Friday, January 16, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday

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.
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!
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.
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 = ).
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.
Talked with a professional author this week. Both inspiring and intimidating.
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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