The Brown Lowdown

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Blog to End All Blogs!

Well maybe not ALL blogs... just this one. The more I live my life I realize that I cannot seperate our unschooling Shareen from our real life because unschooling IS living life. Soooo, I will no longer post on this blog, just on my other blog (see link on the right). The reason I decided to keep that one and not this one is b/c frankly, I like HSB better than blogspot. No offense to blogspot, it's been great, HSB is just a little better. So anyway, if you want to keep up with the Browns, check out my Leap of Faith blog. Thanks and happy blogging!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I feel I will never be the same. One day I'm fine, I'm just me. Then I go on a jr high beach trip. Who is in my car on the way down there? Not the rambunctious, rowdy, trouble makers. Noooo. I get Andrew and Will. Pleasant trip you say? Noooo my friend. I was shocked. These 2 boys talked more than anyone I've been around. We listened to the Star Wars soundtrack 5 times. We discussed the advancement of Chinese inventions/technology over the Americans. We talked about crime scenes and had to set up our own scenarios for the others to guess. We discussed government and politics. We told riddles (that made no sense). We discussed every type of musical instrument known to man. We randomly laughed for no apparent reason. I took 10 aspirin. I was delirious. I got Dr Pepper spilled all in my car. Then of course, we actually make it to the room at the beach, 7 hours after we leave Moody. The next day Shareen and I both start getting congested. By the last day, we are sick. I found Andrew's socks in my back seat after being there all weekend (my car was parked at the room all weekend so his socks were closed up in my hot car for 4 days). Andrew's socks that he had used to try to sop up the Dr Pepper in my floorboard. They were yuck. I think Shareen had a fairly good time, considering this was her first youth trip ever. I was ok, but I won't be doing it again anytime soon!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


OK, we are trying to refinance our house right now. I really want it done b/c it will allow us to pay off my car, which would be awesome. But things are dragging and it's making me question whether we should do it or not. On one hand, not being able to find certain papers we need or the appraisal not being what we wanted or the interest being higher than expected could be signs from God that this is not the thing to do now... or they could be interferences from satan himself b/c this IS the right thing to do. I think it's satan just b/c I really want to refinance and pay off my car! I'll let you know how it turns out!