How Am I Doing So Far? A Frugal Friday

Reviewing the month of food purchases there were some interesting events this month. There are some patterns to food pricing that the dedicated cheapskate can take advantage of if one is aware o the opportunities. If you shop at the discount side of the food markets there are patterns around …

The Macaw in the Aviary

Chapter 11 of The Adventures of Fanny and Newt One afternoon, a few weeks after Fanny joined *had Newt and Keeper Karl in the cozy little house behind the zoo, the two small bears had taken to wandering through the zoo. On this occasion they visited the Aviary to look at all the …

H is for Hoarse

‘Hoarse’ is Week 8 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. Hoarse is not directly a key to a happy marriage. In fact, Hoarse is the opposite. If you find yourself Hoarse there is a problem (unless you were cheering for you kids at a baseball game). …

My Purpose is Not a Porpoise

Purpose is a word that is hard for me to spell and often comes out Porpoise on my keyboard. The reason, I am not certain. Except that I have always loved the ocean and all its creatures. When I was a child, long before the Internet, I would collect every …

G is for Good

‘Good’ is Week 7 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. How can you define ‘Good’? The Cambridge Dictionary counts , but the meaning most applicable is that “Good is a force that produces morally right action.” This is the definition I think of when I say, …

Learn Math From A Homeschooler

Erik Demaine is a true hero in our homeschooling household. My children were first introduced to him years ago through a documentary about origami called “Between the Folds“. They loved this documentary and we watched it over and over and over. It is perfect for any child, at any age. …

F is for Finding Our Way

‘Finding Our Way’ is Week 6 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. F is for finding our way – together. Every day my husband and I work towards finding our way together as husband and wife. Often my husband will lace up his boots, put on …