Double Booking, No…
/ February 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Not only do I find myself double, but triple booked! This is unforgivable and the second calendar must go… I tell my son I have to be able to take my “moving man” hat off by 2pm because although I only have two simple words written in my diary, “dinner club”, a multitude of behind…

Double Booking Too…
/ February 24, 2011 0 COMMENTS

The story behind the second diary is not because I kept filling up my kitchen one, it’s because I now have a study of my very own, for the first time ever.  Empty nest does have its advantages!  This is a pretty little desk calendar that cannot be toted.  Ostensibly it was to keep track…

Double Booking…
/ February 23, 2011 0 COMMENTS

At the moment I am in a flap.  I haven’t really settled in to the New Year yet.  That happens to me and I always tell myself, “everything will be all right once we get into a routine.” Some years I never got into a routine.  I had to carry my diary around with me…

Phamily Foto…
/ December 9, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Today we finished our Christmas cards. On checking my super organised spreadsheet from last year, it appears that we sent out 52 carefully crafted cards and received… a whopping 17! As I was lamenting this I went through the list of those I sent, already whittled down from a hundred or so from the days…

Surprised by Friends…
Surprised by Friends…
/ November 12, 2010 0 COMMENTS

While on retreat we wrote our goals for the week.  In the evenings and on walks we talked about positive thinking, faith, the Law of Attraction, beliefs, and a new book called, ” The Secret.”  We discussed education and how it would be changed if we were in charge.  We compared cooking techniques and how…

New Mexico Bound 2
New Mexico Bound 2
/ November 10, 2010 0 COMMENTS

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New Mexico Bound…
New Mexico Bound…
/ November 8, 2010 0 COMMENTS

Last week I had a rare experience.  I managed to get away from it all, without a member of my family for a whole week.  Now, I’ve gone away before but it’s usually one of those church sponsored retreats for a weekend, or a visit to England to see my Mum, usually with a child…

Outside Influences on an Inside Movement…
/ November 5, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I had never heard of homeschooling while I was growing up and if I had I would have ignored the concept or cringed at the very idea of staying at home all day.  Now I think of it, I really was staying at home all day at my boarding school, but the dormitories and classrooms…

Final Communication…
/ November 3, 2010 0 COMMENTS

As the years drew on I finally convinced my parents I would call them once a week, on a Sunday, to chat for an hour.  I didn’t tell them the hour part, they would have never agreed to that, but it ended up being an hour usually.  They would not call me, or my brother,…

Communication 3…
/ November 1, 2010 0 COMMENTS

I used to talk to my mother a lot on the phone once I got over the fact that I dislike using the device to chit chat.  When I first moved to America it was sufficient for me to call on birthdays and at Christmas, in fact my parents tried to call on birthdays but…