Super Fudge

I had this book when I was a kid. I ordered it from Amazon and I’ve been reading it to my kids at night. They are laughing so hard at all of his antics. It also shows the dynamic of a middle child, which makes it real and true. What a great book. Does anyone else remember that book?

We have survived the first week of Live homeschooling. It’s been tough. It’s a lot of me sitting nearby telling the boys to pay attention or quit talking so much. Peace loves her 1 hour school time. She is so smart. The boys are too but not as sharp as her. We are in that nice quiet routine that I love. Life is happy, fun, an adventure every day. There is serious talks about not moving back to Denver. I don’t like it and I’ve veto’ed it. I want to be in Denver until Alex is at least 8 years old. That’s the target year his surgeon said for him to be okay. It’s all a waiting game.

Instead we are enjoying beautiful Hawaii. It really is magical. The sunrises are just as good as the sunsets. The water is so warm and fun to play in. I love it here, but I don’t want to live here.

How are you guys doing? I will be getting back to your messages today and tomorrow. I see I have a few new emails too. I will get to that. I love you guys, have a great weekend!

1st week of Homeschooling, done

Today Hawaii celebrates Statehood day and there is no school. This means we all survived the first week of homeschooling. The Clever app that the kids are using is getting easier to understand. The boys all love their teachers and really are enjoying the activities. I think they think it’s a giant game and they are also learning as we go. This is the first year I’ve allowed them near an Ipad or Laptop. I’m not one of those parents. My kids do not even know how to work a cellphone. Allowing them to push the numbers with their finger on the Ipad is blowing their minds. They want to do more of it and I’m happy to see them excited about schoolwork. Our classroom had 2 critiques and Sarah was not happy with either one. That made my day Lol I told her she loaded up the former bedroom with too much stuff. She thinks we will utilize all of it, we will see.

I am missing Denver more and more. I love being here but I want to be in my house. Everyone congregates to the main house and I never get a break. I take walks in the afternoon while Kate and I talk on the phone. That helps us both get outside and enjoy each other’s company a little. I’m finally feeling well enough to start lifting weights again and getting some cardio in 4 times a week. The swimming has helped my back and foot a lot. I haven’t been surfing at all lately because I don’t want to wear myself out and miss my walk/talk time.

Hawaii really is a paradise. I wish we could go out and explore a lot more than we have. The Governor has put us back on lockdown again. That is limiting the places we can go. Life is quiet and boring, I love it. I really did pick the perfect place to ride out a pandemic. My family is happy here. We have stopped arguing and bickering about petty things. We are happy.

Hope you guys are doing well. I watched some of the Democratic Convention this week. It’s cemented more and more why I will be voting for Joe Biden. I hope some of my readers will vote for him too. It’s so important to get Trump out of the White House. I will be watching the Republican Convention to see what information they put out. It may not be as exciting but I’m sure it will be interesting.

Have a great weekend everyone! Love you all!

That’s not the Family Portal login

I downloaded the Clever school portal to my devices to get my kids ready for online learning. I couldn’t log in. I gave up. I found out I downloaded the app for the administrators, not the parents one. Geez. I’m off to a good start over here with homeschooling. We are doing okay with it so far. The boys are engaged, learning, and trying to figure this all out. Just like Sarah and I. I think it’s going to be okay. We will settled in this week and next. By the 3rd week I think we will be fine and the boys will enjoy homeschooling.

So far I think after 4 weeks at home I can send them into school but I doubt that I will. I think I need to reverse what I was thinking and keep them home for the entire school year. The numbers are lower here than Denver, but COVID can get to anyone. My boys may or may not follow all the proper guidelines, however other kids may not. And that’s the problem. I’m still struggling like all parents about this school year but I believe God will help me come to a decision.

We have gotten a lot of chores down around here this week. It’s been nice getting the kids working and outside. The yards are all cleaned up, the beaches are all cleaned up from high tides pushing plastic and crap onto the sand. It really has been a nice summer. I have been grilling out a lot for everyone. I still feel like I’m either cooking or cleaning all of the time. I called for a family meeting today so I can tell them all to start pitching in more. I don’t mind doing everything for myself and for my kids but for all the extra adults I have here, they need to step it up and help out more. I think it will be fine. They are all enjoying their summer too and become a little lazy. It doesn’t help I’m a neat freak and I like my house and outdoor area to be perfect Lol I need to relax more. I’m trying.

I love my family life. I keep thinking about my life before kids. I was not out and about living a crazy, wild bachelor life. I like to have fun, I would have wild moments but I liked working and going home at night. It was my weekends that tended to get a little crazy. Now I sit on the back porch with everyone watching my kids run around and laugh at how much chaos it all turned into. I love my life, just the way it is right now. Things are better than ever. I have a lot of goals for the rest of this year and I am excited to see how things go. I really do love my kids. They mean the world to me. I’m happy. My pets are healthy and happy. This year isn’t all that bad.

