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Dylan Plays With Pastels

One of the major perks of homeschooling Dylan is that I find myself making time to search out artsy things that I can do with him. And while he’s learning about shading and shapes and color combinations, I’m having a blast doing the stuff right with him.
The other day I was over at Dirty Footprints [...]

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Dylan’s Collages

Dylan’s been cutting shapes out of scrapbooking paper and going nuts with tape (he isn’t as fond of the glue stick just yet). He loves creating collages and sticking them up on the walls and windows all over the house (we’ve since asked him to tape his pieces only to wood and windows, not painted [...]

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Artwork by Dylan: Flowers and a Shark

We bought a set of twelve small tempera paint jars today, and pulled out the cartridge paper. Dylan sat at the kitchen table and painted some lovely pictures.
Flowers
He painted these flowers for the guests for his upcoming birthday party. We’re having a family party, and he’s very excited, counting the sleeps before the party [...]

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Happiness is … a bubble train

We found a bubble train tucked away in the storage room. I’d bought it last year and then forgot all about it.
It’s been a rather gray and gloomy day, but the minute we found the train, the sun started peeking out!

And a bubble kiss!

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In Bloom

It’s just a gorgeous day today – we’re supposed to hit a high of 27 degrees (Celsius). The sun is shining, and some of the spring bulbs are in full bloom.

These are the tulips just off the back deck. They are always one of the first signs of spring around here.
I love my [...]

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Today’s Mini-Epiphany: What Work Is Telling Me

Before I wandered downstairs to my office this morning (well, more like late morning or early afternoon), I had a little bit of an epiphany. About my work, yes.
See, I’ve been noticing something during this last round of deadlines. And it’s this: whenever I’m stuck working, you know, on the stuff that encourages the flow [...]

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Today’s Random Bits & Pieces

One of the things I loved about doing Morning Pages, during the eight or nine years that I did them, was their ability to clear my mind of so much of the stuff I carried around with me – not big stuff, no, not really. But loads of little things, things that I thought interesting [...]

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So lovely, so fun

The Sound of Music happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies, and while blog-hopping today, I found this video over at Lynn’s blog:

Just so lovely, and so much fun. I’m in the middle of working on a deadline, and this was the perfect break – it truly made me smile!

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A Colorful Life

I went shopping with Hayley yesterday, to one of my favorite stores, Winners. There’s such a gorgeous element of surprise in shopping there; I’m never sure what I’ll find. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt, and I never fail to come home with at least one thing (and sometimes an armload of stuff).
I [...]

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Beyond Insomnia

I had insomnia last night – self-induced insomnia, really. I was reading a mystery novel and at 1:30 a.m. decided to push forward and finish it. I did (disappointing ending, though) and by that time it was 3:00 a.m. And I found I couldn’t fall asleep!
Sleep finally came as it was getting bright out, and [...]

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