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In the next few days, you might notice things changing around a little bit here.

Hopefully not disappearing as I heed my own advice and BACKUP my template before doing anything {ahem} blog-threatening.

Just know that you are still in the same place. Same blog.

You’re just hanging out with someone who apparently has nothing better to do with her free time than fiddle with html and hope for the best.

Hang in there!


The Swallowtail Dilemma

This isn’t anything earth shattering, but I’m having a bit of a dumb dilemma. We found a caterpillar on Labor Day {swallowtail} and brought it home to watch something different after all of the Monarch hatchings we’d had.

He ate. He grew. He made his cozy home. He hasn’t come out yet.

Much of the research I did pointed to him emerging between 2 and 3 weeks later, and we are well passed that time frame. Of course, the research ALSO says they can stay in their cozy home all winter long.

Which means I have a bug container sitting out on my counter – ALL WINTER LONG.

I’m tempted to stick him up high, but then what if I forget about him, he emerges and then dies because I didn’t notice?

Or worse, what happens if he emerges in the middle of the winter and I have no way of keeping him alive because I can’t release him outside?

Or what if it’s a dud?

What, oh what, is a mom to do? Would you keep it? Be a brute and ‘dispose’ of it outside?

Help a mom out and give me some ideas!!! What would you do?


A Few Recent Posts

Some of you might know that I have another blog where I share more about our family and my thoughts in general.

Or make fun of myself.

Just wanted to share a few recent posts with you all to show that I’m not always focused on homeschooling and I’m not always the most patient with my kids:

Captain of the Obvious ~ because sometimes I get so focused on things I need someone to point out the obvious

Used Toy Sale Soon
~ the costly result of an overactive 4 year old

We Do Use Soap ~ truly we do. Even if Zachary isn’t familiar with it.

Those Pesky Phonics
~ The joys of spelling

Delighting in Our Blessings ~ There’s always something to be thankful for.

If A Girl Buys a Laminator…

If a girl buys a laminator, chances are she’ll feel the need to also buy a pack of 50 laminating pouches to go along with it.

And if she buys 50 pouches, chances are she’ll feel the need to print off everything possible in order to fill those pouches.

And if she prints off everything possible, chances are that her printer will begin to despise her and decide that it’s time to run out of ink.

And if she runs out of ink, chances are that she’ll head over to Amazon and start looking around for the refill cartridges for her printer.

And if she gets on Amazon and starts searching, chances are that she’ll end up with way more in her cart than she planned for {all for the sake of free shipping} including an additional set of laminating pouches.

And if she has additional laminating pouches to fill….