Week-end: links & life {vol. 9}

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland

fleece pjs

Once upon a time, I loved winter, and even fantasized about moving somewhere colder and snowier. The first year I worked at a preschool and had carpool duty was the turning point for me; now living somewhere further north makes me shiver to even think about. So I’m eager for spring! Despite the cold, I saw cherry trees blooming last week, and my irises are beginning to pop out of the ground, so there’s hope! Until then, I’ll bundle up, drink even more hot tea than usual, and consider wearing these fleecy “Ho Ho Ho” pants until spring.

from around the web:

On the blog this week (in case you missed ’em):
About my readers + what to expect in 2015
Georgia Aquarium Homeschool Program: Field Trip

right here at home:

Lindsey 20th bday cake
Last Saturday, Lindsey turned 20!


We celebrated with her favorite kind of birthday cake (white cake with chocolate icing) and a whole bunch of candles.

My first StitchFix arrived this week; I’ll tell you all about it soon so you can see if it’s something you’d like to try for yourself. It feels a bit like Christmas opening the box with all the surprise goodies. Of course they are goodies I’ll have to pay for if I keep, so not exactly like Christmas. Anyway, kinda fun!

This week our homeschool enrichment classes started back, and I think I’ve finally got my brain wrapped around the way I want to do the not-workboxes for Scout starting next week. When I can explain it in a way that makes sense, I’ll tell you about that, too. Especially if it works like I’m hoping.


Linking up with my friends Kris and Mary.

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Tina Stone

Jamie I enjoyed all the links, as usual. The dog story was great! I could see my lab doing the same thing if put in that situation, lol! Those dogs are smart and they are all about self gratification! Loved the door bell notes ( to ring, attach wires, lol). I still have issues with the technology. I think I am more afraid that my grandchildren will have no idea how to do things the “old fashioned way”, like WRITE…thats just one of the many issues that the “technology age” brings to my mind. Stage Coach Mary! I think there… Read more »


Happy 20th Birthday Lindsey! Hope life is treating her well. What is she doing these days?


My Penny will be turning 20 this summer, so we celebrated “Seijin Shiki” (Japanese Coming-of-Age ceremony for those turning twenty). Please check it out on my blog, the entry just before the one on my husband turning 50.