I’ve been diligent with attacking my list and my overstuffed email box this weekend… and had lots of high hopes and plans for today as well. When we got up, I had some emails to attend and my son had the worst sore throat of his life. He’s watching his sister play video games right now… which tells me (since he’s not playing) that he’s truly miserable. He isn’t talking, either. No school for us.
So I have time for deskwork and more of that obstinate list of things to do.
In the mean time, I have updated my Big Fat Homeschool List with a few items from the 600 emails I deleted… I’ve updated my flickr account with some photos from the past (I’m putting all my favorite past blog photos in there)… and I’m dreaming of redesigning my blog. Those are some ongoing projects that will take lots more time (and sick days) to accomplish.
For now, I’m off to more practical things.
So I’ll leave you with a few links and get back to work on this doldrum Monday. Hope you are having more fun than I am.
How to back up your blog. Hackers are on the loose. Just this morning a friend of mine had an awful experience with her blog being hijacked. Not fun. Take her advice and get your ducks in a row in case you are next.
100 Home Made Christmas Gifts for the craft impaired. Better get busy – Christmas is just around the corner.
Pecan Pie, anyone? This is my hubby’s favorite. I’m bookmarking it for later… cuz I’m sure I’ll eventually use it myself.
18 ways to live within your means. Wow. Great article – especially right before the holidays! Wish I could get my husband do do #s 3, 4 and 10. He’s a magazine and online advertisement junkie. I joke with him that he’s always got a “gotta-have-it” he’s researching.
Take a free reading test. Find out what grade level your kids are reading at.
Need help with writer’s block? Short and sweet article to get you blogging again.
Feeling sad? Look to nature. Or if you can’t go outside, look through the lens of someone else’s camera.
And here’s a cool link if you like digital photos and have some stored online to play with. Big Huge Labs has neat flickr tools and toys for endless creative play. Photos are a bloggers ‘icing’ on the cake. Don’t be afraid to jump in and start learning how to use them for your own blogging adventure.
See you tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a better day.
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sorry about the sickness. thanks for the links!
Heather S. says
Sorry your son is sick!!
Thanks for your advice! I really enjoy reading your blog – it is nice to see how things are going for veteran homeschoolers!!
Thanks for all the tips you share here!!
Another boy – so exciting! I currently have 2 girls and are going to be surprised with this baby!!
Sarah Bray says
Oooh…a Big Fat List! For homeschooling! I think I might just grab my Ben & Jerry's and settle down here for a bit. 🙂
Bolina Stretta says
Tell K. we are sorry about his throat. Is there anything we can do, let us know about it !
The Happy Housewife says
Thanks for posting the links, I am checking the reading list out now. Hope your son is feeling better!