1. We watched Mr. Universe one night around the new year. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. We paused it a few times just to catch our breath. The parts about homebirth and parenting were hilarious! There was some language, just so you know. Here is a preview of one of my favorite parts:
2. This is the tastiest and easiest butternut squash recipe. I have been making it once a week. Speedy gobbles it up by the fistful.
3. I entered the twenty-first century this month by getting a smart phone. Well, actually Thomas took care of picking one out and purchasing it for me, but it is mine. I held off for a long time, but wow, this makes reminding myself of things, texting, finding price comparisons and directions SO easy.
I remember when I first got a cell phone in 2003. I waited a really long time because I was so poor, but calling my mom without having to get a calling card sounded appealing. So did being in the know about my friends’ plans for the evening without having to go home and listen to the answering machine. On my way to the cell phone store, I got rear-ended. It was really minor and my car was fine, for my beat up, no-hubcap Rolla. While in the store, a huge thunderstorm came up, and my roommate and I got drenched on the short run back to the car. Then, my car wouldn’t start. The battery had died while I was in the store for 30 minutes. I began to wonder if God was telling me not to get a cell phone. And look at me now!
4. I made a weekly schedule for our homeschooling. It doesn’t have specific times because there are many obstacles to getting things done by a set time, and that is one of the beauties of homeschooling. It is basic and says, “Monday: math, spelling lesson, new Bible verse, CC review, review all of CC Latin and Grammar memory work, art class, science lesson/activity.” It has helped Bud stay on track and see what needs to be done each day. It also helps me stay on top of reviewing all of our memory work each week. My only regret is that I didn’t do something like this sooner!
5. Speaking of homeschooling, if you do CC, have you seen this blog? I love her craft ideas for teaching more about some of the memory work. We are enjoying delving deeper into our science memory work, and these crafts are a great idea.