Friday, April 25, 2008

Science Expo

Well, we took this week off as a "school vacation week" except for today. Today we went to a science expo in Connecticut. There was a science "show" called Dr. Quintin Quark: The Notion of Motion and was about Newton's 3 laws of motion. You can find more information about his show here. In looking through the exhibit hall guide (after the fact, of course) I noted that there were notations that indicated which exhibits were a "good choice for younger children." My children enjoyed an exhibit that used liquid nitrogen to chill marshmallows and also demonstrated the insulation abilities of space shuttle outer tiles by heating a tile red hot with a blow torch and allowing the children to feel the heat radiating from the tile, and then turning the tile over to have them touch it on the cool side. All in all, it was good day. Oh, did I mention the cost for this? $0.0! Yes, it was free!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I've got the urge to:

I was tagged by my friend Mary to fill out this "survey"

I've got the urge to....

1. run screaming from my home and enter the nearest cloister (but I won't...it isn't my calling right now)

2. quit homeschooling my children and stay home eating bon-bons all day (tongue in cheek here)

3. let my DH stay home with the children and find a full time nursing job with benefits

4. go away on an Ignatian silent retreat (wish I could)

5. buy all the new curriculum I want for next year

6. pretend we are done with school for this year and just play

7. buy a new car RIGHT NOW (desperately need one)

8. go shopping with a friend for desperately needed new clothes (for me...can you believe it?)

9. be brave enough to just unschool

10. be able to "fix" my MSS who is a daily challenge to this family.

I don't have any blogs friends to tag who have not already been tagged, so anyone who wants to do this can.

Be blessed!

Friday, April 11, 2008

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I enjoyed this post

I read this post at the Blue Boar and really liked it, so I thought I would share the link.

Lord,
Thank you for common sense and rationality.

Amen