Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Wrap-Up

Notice anything new? Uh-huh. I took my new boots walking yesterday. Red boots need regular outings, fresh air, love. I am happy to oblige them.


Thank you Mamspark's for the offer of science help. My boys were so shocked at me for taking those tadpoles from their home. I think it is wonderful that they are concerned and conscientious, but mercy, it's a shame children these days have so many limitations, restrictions and boundaries. They may be safer than we were when we were children, but I like them to explore outside of textbooks. I had to convince them it was safe, ethical and even legal to scoop up tadpoles, and of course in this day and age, I am not sure it! So, if anything should happen to those tadpoles, and we all know stuff happens to tadpoles, then I will have a lot of explaining to do!

Thank you for all the encouraging comments and sweet praise for the children. Janece, you could totally be Amira's teacher. Think, who's been doing it up to now? Talking, dressing herself, feeding herself, sitting up, walking, reading!! for goodness sake, all of these skills have been learned under your watch! I take it one day at a time and I never assume I have all of the answers, and yes it is hard, but you could do it. You already are doing a wonderful job of it!

One thing that makes all the difference in the world as a homeschooling mom, is hearing positive feedback. It is an amazing boost, so thank you Tracy, and thank you Lesley and Laura Jane. I get a lot of morale boosting and support from Nikkipolani-Anne and Jennifer and from Anne.

Making New Friends:

Sometimes I get comments from people that do not include a reply email, which is one more excuse reason I don't get it together to reply to every comment. Other reasons include laziness, poor time management, life, the universe and everything. Well, I love comments, so please don't let gaps in the conversation discourage you from leaving any more comments. I read them all. I love them all. Comments are wonderful, and even if I am not answering them all, know that I am listening.

"YayaOrchid," thank you for adding me to your links.

Amy, it would be cool to get our little people together. You make good wishes.

Andylynne, I am still waiting for you to start a blog!

Y en Mexico tengo una nueva amiga, Gloria, y ella tiene un blog bonito..."En Búsqueda." Trato leer lo y quiero mejorar mi español. ¡Es deficil!

It's too easy to find something good on the internet, get distracted and then lose all memory of that great site, wonderful blogger, interesting article... well you get the idea.

I wonder if "BigBucketGirl" is still reading. Hello, BigBucketGirl. I love that you made crayons.

And "Judy in Kentucky," I hope you're still reading, and I hope you have started a blog too. Thank you for introducing yourself. Your comment was such a treat...
"Hi! I am one of your "other" readers who have not spoken before. I like reading your blog and enjoy the photos. I never know what it will be... buttons, chickens, kittens, cowboy boots, family gatherings, and I especially love the photos from Hawaii.
I am a "baby boomer" who lives with my husband and three cats. We have a daughter and three-year old granddaughter in California. I am new to the cyber-world, just got my laptop recently, and love all the sites to see and people to visit on the web. I haven't started my own blog yet cause I don't have enough know-how... but wanted to say "hi"."
I read this and grin, and blush, and sigh.

I have a suspicion that my Friday Wrap-Up won't get posted until Saturday. Writing this is taking some time, and I need to take care of a few things... I'll be right back. In the meantime, you have the option of playing with something I found thanks to Marisa's link in "Quilt Otaku." Here it is: This is a link to a super time waster, click at your own risk.


Andylynne said...

Oh my goodness I love those boots! Very cool for walking by the Boginvilla, I hated cutting that plant when I had it at home, now miss it in the worst way.Isn't that the way things are, silly huh.
Big Kudos for home schooling. (and all of you who do so for that matter!) My sister did and has never regreted it. Have a great weekend and soak up some sun for us in the drizzling midwest.

gloria said...




Janece said...

Natalie, you never fail to bring a smile to my lips, bolster my confidence and generally make my world a better place! Thank you!

Mama Spark said...

I love those red boots, Nat! Kind of reminds me of my green shoes! Anytime with the science, bring it on!!

YayaOrchid said...

Woo,hoo! Natalie, thanks to you I FINALLY found a blogger from Mexico! Do you know that i've 'googled' blogs en espanol many times, and have come up emptyhanded. Found a few, but more geared to 'young' folk. So, now I will be delighted with this new blog as well. Thank you, thank you! I also really appreciate your Friday wrapup, and acknowledging everyone's posts. That is so sweet! Till next time, your next post, adieu, and remember "These boots were made for walking'!"

nikkipolani said...

I see you're taking very good care of those boots - and I'm sure those tadpoles are gonna love hanging out with you all. Love your round-up, Natalie.

amy smith said...

aww. thanks natalie! and i am totally with you on the tadpole thing. i remember taking some to school when i was in sixth grade, and the teacher giving me a hard time. He said i was going to kill them. nice. i will have you know, they became adorable little frogs!

Sara said...

Ditto on those red boots....they are gorgeous! Also, I love how you photographed the pale pink could get lost down in its petals.

judy in ky said...

Hi again!
Judy in Kentucky here. Yes, I am still reading and enjoying your blog. Haven't started my own yet, but am determined to learn.
I posted another comment but it didn't show up, so I guess I still have a lot to learn! Thanks for the encouragement.

Tarie said...

Congratulations on your new red boots and I hope you had a fantastic weekend! :o)