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Bathroom: update 2

Project day 29 (counting weekends because that's how long we've been looking at plastic sheeting instead of a bathroom). He finished tiling and grouting (? is that a word?) the shower. It was a bigger project than any of us anticipated: subway tiles are...

Difficult Lessons

Something I've always been weak in: humility. Something I got a big crash-course in this week: humility. This week the directors of our dance studio were gone on a much-needed vacation. I've been living vicariously through their trip thanks to Instagram....

Bathrooms: a warning

Dear Charla-in-2019, I know at this point the memories of the great Bathroom Renovation of 2018 will be a blur. You're remembering just how much fun it was pinning all the bathroom images and finding just the right look for your redesign. How delightful it...

Bathroom Renovation: Part 1

Sooooo.... We're getting a new bathroom. It's not really what I wanted right now. We thought it was a nice bathroom (minus the hideous very-1998 border that DEFINITELY was on its way out). The green countertops were very 1998 too, but at least they were in...

Organizing Life

We're busy. Whether we work outside the home or not, just the fact that we're raising dancers means our lives take on a rhythm unique to the dance world. I may have an exaggerated schedule, because in addition to dance classes, I'm also working at the...

When they’re not dancing

My son is a constant ball of energy. If he isn't dancing, he's riding his bike, playing tag, or surfing (if we're fortunate enough to make it to the beach). My daughters, on the other hand, aren't nearly so active off the dance floor. My eldest only takes...

Research projects

My kids are either dysylexic or dysgraphic (or both). Because of that, I don't require much written work from them, instead leaning on other ways to make sure they're learning. We keep it light, because the biggest thing I want them to take from their...

New swing of things

We've known this was coming for a long time now, but it finally actually happened. January brought the start of a new dance studio, Blink Christian Performing Arts Center. It's at our church, run by a couple who taught us previously at a different studio....

Animal friends

I grew up with animals. At various times we had a cat, various dogs (the only one we had more than a year was our beloved Cockapoo), parakeets, and a hamster.  Josh had rabbits for a time and a cat, though those were for a less significant portion of his...

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