Week-end: links & life {vol. 47}

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” –Ann Landers

Piper anniversary

It’s been a year since we brought Piper home. She’s still a spastic spider monkey sometimes but it’s hard to imagine I ever thought of sending her back to the rescue during our trial week. I’m so glad I stuck it out, because she’s become my little furry sidekick.

from around the web:

on the blog (in case you missed ’em!):

  • The dog ate my blog :: from last year, shortly after we brought Piper home.
  • Simplifying with Stitch Fix :: from this spring; one of the many ways I’ve been working on simplifying in preparation for moving to a much smaller house.

right here at home:


After 19 (nineteen!!!) showings of the house, we have a contact! Now just praying everything goes through as planned. I’m ridiculously relieved to not have to keep showing it, but this week we’ve still had a three-hour inspection and an appraisal, so we still don’t quite have the house back to ourselves yet. Maybe I’ll be a bit more productive in homeschooling now that those things are done —  just in time to start packing everything we own!

Meanwhile, I’m staying sane by reading my way through another stack of library books and spending my weekend evenings with a snuggly dog, a cup of tea, and Call the Midwife on Netflix. Oh, and a letter from one of my Compassion kids is the definition of happy mail!

Enjoy your weekend, and maybe I’ll actually share some homeschoolish stuff next week! Be sure to visit the great linkups hosted by my pals Kris and Mary.