Silent

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out -

Because I was not a socialist.



Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out -

Because I was not a trade unionist.



Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out -

Because I was not a Jew.



Then they came for me -

and there was no left to speak for me.



~ Attributed to Martin Nienoller (1892-1984) anti-Nazi German pastor



In an effort to "purify" German society, the Nazis transformed psychiatric hospitals and clinics into centers for mass murder. Using the cover of war, Adolf Hitler authorized the so-called "euthanasia" program, in which more than 70,000 disabled Germans, judged by their physicians to be "life unworthy of life," were killed in gas chambers or by lethal injection or poison between 1939 and 1941.



The quotes above are excerpts from materials I purchased at the United States Halocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.



As I looked over these materials this afternoon I recalled how deeply moved and upset the Halocaust Museum experience was for me. If you have not had the opportunity to visit I cannot urge you strongly enough to make the trip. As homeschoolers it is an invaluable experience. Words, even pictures cannot adequately portray the emotions that hit you when you stand before the crematorium ovens with the actual shoes of those murdered in baskets beside you and their pictures floor to ceiling.


I remember the shudder that ran through my body when I thought of the millions of babies being cremated everyday after being aborted. A halocaust continues, sanctioned by our government, our courts and applauded by our President and Congress. I'm sure you probably know this, and yes it's grim but abortion clinics typically put the babies on ice and then, when they have enough to warrant firing up the oven, they cremate them too. The similarities are sickening. Experimentations, selling their parts, horrors done in the name of science. Can someone please explain to me why genocide is horrific but infanticide is not?


People lived and worked in concentration camps and they said nothing. People live and work in towns with abortion clinics and say and do nothing, today, right now. They of course, are not unborn babies. But this thinking, this belief system, this unholy lack of respect for life, this refusal to acknowledge the sovereign right of God alone to give and take life, it will not stop at the unborn. I hope those who carry on their lives each day without thought to the cremations happening around the corner never find themselves disabled, unwanted, mentally ill, terminally ill, or a burden on society. When the government is paying for healthcare will they be deciding who deserves care and who does not? When someone's care becomes a burden on the society, what then? When it opposes political trends what then?


We must speak for those who cannot. Not just because it is right, not just because God calls us to do so but if those reasons are not compelling enough then speak up my friends because one day they will come for you and who will be left to speak for you?

To test or not to test...

It's the time of year for standardized testing. In some states homeschoolers are 100% exempt from testing. In our state, we are not required to test. I can't imagine living in a state with restrictions on my freedom to educate my children. Homeschooling laws have been one of our greatest considerations as we have relocated.




Testing for us is always an option however. We can test independently or we get together in our homeschool groups and organize testing. It's official and accepted, and best of all no one need see the results but the parents of the child.




The question for most of us then becomes to test or not to test. The short answer is there is no right answer. The answer is different for every family. But here are some point to consider.




How early is too early to test? I personally to use in texting in elementary school. Especially a high pressure, timed, fill in the bubble test. Perhaps in junior high there is some use in it, for nothing more than practice. High school it is not a terrible idea.




Why test? If it's something to use as a barometer in your program, okay maybe. If it's merely considered one tool in deciding a child's progress, maybe then too. If the child is under no intense pressure and doesn't feel








to stroke the ego about how well they read or attach a specific grade level accomplishment?
This is the day I waited for! I made a snow plan back in November. Bought new snow pants, boots, gloves, hats, and sleds. All for this day

Winter Robin


It's feeling like winter around here! Ice, snow, and more snow! It's beautiful, treacherous and cold. We had lots of fun playing in the snow with the dogs at about 10:00 pm tonight. The snow was falling, it was bright and quiet. I wanted to go for a walk but it was just too cold.
I didn't take this photo of course, but I really love it. I love bird watching. I look forward to spring when all the birds return.
Stay warm till then!

is it too much to ask for a weekend to relax?

2 fire trucks, cops, lights...just a quiet Friday night at home.

We had a chimney fire last night. Everyone is fine, no damage inside the house except smoke, soot.

Cleaning up now.

I know what my neighbors are thinking - Hoosiers, they almost burned down their house.