How are you guys doing? I am going to write back to the comments, emails, DM’s I have this morning. I have a few more hours before the kids get up for the day. It looks like I have a lot of DM’s. I wonder what’s up with that. Have a great day guys! Love you!

Rowboat Book Club #92

You guys voted and we are going to do it. We are going to read Mary Trump’s book for this month’s Book Club pick.

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.

First day of Homeschooling…Again

Our 2020-2021 school year will look a lot different but that’s okay. My kids were excited last night when I put them to bed. They hope they can interact with the other kids in their class or at least see them. Today is all about going to the school to get our virtual packets, any computer equipment that I don’t already have, and coming home with it. Sarah and I will be teaching the boys. Brenda will be teaching also. I’m keeping Peace on the ABC Mouse Academy online for this school year. She is ready to be in Pre-K but she is too young and I didn’t get approved for her exception. Public schools are different from private Catholic schools. You can’t get what you want if you donate big Lol Oh well. By the time she starts she’s going to be more than ready and excited. I did have the option to put her in a daycare/school all program but I said no way. COVID is making most of my school decisions very easy. We are ready. I think we have all the school supplies we need. Our at home classroom is ready. Sarah finally stopped moving furniture around at 8pm. She wants it to be perfect since they can’t go to the school building. She’s overthinking things. I get it, I was too until I saw how much stuff she ordered. We are ready for homeschool!

Everyone is happy that we are still in Hawaii right now. Sarah’s parents will finish up their last week of quarantine than we can send them out to go explore the island. No one has been sick this entire time. Other than my occasional insomnia, stress, stomach issues. I’m doing better and I am ready for whatever thing happens next in 2020.

I will be voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I am not a Democrat but the Republicans are so far away from my morals and values I can’t even consider voting for Trump. I wouldn’t anyway, he’s a sh**. It’s one outrageous thing after another with this guy and I can’t and won’t support that. I have signed up to work an at home call block. I get to call people and ask if they have registered to vote, give them information how to register, ask if they will be supporting Joe Biden’s campaign, and ask if they would like us to send them a yard sign or some stickers. Sounds easy enough. I can do that at night. I’m going through an online training course to participate this weekend. The girls want to see what it’s all about before they sign up too. No one in my house will be voting for Trump, most of my family will be voting for Trump so that’s been a sore topic we barely discuss. After the summer of racism with some of my family members on social media, I learned a lot of things I wasn’t aware of. It was a reality check and it cost them our family money. I am still withholding it and I’m not going to change my mind. A half-a** sorry only because you no longer receive your $5000 a month stipend is not good enough. When our Family Foundation lawyers looked back at some of their accounts they have been posting horrible things for years. I wasn’t aware of it. I can’t change who they are or what they have said, I can change how our family represents ourselves and I really don’t want a PR nightmare like that ever again. It’s been a mess cleaning all of those corporate partnerships up. Trump is a racist. I don’t agree with most of his policies. I know in his mind he thinks he is helping but 170,000 Americans have died so far. SO FAR. By January, it may be 200,000? 225,000? I mean how many people have to die before we get a national solution? It’s scary.

How are you guys doing? I’m great. Kate and I are great. The rumors that she broke up with me/turned on me/hates me now are complete BS. We have been laughing about the things that get screenshotted to me. Her family member is still in the hospital. It was looking very bad for a while, than back to school information for teachers were put out. She’s trying to prepare her job, her own kids for school. She is busy.

Lindsay got 1 troll account suspended. I have no idea who that guy even was. Things have been quiet since the show ended for the year. I love this time of the summer. Nice weather, no trolls, life is amazing. I am so blessed by God, I has been enjoying every day with my kids. We are having fun. It’s not the same as the plans I had, but maybe this is better. As long as we are all healthy that’s all I care about.

2020 has been a real bad year for a lot of people. I do pray for all of my readers and ask God to keep you all healthy and safe. We will be rolling out a huge cash give away next week on our Family Foundation social media accounts. I’m happy to do direct cash payments once again. I love trying to help as many people as we can. We select than randomly. You just have to let us know you need a little help and we will contact you back. Have a great start of your school year guys, whenever it comes around. We are excited, and blessed. Here’s to 1st grade and more!

F*** Donald Trump and Homeschooling Lol

Here we go, here we go, here we GO! Hey guys. Yesterday we spent most of the day getting the bedroom down the hall from my bedroom into our home school classroom. The other half of the day was unpacking our boxes from Amazon of school stuff for the classroom. This is going to be hard. 1st grade is not necessarily hard, but the hours per day commitment for my kids will be a real challenge. Making them sit there as Sarah and I try to figure all of this out is the problem. She wants to teach nursing in college, that has been her goal for years, this is her preview. If she can survive 4 weeks (Maybe more?) with them she may skate by with college kids someday. We have all of the things we need downloaded to start the first week of school. We both looked it over and she is coming up with a schedule. I’m going over things with my girlfriend, Kate, today. She’s a teacher. We will tighten up what Sarah’s plans are. I may need to just hand over my phone and say work it out girls, we want the best for all of this. I don’t know yet.

