I am so freaking happy!!!!!! The first (of two) Simpli Home Marana barstools arrived today. The other should be here on Saturday.
It took R about 10 minutes tops to put together and it is PERFECT and comfy.
I am absolutely in love with the mid century mod styling and the ability to adjust the height to regular chair height from bar height. It also swivels, too.
It’s also wide enough to accommodate larger bums, always a plus.
Best part, was only 127 bucks and had incredible reviews (no, I wasn’t solicited to do this review. I spent days trying to find the one I wanted online).
Maisie, of course, had to try it out immediately and finished her math lessons at the bar.
Cake the kitten tried his best to get in on the action, but failed miserably.
If you want one of your own, you can find it here at my amazon affiliate link:
Ok, I am addicted to Outschool.com- I completely admit it!
This was her second class and she’s learned 1 and half dances already.
The hula teacher’s link (Ms. Ash) is https://outschool.com/classes/weekly-hula-lessons-for-ages-3-6-tri2Ev6R?usid=xeOPVbLs&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
If you go to her profile, she has other classes offered as well and more spots available
It wasn’t a difficult set up, except for the part where the man boinged himself with a bungee… absolutely LOVE the new rebounder and can’t wait to get it into the RV.
(also, to get it out of the little house. I have no room in here for 2 rebounders)
Cake the kitten was RIDICULOUS about the new one. He was bouncing and dancing all over the thing for a solid 2 hours.
I really LOVE the new stabilizer bar. I thought I ordered one for a larger trampoline, but I was mistaken. Keeping it, though. It’s great to have something to hold onto when one is feeling off balance or dizzy.
I got the bar for my dad’s rebounder originally, but it doesn’t fit the 48″ ones (It only fits the smaller ones). It really improves the experience, even for me. It makes me feel safer when I am wobbly. I suffer from vertigo and weird dizziness leftover from being sick still. My dad has essential tremor and balance issues (thanks, Vietnam War). Having a stability bar is a must for those of us with issues such as these.
The bar has 3 height adjustments, with the highest being comfortable enough for someone about 6′ or more.
I really love this new addition to our rebounder, I will probably order a big one for both dad and me.
I haven’t had time to write the lonnnng (and it will be long) PTSD filled trauma surrounding my covid and pulmonary embolism recovery, due to beginning home schooling the kiddo and other weird snafus (like 3 people in my family, including the kitten, injury their right legs/paws).
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I cannot possibly imagine homeschooling without a variety of chalkboards! They save paper (and trees) and can be used over and over again.
I prefer the Arteza brand chalkboard markers. They are easily cleaned, don’t drip, and are vibrantly colored.
All of the chalkboards we currently use (and other essentials) can be found (I purchased this on my own) on my Amazon affiliate list of HOMESCHOOL MUST HAVES here:
Yeah, I am obsessed with outschool.com and no, I am not a rep (but, gosh, I should be at this point. I’m in love with it!)
Since we’re stuck in the house all day and I am not willing to risk our health again by taking classes in real time. Outschool and Zoom classes really help fill in gaps in her education- and also give her opportunities to take classes that would normally not be available to us locally, like hula dance class and a live native French immersion class (which she also takes- more about those in other posts).
We have access to these amazing teachers from all over the world, just at our fingertips!
I adore Oak Meadow, but I concede defeat in some of the subjects, like finger knitting and recorder. Outschool really helps me (and gives me short breaks to do my work, use the toilet, eat food, maybe comb my hair, hide in the closet pretending real life is around the corner).
Today, she learned about cleaning the recorder, how to recognize notes, some music history, and the song “Hot Cross Buns”. They are working on the B/A/G notes right now-
Miss Debbie’s class link on Outschool is HERE.
If you try out her class or have other classes to recommend to us, please leave a comment below!
She took a finger knitting class today for the first time on Outschool.com.
Knitting and finger knitting are part of her Oak Meadow curriculum.
Here is an excerpt from a great article on the benefits of finger knitting for kids:
“Finger knitting is a fantastic, and addictive, activity for preschoolers. It builds dexterity and strength in those small muscles which control the hand, fingers, and thumb—all critical for later writing skills. Finger knitting also encourages eye-hand coordination, concentration, and perseverance—all equally important for children’s development. (Interestingly enough, when a child is fully engaging their small muscles, their large muscles relax and they actually can sit still!)”
It was so good, Maisie asked Ms. Cindy if she could do a weekly class. She has never done this!
This is the link to Ms. Cindy’s class on Outschool.com. She was extremely engaging, patient, and lovely with the children.
Maisie made a little bracelet today. She wants to make another with beads next.
She bawled her eyes out when I read “The Three Dwarves” story to her for Oak Meadow’s language arts lesson today- the fair Queen in turned into a swan.
The letter G/g lesson had her drawing GEESE, though, and that confused her to no end.
We are covid survivors- I am also a pulmonary embolism survivor.
I will write more about it in this blog at a later date, but I believe in this company.
The one in the pic was purchased by me, but the company was kind enough to send me a smaller one to try out for the RV with a stability bar and provide me with a discount code for everyone.
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