Category: Though Of The Day



There are too many unanswered questions for me to chose a certain religion, therefor I am not religious. Though that doesn’t mean I don’t have morals, values or that I am an evil person. The following quote conveys a core aspect of my personal belief on how the world should be…

QOTD by the Dalai Lama XIV.


Going on our two week mark with homeshooling and I have learned more about my children in this time, than I have their entire lives (sad I know) which makes me wonder… Who is the real teacher?

Am I the teacher or are they? This also makes me wonder how I should proceed from here. I know that my son Ice needs structure, Kc is a visual learner and has a short attention span when it comes to me. Mae and Doe will do almost anything to “please” me which makes them a bit more independent and little Miss Nova can talk (and understand) better than most toddlers that I know as she just wants to be like her older siblings.

I am wondering how they would do if I give them the materials for their lesson then appoint them as My Teacher. Would this make learning more appealing for them? This is one of the perks of homeschooling, I can adjust my plans according to each child’s needs, to ensure that I instill the love of learning… Wish us luck 🙂


This past week has been terrible for my children. First there was So Much rain and one day the rain came down So Hard that my husband made me go outside and help him find branches to hold our veggies up! I was shivering when I came back inside. It rained for almost 5 days straight and the first day after the rain stopped, you couldn’t take a step into the yard without sinking almost 2 inches.
Then, out of nowhere, we get a heatwave (which we are still encountering) with advisories stating that children, elders and pets, should avoid going outside, and to avoid using as much electricity as possible…  What’s worse? They are calling for More Rain when the heat goes away! Grr!
It has not been easy for anyone in our house, I am very thankful that we have an air conditioner, but keeping everyone occupied has been a challenge. Once we all find something we all can do, someone gets bored before the end and it starts all over again.
I guess I can’t really complain, as I have been having the kids doing exercises and dancing to get their energy out, and they do a good job of thinking up things to do, like drawing, writing stories, and taking over my tablet (which leaves me bored 😉 ) Though I still have to say…
Bad weather go away so my kids & I can go Out to play lol


I have been working with our youngest, Nse, to get her prepped for going to the bathroom, and it reminded me of something that happened when we lived at the trailer a couple of years ago when we were training both of our boys. The boys would go poop with no problem at the time, but getting them to stand up to pee, was a different story.

I read online somewhere that if you put cheerios in the toilet, that boys could “aim” at them to learn how to stand while peeing, so I gave it a try. They didn’t have any interest, but when no one was looking they decided that it would be fun to stick toys in the toilet and flush them, which lead to us having to replace the toilet 😦

While Nana was on her way up with another toilet we removed the one that was plugged up and I had an idea. I took a bucket and put their seat on top of it and told all of the kids that this is our new toilet because I would not have to worry about having to replace it again.  They all begged me to get a new toilet and promised never to put toys in it again!

 

TOTD 7/5/2013


Sifting through My Collection over the past few days has aroused a lot of memories, a lot of emotions. I use to write and draw to give people I loved, gifts from my heart. So some of my work is scattered, maybe even lost over the years.

Just as I lost much of my work from moving over the years or when I lived in a basement which flooded and my water colored Yosemite Sam & Road Runner bled into everything I owned. Then there are some poems which have aged over time, pages turned yellow, writing so small and faded, making it impossible to read…

Yosemite Sam & Road Runner with a pic of a Catfish which I was able to save.

Yosemite Sam & Road Runner with a pic of a Catfish which I was able to save.

I have not worked on my collection as much over the past few years, lack of inspiration, to much stress to think straight, or maybe subconsciously I’m saying “What’s the point it will only get lost anyways?” Whatever the reasons I have realized that a part of me, my life’s history per say, is missing.

I have changed so much over the years, some ways for the better, other ways not so much thus giving me more reasons to not only post more of my work before it becomes lost, but to work harder at making myself whole again.

Left sheet of paper is new to show the yellowing of my poems.

Left sheet of paper is new to show the yellowing of my poems.

TOTD ’98


 

 

A rainbow in the clearing

Waiting

For you to reach it’s end.

You wonder curiously

As you near the rainbow

What lies ahead?

Colors growing brighter

More intense

Here we go now

It’s just around the bend.

Energy surrounds you.

The closer you get

The farther away you want to be.

You now know the truth

As you look in awe

To see is to believe

are the words you said.

You now have what you need

So use it well

Because you never know

A life goes on

What you will see.

 

10/2/1998

 

English: Rainbow from Budapest

 

 

 

 

 

TOTD ’03


Life is never as it seems

as you try to keep something

you don’t even have.

The harder you try

The harder you fall.

Though nothing feels so right!

No matter how many times you drop,

Get Up

Move Forward and

Try Again!

Because in the end you will find that you will get what you need and

Fate will take care of everything else.

What is… Is… And Life… Just is…

It’s up to you to make the best of it.

TOTD:  8/12/2003

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