Saturday, December 10, 2005

National Children's Memorial Day - Remembering

Tomorrow is National Children's Memorial Day, a time to honor the lives of infants, children and young adults who have passed on. To mark the day, candle lighting cermonies are planned at 7pm, in every time zone.

The goal is, as candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next to create a continuous wave of light around the world.

Here in San Diego, you can join others at the San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care for a local candle lighting ceremony to remember. Warm clothes are suggested. The event will be held outdoors in the Tribute Garden at the hospice, 4311 Third Ave, Hillcrest, 6:30pm to 8pm. Open to the community, free of charge.

Visit the San Diego Hospice's website for more information. You can also visit Compassionate Friend's website for events and chapter information, in your area.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

So Busy These Days - Who Isn't ?

Yes, I usually post to my Blogs daily but since I added going back to work and studying to my 'Best Intentions' list I haven't really had the time.

This week's events have included going to Sea World Homeschoolers Day. My family had a great time. We visited several exhibits, went on the Shipwreck and Atlantis ride, had lunch at Mama Stella's and had the 3D Haunted Lighthouse experience. The ticket rates are affordable. They even offer a Day Pass. (which we purchased) Check with your local Sea World on more details.

Marcus kept me in the car this week. He had his Math tutoring session, Science Lab, Writing Workshop and Algebra Workshop. Tomorrow is tennis lessons. I enjoy staying for Science Lab and tennis lessons. The kids have so much fun. It's also fun to watch them.

My schedule included my weekly chiropractic appointment. Dr. Carol Langley is terrific. She practices out of Dr. Z's Chiropratic Spa. After 2 years of rehab I didn't want to be going to a sterile doctor's office. The walls are beautiful decorated with garden scenes, pleasant sounds and scents.

In between I've been working a few hours at my virtual customer service job. I love having a little money of mine own. It's also interesting speaking with different people. Studying my training guide for a new work project.

Hitting the gym. Yes, it's true that walking that treadmill for 30 minutes makes this girl feel better. I can face my pile, on my desk with a cleared head.

Addressing and mailing Christmas cards. Wrapping Christmas gifts and doing housework. Ugh! Oh, and the everyday house management duties. Did I pay that cable bill yet?

So, with Marcus on holiday for two weeks I hope to again visit some of my favorite Blogs and well as post to mine more frequently.

See you soon.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

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'Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers' - Life Skills Curriculum

As a mom of a teenager I've been looking for life skills curriculum. Barbara Frank, author, has written a book called 'Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers'. You'll find plenty in this curriculum. Barbara also has a monthly e-newsletter, 'The Imperfect Homeschooler' and can be found on

Visit the 'Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers' website for more details. You can also download your FREE sample project.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Coffeetime with My Hubby

My husband took me out for coffee at 'The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf' after his shift. We like to purchase our coffees and find a comfortable spot to sit. Sometimes we play Yahtzee or cards. Other times we discuss our day, politics or just gossip.

Our time out reminds me of our dates. He would call me up and invite me out for a drink or coffee. Remembering those times always brings a smile to this lady's face.

One of our rules is not to talk about our son. Sometimes it's difficult because he works two jobs and this can be the only time we have. But, we do very well at sticking to our rule.

It's SO important to have some time just for you, as a couple. Even though our son is now 13 years old it still can be tricky. Don't forget that you started out with just the two of you. Put your marriage in the front seat, it deserves to be there.

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