Archive | June, 2021

Desperate times, desperate measures

June 30, 2021

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Desperate times, desperate measures

The Sommerer Family Reunion is this weekend, but we also have company coming. The Peperkorn family will be camping in our yard, though I don’t think they are fully aware of the war zone that Seward becomes. I’m trying to get the house ‘pull-your-mattresses-inside-and-hunker-down’ ready. At least for the adults. Anyway, the bathroom is still […]

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Life-shaping Books from the Past, Part 1

June 29, 2021

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Life-shaping Books from the Past, Part 1

This summer I used one of those Silly Holiday sites for lesson plans. I picked a silly holiday, read a book and then we do a couple of activities. The day practically writes itself. Last Friday was Log Cabin Day, so at the beginning of the week I started to read a chapter of Little […]

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Tiny coffee

June 28, 2021

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Tiny coffee

If you’ve read Brad’s post, you already know that we had to run into Lincoln so Ralph wouldn’t starve. (I made a poor calculation about how much cat food he had left, and he’s eating stuff that you can only buy at the vet.) Right next door was a very sweet little thrift store. We […]

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A difficult Wednesday with a nice ending

June 24, 2021

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Yesterday was tough. Two of my very active boys that needle each other arrived right at opening, so the first hour was exhausting, and it went downhill from there. I am praying that today is much, much better, but since we had thunderstorms in the night, I’m not holding my breath. Tired children are cranky […]

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Funny thoughts

June 22, 2021

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The other day, two boys in my room argued over whether something was ‘raisin sharp’ or not. The other one said, “It’s razor sharp”, but the first guy was sticking to his guns. I mean, his raisins. A fellow teacher then shared the story about her daughter, who has several summer dresses with spaghetti straps. […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2021

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Happy Father’s to my Dad, Lloyd’s Dad, and all the dads out there! I was just telling someone a while ago that I had forgotten that every so often on a Saturday, my Dadwould wake me up by telling me that there was a chocolate long John in the kitchen. That was so, so nice […]

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