Who does that?  Don’t you remember the song from when we were kids…brush your teeth, round and round, circle small, GUMS and all.  How can I change this after almost 40 years?”

5. Our dog had an infected bump on his leg.  I took him to the Vet and they gave him antibiotics and steroids to take for two weeks.  Thank goodness he likes ham chunks so I could hide the pills in them.  Now, he expects ham chunks every time I open the refrigerator.

6.  The Olympic games.  Ok, maybe this wasn’t a bad thing because I enjoyed watching them and it diverted my attention away from the computer to the TV for a change.  The bad thing is that I watched more TV in February than I have the entire time we have lived here. 

7.  We had our last Lego Club meeting in February.  I have hosted a Lego club for homeschoolers for almost 3 years.  I had to make the decision to end the club for various reasons.  It’s complicated. 

So, what good things happened in February?  Well, I ate lots of chocolate on Valentine’s Day.  Wait, that should have been no. 8 on the bad list.  The chocolates (a bag of Ghirardelli Squares and a bag of Lindt Lindor Truffles) were delicious, but I think I gained 4 pounds.  We also had more snow in February.  Snow is a good thing to me, but some think it is bad.  I learned to keep my mouth shut after the fourth snowfall.  No one wants to hear me talk about cozy evenings with a fire, hot chocolate and snow falling. 

I suppose with good there is always bad and vice versa.  February just had too many spoilers and stresses.  March has started out on a better note.  I started a yoga class that I really like, and today I found out we were accepted as participants in the 4-H embryology program.  We will be hatching a chicken!  That should make for a few interesting posts.  Who needs a growing daffodil bulb when I will have a chicken egg in an incubator!

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