It’s time for another Foto Finish!! This week’s optional theme is…..YELLOW. That means that you can post a photo with that theme….or anything else that you choose to share!!
Once again, I’m posting a photo that I took at the Wildlife Refuge. I thought that this was just so pretty….and dainty.
What do you think??
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As soon as we got home from church, we saw that James Garner was trending. It was sad to find out that he’d passed away of natural causes.
He starred in over 50 films, but he’s best known for his television roles in “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files”. James was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, OK on 7 April 1928. He was married to Lois Fleishman Clarke in 1956 and at his passing, they were less than a month from their 58th anniversary.
RIP James “Maverick” Rockford” Garner!! You’ll be missed by many for your charisma, comedy, handsome looks, and so many other things that made you who you were!!
So kiddo and I went out yesterday and did a little shopping and took care of some errands. When we got home, there was a message on the answering machine from my Dad. I couldn’t figure out why since I’d just talked to him early in the morning. So, I call them right away to see what’s up.
Low and behold, they inform me that they’ve decided to come see us THIS weekend!! My mom has declared this a little mini-vacation. She’s determined that she’s not going anyplace or do anything the whole time that she’s here. YAY!! I’m so happy and excited. I love my parents so much and I love it when they do little things like this. It’s a different schedule than usual though because Mom has to be back to work on Monday instead of them leaving as usual on Monday. But, they’re also arriving a day earlier than usual!
I’m so looking forward to some special family time. To top it all off, we’re supposed to have a cool down and possibly get a little much needed rain. It should make for a wonderful weekend and for some enjoyable time together. Now, it’s time to plan my menu!!
What do you have going on?? Any surprises in your life??
So I know, you’re wondering just where I’ve been. Well, I’ve not been sitting idle, that’s for sure!!
Kiddo has taken a “break” from her volunteering at the animal shelter. The schedule of working with Doc has changed and it just doesn’t work with us homeschooling through summer. We’re enjoying having a little more time on our hands though. Then again, it’s not in our hands….it’s spent in the books!!
Homeschool is going well. So far summer has mostly been spent on Geometry. We also have some science labs planned, but we’ll handle those after Miss K’s last summer visit to see my parents. She’s also working on Latin, but I’m just not much help. I know teaching her, I should be, but I never liked foreign language. All’s not lost though because my Dad happens to be great at Latin, so she gets a lot of work in then!!
My weight has been stable for going on 2 years now. I’m still walking when I can. It should be more often, but it is what it is. At least I’m getting some activity in!! I’m very happy with where I’m at and I know those final 10 pounds will come when it’s time. The one thing that I haven’t done much of is photography and I’m really looking forward to getting behind the camera again. I miss it and just haven’t taken as many opportunities as I should to get photos.
I’m happy to say that my shops are doing alright. I’m trying to keep them stocked with new printables. Don’t forget if you’re in need of educational or Christian printables, be sure to check out my stores (the buttons are in the left-hand column)!!
So what else can I tell you!?!? Other than that, life is just busy. We’re always doing something and trying not to let things slip through the schedule. Unfortunately, my blog does seem to suffer a bit. It always picks up once school starts, and that’s just not far off any more. RE is just around the corner. Can you believe it’s July already?? I’m thrilled though because the heat is on!!
How’s your summer been?? What have you been up to??
I want to wish all my family, friends, and readers a very….
So proud to be an American where I can think what I want, despite the disagreement of the others.
Home of the free because of the brave!!
God Bless the USA!!
The doors of “The Schoolhouse” are officially open at Teachers Notebook. To celebrate, I’m holding a Grand Opening SALE!!
My entire shop is on sale for 25% OFF for 1 week. If there’s anything that you need to prepare for next year, now’s the time to get it!! Don’t forget, I have educational and Christian printables available for all your needs!!
Be sure to follow my shop so that you know when I add more products….and I’ll be adding them all week long. Also, you’ll find out when I hold other sales and offer specials, just for my followers.
To check out my sale, just click the button above and it’ll take you right to my shop!!
As many of you know, I’ve been considering opening a store to sell my printables in. This isn’t an easy decision for me. I had to put a lot of thought and prayer into it. I wanted to do what’s right for my friends, followers, and readers. I also have to do what’s best for my family.
My ultimate decision is to open a store to sell my printable materials in. I’ve opened an Etsy shop, and also a shop on Teachers Notebook.
