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It's been about two years since my last post. I have no excuses other than the fact that I'm on facebook more than here. LOL! Life has been incredibly wonderful since I last posted. Mark and I will be celebrating 27 years of marriage this coming June. Sarah is going to be 14 in June and a freshman in high school next school year. I am definitely not ready for that. We are still homeschooling but we have her enrolled in a private group with 15 other 6-12 graders that meet M-Th from 8-1:30 "ish". I've been fortunate enough to be teaching several subjects to the five 6-8 graders and I'm loving it. Next year I'll be teaching a 7 grader exclusively and teaching a grammar class with all the students.
Our families are doing very well. Both sets of parents are slowing down but once the 80's and 90's hit it's to be expected.
I'm very slowly starting to write again. I'm slowly pulling out works and dusting them off. Little Cabin In the Woods is what I've decided to work on for now and I'm dabbling with two pieces that I have extensive notes on but had never taken the plunge on. It feels like the time is right to revisit what I once enjoyed even if it only means I'm finishing them for my eyes alone. The going will be slow...my hands just don't work as well as they used to. The ring finger and pinky on my left hand are completely numb and it looks like the same thing might be happening on my right hand now. The keys seem jumbled and out of place under my fingers...things would be completely indecipherable if it weren't for the delete key and a boatload of patience. LOL!!
I have a new obsession... I discovered on youtube a few days ago a video of Simon Le Bon and Luciano Pavarotti singing Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" and a video of Simon and Dolores O'Riordan singing The Cranberry's "Linger." Both melodies brought me out of a bit of a funk. The lyrics are great but it's the music that really gets to me. Wow... I have enjoyed revisiting Duran Duran's videos and listening to Dolores's songs.
Daylight is burning. I haven't really accomplished much today. Bye for now.

May. 1st, 2015

It's been a very long time since I last posted or even visited this site. So much has changed since then. I'm still married to my very best friend and we are rapidly approaching 25 years in June.
Sarah is going to be 12 in June and I don't know if I'm ready to have a "tween" in the house much less a teenager in another year! LOL!
My health has become an issue. Last June I spent about a week in the hospital with afib then was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Things are going well. I'm on medication and have learned that salt is not a necessity...but it is definitely missed. LOL!
Our families are doing well...both sets of parents are healthy but their ages are starting to slow them down.
We stay very busy with Mark's job as the manager of manufacturing engineering at Lufkin Industries/GE, homeschooling Sarah, church work, violin lessons, orchestra, Tennis lessons, tumbling/gymnastics and my part time jobs as a consultant with Bricks4Kidz and as the church janitor. Phew...I'm telling you...we meet ourselves coming and going sometimes.
You can find me on facebook as Kathryn Scott Townley so look me up sometime and friend me.

Spent the entire Easter weekend home, with the small exception of a short Walmart run, nursing my allergies. Didn't even get to go to church at all yesterday, which really was very disappointing. I was feeling okay but my cough and voice would have caused several sitting on my side of the aisle to migrate to the other side. LOL!!
Did enjoy the NCIS marathon yesterday. Loved watching Michael Waverly and Mark Harmon...kinda helped my feelings, too.
Wow, it's kinda sad when you don't have much more to talk about. :)
Have a list of things to do that aren't going to get done if I don't get started. ;)

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Hi, everyone. I'm still alive and kicking. :) life is still keeping our household incredibly busy. I'm still homeschooling Sarah. She is growing into quite a beautiful young lady. Mark is working even harder since being promoted to manager of manufacturing engineering at Lufkin Ind.
I'll do my very best to update more often in the future. Hope all is well with everyone on my list. :)

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Writer's Block: Cool places

What's your favorite city or town that you've visited? Why do you love it?
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Writer's Block: Unplugged

For how much money would you be willing to spend a whole week away from the Internet, TV, and mobile phones? Would you suffer withdrawal pains?
I wouldn't pay a cent. I'd just turn everything off. :)

Writer's Block: Something to cry about

How do you feel about corporeal punishment?
I'm a firm believer in corporal punishment. It's one of many discipline tools we use in our family.

Writer's Block: Teacher of the year

Have you ever had a teacher who made a profound difference in your life? How did they influence and/or inspire you?
It was in Mrs. Kingsley's fifth grade class back in 1974 that I realized I wanted to be a teacher. She was an older teacher but didn't hold herself as the grandmotherly type...she was more regal, always in control of herself and us. :) In 1987 I graduated with a BS in elementary education and began teaching and loved working with my students for the next 18 years. I left teaching in 2006 to stay home with our 3 year old daughter and began homeschooling her and am loving it! Just the other day she told me something that totally warmed my heart. "I want to be a teacher someday, just like you and teach 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades." I told her it sounded like she wants to homeschool and she said that's the plan.

Writer's Block: Help, I need somebody!

Do you think you would you risk your life to save a stranger? Would it make a difference if it were an elderly person or a child? What about a neighbor's dog or cat?
Without a doubt, yes I would. Every life is precious and I would do everything in my power to save someone...even if it meant losing my own life.

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If you could choose to be born again as a citizen of any country in the world, which country would you choose, and why?
Definitely, I'd be back here in the United States. We might have our problems but at least I'd be able to freely gripe about them without facing jail time.

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