**1**It has been a bitterly cold winter this year. Yesterday it was negative 10 during the day. Today we had a heat wave of 16 above, but the wind was blowing and it was cruelly cold.
**2**Will spend time on homework tomorrow getting the boys up to speed with their homework for TeenPact. We have enough sign-ups for our 4-day class in South Dakota. Our 2nd state class. We have an awesome team of women working on it from all over the state. Mom power!
**3**I think I've dropped my 52 books in 52 weeks goal for the year. Too many other details to keep track of and I just don't need the pressure. January & February seem so crowded. I am collecting door prizes for the Winter Warm-Up, drama practice twice a week and TeenPact details.
**4**Read a blog this a.m. about someone setting goals of "50s" this year (their 50th year). They are reading 50 books, watching 50 videos, spending 50 hours with a friend. I like that. Mulling it over though I'm 46, so it's not that far removed from 52. I'm sure I'd have no trouble fitting in the hours of video time = ).
**5**KB really wants a puppy and has been emailing a near-by breeder. She's now having 2nd thoughts, wants a smaller breed that doesn't cost all her money. Decisions, decisions.
**6**Talked with a professional author this week. Both inspiring and intimidating.
**7**Am reading D'Aulaires Greek Myths with Cub at night. We've owned this copy for years and years. The binding is taped and taped again. It is such a great read. Cub was saying how Hercules sounded a lot like Samson to him. Listened to SOTW in the car a lot this week, as well as Hebrew folk music. The kids have been quoting history stories and singing Hebrew swing. Well rounded,aren't they?
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