The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

The Weekly Ramble

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So, it kinda goes without saying that Monday was an unusual morning. How often does a homeschool mom go on Good Morning America? Not too often in my recollection. That was a little crazy to have happen, wasn’t it?

If you’re just now tuning it, you can catch the whole GMA thing here.

That was pretty exciting. Thanks to all of you who made a point to watch and cheer me on.

But, that wasn’t the only exciting thing in the FishHouse. After weeks of lollygagging, we had a really great week of school. Really great. We’re studying the 30s, so the topics of discussion included: the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Rise of Hitler. We have not been short of table top conversations. Anyway, it was a really great school week. More on that on Monday.

And in other exciting news: I did my tax prep two months early. Yikes! I may be behind on everything else under the sun, but at least I’m “with it” in that department. I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on myself that practically every room in the house is in some state of disarray…. The impetus for such early preparations? We need to finish up our FAFSA stuff for FishBoy17, in the hopes that he might get some grants for next year’s college.

College is a real thing, people. Hold me.

So, that’s what’s going on around here. I’m hopeful to have another great week of school, get in a few yoga classes next week — my sacroiliac joint is threatening to quit work –, and maybe right some of the shambles we call living spaces around here.


Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM:

The Weekly Ramble

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Coming next week:

  • What Makes a Great Week in Our Homeschool
  • more of Our European Vacation
  • Choose Happiness NOW

Be sure to let me know what stories and articles are helpful to you and what you’d like to see more of in the coming weeks. I want to make your “life as MOM” as fun and as easy as possible.

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  1. Is it bad that my mind goes to 90’s rap when you say “sacroiliac”? I am so old……!! (See: let your backbone slide)
    I love the “real” of the weekly ramble.

  2. Love the weekly ramble. I look forward to it every week.

    We did our taxes on Friday night too. We also are trying to get FAFSA done for our almost senior. One thing i learned last year was that a fafsa can help your child qualify for more work study hours per week. My daughter has an on campus job, pays real cash not tuition credit. Because we didn’t complete a fafsa last year, even though her boss wanted to increase her hours, the boss’s hands were tied. So many things to learn about fafsa.

    College is real , my friend. But just like when my kids were little its a lot of fun watching them grow into who they were meant to be. Enjoy the ride. And gave your fushboy sit next to you on the computer. And write down every single password, user name, http, etc. You’ll need it later. To coin your phrase ” ask me how I know . Lol

  3. Congratulations on being on GMA! How exciting! Your post reminded me to tell my husband he needs to complete our taxes so he can update FAFSA with this year’s taxes. Thanks for the reminder.

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