Week-end: links & life {vol. 20}

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” – Samuel Butler

puppy kisses

Just one more week of doggie obedience class; next week Piper graduates! It’s funny to think she’s one of the best behaved dogs in class. She has come a long way; I’m glad I stuck with her those first few weeks when she was just awful!

from around the web

on the blog (in case you missed ’em):

right here at home

{crochet mermaids by Kathryn; tea, books, & flip-flop weather; thrifty clothing finds}

This has been the week with all the teeth appointments. The youngest two had regular cleanings and I pondered whether or not the masses would mob me if I asked to turn off the TV blaring in every nook and cranny of the office. I find it sad most adults find it impossible to imagine children do not need to be electronically entertained every waking moment of the day. {On a happy note: no cavities!}  Anyway, Kathryn had a bigger braces adjustment than usual and has suffered for it, but the orthodontist says things are moving well, so that’s good news.

Kathryn finished one of her commissioned etsy orders: a crochet “sister” mermaid for another previously made. We’ve slowed a bit on basic homeschool subjects, which always seems to happen this time of year. It’s not a problem, though: the weather is beautiful, we’ve all had spring fever, and homeschooling is flexible so we’re not “behind schedule”; we’ll just modify our original schedule.

One more thing: have you tried thredUP? It’s basically a high-end online thrift store, and it’s fun! I ordered a few things and was very pleased. If you want to give it a try, use this link for a $10 credit. {Disclaimer: I’ll get a $10 credit, too, if you place an order.}

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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Linking up with Kris and Mary.