Random Monday

In CategoryRandom Monday

see the temperature? see the time? egads, yo.

• I started planning our school year this weekend. There is really no way to condense that job down into a bullet point. I only mention it to put the cat on the roof that this post might suck, since my brain is presently stuck in an Excel spreadsheet.

• My friend Tressa has started a series called Tressays Virtual Homeschool Convention. I am excited about this. Tressa has been homeschooling for ten years. She (and Melanie at Fairly Square) have talked me off many homeschooling ledges. Go check her out and be a part of the conversation.

• The other day we were swimming, and Little said to me, “I’m pretending I’m in the Olympics!” and I said, “okay, what’s your event?” and she sang out, gesturing with her tiny hand, “to walk over here without drowning!”

• Apparently I need to break out my hair dryer and start doing more than just towel drying and moving on with my life. The kids keep telling me I look like Beakman. Rude.

• The desert is interesting. I don’t feel any affinity to it, but I can’t deny how different it is from anything I’ve ever seen. Did you know that a Saguaro cactus can live up to 200 years? And they don’t start growing arms/branches until they are around 75 years old? Did you know that Roadrunners prey on rattlesnakes?

Can you guess how interested I was in going for a desert hike after learning there are rattlesnakes here?

Rattlesnakes need to step off.

see the nest?

• On Sunday, Jim killed a scorpion. In the house.

And then I died.

• Happy Monday, y’all!

10 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Tressa Says:

    Thank you for the mention! I hear you about the snakes.they would keep me from hiking too. I think about all those frontier women who had to deal with snakes coming in their house all the time. It makes me feel like such a wimp. I get over it pretty quickly, but I am thankful that snakes do not come through the walls of my house.

    As for the scorpion? Yikes.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Spelling anyone? (Tressays VHC)

  2. Kristy Says:

    I do not want to think about school at all. I am not ready. I do not want to go back.

    It’s going to be 100 here today and I live in MN! It’s not supposed to be 100 in MN. But at least I don’t have rattlesnakes.

    That nest is cool.
    Kristy´s last blog post ..Soaring!

  3. Delinda Says:

    Hello, my name is Slacker. I had every intention of schooling all summer, but after taking a few weeks, (read, two months) I’ve declared July 30 our official start to full on school time. My brain is now a state of constant scheduling thoughts as I pour over Math U see and, thanks to your recommendation, All about Spelling. I need a massage from hunching over the laptop. And more coffee. And a cook. Glad you’re *enjoying* the desert!

  4. Sharron Says:

    Lavender for the scorpians.

  5. Applie Says:

    Wow. That is an interesting cactus. We use to have scorpions in our house all the time. William stepped on one, barefooted. He jumped around for a while.
    Applie´s last blog post ..SCORE!!

  6. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    The nest? I guess it works. I just wouldn’t want to have to live there.

    At least you don’t look like Lester the rat or Josie. Josie’s hair was something.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..The Princess Dress

  7. Tina H. Says:

    Our heat index today was about 110…but the problem with that is that I am in NORTHEAST WISCONSIN. Meh.
    Tina H.´s last blog post ..Rachel’s Big Day

  8. Michelle Says:

    My brain is mush. I have no idea why I decided to revamp my site the same week I started planning our school year.

    You should get a peacock. To guard against the snakes. Maybe they eat scorpions, too? But since you’re not staying there permanently, maybe you could foster a peacock. That would be fun.
    Michelle´s last blog post ..Meet Lightning

  9. Sharron Says:

    I hear dry lavender in the window sills and by the doors. My sis soaked cotton balls with lavender oil.

  10. Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic Says:

    I don’t see myself ever developing an affinity for anywhere that has scorpions and rattlesnakes creeping around. Blech! If lavender oil keeps them away, you’d better believe I’d be bathing in it.

    That nest in the cactus is pretty cool, though.

    BTW–when you come to N. MI–no scorpions. We have 1 species of rattlesnake, but they’re small and afraid of people so they’re rarely seen. That’s my kind of snake.
    Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic´s last blog post ..A Taste of Summer: Strawberry-Basil Jam (No Sugar Added)