Thursday, February 22, 2007


I have recently been having discussions with other women about their husbands, marriages, children, and homes. One started with tears and a confession that her marriage was just "not what it used to be" and that she didn't have any respect for her husband.

Ladies, "LOVE" is not a feeling or an emotion, although it affects both. Love is an action--it is something you do to another or accept from another. Love is a choice.

YOU choose your own actions and this (in no small part) determines the actions--or rather re-actions--of the people around you.

We, as wives and moms, have so much more power than the world recognizes. We determine the atmosphere in our homes by the Love we show. We choose--day by day, minute by minute--how we are going to act toward our husbands and children, how we are goig to act about our husbands and children toward other people. Choose wisely.

20 Qs

My husband has a little electronic game on his desk at work called 20Q. He keeps it there for people who come in to ask for his help, so they will have something to do while he works on their problems. (I also think it is for those times when he really just need to think about nothing.) It is a variation on the old party game that people used to play. You answer a series of questions the little ball asks while it tries to "guess" what you are thinking of. It usually guesses correctly. The first question it asks: Is it Animal, Mineral, Vegetable, or Other?

I need some categories for my blogs, so one night, while I was in bed waiting for sleep, I decided to use those categories for my blog. (I made a note to myself on my phone so I wouldn't forget!) Animal will be about personal stuff like what's happening in my life right now. Mineral is the Rock on Whom I build my life; it's where you'll find any inspirational writing I might do. Vegetable--the Fruit of my womb, my children...did one of them do something amazing, cute, disgusting? Look under vegetable. Other will be, well, other stuff. :o) Probably any home-educating ramblings will go there. I expect there to be overlap.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Why Blog??

So, why did I decide to blog? Well, everyone's doing it, right? HA!

I've thought about doing it for a while now, just finally giving in this week. Actually, I had a push--the curriculum I use has an affiliate program and I can get credit to buy more stuff from them if people buy through my link. Must be time to start a blog, right?

I really like this curriculum. It is well laid out, easy to use, complete, non-consumeable and interesting to my children. Who could ask for a better mix? I like it so much I represent it at my local Home Educators convention. This will be my fourth year to be a representative, in fact.

Check it out. (Link's on the right!)