soul train weekend

Well, it has been about a year that the kids have been saying they needed a break from a show season at SoR… and they are finally going to get one. Claudia was brought into, and then chose to leave, JV Houseband, and the last few show seasons have been frustrating to them in that…

be prepared! (or: islam didn’t eat your hamster)

Very happy kids came in this evening to new velour throws and hot chocolate kits, and new tops for visiting Macy’s with their “littles” this week. Béla also had a gift from his pen pal which… no pun intended, warmed my heart to no end. I have a very big weekend post to make, and…

our archaeological leavings

We were working in our Ancient History text yesterday. Both kids surprised me, by knowing as much as they did. It’s a sixth grade text, so it’s not as though they’ve seen it before (and it’s very unlikely they were just perusing it in their free time). They were just… smart. Smarter than I would…

today we ask: can marble destroy THESE decorations?

These are our heirloom recipe Homeschool No-Tape Garlands. Marble has not touched them yet. But we discovered something interesting today. We know Marble is smarter than the average cat, and her emotional intelligence is off the charts. Spraying Marble with a mister bottle has accomplished little in the way of deterrents. But. FROWNING. Stops her…

three years of homeschooling

On the third anniversary of beginning as homeschoolers, Claudia premiered Ogun and the People with Kulu Mele. Those are photos from my phone. Not paintings. Not fever dreams. This is my girl’s life. Béla had a full day, with a drum lesson and then sewing at a friend’s house. Béla also bought his sister flowers…