Saturday, September 12, 2020

Wednesday, September 09, 2020


Homeschooling my boyz!!
Stream Academy 2020-2021!!
6th Day of school pictures! 

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Going Away

 Ohmyword. We were generously offered a weekend away! We went to THE CABIN! And did all of the things!!

Thursday, August 27, 2020


 40 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP!! Our 40th Friendaversary!! Shelly(Hieb)Harrington met Carla(Nelson)Stream on August 27, 1980!! (1st day of 9th grade at Hughes Junior High!)We opened presents during our zoom meeting and LAUGHED like we always do! WOOT WOOT!! So grateful to God for our friendship and that we will spend eternity together! Love you so much, girly!!

Monday, August 10, 2020


 Just so we are clear.

You are free to wear a mask. You are free to not wear a mask.
I am free to wear a mask. I am free to not wear a mask.
Sometimes I choose to wear one. Sometimes I choose not to.
I support the freedom we all have to decide either way.

Thursday, August 06, 2020


 We will not be going back to "the way things used to be."

And I am struggling with accepting that.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020


So many of us are trying to decide about public school this year. Do we send our 2 Stream boys to high school? What are we sending them to exactly? This is my 9th year as a substitute teacher. Do I send myself? To what exactly?

It all looks like this to me. ???!!!
Unknown. Unsure. Deep, cleansing breath.

So this post is for my homeschoolers. Could you please give us some direction? Some options? In the form of
K-12 curriculum titles, co op info, links to companies, links to WI homeschooling guidelines, other resources etc.
We need prayer. And concrete information. I will consider assurance and sarcasm a bonus.

PS Typing "just homeschool" will not be helpful.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

26 Years!!

Happy 26th Anniversary, babe!! So grateful to God for you Patrick!! You are not the same man I married.  God has changed you to be more like Jesus!! 

Thursday, July 23, 2020


I was offered a different perspective yesterday in the maskers vs no maskers arena. I stopped in a store to grab a few things and the cashier confided in me that she was so over the mask. She didn't believe they worked, she was hot and uncomfortable and she had to wear the thing all day.
She stated, "I need this job."
So many competing voices and hers was the one I so needed to hear yesterday.
I told her, "I'm with ya." And as I left she said, "I'm with you too!"
No matter where we fall in our opinions...there is enough grace for all of us.

Monday, July 06, 2020

See You Soon!!

Sarah left for a month long drill in a CA desert. Praying peace, protection and safety for my SAS!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

So Pretty!


I have 3 spots where I have planted tiger lilies. This group is the goodest so far. Thank you Lord that I get to watch you at work. You make beautiful things.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

BabyGirl is Home!!

Sarah left for drill and in the middle of it all hell broke loose in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd.  The MN National Guard was activated and she waited to GO! She wanted to GO! But peace was restored and she came home!! My SAS is back!!  ArmyStrongYes?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


My youngest son Tim joining his middle school Zoom meeting this morning.
"What's up gangstas??"

Friday, May 22, 2020

Nobody Knows

You wonder why I post funny stuff on facehole everyday???

Over it. So over it.
You can get the virus from surfaces. No you can't. Yes you can.
Wear a mask. They don't work. But they do.
You can get the virus from animals. Wait. No.
The vaccine might be ready in October. Or years from now. Not sure but it will be Made in China.
The virus has mutated 30 times. I mean 50. I mean 30.
If you have had the virus you are immune. Um. Er. Ah.
We have enough tests. No we don't. Well we might.
You can't get the virus outside. Except on windy days.


I will be sky screaming with Troy/Zac today.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Thank You Patrick!

The Mothers Day Marigold Garden for Carla was a few days late this year due to freezing temps. But it's in now.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020


I wrote this almost 11 years ago when Tim was 3.......and ALL OF US LOVE THE UPS MAN IN 2020!!

June 19, 2009 ·
My youngest son Timmers loves our UPS man. He runs to the door and waves at him and tells him hi with a big smile, dimples included. Maybe it is the big brown truck or the friendly way this delivery man brings packages out of nowhere but my son calls him his "bend."(friend)The other day we received a package and a short person named Tims ran out the door, down the steps, through the front yard and down the street chasing his bend in the big brown truck. I ran after my boy, as he yelled "Hims my bend!! Hims my bend!!" Ah, he's got it bad.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!!

I am blessed. A mother daughter relationship I have always wanted. A mini painting from Tim. A bracelet with ALL of my children's names! Aubrey, Jamie, Joshua, Sarah, Lee, Nathan and Timothy. And all of our home movies converted to DVD's. awwwwww

Thursday, May 07, 2020


I don't need any unsolicited advice. Like "just cut your bangs" or "just buy a highlighting kit" or " just drive to this address, she'll fix you up."

Friday, May 01, 2020

From Patrick

My wife Carla during a deep conversation about a subject she's passionate about, says to me:

"You need to feel what I feel, exactly how I feel it, and exactly when I feel it."

There you have it. 

(love her!!!!)

From Carla
I'm thinking it would help our marriage out tremendously if you did those 3 little things. Just become me, Patrick. easypeasy

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Answer Me

Weekly shopping date with Carla.
My wife asked "Is this mask crooked? Does it match my outfit? Does it make my butt look big?"
I just kept packing groceries.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Rules According to the Laws

Don't talk to me. Don't look at me. Don't touch me.
Stay over there. Leave me alone.
We're all in this together.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Happy 23rd!!!

Happy 23rd Birthday to my best Joshua!! I love you so much!!
I know you don't like it when I post little Josh pics and the standard birthday brownies pic with number candles and the standard mom and her Josh pic. But you also know that if you tell me you don't like something.......I will do it. It could be worse. I could post the birth video.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

For the 2020 Seniors

Thinking of you, class of 2020 Can't wait to go to your open houses later months.
Century High School, Class of 84
Go Patriots!