:0 Keeping it interesting,
Robin

A double edged sword

Volunteering is personally rewarding and fulfilling but sometimes it is also thankless. My folks both have big hearts but for dad spending his life on the police force, serving mostly with people the rest of us don't want to deal with, made him pretty cynical. My mom has lots of favorite sayings, and one she says often is, "when you do something wrong no one forgets and when you do something right no one remembers." She too has found herself unappreciated one too many times.

I am angry tonight. Angry, frustrated, disappointed and feeling pretty darned unappreciated by a couple select folks, just a couple mind you. I sat with T doing breathing exercises tonight to help her sleep and relax and kept thinking man, these aren't working at all!

I've been homeschooling and running activities for 10 years in the homeschool community. 10 years. I have never encountered and never imagined encountering difficulties like these. I realize homeschoolers are as different as can be - different faiths, politics, learning styles, whatever but someone how I believed until just the last few months that we were for the most part like-minded in general. Maybe I just believed that everyone thought like me? At least the ones who were right :)

The greatest conflict I had really dealt with inside the community till now, was differing opinions over Harry Potter. It was tense! Oh or the time some new friends were over playing from our "group" and they called their mom to see if they could watch Scooby-Doo. They couldn't. not...making...that...up.

That made me mad. Or the time the girls came over who had never played with Barbie's and their mom told them they could play "anyway", but "please try to find modest clothing for them."

I am seeing my limitations in this deal. Not my physical limits but what is pushing the bounds of my patience.

I am constantly fighting back the urge to say what I really think, the way I think it. Trust me, it's taken awhile to develop the filter currently in use. I can react pretty quickly. I sometimes wish my words had been chosen more carefully or my timing better. Often times, I find that I say too much. (imagine that)

But rarely, is my instinct wrong. I think it's why I do let 'er fly most of the time because it might not sound perfect but it's the truth. It takes time for it to pan out but it always does - you can just get a read on some people. I am done assuming because people homeschool they are going to be any different than any other person off the street. I think I am a double edged sword too. I am a good ally. A strong person to have in your corner. Crossing me is not a good plan.




no thanks, I'm not hungry

I haven't watched Fox News since the day of the election. I just can't stomach what is happening.

We have no tv in fact. I don't miss it. One day I was irritated because I wanted to watch something but finding online outlets like hula, joost, and most importantly netflix instant, has fixed any absence I might have felt.

I watch what I like, and can ignore all I don't. Which includes the world around me, still. One word - Obama. Can't do it.

I catch headlines on Yahoo but so rarely have the heart to read the stories completely. We have a dirty, crooked, pompous, Wonder Years looking Gov. here in the "great state of Illinois". Who has shadily appointed a questionable Senate replacement for our inexperienced, sad little Junior Senator now President-elect, and our other Senator is a Dick, Durbin that is. Obama has been pretending he is a President for four years, and I suppose he faked it until he made it.

He wants to close Gitmo. Oh good, rights for terrorists. He wants checks for everyone - free, free, free - think bread lines, cheese lines, lines for healthcare - a chicken in every pot. I think he may be the first President on the food stamp one dollar bill.

We are taking our eye off the ball. Just the idea that Obama, the Clinton's, Pelosi and Reid have so much power makes me physically ill. It actually frightens me.

So now I am saving big bucks on tv, I think we'll need it.

Can we please talk about the mid-term elections now? Maybe 2012? Is it over yet? Are we there yet?

Ugh, liberals. I can use liberals as a diet. All I have to do is think about this and I lose my appetite.

Everytime I see an Obama sticker I want to say, "check back in 4".

Recession with Bush, sure, slower growth, stagnant economy, problems. Obama will be depression. He'll ask you or 4 more years to fix it too. He'll say the problems took awhile to create and will take awhile to fix.

The difference between a recession and a depression? recession you neighbor loses his job, depression - you lose yours.

If a Rep. Gov. under indictment, on tape wth the FBI did this and a Republican majority accepted his nominee? oh my gosh, the world would fall of it's axis. This Blago - Burris though... hiccup.

That's all I can take for one night. I had the first asthma attack in over a month tonight. Too worked up. Can't sleep, headache. Stress is bad for me. It's bad for you too. Avoid it.

hanging in there?

I'm trying to remember where I used to be this time of year. I know there were times I considered putting the kids back into school. I know there were but I can't remember them. It feels a bit like recalling labor for me. I know it hurt, but I am not really connected to the pain only the joy and the miracle.

