Ironically Interesting

27 02 2011

Tomorrow is the last day of February.

I find that a little ironic.

February, even though it has the fewest days of any month, is really the longest month in existence. Winter is still holding everyone by the throat. The cold and snow isn’t fun anymore–we crossed that line right after New Year’s.

But when I look at the calendar and see March sparkling and beckoning like a pot o’ gold under a rainbow, I still think, “Wait. What happened to February?”

It’s not like I’m going to miss February. February is cold and dark and bitter. March, while still being those things sometimes, is also sunny sometimes. And it isn’t nearly as dark. (Wait. Is that the same thing? No. I’m talking about day length here.) Occasionally it even warms up past 50 degrees.

But still. March means paying the mortgage. It means I didn’t quite get everyone visited on my list. It means infusions.

I will admit that’s what I dread the most, even though the kids seem to be fairly okay with it. No whines of desperation, no trying to talk me out of it. Maybe they don’t actually know it’s this week. Or it hasn’t sunk in yet.

Either way, farewell to February. Here’s wishing you all a marvelous March!

Off and On

23 02 2011

I’ve been feeling ‘off’ lately. Do you ever feel that way? Like things aren’t fully connecting in your brain, or you’re seeing things from a long way off. Or you’re living on another planet . . .

Well, gratefully, my spaceship is coming back to earth. Or something.

Whatever. I’m ‘on’ again.

I think.

The Valentine’s Treats that Weren’t

15 02 2011

I had the tags all made.

 But after this (cough-twice-cough):


I have decided to save the tags for next year.

Going Public

13 02 2011

I wrote a new post for the ANWA Founder and Friends blog today, found here.

To some of you, it may come as a shock. I’ve avoided talking about it, as it’s an extremely painful subject for me, but I think I’ve reached the point.

It’s time.

Otherwise, I wanted to share a little Valentine Rainbow made during family home evening last week:

Have a happy Sabbath.

“New” Math

8 02 2011

My sweet Eden got too many of her mom’s genes, which makes her a little too uptight about school. (Zack, on the other hand, got too few of those particular genes, but we’re not going there right now.) Anyway, it was quite refreshing to see this today as I went through her stack of returned homework.

I love it.

Here’s another paper I found.

I think, dear friends, I feel perhaps our education system is failing these children slightly.

We aren’t asking the right questions.

The right questions, in this instance, are, of course, Why in the world would anyone put a border of lace around their books? and Should they be teaching children?

Cause and Effect

3 02 2011

I’m not doing a lot of this lately:

And I’m trying to figure out if I’m not sleeping because I’m so stressed, or if I feel so stressed because I’m not getting enough sleep.