Life of a Homeschool Tutor

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I love my job.

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Our very first Grizzlies game.

My children play basketball in a church league. Every year, the league gets discount tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game. We opted out the last few years because we couldn’t get them to sit still during a 90 minute Pixar movie, so we knew there was no chance of them sitting through an entire NBA game.

We decided to try it this year, and we were glad we did. It was a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed themselves, too.

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We were in the nosebleed section. Probably one of the reasons the tickets were so cheap.

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Wee Beasty with his Grizz (Build A Bear).

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Some action shots as experienced from the nosebleed section.

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Free throw shots. I was astounded at how many free throws an NBA player misses. I was 100% my senior year in high school. My coach made us run wind sprints until we puked if we missed free throws. Food for thought, NBA.

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A non-action shot as experienced from the nosebleed section.

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Dude! Sit down! It’s hard enough to see from up here without you blocking my view.

And for a special treat, we stayed for the after-game show.

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker! We moved closer to the court, but not much closer. The kids fell asleep, but Momma was jammin’!

 

Making Laundry Detergent

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Looks like it’s time to make more laundry detergent!

Preparation is a little time-consuming, but making my own laundry detergent saves me a ton of money.  The recipe for dry detergent that I use can be found on found on TipNut (#9).

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Start with 8 cups grated bar soap. I typically use two bars Fels-Naptha for stain removal and one bar Ivory soap.

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12 cups Borax 20 Mule Team, which comes out to be a little more than a one 4 lb box.

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8 cups Washing Soda. Make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda. There is a difference,  and yes, you need both.

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8 cups Baking Soda. Again, make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda.

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One hefty size container to mix the ingredients and one hefty spoon to do the mixing.  I use a slotted spoon for easier mixing, and I mix and store in the same container. Less mess.

Adding one cup of each ingredient at a time, mix well to combine.

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It looks so pretty in the glass container.

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1/8th of a cup is all you need to do one load of laundry!

Needless to say, that huge container lasts me a very long time.  =)

Happy Laundry Day!!