This is another time of year I know homeschooling moms start to cope with struggles. Kids are tired of being cooped up in the house, cold gray skies are depressing. You open the science book and the kids are still technically on week 4. You start looking for the finish line and think it has to be May something. Go ahead and scedule your nervous breakdown for this afternoon and get it out of the way.

Lots of moms, maybe some like me, start thinking "I am doing something wrong!" If I did something better, different, used a different method, started a new system, made a new chart, rearranged the classroom, then maybe they would be doing better. You contemplate throwing out the old curriculum trying something new, or throwing out the kids and making them catch that lovely yellow bus that drives by too fast twice a day, has brakes that squeak and belches black smoke.

I am over that hump I pray but it took forever to get here! I haven't considered putting the kids in school for a long time. Now I just threaten to never graduate them. We are in the spring of our 10th year of homeschooling. I love it today as much as I did that first year. Buying supplies, and posters and browsing curriculums. Asking everyone what they use, and buying everything. It was exciting and inspiring. We still have our days, I still find myself overwhelmed, feeling inadequate, frustrated, unappreciated, exhausted, and wondering what am I thinking? Thankfully those days are really few and far between. They also seem to spring up when the schedule is too hectic, no one is getting enough sleep, when I'm not praying enough, or my husband is out of town. So I take captive those thoughts and question them like Jack Bauer. The falseness of the thinking usually crumbles.

But this time of year is so ripe for reflection that we are all usually drawn into considering our lives. Like anything the reality of homeschooling is sometimes not as easy to live as we dreamed it to be. After a few years, and then especially at this time, a few weeks into a new year the enthusiasm wanes. The end of the year seems far off. It is in this times where our commitment, our trust in the Lord's calling to this life will carry us if we allow it.

When the doubts and the struggles come, before pressing your way through the day find as quiet a place and time as possible and just be still and pray:

Oh Father,

You called me here, didn't you, to this life? Or did I imagine it? I want to be part of creating the people you are calling my children to be, and to become the daughter you intend. But I am weary. In my heart, in my mind, in my body Lord, I am tired. I feel confused, and so often like a failure. It seems nothing I do works. I try to have a new attititude, I try but it doesn't work.

As I sit in this quiet space and I breath deeply, Lord, I can feel your calm surround me. I see Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying desperately that there might be another way to fulfill His work. I feel like Him sometimes, though my suffering could never compare. His suffering was a gift, a gift freely, lovingly given. My "sufferings" while minor, are intended to be gifts of service, in service to the souls of my husband and children and for your good works.

Am I a failure because I feel this way? No?

I am pleasing to you? You see all my little efforts, all my successes no matter how small. When my child learned to make a letter the correct way, learned to read, to drive, to pray, to count, to love? I thought no one noticed.

Father, stay with me? Please be with me and remind me that you see every effort, every smile offered when I want to yell. Every hug offered when I want to run to my bedroom and lock the door. Every meal prepared when I am not hungry, every time I try when I think I can do no more. You see me Lord, and you alone know my heart. My heart exists for you and for the love of the family you gave me. That is the easy part.

Day by day, the enemy tries to wear my resolve away to make me lose heart in the work I am called to do. Thank you for always being right inside my heart to renew my strength and tell me you love me. I know you are proud of your daughter, and I can work a little longer for you now. I might be back tomorrow feeling the same way. Actually I might be back before lunch feeling this way. You'll be here? Okay. I can do this.

Thank You Father,
I love you so much, Your Daughter, Robin
Amen

Of Mice and Me

The mouse that was in the garage apparently was not satisfied with getting into my bird food and he has now ventured into my house!

Is it normal to be worried that the mouse will run up my pant leg? Like that's my biggest concern next to catching it. When I have to take a bag of garbage to the can I think about the mouse scurrying out and making a break up my pajama pant leg. When I come down at night for a glass of water I think about him running across my slippers and right up my leg. weird.

I don't know why I have a mouse again.

The idea of this little booger in my kitchen makes me crazy. I spent hours cleaning the kitchen today - cabinets, inside and out, the pantry, drawers. I love it when things are clean and neat. and labeled. I labeled the items in the pantry.