I have more boxes coming in today. It’s what every thought we needed to homeschool. I’m looking forward to getting this room done. It’s been a lot of talking. I don’t understand why it’s a huge deal, it’s just a classroom. I thought a table and a few chairs was good enough. Boy, was I wrong. We are all working hard to make it perfect. I know the kids will destroy the room by October Lol I hope this works out. I really don’t know what the best thing to do for all of this. I do feel much better the kids have to stay home the first 4 weeks. This may be what we do the entire half of this school year. I don’t know yet.

Kate is also getting info about the start of her school year. It’s a lot of school talk right now. It’s really fun. She knows everything Lol I know nothing. Not surprised. She’s been such a huge help the past 2 weeks figuring out what is the best thing to do.

I’m going to start my exercise routine up again. I’ve had a few ridiculous health issues so I haven’t been able to work out like I want to. I’ve been swimming and…. well mostly swimming. I walk back and forth all over the place so I do count that too. We have been trying to teach the boys baseball but they don’t have the passion for it that I thought they might. I think they are in it for hitting the ball Lol I don’t think they care about rules of the game or anything else. I have not gained pandemic pounds. Because of the nature of my illness I actually lost a lot of weight and have been slowly putting it back on. Thank you Youtube/WebMD/ and various google searches that did nothing to help me figure out what was going on. I went into the clinic and they figured it all out within 15 minutes Lol I’m an idiot. I’m glad the antibiotics have kicked in and I feel MUCH better. Finally.

How are you guys doing? Any back to school stuff going on for you? I love reading your comments. I have finally answered back all of the comments/emails/DM’s I have received. Check your inbox. I even checked my spam folder to make sure nothing went in there. Nothing from you guys did, just some random buy this health candle ad that smells like the pine forest. No thanks. Better than whatever Gwyneth Paltrow is selling Lol Yes I had to google her name to know how to spell it. I got it wrong the first try.

We are all doing well. We are surviving the global pandemic. I am happy Biden/Harris presidential campaign has started. I’m happy she is our VP pick. I am not a Democrat but at this point I would vote for a bedroom lamp before I voted for Don and his ghostly buddy. No way!

Have a great week guys. I am blogging more often. My blogging club friends encouraged us all to write things out. Write it don’t fight it, that’s their club mantra. They think it’s healthy for our mental health. They are probably write (See what I did there).

I’m Protected

Sarah’s parents are here. It was a little bit of a rough start for all of us but they are finally settling in. I took them to the stores yesterday to pick up what they needed for their cabin. I think they are well stocked and we did find a few new outfits so they can enjoy the local style. I love a good Hawaiian shirt, I am that annoying tourist who thinks that’s what the local population wears. I don’t care, they are very comfortable. The family is happy they are here and I know they are enjoying time with their grandbaby. She is very cute and getting a little more sleep overnight.

This week is all about getting our at home classroom ready. The boys have to homeschool the first 4 weeks. That was kind of a bummer but I’m very happy to know our school district is taking COVID serious. I’m working on some brand new vegan recipes. I found an old recipe book in a family member’s cabin and they said it belonged to one of my Great Great uncles. I was shocked. I haven’t known of any guy relative that loves to cook enough to write his recipes down. I’m going to tear them down and make them into something new. I hope it works out. I love trying new things but I’m never prepared for criticism on my food Lol Oh well.

I have locked up my 2 social media accounts. My 2 book Twitters that I don’t run have been locked up since earlier this year. My @NotBatmanYet account is LOCKED UP. That’s because Kate is getting ready to open her account up again. Things with her beloved family member are settling down a bit and she is thinking about being more active on her accounts. The trolls think they found out her real name. They were obviously lied to by someone I don’t even know. The whole thing is hilarious. Kate and I have been laughing about it for 2 days. I do feel bad for the woman they all tried to harass. They are wrong, I love it, it shows how psychotic this hate group really is. We are in a global pandemic and a group of Trump loving reality tv fans are stalking me. Yay!

So if you are a lurker and you are a nice person add me. You can leave me a comment on here with your username. I do not post my comments anymore. I do read them and I will email the person back when they have questions. I love all of my readers. I really do. You all help keep me active in the blogging community and make me want to write. I love interacting with my fans. I have way more positive feedback than the few negative things I have to deal with. Block and report my friends. It really does work.

I have a big thing happening soon. I’m not going to talk about it but it’s exciting news for my family. Wish us luck!

