I turn 50 in 10 days. That's sobering.

I actually bought this t-shirt. 

As my 50th birthday approaches, I can no longer convince myself that I will live as long as I have already lived.  Yuck. That sucks.  I mean, my longest living relative made it to 88 and my own mom made 55.... sooo... yes.  I need a drink.

But seriously though, It has me thinking about when I am ever going to get down to things that make me happy, accomplished and content.

I have made some changes.

  • I am back to writing passionately about homeschooling and education, 
  • I am focusing on my art and the arts in general.  

That is all.  I think I am getting somewhere.


It's been a busy winter

As the first buds of spring awaken, so do I.  But I didn't get to hibernate this winter, much to my chagrin, and thanks to my own machinations. Here's what my winter looked like.

Actually, it started in July, when I put down a contract to build a new house... then...

Mid-November, with my house sold, we moved out and into my in-laws home with our two adult kids.

December 29, we closed on our new house and moved in.

Jan 1 Dove into the black history month project at the community theatre, which I produced. 

Mid-February, ramped up costume projects for 2.... yes three shows. One show is now finished, and costumes for the second gets delivered next week, and the third in 3 weeks.

After that, I will rest for a moment and take a vacation... and then in May, I open a vintage clothing booth. 

So... yeah.


Updated blog with FREE homeschool links

I just updated my blog with free homeschool links. I went through more than 10 years of links and deleted any links that were dead or sold or had iffy pop-ups.  I don't have as many resources as I used to have, but they are all good, and they still pretty much cover anything you will need from Kindergarten through college prep.

The name of the blog is

Free Home Education for African Americans  

Don't get mad though... anyone can use it... It is just now targeted toward the new growth in population of black homeschoolers... as a black homeschool veteran, I feel like I can attend to the needs of this new homeschool demographic and I named my blog appropriately so people know where to see help.


Store spaces and websites

Recently I found out that one of my vintage booths (my first and original one) is closing due to a new owner, and possible supermarket in the spot.  Fortunately, I had already diversified and am happy to announce that I am not only in an antiques store, but I very nice design center. 

With that said: 

Furnishings and home accessories found at:
Our Antigue and vintage store booths HER can be found in the following locations
Ebay Store for Art, costumes, and related items: http://www.ebay.com/usr/ahermitt
Etsy store for costume and related items: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ahermitt



It is time for a re-mix or rebranding of sorts.

I have neglected this, my main blog and tried combining my main blog and my homeschooling blog, since I was done homeschooling. That has been awkward.  I will be separating the personal and homeschooling stuff again as I am focusing on my homeschool book over there, and managing all of my business stuff over here, and... I dunno.  I am working it out. But in doing all that, I have taken my eye off the homeschooling stuff when it seems most sorely needed.

Here you will basically find my starter page which will reach out the all the other items... sounds separate, but in my brain, it will all be more cohesive.

til next time.



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