When I see him I know I will scream, and immediately have the heebeegeebees. I know this because this is not my first mouse rodeo. Once a little tiny baby mouse ventured into my living room floor. He was dying from the poison we'd put out. I screamed and jumped up onto my son's mini recliner. It reclined, I fell backwards. I scrambled back up onto it, promptly snapping the reclining section away from the rest of the chair. I stood on the now backless recliner and waited, after a few minutes when he looked dead, I went and got a big tupperware bowl. I approached him cautiously lest he was tricking me about having croaked. I covered him with the bowl. That, I decided was not heavy enough and if he came to, he could get out, so I put on top of it a heavy casserole dish a pot, and inside the pot a brick from the yard.

My husband and children returned home to find me standing on the couch, my son's recliner snapped in two in the floor, and a tower built from bowls and bricks in the middle of the floor as almost a monument to the vermin.

I said, "I'm so glad you're home!"

My husband, unflapped by the scene that greeted him, kept his coat on while I told the story, blow by blow. Then he took care of it of course. He always does.

I don't like mice. Hamsters, I love. I don't think hamsters want to run up my pant leg. But then again, I think our new one Sally has been sizing me up...

Coffee's cold,

Robin

say peas

I have a bag of frozen peas on my face.

I need a root canal. How do I know this? Experience.

I don't have a dentist. Why? Experience(s) I don't like dental work so I wait until the pain I feel out of the dentist's office exceeds the pain I will deal with in the office. I'm there.

I have a big, fat, stupid infected tooth. My face is swollen. It hurts. So, I called a dentist at the end of the day of course - duh! I have to take antibiotics to get the infection down, then be pre-medicated before any work because of the heart thing.

This was on my to-do list. It was even somewhere in the middle. I didn't need a kick in the butt or face in this case to get this done. Okay well maybe I did.

So, tonight it's peas, please. Taylor said, Hey Mom, say peas.

ha

ha

we now join my life already in progress

I feel as though my reception has been on the fritz for some time and the programming is just now beginning to come back into focus. Hopefully, I haven't missed the good part!

And so, I re- join this life already in progress...

It feels GOOD to be back.

Robin

can it stick?

I have officially worked out 3 times this week. That is three times more than any week in 2008.

We spent all evening at the Y. Rock climbing, swimming, walking and William started Karate. I need to build my stamina back up slowly.

I also need to feel comfortable there. Really comfortable because if I feel awkward or weird, I just won't go.

I've been walking my dog, just the one who really needs it, Missy. Jack is not happy about it.
Maggie doesn't care she hates walks - makes her nervous, I think she thinks we are never going home.

So day 6 of the New Year, and I am making baby steps. I've got some lingering leadership issues to manage and a handful of pet projects to fire up, but I am being selective and trying to be clear about my expectations and limits.

All I can do is try to do better, be honest with myself and others and keep moving forward.

Hoping it will stick,
Robin

a bit of our Christmas


This was before the tree began to crumble

mommy moment

"If I have a little girl I am going to name her Teresa" said my youngest little guy in the car the other day.

My heart swelled as I thought my devotion and love for the Blessed Mother Teresa had made an impact on him- the photos, quotes, the devotions read, he was paying attention!

I said, "I think that is wonderful, I love the Blessed Mother Teresa."

"No mom, not Tuh-ree-suh. Tree-sa, I love trees."

2009

To new paths.

To new directions.

To long walks with those I love.

To seeing the beauty all around me.

To knowing God even more deeply me

To new greener pastures.

To awakening a new curiosity, passion, and joy in my life.

To 2009!

Cheers!
What I did wrong in 2008...

There isn't enough time to write it all down but really it doesn't matter. I simply will not focus on the areas where I fell short. I didn't hit all the goals anywhere, but I did better, I did my best. I ask nothing more of myself.

Where is the good of looking back in regret? How inspired and strong would I feel if I focused on my failures, my shortcomings?

Instead I prefer to focus on how I can do even better next year. I would rather look back over what really worked for me last year and try to do even more of it this year.

I can acknowledge what didn't work, but I won't dwell on it.

In homeschooling it is very easy to always feel we have missed the mark. No matter that WE set the mark. No matter that we aim very high. No matter that we aim for things other people wouldn't even dream of attempting. C'mon, really? We have decided to take on the task of our children's education!

