Tag Archives: Arts & Crafts

Back Yard Beautification, Baby Steps

I do not love the desert, and that’s been my excuse for doing nothing to the back yard for the nearly three years I’ve been in my house. But no more… Oh, I still hate the desert, but I have … Continue reading

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More to Do

For the sake of all ego… I wish I could do a better job of slowing down time! Today after work the children and I: Did homework Did Laundry Made Dinner Planted plants (4 rasberry sticks, 2 Rose … super … Continue reading

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99+ Red Balloons

There’s a song, from when I was younger than I am now, about 99 red balloons.  I’m not a party planning specialist; in fact, it’s possible I’ve never actually decorated for a party.  But I did today. Things I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Dad Is Awesome

Thank Heaven for special people, who make others feel special. Today at Church the children got a worksheet, that was similar (but not exact) to this: It says “My Dad is Awesome!” Questions are: My Dad’s name is: My Dad … Continue reading

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Something Undone – Painting

This week has been a mad rush of excitement.  I had ordered a bed to replace the ‘temporary’ bed I had been using since the divorce.  The time finally came to be a “grown up”… or at least to act … Continue reading

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The Things We Do

If they knew how very much my heart aches to please them, to teach them, and to make sure that they have everything they need to be happy, and prepared for the future.  If they understood that, then they’d perhaps … Continue reading

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Too Domesticated – Book Book

Once upon a time I had a wallet that was about two inches thick.  It is a perfect wallet that has every ID card from when I first joined the Air Force in the late 90’s until now.  There are … Continue reading

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A Splash of Color

As a single Father of four, I admit to having some domestic tendencies… but one thing I’ve never done on my own is fully branched into is customizing my space.  (adding a trampoline upstairs, or monkey bars to the living … Continue reading

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I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good – Electromagnet

I've mentioned before that I really enjoy doing science experiments with the children, I consider myself the kind of person who can figure most things out and want the children to participate in this kind of adventure. Plato said "Necessity … Continue reading

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Count Down to Santa – 3 Days Left

It's this time of year that is the hardest for the children to wait through, in previous years to help this I had calendars and holiday chains where they could take off a ring for every day.  Being busy is … Continue reading

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