Well, I really hate this, but, I think I'm going to have to password protect the blog. Apparently I struck a chord with someone that I don't know with the last post. I was fairly certain I had people looking over my shoulder that I didn't know, but now it's been confirmed. This commenter was not hostile in any way, just disapproved of my post and felt comfortable enough to let me know without giving me a direct way to respond to her (I've removed her comment, but I'm sure you can get the gist of it from my response comment to her). There's no need to risk my family's safety or have to put up with comments from a peanut gallery that are disrespectful.
So, I'm going to take until the end of the month to figure out the easiest and safest way to do this. Start sending me your email addresses if you're interested in keeping up with us. Feel free to request permission even if I don't know you personally- I love how the blog world has connected me to friends of friends and family- just let me know what the "degrees of separation" are.
If you don't want to leave your email address in a comment, feel free to email me if you have my regular address, or I've set up firstname.lastname@example.org to collect requests as well. Just please include something in the subject about wanting to be invited to view the blog.
Thanks everyone & Happy Blogging.
PS- if you've been using this blog to get to my painting blog, please bookmark it- http://www.designedbymaggie.blogspot.com/
PPS- to all of my friends who are homeschoolers, granola crunchers, tree huggers, or that maybe lean a little to the left- I hope you got the humor in my previous post and that you were not offended. Secretly there's a little piece of me that's jealous of the patience and love you have for your families to educate them yourselves, take the time to search out the healthiest foods for them and the love that you have for all of us that leads you to live a life with the smallest carbon footprint possible. You truly do inspire me and are the reason that I have shelves of workbooks and story books that I try to spend time with my kids over, you're the reason I pile empty bottles up outside the back door when the recycle bin is at the end of the driveway and I'm too lazy to go down there and get it, and you're the reason I grow my own herbs and try to make my kids eat fruits and veggies everyday. See, I'm trying! What matters the most to me about your lifestyle choice is that you know the Lord and trust in Jesus. In light of that, I feel that what we eat, what we wear, what we drive, or where we go to school are fairly insignificant. I'm glad that we can be united in Christ and learn to love each other's differences and shortcomings. If this is a foreign concept to someone reading this, please leave me a comment - I'd love to blog with you!