I Woke Up Yesterday to An Amazing Surprise

I woke up yesterday to an amazing surprise.  The yard  seemed to be whited through my steamed windows so I had to clear the glass and take another look to see if it was real, and to my amazement it was.  Louisiana does not often get snow and this was a great treat for us.  Though now the next few days will be a hard freeze being in the twenties the next two nights.

My garden will suffer but I am glad to say I had the wisdom to bring in my citrus trees and plants that I had outside.

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Knowing Is Half The Battle

I have been busy, as I know in one way or other we all have been, I have two paths of inquiry I have been seeking out and have
mainly just posted poems which seem to be my most popular posts. During these inquiries I have made numberous discoveries
about secrets and little know facts that I have been at loss to know how to move forward.
It hasn’t help that it seems that libraries now are getting rid of pyshcial books due to computers and digital books.
I prefer paper myself as it is easier on the eyes and less damaging. Another, I believe is a desire to be more controling of
what we read. I have had to go and order books from one library to my library myself so as not to upset the librarians.
Now I will take this point to say that there just is so much out there to learn. It is vast but I love it and one thing that
sticks out is how wonderful people are. I think the more you know the better we handle differences and value them as
well. I mean why is there a big push to make a one world government when each country is so special and wonderful.
Every human being is trully a gift.
Anyway, I will add some links later and suggest that everyone that can pick up a book. Like GI Joe show the kids
would watch use to say KNOWNING IS HALF THE BATTLE.

Gutenberg.org

Google book search

Students from US can read books

Online library

I have not tried any of the links but the Gutenberg.org link which is good.  I am just getting to were I would like to encourage all of us to read with me being the one I most focus on so much to learn.

Homeless Internet

I have been living without the internet at home and have found it to be a blessing but it is also hard on the writing.  Came up to the library last week without my laptop so found myself starting another blog page on wordpress.  It is the only way I could blog that day as I have my passwords saved to my computer and do not carry them with me.  If you notice someone out there that may carry my writing voice it is probably me.  Here is my new blog link: sparetime writing.

Been have a very successful school year at this point and a wonderful time as well.  We are leaning on the sciences and math.  I never made the class at the Alexandria Zoo last year and hope to do so this year.

 

Louisiana Home Study

Home Study 4th grade application

I finished up my application to teach 4th grade in our homeschool Bayou Rapides Christian Academy Home School so now the wait.  Once again I am very excited about the up and coming year and have already rounded up the books and most of the aides for this year.  I have enjoyed the Louisiana Home Study program and have found it easy to work with the last few years so hopefully this year we will be accepted again.

Appreciate Yourself You are A Part of A Pattern

Have you every looked at patterns around you.  Like the way grass will blow together in a pattern?  How sand makes a beautiful pattern with the waves or how a weaver designs a rug, a piece of cloth.

Would it surprise you to know that we as human beings form a pattern that is not just functional but very beautiful.  Think of it.  YOU are a beautiful part of a whole pattern of loving universe of people.

Now I am not talking a religious belief at least not as you are thinking.  I am talking about how special you are.  Everyday I go shopping, play a fishing game on the internet, walk down the street, ride the city bus, and greet people and I am amazed at how rude people are and uncaring.

I realized that it is a chain reaction to each being made to feel they are not cared for or appreciated but I would like to try and break that chain by letting you know you are a gift to each of us.

Appreciate yourself as a part of a pattern that is both beautiful and unusual.  Wonderful and unreplaceable.  Here is just one link I found on appreciate yourself on the net: www.marcandangel.com ,  I also copied one saying from there that I thought was very interesting and true see what you think.  Screenshot_19

I thought this was true because if we allow ourselves to stay were we feel unappreciated then we drown and become people willing to hurt others to make ourselves feel better and that starts and unending chain of hurting others.

So know that I appreciate you and please appreciate yourself YOU are worth it.

 

 

 

One Year Of Writing

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I am so happy to get this congratulations from wordpress.  It has been a fun and special year for me and busy.

In 23 days my blog will be changing hopefully to a free account as I requested but it will not be found on the kazshomemadetips.com web page so I maybe starting over and will have to find you all again.

Keep on writing and keep on looking appreciate all of your tips and help along the way, Karen.

Getting Caught Up

The summer is starting out busy trying to throw reading in the mix.  Maegan and I are doing the summer reading project together at the local library.  Maegan is aiming for a 100 books while I only have to read 5.  Anyway, I had to play catch up with my book the last couple of days so I am behind in the blog.

The tomato garden up front has done well and we have been getting more tomatoes this year then any other year so  I am happy with my www.farmersalmanac.com were I get advise on when to plant for my area.

I am missing some of the people I follow from my reader and am having to fin d a way to see your new posts so I am working on getting caught up reading posts too.  Some  very nice poems and photography out there this week.

A big thank you to my new followers also.   So I am getting caught up and will be adding some of you to my reader list.