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I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. We had a fun one. This year, we just went to see my family in Alabama, and it was the first Christmas Eve/Day that we had spent with them in a long time. It was great and a nice change of scenery from our two bedroom apartment.

Now that we are back, I’m doing some cleaning out and organizational stuff. I have made the decision to educate our oldest son at home during the coming semester and that has spurred me on to getting some things done. I also have some lesson planning to do for that, as well.

So, I’ll come back to blogging more regularly in a week or so, after my little duckies are in a little bit better-looking row. Until then, I wish y’all a Happy New Year! Don’t forget to eat your black-eyed peas, turnip greens, cornbread and pork on that day! By the way, does anyone else think that it is funny that the New Year’s day meal is really similar to our rural Southern grandparents’ regular, everyday, lunches? (Minus the pork, of course.) It is good food, anyway. Of course, none of the boys but the baby will eat the turnip greens, but I digress. Happy New Year, everybody!


  1. Annie,
    Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful visit with your folks. Just wanted to let you know that if you need any good homeschooling sites or information to let me know. I have tons. This is our 2nd year homeschooling. Seen Mema and Uncle Buddy over the holidays they seem to be doing good. Happy New Year to You, Jon and the boys…. Your Cuz, Martha

  2. Okay, that’s weird. My family always has ham and beans (with cornbread) on New Year’s Day. Our family is in rural Illinois. Guessing the “rural” part is the connection. Have a good one.

  3. Hi Martha! You know, this year, since my oldest was in school for 1 semester, the school has decided to let me continue with his current curriculum. After this semester I will hopefully know more about his schooling (longer-term) and then I’m sure that I’ll be searching for all the information that I can get my hands on. I’m glad that Mema and Buddy are doing okay. Happy New Year!

  4. Annie,
    I’ll be praying for you and J as you start your homeschooling adventure…

  5. Annie, I brought the school’s work home the 1st year we homeschooled. It’s worth the inquiry to get a copy of the lesson plans if your school would be kind enough to let you have them, or even take a look at the teacher’s manuals. We had quite a few gaps because I didn’t have all the materials. But, we faired well enough…I think you’ll do a great job and enjoy the time you get to spend with him.

  6. Thanks for that advice, April. I’ll have to look into that.

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