I love you guys, hope you have a great week!

Family time Sunday

We have Sarah’s parents here. They are staying 2 to 3 weeks. They will have to quarantine on the island but not in a cabin. They brought their medical records and also their negative COVID test results so their contact tracer said 14 days in our compound then call to get released. I was leary about letting them around my kids at first but I did read everything they had and I believe we are okay. I still checked their temperatures and made them take showers before they came in my house Lol I know, I know. I don’t care.

So we are in for some big time family fun. It is very nice having another adult male here. We can buddy up and shoot looks at each other when one of us is getting crabbed at. Which happens daily. Sarah’s mom loves to cook so she said she will help me prep meals. They are staying in a cabin, not in the main house. And already they have both kissed all over their grandbaby, Rain. It really is a nice thing they can be here with us. I hope they relax and enjoy their time here. I wanted them to maybe explore a little but the government here is scaling things back.

I found out that the boys will be starting school online for the first 4 weeks. I was stressing out about sending them to school, now I don’t have to worry about it. This entire week is going to be about building a real school room in one of my rooms on the 1st floor. I’m putting it near my bedroom since I’m tucked away from the main living areas. It will be used for the boys and for Peace. Sarah is going to teach, I will help her. I think it’s going to be fine. When she needs to help with her baby, we will take a break. It should be fine. We ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon to get it here in time for school next Monday. I’m looking forward to them starting the 1st grade. It will be interesting. For me it’s all about getting them to age 8. That’s when we can practically fix their hearing loss. I pray everyday it goes well and I can keep their ears healthy until then. It’s hard. We deal with a lot of ear infections, a lot of rinsing, drops, doctor visits. It’s not fun. I just want them to be happy and healthy. They are.

The weather has been perfect. We are getting back to a lot of swimming and hanging out together. The kids play together. I’ve noticed the kids are not fighting as much. With the kid to adult ratio that may be why. I’m not sure but I am enjoying it. We have completed a lot of home projects and yard work. I think teaching my kids to work with me on things it is teaching them responsibility as well as using their imaginations. We are building things, painting it, putting in place. I think they really do enjoy creating structures that we all can use.

Things with Kate and I are great. I love the trolls think they know her real name and know all about her. In fact all they have accomplished is harassing some poor unknown woman and family members who know nothing at all. Good try, wrong person Lol We both love it and laugh our asses off. I also enjoy them trying to figure out if they broke us up. Nope. I know their insane hate group thinks they have some power over my life or her life but they don’t. Look at the source of info. Look at all the fake, created, new accounts that magically has “insider info”. Nope. If you listen to a complete stranger tell you about me, that shows how indifferent we are to each other. A troll is a lying, sack of poo, who has no love in their own life. They have to obsess over me to feel powerful, wanted as part of a group with no real end game. All they want is to harass me. I ignore them, I block them, I report them. Please do the same when you see them show up on my social media. All of us reporting them gets their accounts taken away. Some of the things they post are hilarious, but I don’t see it. I hear about it from our insider trolls that work with Lindsay spilling the beans. The trolls are regurgitating the same info from 5 years ago like a bad piece of fish. There is nothing new, no one has found Kate’s real Twitter account or real name. You’ve wasted your entire summer on stalking me. Good job, Trolls. It does nothing. I actually sell more books and make new friends from all of your efforts Lol So thanks? Nahhhhh, F*** Y** Lol If you would have been nice and respectful I would have answered your questions. Instead you show who you really are inside and it’s a dark ugly piece of filth that I don’t want anywhere near me. Look in the mirror. Why do you do all of this? Because it makes you feel good? Because you honestly think I’m lying? I’m not. You are throwing around photos that ARE NOT ME. And…I’ve never posted those photos so whoever came up with those photos, you are a liar and a dumbass. You are trying to drum up any amount of false info that you can try to convince others is the truth. How about stop with the games and move on? I moved on 5 years ago. I’m in a very happy, healthy relationship. Just because her Twitter is deactivated (NOT DELETED) because her family member took a turn for the worse in the hospital does not mean you did something to us. We are fine. We love each other. We will probably get married next year. It’s time to get your own sh** together and look at who you have become. You are listening to people that have never even talked to me. That’s the best part. They know nothing about my life, yet pretend they hold all the secrets. What secrets? My life is open and live. Maybe try to get off the computer or phones a little more. Go outside. How about go make a real life friend instead of attaching yourself to Troll Life. It’s got to really suck to spend all of your waking hours hating on me. And I don’t even read your tweets/messages.

My orange roll dough is almost ready. I’m going to enjoy my Sunday with my family. Have a good rest of your weekend guys, even your trolls. I wish you well I just wish you would STFU. I’m not even worth all of your efforts. But keep doing you, boo boo. It sells my books for me.