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quick 5

Hey, remember that year that spring came and it suddenly got colder?Yeah, that was epic…oh wait, that was this week. Excuse me while I get my scarf.1. Our poor neighbors are on spring break, and I feel like they should get a refund or something. As I type this, it is 27 degrees out. Who wants spring break when it’s 27 degrees out? Sorry, neighbors!2.  We started reading The Magician’s Nephew  by C.S. Lewis with the…

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when Sundays won’t stay Sundays (and other problems of modern life)

Its Sunday night and Monday morning is beginning to call my name. Mondays- full of promise and new beginnings and laugh lines that linger from the weekend. But Mondays also bring baggage- new deadlines and cursed to-do lists and a {short but vivid} moment of panic when I realize afresh that I”ll be homeschooling my children all week. Not much to do but greet the day with grace…and coffee…and hazelnut creamer. So here we go.Another…

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{in place of a} quick 5

Summer is fading out; the proof is in the school supplies aisles and the walnuts beginning to fall in our yard. The heat is fading, at least on days here and there. And sometimes evenings are almost cool. “Come, fall. Come!” cry the kids and the worn moms and the stores ready to pull out the pumpkins and halloween costumes. But a small voice in my head says, “Stay, summer, stay!” There will never be…

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1. I’m chomping on ice as I hear the sound of the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling floating down from the kids’ room. I smell like smoke. Tonight I had grilled pizza, smores, and a couple hours of fun adult conversation while the kids mostly amused themselves. Not sure summer nights get much better than that.2. I’m gearing up for my first solo road trip with the four kids. I feel like I should be…

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