A Happy Ending Continued...My son's near fatal plunge into the water

Well, I am back from a long and tedious drive to New Mexco, and I must say it wasn't until our second day there (when we visited the pueblos) that I found an appreciation to this 'further southwest' state.  The native american people were ever gracious to my husband and I as we toured the pueblos.  There was one particular young boy of 7-8, who was especially impressive to me.  The natives that lived in these pueblos were preparing for their annual 'Harvest Festival' by setting up stands to sell their talented handy work via chili pepper crosses, wreaths, jewelry, etc... ...more

Sick, sick kids.....

“I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.” ~Fannie Lou Hamer...more

Home School Rocks

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." Albert Einstein ...more

A Happy Ending (My son's survival)

Alas, I will end my week of drownings with a happy ending.  This is the story of my son, Joshua.  How lucky we were!...more

Sometimes the well runs dry...

Literally- our well ran dry this week.  Thank goodness we have someone who was able to deliver a load of water by late evening!!!  I'm surprised by the lack of rain in our area since we usually don't have a problem with precipitation.  Yet if this is going to be the worst that happens for the rest of the year, I'll take it!!!...more

Now is the Autumn of discontent

Crikey, I don't know about you, but the fact that Autumn has arrived so abruptly (the wind is currently howling round my house), has left me feeling unmotivated and uninspired... yeh I know.... me, Lady M (a.k.a the almighty gob) ..... uninspired!  It's because after three months of a cloudy / rainy / frankly shit / summer, I feel cheated. The whole season has been a total washout with no long balmy evenings spent quaffing Pimms and Lemonde, followed by sleeping semi-comatose on the lawn. Yep, the whole episode has been bloody uncivilised and miserable. ...more

Freezing Me Out

Is it me or does every office building have some sort of mandate where the A/C has to be on 30 degrees all year round? I don’t recall one place that I have ever worked where I didn’t have to wear a ski parka, mittens, and snow boots just to be comfortable. At my last job I snuck in a space heater and had that going all year round. I know I can be a little colder than most, but when objects on my desk start to feel cold, I know it’s not just me. Can someone please explain this to me?...more

dreaming of spring...

I could really, REALLY do with an end to winter. As in now. Right this very minute. Are you listening, Mother Nature?...more

Welcome to the Village of the Damned

We are a hearty bunch. We can take the heat, we can take the humidity, we can take the fried food. We can take threats of hurricanes, tornadoes and all sorts of natural disaster. But we can't take the cold. And by golly, we can't take the cabin fever....more