Week-end: links & life

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” -Thoreau

Once again, I’ve dumped facebook. Basically, I’m just trying to streamline life wherever I can, and FB and I have been on rocky terms for a long time. But I’d been sharing some pretty great links from around the web on that facebook page, so instead of doing that, I’m going to put them into a post here on the blog at the end of each week. I considered calling this weekly thing The Great Gallimaufry (because that’s just fun to say) but normal non-word-nerdy folks probably don’t appreciate gallimaufry quite as much as I do. {wink} #nerdprobs

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from around the web:

Yes, I dumped facebook, but instagram is my BFF so I found this hilarious. (If you’re reading in email or feed reader, you may have to click over to the blog to see this video):

from right here at home:

On the homeschool front, all of our enrichment classes are on break until January and with the holiday upheaval of our regular schedule, we’ll still keep up the basics but it will all stay very low key until after the first of the year.

I’m getting things ready for Truth in the Tinsel ahead of time this year. I highly recommend this resource for Advent; the kids love it and have already been talking about doing it again this year. The ebook includes 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points, and additional activities.

Favorite little thing this week: the heated seats in my Volvo. I feel downright pampered (and warm!) every time my rear settles into those toasty seats! {Can I recreate that in my living room?}

Next week is Thanksgiving! How did that happen!?! The older I get, the faster time flies. We’re still working through how we celebrate around here with all the family changes in the past couple of years, so I’d love to know: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

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Tarissa Helms

Good morning, Jamie! I really enjoyed reading through the articles you shared here. Quite the gallimaufry of good stuff. (When I learn a new word, I try to use it three times – one down!) And the video, oh my goodness, I still have tears in the corners of my eyes from laughing so hard. Thanks for sharing!


Rof!!!!! That video is the bomb!!! Would it be inappropriate to send it to my pastor?! Lol who cares that is so funny!!!

My MIL always rents this big room by a lake and we have all been meeting there for years for Thanksgiving. The food is awesome and we all have a good time. It’s one of those things that as we get older, we know anything can happen to change it all so we are treasuring it more.

How is Bat Dog doing?


Greetings Jamie, I pray all is well with you and the family, and am wishing you a healthy and supernaturally blessed Thanksgiving celebration! FYI, I’m about to end my unstable relationship with FB myself! Just ain’t feellin it! Anyhoo, our Thanksgiving plans consist of an act of love, kindness, compassion and a great excuse to share the gospel. Since this family was established in 1996, we cook, pray offer the bounty, arrange Thanksgiving dinners, and drive into town to feed the less fortunate. Once we they are done eating and socializing, we share a Word from God, sing some hymns,… Read more »

Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Ahhh…heated seats. My new-to-me car has provided my first experience with them, too. Love them!


You might like a Japanese “kotatsu” for your living room. Well, it doesn’t warm you seat, but very cozy and warm for your legs. Happy Thanksgiving!