100 Things I did right in 2008

100 Things I did right in 2008

  1. Easter
  2. Holy Days
  3. Advent
  4. Christmas
  5. My anniversary
  6. Traveling
  7. Going to the doctor
  8. Taking my medicine
  9. Completing my work on the Electoral College
  10. Starting my website
  11. Staying married and very much in love
  12. Raised a son to 18
  13. Handled crisis
  14. Helped people I love
  15. Mended fences
  16. Built fences
  17. Built friendships
  18. Let unhealthy friendships fade away
  19. Kept in touch
  20. Learned about contemplative prayer
  21. Went on a marriage encounter with my beloved
  22. Mellowed
  23. Rested
  24. Surrendered
  25. Fought
  26. Cared
  27. Honored my parents
  28. Began to care for myself and my health
  29. Learned a little more about my children, my husband, my friends, and family
  30. Learned to quilt
  31. Had my husband take our daughter to the Jonas' Brothers Concert
  32. Saw Jimmy Buffett
  33. Stood by a friend in the most difficult time of her life, and loved her
  34. Grew in compassion for the least among us
  35. Visited with family I hadn't seen in a decade
  36. Supported my brother when his world fell apart around him
  37. Gave up coffee
  38. Realized that giving up coffee was stupid and took it up again
  39. Gave up tv programming
  40. Painted the bathroom and finished Taylor's room
  41. Baked bread
  42. Cooked more
  43. Made my bed most days
  44. Worked on the landscaping
  45. Stepped back when it was too much
  46. Asked for help
  47. Cried when I felt like it
  48. Supported the better candidate even though we lost (twice) Fred & John :(
  49. Got new glasses that didn't look 1974
  50. Bought jeans that fit despite the size
  51. Read some good books
  52. Learned more about my religion
  53. Experienced faith in it's fullness and in the desert
  54. I couldn't hear God's voice for a time, but I kept waiting
  55. I heard Him
  56. Began the process of submitting to my husband's authority
  57. Started to trust people for the VERY first time
  58. Planted flowers
  59. Laid in the hammock
  60. Held my daughter more
  61. Returned more emails
  62. Wrote more letters
  63. Started taking care of my skin again
  64. Read to my son more
  65. Put back a lot of junk at Wal-mart
  66. The Van Plan
  67. Sold the Van
  68. Scrutinized what I bought a little better
  69. Threw out clutter
  70. Visited DC
  71. Visited Yellowstone
  72. Visited Mount Rushmore
  73. Packed home a carcass
  74. Enjoyed the trips with my family
  75. Lounged by the pools
  76. Stopped doing daycare
  77. Began finding my voice
  78. Made some good decisions
  79. Coached Volleyball
  80. Blogged a lot
  81. Took lots of pictures
  82. Wrote a lot
  83. Told those I love most how much I love them
  84. Taught my son to read
  85. Put the kids back in music lessons
  86. Dreamed
  87. Laughed more than I have in many years
  88. Went on lots of dates with my husband
  89. Took my daughter to the mall more
  90. Sat by warm fires
  91. Cared for sick children
  92. Acknowledged some limits
  93. Forgave
  94. Visited my grandma more
  95. Danced
  96. Didn't watch Big Brother
  97. Trick or Treated
  98. Went Swimming a lot and got my hair wet
  99. Celebrated 10 years of marriage
  100. I did my best

thanks!

Thank you to those great gals who were ready willing and able to bring us meds this morning!

I found ONE vial at 6 am in the junk drawer of all places! It got us over the hump until the pharmacy opened this morning.

But get this... Albuterol rescue inhalers are NO MORE - deemed environmentally unfriendly and discontinued. I thought this was some kind of joke, but not so. The replacement meds are twice as much and half as effective. I am ticked.

I need to get going but this is really upsetting.

~Robin

good morning?

It is 5:30 (am) I've been up since 1:00.

Can you explain to me how in a household where 4 of 5 members have serious-chronic asthma I now have NO Albuterol inhalant solution and can find only one almost empty inhaler!

How on earth did I run out of this critical medication! I am so angry with myself.

I have been up for the nearly the last 2 hours giving breathing treatments to my boys using the last of the inhalation meds for the nebulizer. For the boys the rescue inhalers often do not work well.

I must transfer our prescriptions tomorrow to Walgreens from Wal-mart. So we can have 24 hr. access to what we need.

I knew we had used a great deal more this last week - lots of extra treatments during our visit with exposure to allergens. But this much? wow. How did I lose track of it?

I set up the humidifiers, checked peak flows, treated, checked again, made tea, read books. I am beat. Awake, but beat.