I want to assure you that I’ll continue to post freebies on my blog and Facebook. I’m not trying to get rich, but merely help add some income to my family. Giving and sharing my printables is just what comes naturally to me. It’s what I truly love to do and will continue to do.
I hope that all of you will keep following me on this blog and on Facebook. It’s also my hope that you’ll check out my stops. I’ve tried to keep my prices down, so hopefully you’ll find something that you can use. I’d also appreciate it if you’d spread the word to anyone that you know that might be looking for educational or Christian printables for home or school.
Please check out my stores and be sure to follow them so you know when I upload new products, have sales, and so on!! You’ll also be able to access the shops at any time by clicking the buttons in my right hand column.
“The Schoolhouse” on Etsy
“The Schoolhouse” at Teachers Notebook
Remember, I fully plan on keeping this blog going. I’ll be posting freebies here as often as I can. I’m not on a schedule as it is, but they’ll be posted as often as possible. One of the only changes will be that some of the freebies I post will be available for a limited amount of time, but very few of them. Also, some of my older ones will be expired so that I can move them into my shops. But please know this will only be a few of them and all the rest will continue as usual!!
Alright, so it’s not me….it’s the blog!!
Commotion is 6 years old today. I can’t believe that!! Time has gone so fast.
I know that I blog a lot less than I used to, but I still enjoy it. I feel like I’ve finally taken ownership of it made this blog all mine. That means that I had to give up on the idea of having lots of followers and readers, but it was a sacrafice worth making. It allows me to blog about whatever I want and not just stick to one single topic.
Normally, I’d give you a bunch of stats from the past year. I can’t do that this year, as I moved the blog to a hosted domain. My stats only count from that point on. That is by far, the biggest event on the blog in the past year. The move was a lot of work, but it was well worth it. I’m still working on moving files and making sure that links work. In addition to that, I still get plenty of visitors on the old blog looking for my printables. Despite signs and notes that I moved, they haven’t found there way to this new location yet. I have hopes though!!
What has your year been like?? What do you like or dislike about the “new” blog?? What do you want to see more of….or even less of?? Let me know your thoughts on Commotion, as I always love to hear from my readers!!
Today marks the start of Holy Week and culminates on Easter Sunday. This is such a somber time and a time for reflection. It is also a time to celebrate. Today is such a day….a day to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem.
I want to wish all of you, my family, my friends, and my readers and followers, a very Happy Palm Sunday and wishes for a Blessed Holy Week!!
I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but I promise that I have several drafts saved and just need to upload files or make thumbnails. Then you’ll be all caught up on what’s been going on around here and have access to my latest printables!!
I want to let all my readers, and especially my followers (by e-mail) know that I’ve changed clients. If you currently follow me via e-mail, you’ll have to re-sign up to get my newsletter. I’m no longer using the one that comes with WordPress and have switched over to MailChimp.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause. However, it’s my hope that this will make it easier for everyone to keep up. The new newsletter is set to be released every evening at 9pm on any day that there’s a new post. I was going to go for a weekly newsletter, but I figured that I don’t post that often, so daily (or whenever I post) will work for everyone. Also, it’s only a snippet and you’ll have to click on the article to finish reading it.
Please sign up for my new MailChimp newsletter updates to follow my blog via e-mail by using the form in the right hand column to “subscribe”. I appreciate it and look forward to you following along!!
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RIP Joseph Yule, Jr (23 September 1920 – 6 April 2014)!! Better known as the boy-next-door, Mickey Rooney. At just 5’3”, he leaves behind a legend in classic Hollywood that can never be matched. Mickey was paired with Judy Garland 10 times and starred in 14 Andy Hardy movies, along with a career of more than 200 films. He was married 8 times and had 9 children.
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Today marks a very special day for me….
We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary!! That’s right, we’re silver!!
Our life together so far has been an interesting one, to say the least. Twenty of those were being married to the Army. There’s no part of that time that I’d do over. I’m so very happy. I’ve been so very blessed in so many ways. He’s my high school sweetheart, my best friend, the love of my life…..and so much more!! I can’t wait to see what else life has in store for us as we grow “old” together.
Honey, Happy 25th Anniversary!! I love you forever and always!!
For all the rest of you…..
May the luck of the Irish be with you and yours has it has been with me and mine and may God bless you as richly as he has us!!