Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hey Congress! Can't we be friends?

Perhaps I need to speak with my nephew Matthew, our residential genius but he's in Alabama listening to someone speak for the next 5 or so days, for 12 hours a day, about Economics and since he is only taking calls from his Mother, I'm not sure he will answer mine.

BUT I just don't get it? The debt ceiling talks? Have you heard about it?  What is the purpose of all this? Why would the House of Representatives and Senators be holding out and not coming up with an agreement?

I am so confused by the entire concept. I have listened to several in the news media. I have watched Fox News better yet known as the republican view point and to MS NBC the democratic viewpoint.  Is it simply media hype like the bird flu was many years ago? Where is Dan Akroyd and Jane Curtain when you need them? Remember? Point counter Point? on SNL. "Jane you ignorant ..." Or even Dana Carvey?

Ya gotta wonder. Did one of the Senators not like the way the other one buttered his bread? Maybe Polesi took the last chocolate covered biscotti? She is a women. It could happen. Women seem to be the start of all troubles. Remember Eve?

Perhaps they just need more fiber in their diets. Today I saw a pair of underwear for people who are flatulent. Hides the smell. Maybe they should get a pair of those. Ya think that'll help?

I don't think those on Capital Hill remember that a while back they passed a bill to include National Friendship Day! That's probably why they aren't getting along! It's True. Today is National Friendship Day. Brueggers is giving away free bagels. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Calling all bug enthusiast!!

So... I'm a homeschooling Mom. I'm not great at it.  My sister is much better at it than I could even pretend to be but that's another story. This past year our homeschooling life was not the greatest in getting things done. My awesome organizational skills were little to none. 

There just never seems to be enough time in the day. Of course if I was better with time management which was an actually course that I took while in school. Yes. I passed with a B, who knows maybe a C. However, now I have no idea of what I learned!!

Calling all organizers to the rescue! 

Yep, another story. Anyway, in thinking over what type of curriculum we will follow next year,  I realized that we are really not strong in the sciences. Not a surprise, as I have been greatly focused on reading, writing and arithmetic. Better known as the three R's and haven't given much thought to other subjects.

However,  I have boys who love to build, bang and boom things forever and ever, Amen.  This year my goal is to try to become a bit more creative and open minded to other options. So I asked my children. One of the things the boys would like to do is study bugs. I know. I know. I hear you  - my one and only follower!   I hate bugs. I loathe bugs. The thought of it already has me squeamish.

I'm one of those that believe God blessed me boys was for the sole perhaps of killing bugs that come into my house. In God's great sense of humor and knowledge he sent me not one but three wonderful boys who are kind, gentle and love all of 'Earth's creatures'.

Okay. So James - the older college student in the middle - not so much anymore. But you get the point.

I have budding entomologist in my mist and as a responsible homeschooling Mother *gulp* I've got to  embrace *gag, gag*. Yeah.  Who am I kidding?

This is going to be one of those girlie-girl-yikes-screaming moments. Truly, I can feel the stress coming on.

Please HELP!!!  I need suggestions. Books to read? Things to do?  Other than posting bugs *breathe* to a board and naming them... Oh gee-sh! I have a lot to work through but in the mean time, is there anyone out there including my sister - who has suggestions other than seeking counseling - on how to get this bug party started?

Any other ideas about innovative science ideas would be great too!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Lego Supscription

Alexander loves Lego's

Someday he hopes to work for the company when he grows up.  One of his many ambitions. Recently, we signed up for a free (yep. F-R-E-E) 2 year subscription to Lego Club magazine. You can too, if you log on to the site. Although it takes 4 - 6 weeks to deliver the first magazine, my kids love it

 The coolest thing is that f your child is 7 years old or older they will be automatically eligible to receive Lego Club Jr. magazine, which includes stories and comic strips for them to enjoy.  It's the highlight of going to the mailbox when they find their free magazine. Hopefully yours will too.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Born on the 4th of July

Every year across our land Americans everywhere are celebrating a very special day.

and If your parents give you a really big ego, eventually you might even think those fireworks are in honor of you.... for you.

and Year after year, you may actually be bought not to let out the "big" secret.  Allowing others to think that they are celebrating their country.

and You may eventually become happy and content to simply let them eat cake. Especially if it's chocolate.

And wish those wonderful people of your country a Very Happy 4th of July in honor of your very special birthday in the USA.

Happy Birthday!