We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sometimes I Don't

Get everything done yet, I am not compelled to compare myself to other women.  Why? Simply because while I do notice when Jonesnita has a new car -- its just a image in my mind's rear view mirror.  What I have learned since being out of the military:

A. 'Stuff happens' and usually resolves itself without my assistance so, I don't meddle.
B. I stop and smell the chicken poop sometimes -- yep poop is a fact of life without it NO ROSES.
C. Dust is inevitable, get to it when you can because it's always with you even ON YOU.
D. Boys need space to be boys same goes for girls as well.
E.  Be aware when 'stuff happens' -- just don't dwell on it enough to sway your tracks unless necessary.
F.  Forgive everyone because one day you will make a mistake or about a million of them.
G.  Say Thank You, Please, You're Welcome, I Love You, I Need You, I Am Sorry -- and mean it.
H.  Share 'because' no one gets out of life unscathed and your gifts may mean life to another.
I. Be honest, to lie is another version of stealing and avoidance is just another shade of lying.

Update on school room (note, my hubby is the hardest working man I know):

The 7 foot book shelf he built this weekend.

Where Zephyr is  standing will be the fifth book case he has built to house all the books and materials sent by Mr. Larry and ourselves.
And the book case is full..............

The other book cases are 48" high to get an idea of their size.

Grumpy Gramps Science Lab is almost finished.
Mom can see the top of her desk.

Soon I will be inviting other children (families) to share all books we have been given.

Happy Belated Mother's Day All,

I am off to study for mid-terms.


Sharon said...

You know, I do have an odd sense of humor sometimes, I read your title of "Sometimes I Don't" and the Peter Paul Mounds/Almond Joy thing popped into my head...........

Your school looks like there can't be another thing that you need! Everything is so neat and tidy! Do you have everything for all the grades in there?

Have a happy day, btw, what is dust?

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

remember you need a break once in a while

Little Messy Missy said...

Great school room!

Judy's Corner said...

Looks great....the schoolroom, that is. I'm glad my children are grown... I think home schooling is the only way I could raise another child.... good luck with your homeschooling... it is a huge undertaking but promises to be most rewarding!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Hee Hee, Sharon too much tv in the 70s/80s? I have curriculum from pre-k thru 6th grade. Which is perfect for the time being. Will have to build up through 11th grade or better in the future. What I like most about all that we have been given is: the variety and the science equipment. Saenz nor Zephyr would have gotten much in the way of science in public school. Can you image, with Zephyr we have covered how clouds are formed and thus rain????

Nekkid Chicken said...

Huggable John, It is true I have traded reading blog posts in the morning for teaching but, its just as rewarding. Besides, I love the difference this past month has made in our family.

SMOOCHES I am still nuttier than a box of frogs. LOL

polly's path said...

wow-lots of work done! Looks better than any school I know.
And I love the reminders.

Nekkid Chicken said...

HEY Judy, Nice to see your visit. We are very blessed to be in a position for me to stay home to school our boys. I would have re-entered the work force this fall but, we made the change for our son's future and academic success. It was not an easy nor light decision for me to make. Soon, I will be in the rank of 'being' unemployed for 5 years thus, not contributing to my social security.

ACK I don't work, that is rich. LOL

Nekkid Chicken said...

Hey Polly, Was headed over to your blog wanted to check on your farms progress. Smooches and good morning.

Texan said...

Very nice school you have there :O)... sounds like its really coming together ....

Congratulations, you have really pulled that together quickly! Its so great you can already see a difference in your boys!

I bet they like it better too!

Nekkid Chicken said...

It is so less stressful to have them in my care each day, Texan. And thanks for the kind words.

Talitha D'Andrea said...

Wow! Your school room looks awesome! My husband and I are going to start working on our this weekend. I love your list. Those are some great words of advise! :)
Okay, I'm on my way to click on the duck butts Heehee:)

Scott said...

Mal, you're my hero!!! <3 you! lol Oh and give my Zephyr some kisses for me!