I have 4 more hours before the pharmacy opens and this could go very badly now that I am out of inhalation meds. I need to locate a spare inhaler, fast. I have looked everywhere. I decided to stop and think for a moment here in the classroom. Where could an extra one be? They are everywhere and all out!?

My plan for tomorrow, so well laid out is shot all to Hades.

Praying for easing of symptoms, easier breathing and locating medication...
Robin

100 dreams and counting

100 Dreams

  1. Make pasta
  2. Make cheese
  3. Get a Kitchen Aid
  4. Get a laptop
  5. Lose 5 lbs
  6. Lose 10 lbs
  7. Lose 15 lbs
  8. Lose 20 lbs
  9. Lose 25 lbs
  10. Lose 30 lbs
  11. Lose 35 lbs
  12. Lose 40 lbs
  13. Canter
  14. Sing with a band again
  15. audition for Nashville Star
  16. audition for Lucky Break
  17. paint my hallway
  18. paint my bathrooms
  19. create a bedroom sanctuary
  20. get published in a magazine
  21. self publish my books
  22. get massages every month
  23. stop taking so much medication
  24. walk my dog regularly
  25. have all my dental work completed
  26. see John Heffron's show
  27. perform with my daughter
  28. complete a sampler quilt
  29. complete a full size quilt
  30. dialogue everyday
  31. have a great digital camera
  32. graduate all my children from homeschool
  33. go to Rome
  34. visit Ireland
  35. visit Southern plantations with my mom
  36. visit Revolutionary battle grounds
  37. return to DC in the spring
  38. finish the landscaping in the front
  39. landscape the side
  40. landscape the back
  41. write grandma's story
  42. get my vhs tapes onto dvd's
  43. change lighting in halls
  44. change lighting in foyer & porch
  45. change lighting in kitchen
  46. finish the basement
  47. redo the garage
  48. be able to run a mile
  49. work out 3 times a week
  50. visit Washington
  51. paint the house
  52. have another baby
  53. improve my relationships with my family
  54. train to be marriage encounter leadership couple
  55. speak at an event
  56. build puppet theater company
  57. have 10,000 hits on the blog/website
  58. sell something successfully hopefully games
  59. go dancing
  60. go to a jazz bar
  61. go to weekly coffee with my husband
  62. let it go
  63. save $10,000
  64. get out of debt
  65. sell this house
  66. smile
  67. play a song on the guitar


100 Dreams

  1. Make pasta
  2. Make cheese
  3. Get a Kitchen Aid
  4. Get a laptop
  5. Lose 5 lbs
  6. Lose 10 lbs
  7. Lose 15 lbs
  8. Lose 20 lbs
  9. Lose 25 lbs
  10. Lose 30 lbs
  11. Lose 35 lbs
  12. Lose 40 lbs
  13. Canter
  14. Sing with a band again
  15. audition for Nashville Star
  16. audition for Lucky Break
  17. paint my hallway
  18. paint my bathrooms
  19. create a bedroom sanctuary
  20. get published in a magazine
  21. self publish my books
  22. get massages every month
  23. stop taking so much medication
  24. walk my dog regularly
  25. have all my dental work completed
  26. see John Heffron's show
  27. perform with my daughter
  28. complete a sampler quilt
  29. complete a full size quilt
  30. dialogue everyday
  31. have a great digital camera
  32. graduate all my children from homeschool
  33. go to Rome
  34. visit Ireland
  35. visit Southern plantations with my mom
  36. visit Revolutionary battle grounds
  37. return to DC in the spring
  38. finish the landscaping in the front
  39. landscape the side
  40. landscape the back
  41. write grandma's story
  42. get my vhs tapes onto dvd's
  43. change lighting in halls
  44. change lighting in foyer & porch
  45. change lighting in kitchen
  46. finish the basement
  47. redo the garage
  48. be able to run a mile
  49. work out 3 times a week
  50. visit Washington
  51. paint the house
  52. have another baby
  53. improve my relationships with my family
  54. train to be marriage encounter leadership couple
  55. speak at events
  56. build puppet theater company
  57. have 10,000 hits on the blog/website
  58. sell something successfully


Happy New Year!

What will the new year bring?




I love this day. I love fresh starts, new beginnings, clean slates.




Tonight we'll work on our dream journals. This idea came from Matthew Kelly.