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The Tuesday Currents

Recycled orangutan has the right idea Let’s all hide in the foliage.


Rocking out to… Nothing. My headphones are missing again. I may have to put a lock on my next pair if I want to keep them safe from Wood Sprite, who has broken and/or lost every pair I’ve had since she was born. 😦

Drinking… water

Writing… the usual suspects.

Reading… LumberjanesAfar.

Watching… Newsie (video and live!), Boss Baby.

Planning… The semester, lots of field trip updates, more furniture moving, eclipse activities, class enrollment, SLHN web text/updates, game night, girls’ night, lots of logistics.

Wanting… To kick social media out the window. I’m tired of being available. :p


My favorite item this year was the zombie/vampire battle!

It’s that time again: time for our annual GISHWHES recap! This year team FunYouShallHave had a blast doing GISHWHES from France, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States. Boy did we do some wild, meaningful, outrageous and even life-changing stuff. My family even adopted a pet during one challenge! Through GISHWHES we protected over 40,000 acres of land in Nepal and helped many other charities below. We hope you enjoy our shenanigans as much as we did, especially ince 2017 was the “last year of GISHWHES as we know it”! Click below to check out our photos and videos from the hunt.

Continue reading GISHWHES 2017

The Tuesday Currents

This is Sally! As much as she looks like our beloved Cleo, she’s quite the opposite. Total sugar sweetheart and not an ounce of sneakiness…yet!


Rocking out to… Jack Johnson.

Drinking… coffee

Writing… the usual suspects plus more!

Reading… LumberjanesShattered Warrior, Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur

Watching… Born to be Wild (IMAX with friends!), House of Cards, Emoji Movie (Drive-in Groupon last week!), Table 19

Planning… No time to plan with all the DOING we are doing this week! GISHWHES, two all-day Girl Scout workshops, court house tours, library programs, a barbecue, a tea date, a steering committee meeting, a science camp, tons of errands, Wood Sprite’s bronze award work, a birthday party, two plays, a barbecue, moving furniture and a baseball game? Yeah, I’m exhausted just typing it out! This week’s intention reads, “Survive wearing a bra every day.” The struggle is real.

Also, we adopted a cat when we were supposed to just get a photo for a scavenger hunt item. Thanks, GISHWHES! 😉

Wanting… To enjoy this chaos! So far, so good.

Monday’s Music

This week is #GISHWHES, so it’s already massively chaotic, right? GISHWHES takes hours every day and while it’s fun and for charity, you have to clear some time for it, which is what I did… last week. I had it in my head that it was last week instead of this week!

So this week is FULL of classes, events and activities all over the place, PLUS GISHWHES! In honor of the utter mayhem, here’s one of my favorites. Wish me luck!


The Tuesday Currents

We welcomed these two fluffy babehs into our home this month! Okay, they’re not really babies, but they might as well be, right? Wood Sprite carries them around all day. One seems to even have a favorite peeing spot on the couch…!


Rocking out to… Def Leppard.

Drinking… coffee

Writing… the usual suspects

Reading… Games for Math, The Gunslinger

Watching… The Goonies, Kubo

Planning… A trip to adjust Wood Sprite’s new braces. 😦  Poor thing. She just got them. Also, a date, game night, co-op classes, mom’s night, working with my parents to help them move, house fixer-upping and cleaning, work schedules, GISHWHES, All The Things.

Wanting… To get my house in order! From general chaos to lots of boxes of books (someone generously donated to our co-op!) to my 4-H group’s projects to furniture coming and going from three different places, my physical world is in such a disarray and it’s got me feeling so scattered.

Things I Love Thursday

Here are some things I’m loving this week. How about you?

Rides from friends. Thank you, C, S, A and J!!

Good intentions. They are comforting in the beginning, aren’t they? Okay, that was a little sarcastic, but also true.

When friends check up on you because they know something’s not right. Thanks, S and K. ❤

Sci Finder kits from the library! Boy do we love these free resources!

Having an “only child.” For years I lamented about not being able to have more kids, both for my daughter, who wants siblings, and for myself. Lately, although I still feel the pang, I also see so many benefits to not having other kids in the house and really appreciate the freedom we have.

Sleep. When you miss it, you realize how much you really relied on it!

Icy cold water when you first step into the house when it’s 96 degrees outside. Isn’t that the most amazing feeling? The same goes for cold cold cold sparkling water.

Butterflies keep joining in the yard work fun. They definitely make it more enjoyable!

Indy making breakfast for dinner. YUM. It’s the best time for breakfast!