Archive | May, 2008

Ze Jewels of Denial

May 30, 2008

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Doesn’t that sound so exotic? Jewels of denial… It reminds me of those old movies I saw, Far Pavilion, A Passage to India, Jewel in the Crown… images of dimly-lit rooms, beaded curtains, and bejeweled ladies come to my mind. Jewels of Denial is a website. It’s not exactly exotic, but it has a beautiful […]

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True Love

May 29, 2008

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I am finding the most wonderful blogs (and bloggers! šŸ˜€ ) online through Entrecards. I am just amazed at how blessed I am by some of these people! I am especially overwhelmed at the graciousness and femininity of the Filipina bloggers. These women (and many times, their husbands) blog about their families and family values. […]

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Foot Binding and Other Stupid Customs

May 28, 2008

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There is a stunning post at EastCoast Life about the abhorrent practice of foot-binding in the Orient. The photos are both sickeningly fascinating, and inexplicably horrendous. The kids and I have studied the missionary work of Gladys Aylward, a hero of ours. She was an Englishwoman in the early 1900s who desperately desired to evangelize […]

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Cost Captain Friendly to Home Schools

May 28, 2008

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It irks me to no end to see so many businesses discriminate against homeschoolers. Any good business realizes how much money homeschooling parents spend on equipment for their kids. To ignore the growing homeschool movement in this country is to seal your own failure! I am always paying attention to business that discriminate against us, […]

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Thou Shalt Say to The Mountain…

May 27, 2008

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This is for my young son, who has not been feeling well. It’s also been difficult to concentrate on the books while the sun is shining and the birds are calling him, outside. Hang in there! Remember not to look at the mountain– just do what you know to do right now. šŸ™‚ Cartoon by […]

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Good Heavens, Not Another Quiz!

May 26, 2008

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Yes, ladies and ladies. I must be on a quiz binge or something. I usually don’t do so many quizzes, honest! I took the latest quiz and here’s my result. Take the Quiz here! You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow […]

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Manic Monday #118

May 26, 2008

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It’s Memorial Day, so I’m not doing much blogging today; plus, I’m not feeling so well today :-p so I am late with my Manic Monday. I’ll do what I can and still make it interesting. The questions are very thoughtful; it’s just that I don’t feel like thinking today. Do good things come to […]

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The Ten R’s: Raising a Kid Who Reads

May 24, 2008

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I’ve been very blessed with four wonderful children who read like university students (and one like a college professor). They have been very good and proficient readers from the very beginning of homeschool lessons. It helps that both the Husband and I are voracious readers. However, good reading skills are not “talents” that are ingrafted […]

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Flipping For FitFlops

May 24, 2008

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I’m having a blast with my new membership at the health club. It’s helping my back and abdominal muscles already! Even after five days, I feel healthier! I haven’t had to take any medication in a long time, so it’s helping on the medical bills, too. I used to be in such good shape– I […]

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Feeling Flighty

May 23, 2008

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I have a travel blog and I only take car trips. People have asked me why I don’t fly when I travel. Truth be told, I don’t fly because my arms would get too tired. YUK YUK YUK YUK!!!!!!!!!!! OK, ahem. I don’t fly because it’s too expensive! And because I’d rather not lay down […]

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