Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (3)

Thirteen random things about being a single mom

  1. I get all the blame if kiddo turns out rotten.
  2. People assume my son is a brat. (At times, he can be; so can kids of "perfect" two parent families. So what!)
  3. I had to teach my son about shaving and other male things that I would rather have NOT dealt with....Dads are good for some things. *vbg*
  4. I'm always second guessing my parenting choices.
  5. People assume I am husband hunting all the time. (For the record, I am NOT interested in dating or marriage!)
  6. People assume I am getting welfare. (Nope!)
  7. I got all the hugs and kisses when my son was little.
  8. I don't have anyone undermining my decisions as a parent.
  9. Only I am guiding this kid into adulthood. (Scary huh? *lol*)
  10. I have to be the meanie all the time.
  11. I am broke 90% of the time.
  12. I am his #1 target he when he's feeling rotten about life.
  13. I am the one he talks to about ANYthing...even things I'm not so sure I really want to hear. *vbg*

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wordless Wednesday (2)

The nest is about 35 miles from my house.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Love this article on home schooling

More proof that home schooling works

Home schooling improves academic performance and reduces impact of socio-economic factors


Release Date: October 04, 2007

TORONTO, ON—Home schooling appears to improve the academic performance of children from families with low levels of education, according to a report on home schooling released today by independent research organization The Fraser Institute.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (2)

Since my mom is in the hospital I thought I would dedicate this one to her.


  1. taught me to love reading.
  2. taught me to laugh.
  3. is my best friend.
  4. is my hero for raising me practically on her own.
  5. helped me raise my son.
  6. actually backs me up when necessary.
  7. showed me what strength really is.
  8. shares laughter and crazy, silly stuff with me.
  9. is one tough old gal. Still working full time almost 69.
  10. tells some great stories of growing up poor :)
  11. helps me realize that I can survive.
  12. gives me room to make mistakes.
  13. accepts my disabilities without treating me like I'm crazy.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tackle It Tuesdays (#2)

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

  • clean stove in garage
  • burn boxes
  • put stuff back under sink (we had new faucets put in)
  • haul recycling out
Accomplished so far (almost 7pm)
  • stove cleaned
  • started burning

Monday, October 01, 2007

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