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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
The program today was mostly about dinosaurs. Of course, the biggest problem with most "scientific" programs about dinosaurs is that they present evolution as fact instead of as theory. I was quite pleased with this presentation today, though. While they did talk about the "timeline" of hundreds of millions of years, the presenter stated everything like this: "Scientists Think that ...." While she didn't say "this is a theory" to the children, she definitely presented it in a manner consistent with the presentation of theory instead of fact. We had discussed prior to the trip that things might be presented a bit differently than what we believe. I must admit, that we all learned a few new things. We had not studied at all about the Rancho La Brea tarpits, but we learned quite a bit about them today....as far as the types and quantity of animals that have been found there. Did you know that the fossils of over 2000 saber tooth cats (smilodon) have been found there? Or that there have been 59 different species remains found there?
There were also exhibits of artifacts and fine art, but YDS will only tolerate so much, and about half way through the day, I got a migraine, so while YDD went into other exhibits with another family, YDS and I were out in the yard where he could run around and burn some energy.
It was a beautiful spring day today, so outside was a good place to be. YDS seems to be coming down with a cold, though, so he was not quite as fast as he would normally be.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this program today. Thank you for the opportunity to educate my children as You lead. Please guide us as we enter the end of our structured school year. Education never really stops, even though we grow older or take a break from the more formal. Lord, help me to realize how much my children have learned and grown this year, and help me to continue on Your paths in guiding them.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
You blessed St. Joseph with strength of character and a gentleness of spirit. Please help me to be like him that I may learn to listen for You and be more obedient to You.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We finally had some winter here this past weekend. We got around 10 inches of snow on Friday night and another 2 inches last night. I am looking forward to some warm weather, though. I am tired of layers of clothes and still being cold!
I am trying to listen for your voice. I know you have a plan for my life and for the lives of my grandmother and father-in-law. I trust in you. I believe in your love and mercy. Please help us all to remember that you love us.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
This morning, I got a call from my parents. My grandmother is ill with a bladder infection and needs some help getting to the bathroom, etc. Well, come to find out, the real issue is that Mimmi strained some muscles moving furniture to wash the floor and cannot get up and walk. Poor Mimmi is 90 and suffers with dizziness. On top of the pain in her hamstrings, she is dizzy. On top of all that, she has no appetite from the UTI and is probably dehydrated because she has to run to the bathroom as soon as she has a drink.so she does not drink enough.
Looks like it is going to be a busy week!!!!
Please bring your healing to Mimmi and F-I-L. Lay your love on them and help them to accept the help that family members will be bringing to them. Please help the family members to be kind and loving and to reach out sincerely in love to assist them.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Statistically the 87th most popular first name. (tied with 2 other first names)
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Christine are female.
Names similar to Christine:
There are 44,995 people in the U.S. with the last name _________.
Statistically the 770th most popular last name. (tied with 61 other last names)
Thursday, March 01, 2007
ODD is nearly 17 and has been driving since October or November (approximately 4 months, anyway). I have added her to my auto insurance as an additional driver. She pays the difference in the bill that adding her caused. I have also asked her to put $5.00 per week of gasoline in the car to accommodate her driving to and from work, CCD, the bank...you know..the everyday little trips. The other day she took the car on a trip that used approximately 1/4 tank or 3-4 gallons of gasoline. In my neck of the woods, this adds up to somewhere between $6 and $8. She then proceeded to tell me that she was "paid for two weeks of gas" because she put in $10. Of course, she says this to me on the fly. Today I explained to her that she is not paid for 2 weeks as the trip to visit BF at college because he was sick is an extra and uses more than her weekly gas amount. I got the standard "Whatever" teen reply. I am hoping that she got the picture....
Help me to teach ODD that she needs to be responsible for her costs when using the automobile. Help her as she drives to be a careful driver and to be mindful of the actions of the drivers around her on the road. Please be sure her Guardian Angel is alert at all times that she is not at home. Help me, also, Lord, to loosen the apron strings so she has the freedom she requires at this age with the safety net she also needs (even if she doesn't think she needs it).