Monthly Archives: May 2009

Home schooling at 48!

Their discouragement

“You just love to complain about that stupid computer when you could be doing something different.”— Starbo

“Come on mom, is that all you do?”—Kids

“You need to get a new hobby.”—Everyone

“Get out of the house today and live.”-Brian

“You need a job.”—Everyone


My reply

“This is my job.”

“Pretend I am paying thousands of dollars for a college degree. I am learning a new career: writing and blogging.”

“I just rode my bike the last hour”

“I just did 1 ½ hr yoga session, what did you do?”

“I just walked the dog, drove to store, picked Raina up, went to the bank, took the kids to a movie and dinner and shopping.”

“I sat down for half hour then the phone rang, I ran the vacuum, did a load of clothes, cleaned the bathrooms, made dinner. Need I say more?”

see, I'm spending quality time with my son, that is his arm:)
see, I'm spending quality time with my son, that is his arm:)

Class President 2012

Made posters for 3 days. Wraped cookies and brownies with vote notes. She won class president.Yeh!

It was a lot of work but really fun. It’s good to give yourself plenty of time so you don’t rush at last minute. Did we do this? Of course not. Her father and I worked till 3 am, she stayed up till 1am. That is late for a girl that is in bed by 10pm at the latest every school night.

We made brownies and put “Vote Raina for President” strips in each plastic wrap, along with wraping two oreo cookies with a ribbon marded “vote Raina”.  She wanted Oreo’s for a reason; she is black and white and proud of it, she says.

Black girl escorted to school

I saw this on an e-mail. I changed a few facts to make it more accurate.


The problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

A black girl escorted to school, 1960

On November 14, 1960, nearly 49 years ago, 6 year old Ruby Bridges faced hostile crowds, and had to be escorted by U.S. Marshall’s, because she was the first black child to attend previously all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruby was 6 years old. (The Great Norman Rockwell created the painting above depicting that event.)

She was bombarded with jeers and even death threats; one person even put a black doll in a coffin. She ended up being the sole child in her first grade class that year. All because Ruby was Black.  





A black girl escorted to school, 2009

On January 5, 2009, nearly 49 years after Ruby attended her school, 7-year-old Sasha Obama, faced cheering schoolmates as her Mother and U. S. Secret Service Agents escort her to Sidwell Friends Elementary School in Washington, DC. Her Mother, the current First Lady of the United States of America, had Secret Service escort because Sasha’s daddy is now the 44th President of the United States: Barack Obama:

recycle styrofoam

recycle styro
SORRY, Lee County doesn't recycle styrofoam!
recycle styro-1
Is that a real panther enjoying the styrofoam?
where did the head come from?
where did the head come from?


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